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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.

130 SH Crosser GTX® RR
130 SH Crosser GTX® RR Posted: 8/28/14
Reviewer: Kesher from Seattle
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Sort of a loose, big fit with this boot. Not much in the way of arch support. Good rubber traction on outsole. Thick sole with medium-stiff flex.

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.

130 SH Crosser GTX® RR
130 SH Crosser GTX® RR Posted: 8/2/14
Reviewer: jason from Midwest
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love these hikers! I've had them about six months and was concerned due to a previous review that stated that they bend funny while walking; however, I hiked several days and uncountable miles over my trip to Acadia. They're formed great and kept my feet feeling even better. Best part is the two box which is sturdy yet comfy. Sole is great for steep climbs. Love this shoe.

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: 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.

130 SH Crosser GTX RR
130 SH Crosser GTX RR Posted: 4/2/14
Reviewer: jckid from CA
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I have Zamberlan Vioz GT hiking boots that are excellent for backpacking, so I decided to try these for day hikes and camping. The fit was not on par with my other pair of Zamberlans, and neither was the comfort. My boots are Italian made. These are made in China. These shoes had one of the hardest soles I've ever put on my feet. Absolutely no cushion whatsoever. It literally felt like I was standing on concrete. I didn't even bother to try them hiking.

130 SH Crosser GTX RR
130 SH Crosser GTX RR Posted: 3/26/14
Reviewer: Christina from Virginia
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I am a zookeeper. That means lots of water. Hosing is a big part of my job, and I wanted a shoe that was waterproof. The Zamberlan is not waterproof. It is not like I am walking through puddles, it is just some hose spray and my socks are wet. Also, after just a couple of weeks, the laces are starting to break. Save your money, this one is not worth it.

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.

230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR
230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR Posted: 2/2/14
Reviewer: clint spivey from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The shoe is an overall winner. I did choose to use super feet insoles to replace the inadequate insoles that come with the shoe. I find that most shoes need an aftermarket insole in order to provide the most stability and cushion. The ankle support is great and the shoe is very lightweight for being a hiking shoe. It is certainly a shoe for the heavy backpack carrying hiker. However, it does fit the niche for someone who wants a lightweight, quality constructed shoe that offers water as well as additional ankle protection.

230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR
230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR Posted: 1/15/14
Reviewer: Jim from Spokane, Washington
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Very comfortable and solid feeling. But they are too slippery on wet rocks for what I need.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 10/29/13
Reviewer: from Brunswick, Maryland
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Wow is all I can say about these boots! I have been ardently looking for a replacement for my 30 year old Vasque all leather hikers. I had all but given up on finding a pair of boots that were comparable to them. My feet are narrow, and I love to hike but my old Vasques were just worn out! Voilà, I came upon the Zamberlan Vioz GT! They reminded me of my Vasques. I am on week two of wearing them, have done walking as well as hiking. Noy a blister or sore spot one. These boots are an answer to my prayers! I am truly impressed with the workmanship and attention to detail. I do wear orthotics inside my boots. The boots accommodate them quite nicely. They are pricy at first glance but if they last as long as my Vasque boots I feel that I will be way ahead in the long run. Plus, these are water-resistant and my Vasques were not. I will have these boots for the long haul. Great fit, great weight, very comfortable, yet flexible.

230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR
230 SH Crosser Plus GTX® RR Posted: 10/15/13
Reviewer: Joey Baker from San Francisco
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Comfortable like sneakers! These boots feel incredibly light, it's like wearing regular shoes until you realize your ankles are covered. They appear to be fairly well constructed, I have worn them around the house a lot, to break them in, but haven't taken them out yet. They seem fairly sturdy, but they are definitely not the all one piece design of the leather boots that I'm used to. We'll see how durable they are after a few hikes. My only complaint, is that for hiking boots, they look a lot more like the sneakers that they are probably based off. That excess red and black is very quote un-outdoorsy"

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 10/14/13
Reviewer: Hobokengirl from Hoboken
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I waited for like 6 months for a size 8 to be available as people said to order down a half size. Finally couldn't wait any longer and bought the 8.5 and wore a thick pair of wool socks. No break in period. Not as heavy as I was thinking they would be. Overall super happy I bought them.

