Lightweight and waterproof, the Garmont Zenith Hike GTX boot is suitable for any length day hike and excels on a wide variety of terrain.
A lightweight, waterproof hiking boot, the Garmont Zenith Hike GTX is suitable for any length day hike and excels on a wide variety of terrain. A full GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Range (XCR) bootie keeps feet dry and abrasion resistant fabric and leather construction offers a comfortable fit with little to no break in required.
Garmont's ADD (Anatomically Directed Design) fit includes features like an asymmetrical cuff, anatomical lacing, a no drift tongue and offset ankle pads. Each of these features reflects the natural, asymmetrical build of the human foot and creates a more comfortable fit with fewer points of contact for your boot to rub or put pressure on your foot. This results in the Zenith Hike GTX having a light and comfortable feel on your foot and the lace-to-toe design allows each wearer more ability to adjust the volume of the mid-foot and toe box, unlike traditional lacing systems.
Under foot you'll find a PU (Polyurethane) stabilizing perimeter to cradle the heel and offer support on uneven terrain as well as Garmont's EVA Comfort Core with a TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) spine for mid-foot support and improved flexibility. A Vibram Morlin Hike outsole with semi-blocked heel lugs for better braking on steep descents and perimeter stability lugs make the Zenith Hike GTX a good option on varied terrain in wet or dry weather.
Sold in pairs, the Garmont Zenith Hike GTX hiking boot is available in full and half sizes. To keep the leather on this boot in good shape and to prevent water absorption in the upper for the life of the boot you should apply a fabric and leather conditioner as well as a waterproofing treatment (both sold separately).
- 1.6mm water repellant suede leather and abrasion resistant mesh
- Waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX XCR lining
- Full height ankle protection and stability with an asymmetrical cuff
- Full suede rand for protection and support
- Rust resistant hardware and tape webbing
- Gusseted, padded tongue to keep out debris
- ADD construction for minimal break-in
- Polyurethane foot-bed
- Lace-to-toe design for variable fit
- Polyurethane stabilizing perimeter cradles and supports heel for stability
- EVA comfort core
- Garmont TPU Spine system provides mid-foot support and improved flex
- Vibram Morlin Hike outsole offers stability and grip on varying terrains, semi blocked heel lugs for braking and descents with perimeter stability lugs
Recommended Use Hiking, Lightweight Backpacking Warranty One-Year Upper Material 1.6mm Suede Leather and Mesh Type GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable hiking boot Toe Protection Reinforced Leather Rand Outsole Vibram Morlin Hike Outsole Other Lace to Toe Design for Variable Fit Number of Eyelets 10 (laces to toe) Midsole EVA Core with TPU Spine and PU Heel Cup Item Weight 1 lb 5 oz / 596 g (per boot) Fit Medium Fit
Likes: Lightweight, good support and traction, waterproof gore-tex worked well.
Dislikes: They were a hurt factory. I broke them in for a week in my house making sure there were no trouble spots before going on a 5 day AT hike and they felt good. Well, they hurt from day one. They aggravated the outside of my left ankle so bad it is still sore to touch a week after my hike, it's like bruised somehow. They also rubbed my skin off above the outside of my right ankle by day 3. So I had to leave them loose at the top so they would not hurt and that likely made me have to tape up my pinkie toes and blistered heel the last 2 days. If it wasn't raining the last two days I would have finished my hike by duct taping my flip flops to my feet.