Very nice trail/approach shoe. Super comfy right out…
Materials: nylon, sticky rubber
Use: trails, approaches, scrambles
Break-in Period: minimal
Weight: 1 lb or less?
Price Paid: $89
Very nice trail/approach shoe. Super comfy right out of the box. Sole uses sticky rubber but with a tread pattern that works well on most surfaces. There's no separate tongue. It's all integrated into a stretchy nylon integrated shoe. This helps keep debris out. Nylon uppers alse nicely ventilated for hot weather conditions - no Gore-tex liner or anything, not waterproof at all (not intended to be...) - they really breath well and dry quickly if you do get them wet.
Toe rand adds durability and a bit of stick if actually climbing rock. But they don't really climb that well. Great for approaches and easy scrambles, but switch to your rock shoes when the terrain goes vertical. Mine fit me a bit loosely in the heel, but I have pretty narrow feet. Mine have held up quite well for over a year of sporadic usage. Nice design. Good materials and workmanship.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Montrail Men's CTC Shoe (Spring 2008) The CTC by Montrail is a technical approach shoe with a trail shoe's tenacity in mud, snow, and dirt, and a climbing shoe's friction and durability. Weight: 14 oz./0.39 kg Grip Dual-compound Gryptonite GS and GT outsole Edging platform on the inside Large smearing lugs on outside Sticky rand Braking-specific heel tread Fit Roomy asymmetric toe box Forgiving cushy upper Lacing system accommodates a wide variety of foot shapes Design Trail runner's hydrophobic upper TPU reinforcements Stretch-Fit tongue Super-breathable nylon mesh upper Animal Car-to-car Third classing Talus hiking Expedition Approach Slabbin' Edgin' Jammin'
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
From Montrail's Fusion line, the super-grippy CTC combines a trail shoe's tenacity in mud, snow, and dirt with a climbing shoe's friction and durability. Hydrophobic lightweight upper. One-piece tongue contours like a slipper. Gryptonite outsole for extreme traction on high-angle rock. Multi-density midsole for shock absorption. Vegan (no animal-based materials). Looking for a mid-cut version of this shoe? See Montrail's CTC XCR Mid shoes, item #210236758.
- EMS refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Blaze any trail with Montrail's CTC trail shoes. Lightly padded, breathable synthetic uppers with low collars keep the weight lighter than hiking boots, with gryptonite outsoles and a heel brake system for excellent traction. Protective toe and heel rands stop stubs Combination web and eyelet lacing for a snug fit Synthetic uppers Weight: 1 lb. 14 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China. See our Running Shoe Fit Guide
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
Combining the best elements from the trail running Masai and the bouldering-oriented D7 shoes, the CTC is the lightest of Montrail's hybrid footwear and the best choice for those who go fast on smooth rocky grades. If you hike with a pair of bouldering shoes, the CTC is your one-stop replacement that can carry you up the trail and across smooth granite and broken black basalt. The lightweight sole uses a combination of sticky rubber Gryptonite with trail ready FasTrax carbon rubber for a grip that lasts through multiple seasons of hard use. Like the Masai, the TPU-reinforced upper is breathable and reduces the overall shoe weight. A molded Elon EVA midsole provides more cushion and stability than some bouldering shoes, but the weight-saving single-density profile may not offer enough padding for hard-charging trail runners who pound down long and steep routes. If you're looking for a shoe that grips varied terrain on light hikes and urban walks, Montrail's CTC is excellent for going fast and getting technical.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version