Montrail Torre GTX Classic
Materials: leather, gore-tex, vibram
Use: heavy hiking, farm work, everything else
Break-in Period: short
Weight: 3 lbs./pair
I put these boots through quite a bit. Wore them nearly everyday for about 18 months on three continents and in every condition of terrain and weather imaginable.
Throughout, these boots were acceptably comfortable and rarely gave me blisters. I also have wide feet, narrow heels, and high arches and the Torre's didn't have any inherent problems where these things are concerned.
The two gripes I do have stem form them losing their shape within two months. This eventually resulted in truly shocking ugliness, gradually deteriorating ankle and arch support, and generally sore feet.
Nevertheless, given the wear I put on these things, I still give 'em 4 stars.
Easy break-in period. Good fit. I found that the boot runs hot and breathes less well than some others. The upper absorbs water and feet get wet despite the GTX.
This boot climbs Class III/IV well in dry conditions, but fails the low angle snow test. Decent long-range backpacking boot, but don't ask it to do anything else.
Break-in Period: none
The Torres fit comfortably from the moment I first put them on. They weren't stiff and need no breaking in whatsoever. They lace up a snug fit that doesn't seem constrictive. They are light and don't feel overly bulky. They dry quick and are the perfect boots for 3 season backpacking. I've had them 4 years now and I've never had a blister.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Montrail Men's Torre GTX Classic Boot (Spring 2008) The Torre GTX by Montrail, part of Montrail's Overland Series, is ideal for Snowshoeing, Peak bagging, High-altitude trekking, Long-distance backpacking, Four-season exploring, Fourteeners, and Expanding horizons.Features:Buffer Zone tongue eliminates lace pressureWidth-specific last for medium-and low-volume feetMolded latex heel cup Best-selling fitBurly construction for maximum longevity Generous toe cap Nylon lasting board Best-selling utility and styleGORE-TEX liner weather-proofingSupportive ankle with flexible cuff Heel yoke attached to lacing for maximum support Extremely adjustable for uphill/downhill custom tensioning
CLOSEOUTS . Loose terrain, rocks, mud and water won't slow you down when you're hiking with Montrail Torre Classic hiking boots, featuring a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) membrane. Hard-wearing, terrain-gripping Vibram(R) outsole Removable cushioning footbed Moisture-wicking synthetic lining Metal lacing hardware Protective toe rand Padded collar Gusseted tongue Nubuck uppers Height: 5” Weight: 3 lb. 11 oz. pr. CLOSEOUTS . China. Width: M (medium) W (wide)
- Sierra Trading Post
Montrail's Torre GTX hiking and light backpacking boot is stout and chock-full of features. Gore-Tex-lined leather construction is supportive and keeps feet thankfully dry. The combination of aggressive outsole, leather construction and Gore-Tex waterproofness gives you one boot you can use from early Spring through late Fall.The Torre GTX, although well suited for day hiking, provide the structure and support needed for longer term ventures when you're bearing a pack. The full-length Nylon lasting board provides medium flexibility that adds to the boots load bearing capabilities and reduces fatigue. A roomy toe box leaves toes free to wiggle and positive heel lock reduces friction due to slippage. Designed for day hikes and short, trail-bound backpacking trips where intimacy with the elements is expected.