Zamberlan – Vioz 996 GT boots

These boots are excellent. I haven’t had a single blister or a rub. I’ve been kicking them into snowy mountains and scrambling around on rocky slopes happily for a few months now and they really aren’t showing a mark, they are clearly better boots than I’ve ever owned before, and my feet and snuggly and dry. I love them. If you’re after a quality B1 boot, and these fit the shape of your feet you really should give them a try.

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Zamberlan – 230 SH Crosser Plus GTX RR

I did get quite excited when I read that these boots are made from Kevlar. I’m pretty sure that there isn’t enough Kevlar to make these boots bullet proof, but does mean that there are certain points which are super strong. The Kevlar is actually a Cordura-Kevlar mix, and forms a rand like band around the shoe. It is quite clever to take this particular design feature from heavy leather boots, and add it to a lightweight boot like this. Another thing that adds to the strength of these boots is the plastic reinforcements around the lace holes, and across the upper. I’ve had laces rip through the fabric, which is mightily annoying when the rest of the shoe is fine. I like to think I’m strong, but I don’t think I could rip plastic with just a shoe lace.

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Zamberlan – 316 Lady Lite GTX RR Boots

They are so easy to get on an off. I dislike boots and shoes where you have complex lacing systems that require a fiddly series of tightening and loosening action for each row. The great thing about these Zamberlans is that you flip the tongue back to open the boot up wide, whack them on your trotters, give the laces one quick yank and you’re away!

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