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Garmont carefully crafted the Men's Zenith Mid Shoe to help day hikers and multi-day backpackers carry medium-sized loads easily, and keep their feet nice and cool in the process. A spine-like structure in the heel helps to balance the stress of a fully-loaded pack and ventilating mesh allows the regular exchange of hot air for cooler air inside. And when the trail turns loose you'll be able to rely on the Vibram outsole to dig deep for all the traction you need to stay on your feet.

  • Tough, durable nubuck ensures that these boots will go the distance season after season
  • ADD Construction drastically shortens break-in time of this shoe, which means this shoe will fit like a glove all the much faster
  • Water-repellent coating allows the nubuck outer to fend off light precipitation and puddle splashing
  • Water-resistant mesh helps to vent away hot air when you're on the move and allows cool are to enter in exchange
  • Gusseted, padded tongue keeps debris out and adds to the overall comfort
  • Rubber toe bumper protects your toes against damage in the face of rocky terrain
  • Sole features an EVA core for shock absorption, a polyurethane structure for heel control, and a TPU Spine system for midfoot stability and smooth flex
  • Vibram Morlin Hike outsole has large heel lugs for control on steep descents and a ridged forefoot for ample traction in loose terrain
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  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

I wear a size 8.5 men and I have a low-mid volume foot. They fit perfect right out of the box, no breaking in. My first hike in them was 13.5 miles in Acadia, Maine and they felt so sweet. I was psyched. I've hiked no less then 500 miles in these since and they have seen it all, from snow/ice covered peaks to desert narrows filled with mucky water. Love em. Gonna get another pair soon for when the soles actually wear too thin, but right now they are still working just fine. Some small wear in the toe area from abrasion has held up better then expected. These are tough boots, but still really comfy and they carry a 65 lb load no problem even for a small guy like me.

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    I have owned a couple pairs of the older Kiowa Gore-Tex boots. These appear to be a continuation of those since the Kiowa turned into the lighter Kiowa Vegan. These are very waterproof, very comfortable for me, and (so far) durable. I have always been a fan of Garmont boots and these do not disappoint. I have used them a 2-3 dozen times per year for 4 years now and they have held up nicely.

    I did use them on Fraser Island in Australia a couple years ago and got a considerable amount of sand in between the liner and sole. Some of the sand is still in there so it might not be the best boot for hiking in a sandy/beach area. I still love them though.

    The photo shows the Gore-Tex tag on the...

    The photo shows the Gore-Tex tag on the shoe but the description doesn't mention Gore-Tex anywhere, and there's another version of this shoe here on Backcountry that explcitly mentions Gore-Tex and has "GTX" as part of the item name. Does this have Gore-Tex or not? If not you should change the photo.

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    how is the sizing of this shoe? I've found...

    how is the sizing of this shoe? I've found that I wear an 11.5 in Keen and Nike, and a 12 in adidas.