• Garmont - 9.81 Fast Hiking Shoe - Men's - Dark Grey/Red
  • Garmont - 9.81 Fast Hiking Shoe - Men's - Dark Grey/Red
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Garmont 9.81 Fast Hiking Shoe - Men's

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$59.95 $144.95

Item #GAR004R

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Tech Specs

Upper Material:
abrasion-resistant mesh, PU overlay
Closure:
lace
Footbed:
PU
Midsole:
expanded EVA
Sole:
Michelin Free Cross
Claimed Weight:
11oz
Recommended Use:
hiking
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

Somewhere between running and hiking.

The Garmont Men's 9.81 Fast Hiking Shoe combines a running-inspired upper with a rugged, hiking-oriented sole; the result is a a shoe you can move quickly in, over different types of tricky trails. Its Michelin Free Cross sole includes deep, aggressive lugs that offer superior traction and remain incredibly flexible for a fast-paced performance up and down rocky, dirty, or muddy trails. The seamless upper features durable, well-ventilated mesh non unlike a running shoe's, and the PU exoskeleton enhances protection and overall structure.

  • Light hiking shoe made to move fast
  • Abrasion-resistant mesh upper with seamless PU exoskeleton
  • Anatomic footbed with expanded EVA for greater comfort and stability
  • Michelin Free Cross adds traction, support, flexibility, and cushioning

Total Gamechanger

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Size Bought: 12

I have special orthopedic considerations, including week ankles from severe sprains long ago, foot surgery to remove calcification in my right big toe, a heel spur in my left foot and, in the past, plantar fasciitis. Until these shoes, I've only been able to wear a traditional pair of high-top leather boots, like Garmont's Dakota series. With guidance from my orthopedist, I decided to give these a try last summer. Garmonts have always been my brand, no other boot/hiker seems to work out for me. These shoes are incredible. Light as feathers, rugged like Garmont should be, I've hiked Camel's Hump & Mt. Mansfield in VT and also several of the New Hampshire 4,000-footers. I was most impressed with how they tackled a 14.5 mile epic day in the Presidential-Dry River Wilderness, including steep/grueling/rocky White Mountains trailbed for several miles and above treeline, then down the steep Tuckerman's Ravine. Moreover, they work great down to 30ºF while in motion. Super-sticky tread that makes slippery surfaces easy to pivot off of. The only high-top hikers I have now are Garmont's Tower LX GTX for winter use. Looking forward to tackling the remaining 20 mountains above 4,000' and some of the Terrifying 25s also! Even bought a 2d pair, just in case....

EURO SIZING....RUNS SMALL

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 44

Purchased SIZE 44 = US size 11. I wear 10.5...Suggest buying 1 full size larger than normal....since I am 10.5 US ...I should have purchased 11.5 US = EURO 45 or maybe even 46. Garmont definitely goofed how they sized this item. Backcountry provided courtesy Return Label at no charge!

Garmont

Footwear
US MENUS WOMENEUUK
4 5 35 3
4.5 5.5 36 3.5
5 6 37 4
5.5 6.5 37.5 4.5
6 7 38 5
6.5 7.5 39 5.5
7 8 39.5 5.5
7.5 8.5 40 6.5
8 9 41 7
8.5 9.5 41.5 7.5
9 10 42 8
9.5 10.5 42.5 8.5
10 11 43 9
10.5 11.5 44 9.5
11   44.5 10
11.5   45 10.5
12   46 11
12.5   46.5 11.5
13   47 12
13.5   47.5 12.5
14   48 13