Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 22.9ozWomen: 19.4oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
- The Ascent GTX is a mountaineering cleat tailored for climbers who require a balance of lightness and stability in their performance. Its suede leather upper offers a dry kind of comfort thanks to its Gore-Tex Performance Comfort liner.
- A bi-microporous midsole made of rubber is what keeps the wearer’s bearings steady over mountainous terrain. What anchors users in over craggy surfaces, on the other hand, is the Vibram Nepal outsole. Together, they make up the majority of the cleat’s underfoot component set which also includes the Frameflex Mid insole and the Tech PU crampon insert.
A mid-cut, adequately true-to-size mountaineering cleat for men and women is the Garmont Ascent GTX. It comes in regular width in a number of half and full sizes. Its lace-to-toe closure provides a personalized lockdown. This lacing system also promotes sensitivity and gives users the ability to adjust the cleat’s forefoot volume.
Garmont’s Ascent GTX relies on its Vibram Nepal outsole in providing climbers with an adequate amount of grip on rugged terrain. Its self-cleaning lugs, which are a combination of blocky and triangular protrusions, produce multi-directional traction. Its semi-blocked forefoot zone made of a sticky compound is engineered specifically to aid users during tricky ascents. Its rearfoot region, on the other hand, is given a heel brake, improving the cleat’s descent control capability.
Thanks to the footgear’s bi-microporous rubber midsole, mountaineers can travel over rough terrain with enough comfort and footing security. Its forefoot region is engineered to provide stability, while the rest of its layer is crafted mostly for cushioning. It is engineered with the FrameFlex Mid insole—A Garmont-exclusive footboard that gives the cleat flexibility and bolsters the main midsole unit’s stabilizing capability. Over at the gear’s heel is the Tech PU crampon insert. This implement provides not only crampon security but also shock-absorbing comfort.
The footbed with which the cleat comes by default offers additional comfort underfoot. This insole is made of antimicrobial felt which improves internal air circulation and reduces odor buildup.
The Garmont Ascent GTX’s over-the-ankle upper is made of suede leather at 1.8 millimeters thick. It has ample abrasion resistance thanks to the Cordura inserts reinforcing its heel and forefoot zones. Its Gore-Tex Performance Comfort liner defends the cleat from intrusive wet elements while leaving the footwear’s interior breathable. Rounding out all things upper is the cleat’s lace-to-toe closure system which is made up of combination eyelets and synthetic laces.
- This gear is compatible with hybrid crampons.