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- Rubber sole
- Hydrobloc Full Grain Waxed Leather Upper
- 2.6 mm thick Leather
- High Resistant Treatment Hardware
- Z-Comfort Fit Footbed
- Zamberlan AirSystem Padding
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- Product Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B004478KHK
- Item model number: 961 Vioz GT-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 25, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
So far, so great. Out of the box the gusset felt slightly snug, and the sizing was spot on. I walked around the city a few days with them to let them conform to my feet, which they did; the snugness melted away and the boots seated nicely around my feet. I went hiking with my Boy Scout troop a few days later over about 6.5 miles of trail with a change in elevation of about 1000 feet. The boots felt great. The traction was much improved from prior boots and I walked down a steep grade over some wet rocks without mishap. Now to be sure, I slipped some - these don't chemically fuse with wet rock or allow me to walk upside down or anything. But compared to my previous boots, also with a Vibram sole, I felt like I had a better footing.
These boots are a little heavy in order to achieve greater ankle support and a thicker sole, particularly in the heel. That support is very helpful when carrying a 70 Lb pack over rugged terrain. The sole is on an arc in order to have a smoother roll to the gait, but I'm not sure I noticed mcuh of a difference.Read more ›
The sole rubber feels a bit soft and gives the impression that it would have very good traction. But in practice, this is not the case.
They are not extremely slippery at all times, but they will just suddenly let go several times on a hike. In most boots you can feel when the traction is starting to get marginal on smooth rock, so you can adjust accordingly. But these go from seemingly solid traction to completely letting go with no warning.
I have stopped using them except on snow and ice with micro spikes. It is just not worth the 5 or 6 sudden slips on a descent on each hike.
Too bad, because the Zamberlan fit is amazing. Nice and stable in the heel and mid-foot, but with plenty of room in the toe.
I wore these boots on a 15 mile hike with 3000' of elevation gain and then back down 3000' - Clouds Rest, Yosemite. I found these shoes fit well in the foot bed but not around the ankle/calf. While hiking the steeper segments up and down I found my heel slipped a significant amount and I ended up with a tremendous blister on one heel and a minor one on my other heel - I have never had a blister on my feet ever before, even when I have worn brand new hiking shoes on long hikes.
I was pleased with the shoe otherwise and am hoping to figure out how to get the shoes to fit a bit better...on the other hand the company I bought the boots from was horrible and would recommend never buying from them: Sport shoes unlimited - terrible service.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had these for several years now, so I guess it's time to review them!
Overall they are pretty good boots for what they are. Read more
They are good boots until the break - in my case the sole part on the toe delaminated on one boot - I took it to a repair shop and it was fixed. Read morePublished 14 days ago by C. Alonso
My husband never buys shoes unless he can try them on. But our friend loves his pair of Zamberlans, so he took the plunge.. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Zazu
I purchased these a number of years ago from REI. I live in the Eastern Sierra and they get a lot of use. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've had these about 6 or 7 months now and they're amazing. Somehow pillowy soft on the inside yet stiff on the outside. Very little break in time required. Read morePublished 3 months ago by central squared
got a not too impressive pair of zamberlans when i got the 310 skil, a no-longer made lighter version of this shoe. Read more
I have been guiding Wilderness elk hunts for the past 28 years. This is the best boot/shoe I have ever invested in!!!!Published 5 months ago by bart traynor
Love the boots - a little pricey but you get what you pay for at the end of the day. I have only worn them a couple of days - walking around dog on the wintery streets of Boston... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Wayne Gary Saville