130 SH Crosser GTX® RR
130 SH Crosser GTX® RR Posted: 9/3/13
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I really wanted to like these shoes, but unfortunately, the fit just wasn't there. When I first put the shoe on, it was very comfortable, and I thought it would be great. But then when I started to take a step, I felt a sharp pain on the top of my toes. I watched closely as I went through a stepping motion, and saw what caused the problem. The shoe is laced up to the toe area, and most of the shoe is somewhat rigid. When going into a step, the only flex in the shoe is right at the toe area, and this flex causes the upper to fold in and down into the toe box. As this fold moved down during a step, it crushes right into the top of my toes. This causes a sharp pain that makes walking very uncomfortable. Maybe it's just me, or maybe it's a fundamental design flaw, but for what this shoe costs, I would expect a nice comfortable shoe. On the plus side, it is very comfortable when I'm not walking, and the sole is extremely grippy. It's also waterproof with a Gore-Tex liner, so it was just what I was looking for. As a comment, the Gore-Tex liner does not surround the foot, as it does in other Zamberlan boots. The bottom underneath the insole is not lined in Gore-Tex, but that might not make much of a difference. I have other Zamberlan boots, the Tundra and Baltoro, and I totally love them, so I was disappointed that the 130 SH Crosser did not meet my expectations.

130 SH Crosser GTX RR
130 SH Crosser GTX RR Posted: 7/27/13
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Really disappointed. My go to shoes for years have been Merrell's Chameleons. They stopped making them (as well as most other of their women's hiking shoes) for some inexplicable reason, and I was looking for a replacement. I wanted something rugged, with GTX, that could take you anywhere. I have leather Zamberlan boots which so far so good, so I thought I'd try these as a lighter hiking shoe. When you take them out of the box, first thing you see is "made in China." Not cool, when you just spent quite a bit on what you thought were good Italian shoes. Okay. I put them on and went for my first hike with them. It turned out to be an 8 mile hike through a pine forest, with some off trail tramping to get around fallen logs. There were branches sticking out in places and some rocks. In short, rough enough for a test drive. At first (at home) the shoes were comfortable. When I actually hiked with them I noticed several things: They're very thin. They don't really hold your foot well. They're made from synthetic material which I thought would tear, but didn't, so it is kind of tough, but it's also much less substantial than expected. There is no arch support. The whole thing actually feels more like sneakers than hiking shoes, and more like canvas sneakers than regular gym shoes. The one saving grace was the Vibram sole, which did have a good grip. I didn't really like the look, either. It's very 'sneakery'. But that's a minor point. I think this is probably a good shoe for walking on maintained flat trail in town, but it's not a good shoe for hiking. I regret spending so much money on them when I now have to go find something else which will be more rugged and supportive. Too late to return them obviously. Not happy.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 4/26/13
Reviewer: Leslie from United States
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I got a pair of these and the Gore-Tex lining, after 3 months, started to bunch up in the toe area and felt uncomfortable. I called Zamberlan, sent them to their cobbler, who said it was a defect in the Gore-Tex lining and could not fix them. So I ordered a second pair, and when it started happening again after 3 months, I just sent them all back. Never have had that problem with any other boot.

Vioz GT
Vioz GT Posted: 11/20/12
Reviewer: from Galesburg, Illinois
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

A boot of excellent quality in both craftsmanship and material. I got this boot because I need a good 'day' hiker. There is enough shoe here for a good backbacking boot. But I was unable to find another good quality boot; (Danner's boot I am interested in is not available in my size at this time)I decided to keep this one and told my friends, "I know it is over kill, but I've got a nice hiking boot." Now I am glad I kept the boot that is more boot than I need. It is very comfortable and keeps getting more and more comfortable. With each wearing it forms a closer match with my feet.

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