Garmont Dragontail LT Low Top Hiking Shoes
The Dragontail LT lightweight approach shoe from Garmont offers a slightly softer flex but with the classic Alpine Fit and a Vibram Sticky sole to give you a great hiking shoe for enhanced walking comfort.
The Garmont Dragontail LT Approach Shoe is ideal for hiking and fast mountaineering, and also excels at climbing, approaches, scrambling and via ferrata. It is exceptionally lightweight and durable, and combines comfort and performance when tackling rocky ascents and technical terrain.
With a 1.8mm suede leather upper, the men's Dragontail LT is comfortable and abrasion resistant. The upper also features an extended rubber toe box and heel backstay, offering extra protection against rocks and other mountain features. The lace-to-toe closure provides a close customisable fit, while heel-lock technology fixes the heel in place for snug fit that prevents heel lift and blisters.
The Garmont Dragontail LT features a nylon FrameFlex Lite insole that provides stability and support. It works with the rubber midsole and outsole to increase shock absorption, and helps propel you forward in a natural motion. The Vibram Sticky outsole is designed for mountain use and has climbing zones at the toe and heel for extra foot hold. It features a semi-blocked heel strike for extra durability , and also has a semi-blocked medial forefoot area to enhance performance while hiking and climbing.
These exceptional approach shoes from Garmont are perfect for year-round use. Offering comfort, protection and stability, the Garmont Dragontail LT is the go-to lightweight shoe for approaches, climbing and alpine adventures.
- Upper: 1.8 mm Suede Upper with rubber inserts in the toe and heel for added protection
- Outsole: VIBRAM® STICKY Sole with anti-slip compound tread to improve climbing performance
- Midsole: Tri-density rubber midsole the perfect combination of stability and flexibility
- Mid Footbed: FrameFlex Lite Mid Insole provides the perfect combination of stability and flexibility for carrying heavy loads over long distances in comfort.
- Lacing System: Lacing extends down to the toe for improved climbing performance and a customised fit.
- Heel Lock technology to optimally lock the heel and prevent blisters
- Fit: Alpine (wrapped fit with roomier toe box)
- Crampon Compatibility: None
- Recommended Use: Walking, Approach, low grade climbing, via ferrata and hiking
- Weight: 930g (per pair)
Garmont Dragontail LT Approach Shoes Product Features:
For the Hiker who needs the stability of a “true” approach shoe but in a slightly more flexible feel for additional walking comfort. Stability and grip combine for a mix of approach and climbing activities. Ideal for technical rock, mixed terrain approaches, scrambling, light hiking tours.
Garmont A.D.D. Garmont’s Anatomically Directed Design (a.d.d.) enables your foot’s natural ability to stabilise, absorb shock, and propel you forwards. Fit is enhanced by closely matching design and function to the natural asymmetric shape of your feet.
Frame Flex Lite: Lightweight, full length, full width nylon frame. The Heel area is bolstered with a thickened center zone. The forefoot flex is enhanced by medial lateral slashes which cross at an anatomical angle.
Vibram Sole: Vibram is the world leader in the production and sale of high performance rubber outsoles in the markets of sport, leisure, work footwear.
Heel Lock: to fix the heel in the heel pocket and prevent heel slip and blisters.
Please note, due to the nature of this shoe it does fit fairly narrow. If you have wide feet, we would suggest looking at the Dragontail Tech.
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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