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Garmont Toubkal GTX

New boot is indestructible says maker

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Garmont’s new Toubkal GTX  has been designed for skilled backpackers, and the firm says the boots are indestructible thanks to a special material, Lenzi Putek.

The boots are named after Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco at 4,167 m. In the Berber dialect, Toubkal means “peak from where you can see everything”.

Toubkal GTX takes full advantage of Garmont’s DNA technologies to ensure a glove-like fit for the backpacker even after a long, intense day of trekking. The anatomical ErGo-Last by Garmont presents smooth and rounded contours, which more closely follow the natural shape of the foot to create a shoe that wraps the foot better, especially in the heel area.

Double Damper technology provides for optimised shock absorption, thanks to a special two-part system. The midsole dampens ground impact, while the internal shock absorber reduces heel impact. The combined action of these two parts provides better shock absorption and minimises fatigue while walking. Moreover, the system reduces the movement of the foot inside the shoe, ensuring stability and safety. The Heel Lock technology also works in this direction, blocking the heel in its cup to prevent blisters.

Another plus of Toubkal GTX is the upper, made of a 1.8 mm nubuck leather with inserts in Lenzi Putek –  a special material Made in Italy with abrasion-resistant properties, even when used for a long time.

The durable rubber rand, directly inspired by the world of mountaineering, wraps the shoe and enhances its solidity, impact resistance and durability.

Toubkal GTX features a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane, which guarantees waterproof performance and optimal breathability for any outdoor activities in moderate temperatures and changing weather conditions.

Last but not least, the Vibram Apex sole, with reinforced lugs, features a wider shape in the forefoot and heel area to ensure stability and grip even on the rock. The three-angle lug design in the central section of the sole provides better braking and traction.

The boot is also available also in a women’s version, in a grey/blue colorway.

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