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On Sale. Free Shipping. Montrail Women's Olympus Boot (Fall 2006) The Olympus by Montrail is a backpacking boot with an alter ego that likes to go climbing. The 3 mm Swiss Galluser leather upper is waterproof, durable, and supportive while the hidden stitching prevents premature wear. Weight: 1 lb 11 oz/0.78 kg Support Ultra-supportive upper Stretch gusset in upper for forefoot flexibility 3 mm leather wraps ankle securely Fit Sturdy leather breaks in to various foot shapes Roomy toe box Snug and cushioned heel cup Low cut at Achilles for downhill comfort Design Hidden stitching for durability Generous rands for longevity Crampon-compatible sole Three-layer carbon fiber lasting board Swiss Galluser leather Animal Extended backpacking trips Summer mountaineering Demanding trekking Peak bagging Early season fourteeners Summertime ice couloirs
The Montrail Olympus has the hearty leather and simple appearance of an extended backpacking boot, but has been upgraded and lightened with new technology. Its hidden-stitching construction and choice of high-quality materials, make it worthy of the dirtiest conditions and the longest adventures. But the I.C.E. system transforms the boot from a comfortable SUV to a front-pointing Mazzaratti. <BR><BR>Montrail designed the boot with a leather upper, because it creates a feel like no other material. Although the stretch tongue-panel construction requires minimal break-in time, leather has the virtue of conforming to your feet over time, creating a custom-like fit. And it makes the boot great for miles of pounding, whether level or steep. The I.C.E. system and steel cleat are so light, flexible, and carefully designed—you won't notice they are there until you want them.
While non-climbers might associate the name Olympus with Greek mythology, any serious climber or backpacker will instantly pair Montrail's backcountry boot with the cobalt-tinged glaciers surrounding the highest peak in Olympic National Park. Montrail's Women's Olympus boot has the rugged refinements and exceptional support to take you to the summit and back without compromises or shortcuts. This is the sort of boot made for epic summer alpine adventures on rock, ice and scree dust pulverized beneath the glacial weight of several thousand winters. It's made with a classic and durable Swiss Galluser 3-mm. leather upper with a stretch gusset that breaks in around various foot shapes far more comfortably than the classic mountaineering boots that cut and saw your feet to fit the designer's intended dimensions. Like other quality Montrail boots, the Olympus has a large toe box for plenty of room up front and a snug and cushioned heel cup in back to keep your foot locked securely in place on tricky routes. A distinctly low cut along the Achilles area helps enhance the comfort while endlessly plodding downhill from the mountain summit. The Olympus has a crampon-compatible sole that adapts to a range of climbing designs and hidden exterior stitching to enhance the overall boot durability. To lighten the weight without compromising support, Montrail used a triple-ply carbon fiber lasting board in the midsole. Whether you're headed into the sunny Alaskan summer backcountry at midnight or just bagging a few peaks down the road from your cabin, Montrail's Olympus is a big step up from ordinary hiking and climbing boots.
- Altrec Outdoors