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Gear GTX®
Gear GTX® Posted: 4/19/15
Reviewer: J.W. from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I have tried on a lot of boots in the past several weeks and these Zamberlans were one of the better pairs. I was impressed with the build quality and the precision of the stitching. I have a feeling that they would provide a higher than average durability to weight ratio. Comfort-wise, I felt no hot spots no matter how I tightened the laces. The toe-box area was a little on the snug side, but otherwise I felt the sizing was spot-on when wearing the appropriate, medium to heavy weight hiking socks. My toes did not feel cramped or crushed like on some Asolo pairs that I have tried. I really wanted to keep these Zamberlans, and would have, only I could not achieve a reliable and confident heel-lock. With my very thickest socks and a very particular lacing technique it worked out all right, but only when I tightened the laces as tight as I could. Even then I did not feel any hot spots surprisingly, but still my heel never felt totally secure. You can see the six lace hooks on the boot follow in alignment from behind the toes to the top collar. If this boot had been designed with one of those deeper-set heel-locking lace hooks, then maybe it would have fit the back of my foot better and I would have kept them. Kind of a disappointment for me, but do check them out if you are looking for a mid-weight hiker that can pull some weight-bearing duty.

230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR
230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR Posted: 2/22/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Nice boots. Very light. Bought for a recent ruk and they performed very well under the weight of a pack.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 2/18/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Probably the best boots I've ever owned! They are hand crafted in Italy and fit as if they are custom made to my foot. Very good arch support and provide an exceptional foundation for any activity. Fit seems true to size. Would definitely purchase again - although probably won't need another pair for years and years as they are so well made!

Solda NW GTX®
Solda NW GTX® Posted: 2/17/15
Reviewer: Bill from Maryland
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I recently purchased the Zamberlan Solda NW GTX boots and I am very happy with my decision. I have been looking for a quality pair of casual/light hiking boots that provided both comfort and good looks. These boots did not disappoint. They were more money than I wanted to pay but you can tell right away that you purchased a pair of high-end boots the minute you take them out of the box. They even came with another pair of laces (orange) in case you want to change the look. Great service as always from Zappos.

230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR
230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR Posted: 2/12/15
Reviewer: Jay from New Mexico
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I guess it's all about trade off's?? I wanted a light hiking boot for faster day hikes where I'm carrying under 20lbs. I'm not a fan of ultralight footwear as I weigh 195lbs and hike on rough terrain here in New Mexico. These seemed like they would fit the bill. They fit pretty good right out of the box. I have a fairly narrow foot and I was able to tighten the laces enough to get a nice secure fit, but they are wider in the forefoot than my normal go to brand of boots Lowa. The ankle support was great and good cushioning in the heel but the cushion was minimal in the forefoot. The tread is also very minimal and I can't see these lasting more then a few months of hard use. This is not a boot I would ever use on rough terrain or off trail. Smoother trails it would work out ok. After my first 6 mile hike a rock cut a chunk out of the tread near the heel and I was having to carefully watch where I placed my footing and rockier terrain because I could feel sharp rocks in the forefoot area. I couldn't imaging caring a heavy pack all day in rocky terrain with these boots. If these things were only a bit beefier and used a PU midsole I think they would be perfect. But for now they are going back to Zappos and I'll try the Asolo Fugitive GTX as a light hiker.

