DECENT FEATURES of the Zamberlan Men's 960 Guide GTX RR Boot
A very robust hiker for use in harsh, off-trail conditions, with or without heavy loads
The 960 Guide GT RR is the first boot featuring Zamberlan's new technical backing last designed for a more precise fit
This model also features a redesigned 3/4 RRS (Rubber Rand System), constructed using an improved rubber compound with improved elasticity
The new RRS also features a beveled edge to prevent catching and peeling
Ideal for carrying heavier loads and hiking through rough and Steep off-trail terrain and thick brush
The Zamberlan Vibram StarTrek features dual-density PU construction (one for comfort, one for support), a TPU stabilizer, and a tread with excellent downhill braking, toe climbing zone, wide yet grippy lugs for easy cleaning, and a heel strike zone
The 2.8mm Hydrobloc Tuscan nubuck Leather uppers ensures the greatest protection from water and snow
The Zamberlan RRS (rubber rand system) protects the foot and ankle as well as prevents the Leather from deterioration caused by cracking, cuts and scratches
The Gore-Tex membrane offers maximum water protection and breathability
The SPECS of the Zamberlan Men's 960 Guide GTX RR Boot
"Me wearing this shoe is probably like Fred Flintstone driving a Mazeratti....."
I mostly hike CVNP in Ohio. Nothing too extreme but lot of hills and creeks. My average hikes are 8 to 10 miles with some snowshoeing in the winter. I took these out for a test drive today, a 4 mile hike with lots of hills, a lot of wet leaves and some creek crossings. These boots are comfortable. Initially I thought they were a little slippery on wet leaves, but probably everything is. I crossed a few creeks and walked some wet shale and the grip was very good. Climbing hills traction was also good. It was about 45 degrees and I had on my thickest 'darn tough' wool socks and at the end my feet were a little damp with a few sore spots, but overall for the 1st time out they felt pretty good! Next time I'll try a little thinner sock. I'm 58 and I expect this is the last serious hiking boot I'll have to buy. Now I can't wait for snow so I can try them with my snowshoes.