Garmont Dakota-Lite GTX Mountaineering - Classic Style Hiking boots in Nubuck Leather, Vibram Sole and Gore-Tex Waterproof Lining
The Garmont Dakota-Lite GTX is a classic style general use hiking boot, ideal for mountain walking and backpacking. Featuring a tough 2.4mm Nubuck Leather Upper, Gore-Tex Lining and Vibram sole for maximum grip on rock and rough terrain.
Classic Mountain Hiking boots, ideal for backpacking and trekking full 3 season use
• Waterproof boots with Gore-Tex Lining
• 2.4 mm Nubuck leather Upper that wraps and supports the foot, with a full leather tongue for more comfort.
• Leather cuff to keep out stones, debris and for additional ankle support.
- 360° rubber rand for additional protection and scuff resistance
• EVA midsole
• Insole Textile and washable
• Regular Fit with more roomy Toe Box, Features a straighter shape to accommodate the natural position of the big toe. With this design your toes can provide better balance and propulsion.
• Asymmetrical Ankle cuff, The ankle cuff is lower on the outside and taller on the inside for better edging, greater overall stability and comfort when traversing and scrambling.
• GORE TEX® Performance Comfort Lining for All -season comfort and weather protection.
Shoes engineered with Gore Tex® Performance Comfort product technology are designed for outdoor use in moderate weather conditions. They combine durable waterproofness and optimised breathability. Thanks to their innovative construction they are an ideal solution for the widest range of outdoor activities and changing weather conditions.
• Precision lacing with metal lacing loops to the toe for more control and support . The shoe flexes like your foot for out-of-the-box walking comfort.
• The Vibram® Winkler outsole features semi-blocked toe and heel areas, coupled with self-cleaning drainage channels.
Weight 768g ( 1/2 pr size UK 8)
Garmont Dakota Lite GTX Product Features:
ADD® - ANATOMICALLY DIRECTED DESIGN
Garmont's Anatomically Directed Design (a.d.d.®) enables your foot's natural ability to stabilize, absorb shock, and propel forward. Fit is enhanced to closely matching design and function to the natural asymmetric shape of your feet. Your foot is an extremely complex anatomical structure: 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons. Garmont® boots are designed to deliver the best mountain experiences. We start from the inside and work outward - by understanding the anatomy of the foot, analyzing movement, and determining what is going to deliver the best performance.
HEEL LOCK TECHNOLOGY
Heel Lock to fix the heel in the heel pocket and prevent heel slip and blisters.
This product features a Vibram® outsole
This product features a GORE-TEX® membrane
This product is made in Europe.
How to care for your new Garmont boots
If you just bought a new pair of hiking boots but don’t know how to care for them, this is the right article for you. In this guide you can find a number of simple tips to make your mountain boots last longer.
Cleaning always comes first
The first thing to keep in mind is that cleaning always comes first. In general, make sure you remove mud and dirt using water and a soft brush or a cloth; don’t use chemical detergents. Most of the times, damage to the GORE-TEX® membrane is caused by the presence of small stones inside the shoe, so we suggest that you remove the insole to make sure that there are no stones or sand inside of the boot. Don’t be lazy, clean your boots after every hike!
Tip: DON’T machine wash your boots, it could affect the upper or other parts of the shoe.
How to dry your boots correctly
Now that your boots are clean, you need to wait for them to dry. Allow your hiking boots to dry naturally, in a dry and well-ventilated place away from heat sources. Keep your boots away from direct sunlight, heaters or stoves, because the upper leather could dry out excessively, becoming brittle and losing its elasticity. The best way to dry your boots is to leave them out in the air, away from direct sunlight: the ideal place is a porch or a veranda. If your boots are very wet and the inner lining is damp, you can compact crumpled newspaper sheets into them to absorb moisture. This should do the trick: it also prevents your boots from deforming as they dry out.
Waterproof your boots regularly
Something you definitely don’t want to deal with is wet feet while hiking. To prevent this, make sure you know how to waterproof your hiking footwear. Mud, dirt and bad weather can affect the waterproof membrane of your boots and eventually compromise on water resistance and breathability. If your boots have a waterproof membrane like GORE-TEX® or G-DRY, you can use a waterproof spray to preserve the coating and the outer fabric’s waterproof properties. You can use any waterproof spray for hiking boots, just make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions about how to use it and how often. If your boots are made of full grain leather, instead, you can use a specific shoe wax or cream to nourish the leather and preserve the upper’s natural waterproof properties. We suggest that you carefully read the manufacturer’s instructions in any case, because the wrong product can ruin your boots forever.
Tip: if you don’t know what material your Garmont boots upper is made of, you can read the product details or contact our customer service.
Don’t forget you can in many cases resole your hiking shoes
The many miles of hiking, especially across gravel and rocks, will slowly but inevitably wear the sole down. The part that wears down the most is the tread, i.e. the rubber part that touches the ground and that is designed to provide grip and traction. Worn-out soles can affect grip and stability and increase the risk of slips or accidents, so we strongly suggest that you do not use worn-out hiking boots. Soles often wear out faster than the upper so it’s a shame to throw your boots away and buy new ones. That’s why you can go to a shoe repair shop and have them resoled. It means to put a new sole on or to replace worn-out components so that you can continue to use your boots. Of course original GARMONT soles are not available at shoe repair shops, since they are customised items, but you can ask for compatible soles.
Tip: if your boots have a VIBRAM® sole, you can find a VIBRAM®-certified shoe repair shop near you in the “Shoe Repair Locator” section of the VIBRAM® website.
How to store your boots
Correctly storing hiking boots after cleaning is something that is often overlooked. First of all, make sure you dry your boots properly before storing them away to prevent mould from growing on them. Tie the laces to prevent your boots from deforming and put them in their box; do not store them in plastic bags. Store the box at a temperature between 18 and 20°C, avoid storing them at very low temperatures e.g. the basement or at high temperatures, e.g. the attic. A closet is the perfect place to store your boots.
Tip: wear your boots on a regular basis, in order to keep the soles’ material “active” and prevent hydrolysis; to find out more about it, go to the FAQ section of the Garmont website.
Always check the laces and the inside of your boots
Laces are subject to wear and tear and can fray, especially in case of metal eyelets. Before going on a hike, check the laces to make sure that they are in good condition, and if they’re not, bring some spare laces with you, just in case you break one in the wilderness. Insoles can also wear out after miles and miles of hiking, so don’t forget to check them and replace them if they are worn out. To clean insoles, just use lukewarm water and a brush; do not machine wash them because it could affect their shape and properties.
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