APPROACH

What About

Approach shoes are hybrid footwear that have some characteristics in common with hiking boots, and others with rock-climbing shoes. Like a shoe or boot designed for hiking, a properly fitting approach shoe can be worn comfortably while walking for long distances. Like a climbing shoe, it generally has a specialized sticky rubber sole which maintains traction on steeper grades of rock. On more extreme terrain, or when carrying heavier loads, it supports neither task as well as more specialised footwear would.

Projects

GARMONT
DRAGONTAIL TECH GTX
Inspired by MICHELIN® OFF ROAD - ALL SEASON
GARMONT
VETTA TECH GTX
Inspired by MICHELIN® OFF ROAD - ALL SEASON
MAMMUT
ALNASCA II LOW GTX
Inspired by MICHELIN® NA00
MAMMUT
ALNASCA KNIT II LOW GTX
Inspired by MICHELIN® NA00
MODEL

DRAGONTAIL TECH GTX

A new approach shoe co-designed with soles by MICHELIN. Maximum performance in a lightweight and versatile boot.

Technology at your feet

Approach enthusiasts, are attentive to the technicality and performance of their equipment, always looking for new solutions that can satisfy and increase their performance. It is with these needs in mind that Garmont and Michelin have co-designed the new Dragontail Tech GTX, a versatile, lightweight shoe, but at the same time able to offer high comfort for long treks.

Use

The tread design has been designed to offer maximum flexibility and traction, guaranteeing the wearer 360-degree freedom of movement on all types of terrain. To make the sole extremely light it has been designed with fiber lite technology, while, to offer maximum stability to the wearer, triangular sculptures have been inserted in the heel to improve braking and make the walk stable even on downhill.

Safety first

The sole is accompanied by an ecological Ortholite UltraLiteTM footbed characterized by a combined structure: a rigid and stable compound in the heel area and a soft ultralite compound in the middle and forefoot area. The suede upper features Gore-Tex Extended Comfort technology that adapts to any climate. The shoe is built on a new last, designed for those who prefer a wrapped fit but with enough forefoot volume for maximum comfort without sacrificing precision during use.  Heel Lock technology helps fix the heel in the heel pocket while closure with laces to the toe offers better climbing performance and a more personalised fit.

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PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Designed for outdoor use. Adherence on dry & wet terrains.
Good durability.

Traction

Lightness

Flexibility

Specific compound

Specific compound for approach, on toe area

Adherence

Sliped sculpture for adaptability and adherence

Lightness and Flexibility

Tread distribution for lightness, flexibility and traction

Lightness

Fiber Lite coring insert for lightness

Braking

Triangular sculptures on heel for braking

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
OFF ROAD – ALL SEASON

MODEL

VETTA TECH GTX

Maximum performance in a lightweight and versatile boot. This is the new VETTA TECH GTX® designed by Garmont with soles by MICHELIN.

Technology at your feet

The MICHELIN sole gives the shoe maximum flexibility and lightness and features a specific double compound with stronger grip in the toe area for climbing and blocks with sipings specifically designed to ensure greater adaptability and grip on any type of ground. Its technicality is enhanced on gravel, exposed rocks and mixed terrains.

The tread has been designed to offer maximum flexibility and traction, guaranteeing the wearer a 360 degree freedom of movement on all types of terrains. Thanks to the fiberlite inserts, the sole is extremely light. To achieve maximum stability, triangular sculptures have been inserted in the heel, capable of improving braking and making walking more stable even downhill.

The sole is accompanied by an ecological Ortholite® UltraLiteTM footbed characterized by a combined structure: a rigid and stable compound in the heel area and a soft ultralite compound in the midfoot and forefoot area.

Safety first

The VETTA TECH GTX® comes in a mid-cut for better ankle protection and provide flexibility and stability for better foot control even under a heavy load.

The abrasion-resistant suede upper features ultralight efoam inserts on the toe box and heel area for added protection and to guarantee not only excellent mechanical performance, but also considerable elasticity and flexibility. This material does not contain pollutants such as DMF or PVC.

The upper is equipped with Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort technology for versatile climate comfort, while Heel Lock technology helps fix the heel in the heel pocket. The lace-to-toe closure provides a more customised fit for better comfort.

Use

Mountain paths, hiking trails and via ferrata are the ideal playground for the new VETTA TECH GTX by Garmont with Michelin soles. TA must have for the new season, this shoe combines the design and technical features typical of an approach shoe with the versatility and comfort of a hiking boot.

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PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Designed for outdoor use. Adherence on dry & wet terrains.
Good durability.

Traction

Lightness

Flexibility

Specific compound

Specific compound for approach, on toe area

Adherence

Sliped sculpture for adaptability and adherence

Lightness and Flexibility

Tread distribution for lightness, flexibility and traction

Lightness

Fiber Lite coring insert for lightness

Braking

Triangular sculptures on heel for braking

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
OFF ROAD – ALL SEASON

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MODEL

ALNASCA II LOW GTX

Very lightweight low-cut approach shoe

Technology at your feet

The Alnasca combines high-quality material, fit and design with cutting-edge technology. Basefit for outstanding heel support and optimized lacing for additional support. The MICHELIN outsole provides excellent grip on any alpine approach. Unparalleled precision thanks to the short distance to the rock. Waterproof and breathable thanks to Gore-Tex.

Use

The Alnasca in a low-cut version offering flexibility for via ferrata, hiking and approach.

Safety first
  • Pre-shaped tongue construction
  • Cushioning Strobel construction with stone shield
  • Base Fit®: Sliding webbing transfers power from lacing area to soles, ensuring improved hold in boot to increase safety and comfort.
  • Memo Foam: Ensures individual fit and cushions foot at instep, shin and ankle
  • 360 Heel Support: The three-dimensionally shaped TPU element is designed for the anatomy of the heel bone, which it completely envelops. This delivers optimum heel fit, helps prevent twisted ankles and protects against rock abrasion.
  • Rubber toe cap
  • MICHELIN® compound
MODEL

ALNASCA KNIT II LOW GTX

Alnasca Knit II Low GTX® Man and Woman approach shoe – form follows function

Technology at your feet

With Basefit for excellent hold and reduced blister formation. MICHELIN OCX Compound enables close contact with the rocks and provides excellent grip, even in wet conditions. Gore-Tex® ensures that feet remain dry. The flexible knitted upper material has a sock-like construction for a perfect fit.

Use

Approach.

Safety first
  • Sliding webbing transfers power from lacing area to soles, ensuring improved hold in boot to increase safety and comfort.
  • Elastic knitted sock construction
  • Rubber toe cap
  • 360 Heel Support: The three-dimensionally shaped TPU element is designed for the anatomy of the heel bone, which it completely envelops. This delivers optimum heel fit, helps prevent twisted ankles and protects against rock abrasion.
  • TPU heel stabilizer
  • Anatomically shaped footbed
  • Michelin® compound
  • Board lasting
PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Excellent grip on dry and wet surfaces. Adaptability to the rock asperity. Durability.

Adaptability

Precision and control on climbing

Traction on uneven terrain

Grip

Sharp edge to improves grip and precision during climbing

Adaptability

Grooves for adaptability of the climbing zone

Adaptability

Siping on sculptures for enhanced ground adaptability

Support

At the edges sculptures designed to increase support during breaking

Wear reduction

Massive tread design for wear reduction on heel area

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
NA00

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