Item code: 53206
The Zamberlan Ultra Lite GTX is extremely light for a leather boot and when you do take a closer look it has some fantastic design features for tackling British hills. To begin with you’re getting a leather upper with minimal stitching and a full rubber rand, so you should be able to wear this boot for longer than most before the upper wears out. The toe box is very firm, as is the heel cup, making this ideal for rockier ground. What is surprising is how low-cut the ankle cuff is, and also how soft the padding is in this area, which means the Zamberlan Ultra Lite GTX isn’t very restrictive on the foot.
Underneath there’s a good aggressive Vibram sole unit that boasts a set of deep, widely spaced lugs along with good stiffness, making this ideal for typical British hill and mountain terrain. On the foot the boot provided a close fit that feels supportive and protective but without restricting too much movement. The walking action is very smooth and there’s enough stiffness to scramble up rock, making the Zamberlan Ultra Lite GTX ideal for most British hillwalkers.
Lightweight products feature lightweight materials and constructions to reduce the user’s load and aid mobility. Lightweight clothing products are thin and provide very little or no cushioning and insulation. They are best used for high-intensity or warm-weather pursuits, or employed as part of a layering system.
Gore-Tex are the makers of the well known waterproof and breathable membrane which is added to outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment in order to achieve high levels of weather protection and performance when it's most needed.
Leather is a durable and hardwearing but also an elegant and flexible material. It is a natural product, so it breathes which means it is extremely comfortable footwear. It can be moulded, split, shaped and finished into numerous textures and patterns.
Gore-Tex XCR Technology is the Gore-Tex eXtended Comfort Range, used where comfort and dexterity matter most, and designed to meet the challenge of keeping hands and feet dry whilst letting them breathe freely.
Vibram are the world leaders in high performance rubber soles. Vibram outsoles are world renowned for their performance, durability, safety, innovation and design.