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Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe - Men's

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    A shoe fit for alpine approaches.

    The Garmont Men's Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe has the same stability and support that most alpine boots have, except a low-cut grants more freedom to move. Garmont gave this rugged, leather-made shoe a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane for wet weather protection that's still comfy in warm, sunny conditions

    Underfoot, the Dragontail MNT features a dual-density, microporous rubber midsole for stable support, and there's a foamy, cushy PU insole that breathes for extra comfort. Vibram's reliable rubber comes in a Maton tread to give this shoe's sole plenty of traction on any terrain. There's also a FrameFlex Lite footbed that moves with your foot from heel to toe

    • Gore-Tex Extended Comfort
    • Suede leather upper
    • FrameFlex Lite footbed
    • Breathable PU insole
    • Dual-density, microporous rubber midsole
    • Heel insert
    • Vibram Maton rubber sole
    • Item #GAR002Q

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    suede leather (1.8mm)
    Gore-Tex Extended Comfort
    FrameFlex Lite nylon, PU
    dual-density, microporous rubber, PU heel
    Vibram Maton
    Claimed Weight
    [single, size 9] 1 lb 3 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, backpacking, alpine
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    Before ordering I could find nothing about how true to size these shoes were so I ordered a half size larger. Should have ordered at least a full size or size and a half larger. My feet are not wide by any means but these shoes are very narrow at the front. So much so that I would have liked to return them but was a couple days too late. Shoes are also heavy but that was expected. If you're considering these shoes you should definitely try them on before buying.

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    The best hiking shoe I ever bought

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 198lbs

    These are just outstanding incredibly support and traction there almost like having a mountaineering boot on withought the weight. I recommend these to anyone wanting a shoe for anything from light hiking to extended heavy backpacking and like the say any approach you need do...

    bomb proof stiff shoes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    The first generation Dragontail was a bit heavier and actually crampon compatible. I went through three pair and actually had one pair resoled with new Vibram. The second generation was light weight crap that lasted not at all and was an embarrassment to the brand. This appears to be the third generation and is almost as good as the first. They are stiff, very long wearing and can still be resoled. Best of all, they need no break in time and are very comfortable. No rock bruised feet with these. If I could make one improvement, it would be to go back to the heavier gen one toe cap; otherwise these are well worth the money! This version makes up for the disaster of the last version....

    Awesome shoe

      These shoes were awesome right out of the box with little or no break-in period. The shoe is super comfortable with just the right stiffness in the sole. They fit true to size and i ordered a little larger to give room for s thicker sock. They are light, warm, comfortable and durable. Love them.

      Garment Dragon tail GTX

      • Fit: True to size

      This is a true approach shoe with a slightly Heavier and more aggressive tread pattern.
      The shoe remains comfortable in all conditions while feeling very supportive. I like the Goretex liner too.

      First Impressions

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 12
      • Height: 6'
      • Weight: 215lbs

      I took my new Dragontail shoes out for a first hike this last weekend, and I feel compelled to write a positive review. I tend to only review gear I really dig, or really hate. These shoes fall into the 5 star category, so far. My first hike in them was a hot, 8 mile out and back up to a local fire lookout. The trail was the perfect first test. Steep and rocky most of the way, giving way to a non-technical boulder field scramble that demands good grip. The Dragontails performed really well. The Vibram soles are very grippy. Hopefully they maintain good tread life over time. But on day one they clung to the granite boulders like a dog on a bone. On the descent, I chose a snowfield over the boulders and again, the shoes gripped nicely in the fast-melting slush. In fact, I couldn't slip-ski down the slope as much as I would have liked. Like any shoe with a waterproof liner, they aren't as breathable as a mesh hiking shoe, and these shoes are built like a rigid boot, without the ankle. I found them very supporting, but they didn't seem heavy or clunky. I'm not sure why Garmont categorizes these as an approach shoe. Except to say they approach everything really well. I did get a blister on my big toe on the way down the mountain, but I think it was more due to the heat of the day and the steep grade. Not sure any of my shoes would have performed better. My only nit is the insoles, which are pretty thin and non-supporting. But that's typical. I'll likely put in a different insole soon. I'll update my review if there are any failings, but they handled 8 miles and 4000' of elevation like champions.

      Loving the Dragontail MT!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 9
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      This shoe lives in our Approach Category at Garmont, and it is because it can tackle all kinds of terrain- from uneven off trail hiking to scrambling to standing in aiders. The Deep Lug sole offers Hiking boot protection and support in a low cut style. ADD fit means that there is plenty of toe box room, lacing that follows the shape of the foot and a secure heel fit. This model is quite a bit stiffer than the Dragontail LT and has a more rigid outsole for mixed conditions, while the LT is lighter weight and better suited for scrambling on rock.

      Do these (current generation) have a heel welt for compatibility with semi-auto crampons?

      The Heel welt is for better adaptability for microspikes, and some strap toe crampons, but not all. should definitely work with most. My guess is semi step-ins with a tab on the back like the Camp USA Cassin's and similar models would not work but like the Grivel G10s would work.

      Unanswered Question

      The Charmont Dragontail I am wearing now indicate it's size as UK-7 USA-8 EU-41. I want to order a new pair but I have difficulty in reading your size chart. What size should I order if I want a pair half size larger ?