Zortea NW
Zortea NW Posted: 1/30/15
Reviewer: Marzanna Grodzka from Wayne, NJ
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Returning them because these boots are too big and too heavy. Per information on Zappos website, these boots weight 1 lb 11 oz or if that is the weight is per each boot, two should be 3 lb 6 oz. The accrual weight is 4.2 lbs.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 11/25/14
Reviewer: from Crystal Lake IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I really liked this boot - comfortable out of the box, nice leather, easy lace-up, and comfortable around the ankle. I also ordered my regular size and and wore with hiking socks. The reason I returned it is because, compared to the Lowa Mauria, I liked the Lowa a bit better. The Lowa is higher up on the ankle and I felt more support there as well as a little bit better arch support. (However, I am a person who likes and needs a firm support.) The Lowa has a toe guard and the Zamberlan does not. These last two items were not the deal breakers. Had I not found the Lowa Mauria, I would have kept the Zamberlan Vioz GT. Give it a try as it is a great boot.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 11/18/14
Reviewer: Sonja from NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Awesome hiking boots! I wear a true size 8 almost always - in these I wear a 38. I know, I know, according to Zamberlan size chart I should wear maybe the 38 but probably the 39. Thanks to Zappos and their fantastic shipping/returns, I determined that the 39 is too large and the 38 is the keeper! Can't wait to wear these out and about!

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 10/5/14
Reviewer: from CHICAGO, IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have had these boots for 3 years and the "style" hasn't changed in the new model. My boots look like hell but they are durable. I wear them for hiking (no kidding) but I also use them as construction boots. They do not have a steel toe, but they look like they do, and I haven't been caught yet (as a renovation volunteer, I see idiots who come to the site in gym shoes, so who would bother about me!). No, the paint spots won't come off as they would if the finish weren't porous, but I didn't buy them for looks. Anyway, I wear a 7 or 7.5 and went with a 7.5 despite several people saying these run large. I don't know anyone who would wear these without boot socks, so I am glad I ordered on the large size. Finally, they were comfortable from day 1 -- what leather boot has no break-in? -- these -- and they are just as comfortable today. Too bad I can't wear them to work. Business casual they aren't unless you live in Portland.

230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR
230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR Posted: 8/8/14
Reviewer: from Vancouver BC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I got these to compare to the Asolo Reston, which I was considering. For me the fit of these is better - they are a bit wide.I kept these instead of the Asolo's. I tested them on out on an uphill climb (the Grouse Grind in Vancouver, which is not what I bought them for) and they worked well - no hot spots and no break-in required. I am usually a 10 1/2 and these fit that perfectly.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 7/22/14
Reviewer: tom purcell from syracuse, ny
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Best pair of boots I have ever own. I work on my feet all day on hard surfaces and hike everyday..Recently hiked Mt. Marcy in the ADK..18 miles of roots rocks and more rocks...no aches at all. This is my second pair and my first pair are 3 years old a little worn but still comfortable. Will continue to purchase these boots as long as they are continued to made in Italy. No OUT sourcing...just purchased another pair for our son!

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 7/11/14
Reviewer: Kelly Branan from Salt Lake City, Utah
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Fantastic boot! It felt great the moment I put it on and were awesome all day long. I wore them in by wearing them to 4 days of conferences on my feet all day on a cement floor. Everyone around me had blisters and or very sore feet but I came out like a champ. It took very little adjusting to the laces to get them to fit perfectly to my feet. I have pretty narrow feet and these felt just right for them. I look forward to wearing these boots for a very long time.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 6/26/14
Reviewer: Cameron Vest from Salem, VA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

So far so good! OK for 10+ years I was dedicated and faithful to that other Italian brand 'A' boot.. After loosing a toe nail constantly on each of 4 trips, I decided to switch up and give brand Z a whirl. Wow - super comfortable so far on weekend outings. The big test coming up on an 8 night trip but so far, I have confidence that these will more than make the grade. Good arch support even before I pulled the in-sole's out and place my orthodics in, a nice toe box and not to mention the little stylish Italian flag make these boots a good choice so far. Too early to tell if they will keep me dry hopefully I won't have to find out too soon - But with GorTex I'm sure they'll be just fine.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 6/5/14
Reviewer: Scooter from Michigan
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Bought for a Montana hiking trip. Have worn them for a few small hikes thus far and they are very comfortable and no hot spots. A very well made boot. Also, I think that Zappos has the best customer service in the world! Would buy this boot (from Zappos) again.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 5/17/14
Reviewer: Michael Hawkins from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have worn a large variety of boots in many different conditions. These boots are by far my go to every time. Some people complain about the leather scratching too easily or scuffing. If you wanted a nice leather loafer then you should have bought one. I have jammed these boots in between granite boulders to stabilize my self and stood in below ankle water for nearly an hour. These boots don't fail. I have at least 150 miles on them and the soles are only just starting to show significant wear. When it comes to a hiking/ light backpacking boot, I will always buy these boots.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: from Vermont
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are fantastic boots. As others have noted, there is no break-in time at all; they were comfortable immediately. I have long toes, and finding shoes that fit is a perpetual problem. These boots fit! They are comfortable! They are great in snow and rain. My only wish is that Zamberlan would make a WALKING shoe for summer--and make it the RIGHT way in ITALY. I am willing to pay for it!

