Garmont Syncro GTX
I have trouble finding boots that don't have eyelets…
Use: trail work, day hikes, overnight hikes with heavy pack
Break-in Period: 1 week
Price Paid: $90
I have trouble finding boots that don't have eyelets that press the nerves on top of my feet wrong, or ones that actually holds my heel with a GOOD insole (nice arch/ deep heelcup).
I love these boots most of the time, but on descents even if I played with how my insole controlled foot pronation, my big toes jammed the front. Couldn't tighten the laces on the bottom enough. If you make the laces too tight in place, ankles irritated.
Otherwise I LOVED this boot, but my toes hurt. No heel blisters if wore right combo of socks. I got blisters when I first wore these boots. I use a thicker, black SOF Sole insole to take up volume and use a medium weight hiking sock and I am fine. Sometimes I use a lw sock with a liner and that does the trick too.
One other issue myself & a friend had was minor delamination at the toes, early on. She had an eyelet at the ankle flex point rip off. We do serious trailwork all summer. Boots have to hold up. We love these ones so much, so hope that those issues are fixed!
Here's what other sites are saying:
Dependable waterproof protection is a must on your wild alpine trips - you never take a chance when you wear Garmont's Synchro GTX boots. Crafted with durable nubuck uppers, these boots protect your feet from sweat and precip with GORE-TEX inserts while burly, chevron lugged Vibram outsoles ensure traction.
- Mountain Gear
CLOSEOUTS . Garmont Syncro backpacking boots handle a fully loaded pack and excel on multi-day adventures. The traditional design boasts a nubuck upper, a flexible mesh collar and Gore-Texand#174; waterproof breathable protection. Available Colors: DARK BROWN. Sizes: 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 6.5.
- Sierra Trading Post
The Garmont Syncro GTX is an all-weather light backpacking boot. Friendly ride with a stable and accommodating fit. Strategic seams and durable hardware make this GORE-TEX lined boot a must for any light hike.2.2 mm Nubuck upper with mesh tongue.GORE-TEX Sierra waterproof breathable membrane.GSA polyurethane midsole for long-lasting cushioning and stability.Rugged toe bumper for abrasion resistance.Heel crampon ledge.Anatomically Directed Design (ADD) - toe box, cuff height, tongue, and closure system accommodate the asymmetry of the foot for an enhanced fit.Frame flex mid full-length shank for underfoot stability and protection.Garmont Shock Absorption - compression molded polyurethane.Vibram Ground Control sole with self-cleaning lugs for traction in varied terrain.Weight: 2 lbs. 7 oz. (pair) 181069611
Free Shipping. Garmont Women's Syncro GTX Boot The SPECS for Upper Weight: 1/2 per pair: 489 gram 1.8 mm Nubuk Breathable mesh tongue Soft, wicking inner cuff lining ADD construction reduces break in time Women's specific Ortholite footbed for breathability and dryness Elongated toe box with increased vertical height Laced to toe to closure for variable fit Rubber protective toe rand Gore-Tex The SPECS for Sole Tri Density Midsole PU petals Improve forefoot flex and stability Increases shock attenutation and rebound Provides stability and keeps you rooted to the terrain Fiore Arch Wrap: PU sidewall wraps upper for arch support Dual spine system independently supports the foot Arcotm midfoot shank in the EVA layer promotes stability Fioretm Vibram Outsole 6 mm lugs for aggressive traction are widely spaced for self cleaning True braking heel for traction and confident descents Slip resistant multi textured lugs for grip on wet and varied terrain GSA heel pod