Break-in Period: 2 weeks steady
Price Paid: 48+- (half price)
Where's the sticky? These are some of the slickest shoes I have ever owned. Vibram is not all that much, as is Mad Rubber #5. Not recommended by the big Teton guide outfits, vetoed them and they were right - no staying power where it counts; I slipped right off the rock. These are OK for hiking, ascent and descent, but that's about it.
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CLOSEOUTS. Made for scrambling and moderate climbing, Montrail D7 approach shoes feature a low-profile, a tough, abrasion-resistant toe for jamming, unusually light weight and all-day comfort. Moderately stiff Vibram(R) outsole smears like a rock shoe Uphill forefoot design Downhill heel design Removable, contoured, well cushioned insole 31_2? height 1 lb. 11 oz. pr. Synthetic leather upper Medium width CLOSEOUTS. China Available Colors: LIGHT GREY / DARK CORAL. Sizes: 10, 10.5, 11, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5.
- Sierra Trading Post
On Sale. Free Shipping. Montrail Women's D7 Shoe (Spring 2008) The D7 by Montrail is for alpine spires, talus scrambling, and moderate climbing. The low-profile toe shape jams well enough for crack climbing and the Vibram outsole smears like a rock shoe. The midsole consists of dual-density EVA aligned directly under the edge. Weight: 13 oz./0.35 kg Grip Vibram TC4 and Super Trek outsole Uphill pattern on forefoot Downhill pattern on heel Sticky rock shoe rand Fit Pointed, but comfortable toe box for precise control Extra-cushioned cuff and tongue Holds foot in place for tricky footwork Design Burly, protective synthetic leather upper Bomber heel cup Semi-rigid lasting board Dual-density ultralight midsole Animal Alpine spires Scrambling Fast and light Big wall Third class Skipping class Jammin'
Pick a winner for scrambling, bouldering and general off-trail monkey business with Montrail's D7, Editor's Choice for Climbing Magazine. The secret to the D7's success is a smart balance of a lightweight architecture reinforced with highly durable components, which also implies that this shoe is equally suited for approaches, light hiking and the other fun stuff you like to do on slightly technical terrain. Essentially it's a trail running shoe built like a hiking boot, but without all the excess ballast. A special dual-compound Vibram rubber sole combines a sticky rubber toe for steeps with a durable trekking compound in back for longevity over years of trail trekking.
- Altrec Outdoors
The D7 Approach Shoe from Montrail, Winner of Climbing magazine's 2003 Editor's Choice Award for the best approach shoe, has a comfortable and precise fit, edges extremely well and has a sticky outsole. That is pretty much what you want in an approach shoe. The fit comes from Montrail's IntegraFitTM last and you can immediately feel the good heel hold and arch support. However, Montrail modified the toe of the last to be lower volume and tapered for better control and edging. <BR><BR>The midsole is a low-profile dual-density EVA that has been buffed on the edges to bring the outsole edge directly underneath the edge of your foot for better power and control. The outsole has two co-molded compounds a non-marking sticky rubber from Vibram, called TC4+, in the forefoot for smearing traction, and a harder more durable Trek compound in the heel for descending traction and wear.<BR><BR><IMG alt"" src"/images_site/edchoice.climbing.gif" border0>