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    The quality of footwear you'd expect from a boot-shaped country.

    Whether you're trekking through the Dolomites or exploring the vast wilderness of Denali, the Zamberlan Vioz GT Boot is built for performance every step of the way. Handcrafted by expert boot makers in Italy, the Vioz features a Hydrobloc full grain leather upper, a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort liner, and a high-traction Vibram 3D sole so you can be confident that, wherever the trail leads, your boot will be up to the challenge.

    • Hydrobloc full grain leather upper is specially treated for increased water resistance and durability
    • Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining provides guaranteed waterproof and breathable performance
    • ZCS system utilizes an array of shock-absorbing materials in the footbed for a cushioned and stable trail experience
    • Zamberlan Flex system gives the boot exceptional lateral support while flexing to match the natural motion of the foot and lower leg
    • Rockered toe profile lends an improved walking action
    • Zamberlan Vibram 3D sole provides traction and durability on the trail
    • Handmade in Italy with attention given to detail and high quality
    • Item #ZAM0019

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    Hydrobloc Nabuk leather
    Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
    Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
    laces with speed hooks
    Vibram Zamberlan 3D
    TPU stabilizer, PU
    Claimed Weight
    [single, size 42] 1 lb 10.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Very Disappointed

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I've gone through 5 pairs of Asolo's and decided to try out Zamberlan's after they were recommended by a friend. The leather on these boots is very nice. My issue is with the soles. The aggressive teeth on the sole edges tear off if you hike on rock. It took 3 days on the Sierra High Route for large chunks of the sole to begin separating. I'm sure these boots are fine if you stay on dirt trails, but if you plan to hike off trail through tallus, these soles will not last more than a few days.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 43
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    im going to start out this review by saying that ive used nothing but sportiva boots for 30 years ( whether it be for hiking, heavy backpacking ,ice climbing or mountaineering),and decided to give these a go... im VERY IMPRESSED !!!!!! out of the box i took them up a 13er and were sooo comfortable. since then ive taken them up 8 14ers and have only a little bit of wear on the toe and sole..ive literally tried to beat the shit out of them !!!! easy to walk in due to the flex system, and again, VERY COMFORTABLE.. and not heavy feeling at all for such a burly boot... and also, the gore tex has held up GREAT without needing to reproof...TWO THUMBS UP !!!!

    Actually I have a question -

      Are these boots crampon compatible- ?

      I've used articulating crampons with straps, not step-ins with an older version of these and it works for moderate stuff but since the last isnt full length there is flex... i have also popped crampons off and taken some falls when using boots like this for climbing with that setup so its not ideal for steep ice/glaciers.

      An incredible boot

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 42

      Let me start by saying I have owned a pair of these, and the boots are something else. When you first put them on, your foot has rocker right into the next step, its effortless. Not to mention the fit was true to size, and the waterproof nature of the boot lasted for a while before needing reapplication.

      I am recovering from an ankle break. I just bought another pair yesterday without blinking an eye, as the first pair wore out a couple years ago

      Vibrant soles stink after 1 year

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 91/2
      • Height: 5'6"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      I kept blaming everybody else around me that they have dog poop on the bottom of their shoes. After months I realized it was my Vibram sole boots that was smelling. I've tried everything to get rid of the smell and can't. I love these boots and don't want to throw them away.

      Rock Solid

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 11
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 180lbs

      I Had to have these right when i put them on. So Comfortable and confidence-inspiring. Easy to waterproof. I hiked, ran a chainsaw and framed houses for two years in these boots. I might complain that the soles wore down quickly on hard surfaces, but thats not really their purpose. After a few years, my favorite part is that they never got stinky, which is rare for me. Always fresh and dry.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      They are very lightweight, give me a good boost when walking, and are very water proof. They don't breath the best, but that's the trade off with water proof.

