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  • Technical last is stable and supportive for scrambling, climbing and hiking
  • Lace-to-toe closures ensure confident foot security within the shoes
  • Great climbing grip with Vibram® Q811 SuperTrek compound outsoles
  • 1.8mm water-repellent suede uppers with toe and heel rubber bumpers for added protection
  • Polyurethane footbeds with moisture and odor management properties
  • Heel locks fix your heels in the heel pocket to prevent heel slip and blisters

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Specs

Best Use Hiking, Climbing
Upper Suede leather
Lining Unavailable
Midsole Tri-microporous rubber
Outsole Vibram Q811 SuperTrek compound
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 2 lbs. 1 oz.
Gender Women's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort straight out of the box! I can really attest to one feature I absolutely love... comfort! I don't just use these as approach shoes, but as my everyday footgear. They are great in any kind of terrain. Garmont supplied a recent expedition I was a part of with these approach shoes as well as their Tower Plus boot. I wasn't able to receive mine until I arrived, so was unable to break them in before hand. In all my years of backpacking, I've never been able to wear a boot or shoe for 20+ miles on it's first day out of the box, but with BOTH of these I was able to do so. For the duration of the expedition (1 month), I had zero blisters or soreness on my feet. I also have extremely wide feet and a bunion on my left foot, so this was a very big plus for me.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Most uncomfortable approach shoe I've ever worn I wore these on exactly one hike to the top of Sultan Peak (13,373') in southwest Colorado in the summer, after which I returned to REI because the shoes were that uncomfortable. The shoe is constructed so that all your weight gets put on the balls and heels of your feet with hardly any arch support. The sole is so burly that you feel like you're walking on a board the whole time. At the end of that four hour hike I had blisters on the bottoms of my heels! That's never happened to me in 20+ years of backpacking and hiking. It's possible that these shoes would fit someone with differently shaped feet; maybe with very low arches. The construction is bomber, and perhaps for the right person with the right foot they'd be the perfect alpine approach shoe. Garmont definitely gets style points with this shoe; maybe that's how they hooked me!
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite! A friend loves the Dragontail shoe, so I decided to give them a try, too. I'm a Garmont Adventurer, and a real shoe snob due to the fact that my feet blister so easily, no matter how much I do. I also have a pretty high arch and my feet aren't particularly narrow. After some serious adventures using other brands (1,000 miles across Spain and France on foot, years of PNW alpine wilderness hikes, backpacking trips and approaches, and stomping around the Andes to name a few), I've finally found a shoe that works for me and leaves my feet happy and blister-free! I recently used these to hike a couple tracks in Australia, appreciating their rigid sole on that hard and rocky terrain, and surprised that my feet were still fairly dry at the end of a very, very hot hike (I'd used another brand previously to hike 180 miles across Tasmania, and was very disappointed). The construction far exceeds other shoes I've had, and although I've now put on around 100 trail miles on these in two countries, they still look pretty new. The only negative feedback I have is that when I haven't worn them for a while and then slip my foot in, I think they're going to be too tight on the toes. I'm always surprised at the end of the day, though, when my feet still feel great. I'd definitely recommend giving these a try.
Date published: 2016-11-11
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I am looking at these approach shoes and the Scarpa Crux.  Which has a higher volume toe box? 

Asked by: MTAnn
The vertical volume of these shoes is the same, however, the Crux is slightly larger in the toe box width.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-25
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort straight out of the box! I can really attest to one feature I absolutely love... comfort! I don't just use these as approach shoes, but as my everyday footgear. They are great in any kind of terrain. Garmont supplied a recent expedition I was a part of with these approach shoes as well as their Tower Plus boot. I wasn't able to receive mine until I arrived, so was unable to break them in before hand. In all my years of backpacking, I've never been able to wear a boot or shoe for 20+ miles on it's first day out of the box, but with BOTH of these I was able to do so. For the duration of the expedition (1 month), I had zero blisters or soreness on my feet. I also have extremely wide feet and a bunion on my left foot, so this was a very big plus for me.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Most uncomfortable approach shoe I've ever worn I wore these on exactly one hike to the top of Sultan Peak (13,373') in southwest Colorado in the summer, after which I returned to REI because the shoes were that uncomfortable. The shoe is constructed so that all your weight gets put on the balls and heels of your feet with hardly any arch support. The sole is so burly that you feel like you're walking on a board the whole time. At the end of that four hour hike I had blisters on the bottoms of my heels! That's never happened to me in 20+ years of backpacking and hiking. It's possible that these shoes would fit someone with differently shaped feet; maybe with very low arches. The construction is bomber, and perhaps for the right person with the right foot they'd be the perfect alpine approach shoe. Garmont definitely gets style points with this shoe; maybe that's how they hooked me!
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite! A friend loves the Dragontail shoe, so I decided to give them a try, too. I'm a Garmont Adventurer, and a real shoe snob due to the fact that my feet blister so easily, no matter how much I do. I also have a pretty high arch and my feet aren't particularly narrow. After some serious adventures using other brands (1,000 miles across Spain and France on foot, years of PNW alpine wilderness hikes, backpacking trips and approaches, and stomping around the Andes to name a few), I've finally found a shoe that works for me and leaves my feet happy and blister-free! I recently used these to hike a couple tracks in Australia, appreciating their rigid sole on that hard and rocky terrain, and surprised that my feet were still fairly dry at the end of a very, very hot hike (I'd used another brand previously to hike 180 miles across Tasmania, and was very disappointed). The construction far exceeds other shoes I've had, and although I've now put on around 100 trail miles on these in two countries, they still look pretty new. The only negative feedback I have is that when I haven't worn them for a while and then slip my foot in, I think they're going to be too tight on the toes. I'm always surprised at the end of the day, though, when my feet still feel great. I'd definitely recommend giving these a try.
Date published: 2016-11-11
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I am looking at these approach shoes and the Scarpa Crux.  Which has a higher volume toe box? 

Asked by: MTAnn
The vertical volume of these shoes is the same, however, the Crux is slightly larger in the toe box width.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-25
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