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 4/2/14
Reviewer: jckid from CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've been wearing these boots for about 5 years now. They have been the best boots for hiking and backpacking that I've ever had. I have problem feet, and need a lot of support. These have worked perfectly. Most shoes kill my feet after 2 miles, and lighter weight boots after 5 miles. I can hike all day in the these boots. The boots have held up very well. If I clean them up after a hike, and apply the proofing cream Zamberland recommends, they look like new again. The Gore-Tex has been great--these boots really are waterproof. The only times my feet have been wet is when I got water in above the ankle. The fit is good for my feet. I have skinny heels, but need a wider toebox. They are borderline narrow in the toebox for me, but really just right I guess, because they hold my foot snugly, but without causing any blisters or pressure points. I expect these boots to last for many more years. They're expensive, but worth the price tag.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 3/31/14
Reviewer: Joseph Skibek from Woodbridge, VA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Purchased this pair of Zamberlan Vioz GT's after being disappointed with a pair of Danner Mountain Light II's. Right out of the box, the Zamberlan's fit much better than the Mountain Lights (same size) and offered much better internal support. I have put about 50 miles on both sets of boots and the Zamberlans are much more comfortable simply walking the streets or hiking the trails. I am not affiliated with any shoe manufacturer or any retailer and always try to buy American products. I would rate the Danners with three stars and the Zamberlans with five. Since the price for both pairs of boots was similar, I challenge the Danner folks to improve their product in comfort and support. I have to give them the edge in natural brown appearance versus the European black, grey and red design. I don't understand why so many shoe and boot manufacturers are making products that look like a bowl of Froot Loops. I am keeping the Zamberlans and thinking about returning the Danners. Zappos rocks with their customer satisfaction and shipping items in size appropriate boxes. Amazon should take a lesson in that arena. Okay, I have trashed enough companies with truthful comments. I would strongly recommend anyone considering several of the other fine hiking boot manufacturers (they all make an excellent product) to buy the Zamberlans. It kills me not to buy and recommend the Made in America product, but comfort and fit always rules the day with my shoe and boot choices. I wear a 10.5 size, D width and the Euro 45 also labeled 10H fit like a glove. Thanks for reading this novel and enjoy the ride, hike or camp-out.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 3/14/14
Reviewer: from Utah
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Bought these for my wife because I have a pair in the Men's Version. Great support for side hilling, and the aggressive tread keeps you from slipping where a lot of other boots will give way. Stay tight all day. Not one sore spot on my feet or ankles. Submerged completely in water and no leakage after a year of use. Great style to wear around town or in the hills.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 3/9/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Accurate in size. Seems like a good boot. Problem for me was I have narrow size 10 feet and my heel was sliding up and down with each step.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 2/21/14
Reviewer: Dan from Ormond Beach Fl
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Best boot I ever owned. 3 years old now. Looks new. Amazing comfort. Just replaced the laces. This boot is top notch. Yes expensive. But well worth every cent. The quality and attention to detail is obvious. No china crap here. Italian workmanship. I can say enough about comfortable this boot is.

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