Who should buy the Garmont Dragontail LT GTX

Those who are looking for a superb pair of approach shoes should check out the Garmont Dragontail LT GTX. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer an approach shoe that offers excellent performance on technical approaches and light hiking trails.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that provides a comfortable experience.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that performs on various terrain types.

Garmont Dragontail LT GTX logo

Provide resistance against compression

Garmont’s Dragontail LT GTX carries a tri-microporous rubber midsole. This unit is able to provide resistance against compression. It is made up of three parts. A medium-density foam that optimizes comfort and absorbs shock, a firm-density material (placed underneath the heel) that grants stability, and a compressed foam (situated at the toe) that ensures low compression.

Garmont Dragontail LT GTX outsole

Promotes a stable platform for edging and carrying loads

A FrameFlex Light nylon insole promotes a stable platform for edging and carrying loads while an ECO PU footbed maximizes shock absorption.

Garmont Dragontail LT GTX midsole

Provides protection against harsh outdoor obstacles

Providing protection against harsh outdoor obstacles is a 1.8 mm suede upper. It is lined with a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate that optimizes waterproofness and breathability. The shoe is reinforced with toe and heel bumpers that support and protect the upper. 

Garmont Dragontail LT GTX upper

Permits the natural movement of the foot

Garmont’s Anatomically Directed Design (or a.d.d.) permits the natural movement of the foot, stabilizing, absorbing shock, and propelling its wearer forward. This feature includes an asymmetrical cuff that provides better edging, an anatomical tongue that grants enhanced control, and differential ankle pads that give stability. 

Garmont Dragontail LT GTX upper 1.0

Secure fit and easy to wear

The Dragontail LT GTX approach shoe has a lace-to-toe closure, granting its wearer optimal fit management. It is comprised of seven sets of metal eyelets and a pair of webbing loops. The latter is also part of the brand’s heel lock feature that prevents slippage and blisters. Lastly, loops are attached at the back of the shoe and top of the tongue, permitting quick donning and doffing.

Garmont Dragontail LT GTX laces

Facts / Specs

Base model: Garmont Dragontail LT
Features: Tongue Pull Loop / Heel brake
Technology: Gore-Tex
Material: Leather
Collection: Garmont Dragontail
Top: Low
BRAND Brand: Garmont

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.