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Now's your chance to own a pair of hand-crafted, leather, Italian 'shoes'. Okay, they are hiking boots.
When you're contemplating a trip through the John Muir Wilderness or deciduous forests in North Carolina, you want the Zamberlan Women's Steep GT Boot at the top of your gear list. This sturdy, hand-crafted Italian number keeps your foot dry from sweat and rain, and supports your body as you hit the trail carrying a 40+ pound pack.
The thick (2.4mm) nubuck and split-grain leather upper keeps this heavy-duty hiker flexible and supportive, so you can walk freely but still have load-bearing reinforcement below. The Hydrobloc treatment offers more protection against the elements when you're trodding through gloppy trails and relentless mist and fog. Weather resistance is good, but can be futile when the drizzle becomes a downpour. The Steep GT utilizes a GoreTex lining for guaranteed waterproof and breathable protection if the dusty trails suddenly morphs into a muddy river.
The distinctly female shape to this boot improves the overall fit for longer-wearing comfort right out of the box. The polypropylene midsole cushions your footsteps while thermoplastic stabilizers give this boot a rigid backbone so you don't go head over heels with your back. Despite the name, the Vibram Star Trek sole won't turn you into a trekkie. Instead, this rugged sole offers a firm grip on the ground below, even when it's wet or rocky. The gusseted tongue keeps trail debris on the trail (and not in your boot), and the heel loop gives you a little help getting dressed in the morning.
- GoreTex insert
- Nubuck leather upper, Hydrobloc treatment
- Lace closure
- Gusseted tongue
- Z-comfort footbed
- Zamberlan Air System midsole
- Thermoplastic stabilizers
- Vibram Star Trek sole
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
So impressed with the boot and especially the service of backcountry.com! Ordered my boots and within a week they arrived even though I am from Canada. I expected it to take a couple of weeks or more. The boots fit like a glove although I should point out I went half a size bigger than normal since I like to wear beefy socks with my hikers. I would advise that to anyone who likes to wear thick socks (go half a size bigger!) Look like wonderful quality and so much lighter than my old hikers! Haven't worn them much yet so I can't say much else but I have high expectations for these! So far so great.
Well made but very narrow
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I had to return these boots,I wear a size 8.5 or a 9 regular to wide, but these were really narrow. The boot was true to length and looked very well made.