Zamberlan Ouray GT
These boots Rock!! They look great, feel good and…
Materials: Suede leather with gore-tex
Use: urban use to rough trail
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 1.5 lbs per boot
Price Paid: $139
These boots Rock!! They look great, feel good and function well in an urban environment or on the trail. Don't know why I didn't try them earlier. I found them on sale at REI and they looked and felt so good, I wore them right out of the store. While they have the fit of a running shoe, they are sturdy enough to use carrying a heavy pack in rocky terrain with confidence. I have even considered buying a second pair, but they aren't widely available. From my after purchase research, they are very popular in Europe and have equally high reviews.
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For all-season wear on any terrain, Zamberlan® Ouray GTX boots offer serious weather protection and legendary Italian comfort and fit. Durable and lightweight Hydrobloc® nubuck leather uppers offer excellent flexibility and support; perforated panels enhance natural breathability. Seam-sealed Gore-Tex® liners protect feet from wet weather and allow excess moisture vapor to escape, keeping feet drier and more comfortable. Padded and gusseted tongues relieve lace pressure across instep and keep out trail debris. Rubber Reinforcement System wraps uppers' toe area for exceptional resistance to bumps and abrasion. Removable, moisture-wicking insoles are anatomically shaped for extra comfort and utilize a carbon layer and vent holes for moisture control. Exceptionally light Zamberlan Air System components reduce weight and dramatically increase overall breathability. Soft polyurethane midsoles provide all-day cushioning while polypropylene midsole supports enhance rigidity and stability on uneven terrain. Zamberlan Cushioning System utilizes shock-absorbing pockets in outsoles for improved stability on rough terrain. Long-lasting 3D Vibram® rubber outsoles deliver reliable traction and braking on rough and rocky ground; TPU heel counters add extra stability.