      amazing boot

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      After purchasing the Zamberlan 310 Skill GT and quickly realizing that I needed a beefier boot Idecided to go with this model. I have tested these boots in 5 different hikes averaging 10 miles per hike and these are super solid. I have ankle problems so I needed a much higher boot that really supported my ankles. The break in time for these requires a little more time than the Skill GT but they are forming to my foot nicely. I did get some minor rubbing on the balls of my feet a bit but I think its my feet getting used to these new boots.. they still need a few more hikes to be properly broke in. The Skill GT really required no break in time for me but did not offer the overall ankle support that these did. I feel very confident in these and my hiking days allows me to be much swifter and nimble due to the confidence and support these bring me. I have not had the chance to test these in rain or snow but from what I have read they would be extremely capable. They do get a little hot inside the foot bed on warmer days but its not that big of a deal. Having bought my second pair of Zamberlan boots I think I am now a devoted customer. The comfort of these boots and the overall build quality is just amazing.

      perfect for my feet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I had never heard of this company before. I purchased a pair of asolo boots but had to return them because of a size issue. I was going to get the correct size when I decided to give these guys a try. The Asolo boots where a bit heavy and stiff. These boots are great. They are quite nimble out of the box and very comfortable. I wear a 10.5-11 and the 44.5 worked fantastic. I'll update as I wear these. I am going to use them as my daily footwear and also as my backpacking boots. I hit all types of terrain and loads so they'll get a workout. Update, these boots are freakin the best. I have 300.00 danners, a plethora of "on sale" boots that I have purchased through the years, none of them compare. They keep getting more comfortable. UPDATE; Doing outstanding. First trip and I cannot be happier. These boots are the best I've ever owned. I'm 52 and former basic infantry USMC so I know what that means. They also help my ankles look thin. :)

      Okay, now it has been over a year of constant wear of these boots. They have performed flawlessly. They have been my daily footwear of choice and I couldn't be happier.

      Perfect Boot

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I bought these boots for a 7 week trip to the French and Swiss Alps. I did the Tour du Mont Blanc and the (walkers) Haute Route. Initially I thought I may have purchased a boot that was a bit too heavy. But then the going got tough on rocks, snow, scree, rain, etc. Then I realised they a simply perfect. Those around me with lesser boots had wet, cold and - due to the amount of walking on Glacier moraine rocks - sore feet. I just can't say enough good things about these boots. They were the only shoes I had and wore them straight for 3 weeks of hiking, and being the European Alps, restaurants, Cabanes, Gites, Hotels etc. They were maybe a bit too much for the TMB as the ground under foot is mainly dirt on this classic route, but I did have perfect weather also. I would hate to be in lighter runner type shoes if it was wet. The Haute Route is in a different league though and the sturdiness of the sole and the waterproofing was sublime. I had to use Crampons on a few occasions on the Haute route due to being a bit early in the season and the boots handled them with no problems, although it was just walking over some snowy Cols and not front pointing up mountains. As you can see I can't say enough about these boots as I gave them a pretty good flogging in the 7 weeks I spent in the Alps and not once did I wish I had different footwear.

      Perfect Boot

      Very Comfortable

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I found the support to be all around excellent. I normally wear an 11 and the Zamberlan sizing was true to that. The only problem I have found is that, compared to previous boots, it tends to get debris down into the boot on a more frequent basis. If you normally wear gators then it is not a bid deal (I typically don't). Great traction downhill in snow and mud.

      Superior Quality, Challenging Foot Fit

        The leather craftsmanship and detail of this boot makes it difficult to want to wear outdoors and break in. Zamberlan boots are stunning. However, that is not the point of a top-dollar boot, but to deliver performance and long-lasting service.

        Break in takes several weeks, or at least 50 miles, before the leather starts to conform and become flexible and comfortable. Overall, these boots are exceptional in overall comfort, durability (holding up to abuse in snow, ice, ash, pumice, scree) and waterproofness (standing in a river).

        The challenge comes to the fit and the user's foot. Even after nine months of carefully and diligently wearing them with various socks and insole combinations, the heel blisters persist. This may be a result of a narrow heel not fitting well to the wider heel shape of the boot.Take care and test around the house/gym stair-stepper to ensure heel slip is not a problem.

        Ultimately, I am retiring my pair after a mere nine months due to the heel blisters and moving onto Scarpa hiking boots, which have a better history of success for my particular foot needs (narrow heel cup, wide toe box).