User Review: Zamberlan Men's Civetta GT
Use: Medium Hiking, every day use
Break-in Period: Very little
Price Paid: $170
I've owned a pair of Zamberlan Civetta GT Boots for two years now and have worn them for 12 to 15 hours a day, seven days a week, where the boot were almost constantly wet.
I got them because I was on my feet so much and walked several miles a day walking dogs, etc. I had developed such bad foot pain that I was becoming very limited in what I could do until I got these boots.
After two years of this type of use, they have about had it. I gave them moderate to good care. The only problem I had was with the wrap around sole near the ball of the foot that is molded up on the side a bit. Since I was re-finishing an old house with them, they were bending at the ball area constantly so some separation occured. A little "Shoe Goo", which I used two times, worked well to keep them together.
I see REI offers another model now called "Pro Trek" that looks to be the same construction but has a toe shield that comes past the ball area... this might help, but this boot isn't Gortex lined..... The Civetta did start leak after about 1 1/2 years of this use... I killed them and will own a new pair soon!
The design of the boot allow the addition of a thicker insole then came with it, a Sorbothane Ultra sole...... The boot seems to allow any size sock as well and they fit like a glove.