Verdict from 5 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: The Garmont Miguasha Low Nubuck GTX will spoil you with its homey confines.
  • Accurate sizing: What you see is what you get in this hiker size-wise.
  • Supportive: Your arch will not crumble on you while you got this shoe on.
  • Zero break-in: Much like most Garmont greats, the Miguasha Low Nubuck GTX loosens up in an instant.
  • Affordable: It has a fair, within-reach asking price.
  • Casually attractive: This shoe has city life—malling, bar hopping, grocery shopping—written all over its proverbial face.

1 reason not to buy

  • Questionable closure: Its strings for eyelets (second pair from the top) and non-plated lace holes might come apart sooner than later.

Bottom line

Appealing both on and off the trail—this no-nonsense description pretty much gives the Miguasha Low Nubuck GTX justice. Unapologetic for its hybrid design, this Garmont shoe has the qualities to address various outdoor challenges, whether on rugged terrain or concrete pavements. With a little extra care, the Miguasha Low Nubuck GTX will serve you well for hundreds of hiking miles.

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Good to know

The Miguasha Low Nubuck GTX is a Garmont hiking shoe equipped with a number of technologies that give performance for day hikers. Its 1.6mm oiled nubuck leather upper houses a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane for waterproofness.

Outdoor lovers are supplied with a cushioned ride, thanks to the footgear’s dual-density microporous rubber midsole. Its Vibram S1381 rubber outsole, meanwhile, is engineered to give grip on most types of terrain.

The Garmont Miguasha Low Nubuck GTX is a low-top hiking shoe for men and women. It is equipped with a traditional lacing system, which enables wearers to personalize its fit. This shoe is furnished with a Heel Lock in the rearfoot region. The heel lock is connected to the lacing system to prevent the heel from slipping. 

The Garmont product features the brand’s Anatomically Directed Design (ADD) technology, which consists of an anatomical tongue and a roomy toe box. These components match the natural asymmetric shape of the foot to hold it securely and comfortably in place.

This shoe for hiking trips comes with a Vibram S1381 outsole. It is made of a Vibram XS Trek rubber compound, which grants durability against rough ground conditions. Its profile employs a spacious pattern of multi-directional lugs to render traction on virtually all types of terrain. Its surface is also designed to shed dirt and debris to optimize grip.

The sole’s forefoot and rearfoot zones are engineered to give users added control when ascending or descending. A heel brake is integrated into its construction for extra stopping power. Moreover, its front end extends toward the toe box for protection against accidental bumps.

The Garmont Miguasha Low Nubuck GTX is equipped with a durable midsole made of dual-density microporous rubber. It is designed to give a cushioned ride while absorbing shock. It is paired with a footbed made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam, which renders extra cushioning and underfoot comfort.

The men’s and women’s Garmont Miguasha Low Nubuck GTX features a 1.6mm greased nubuck leather upper, making it robust and resistant to abrasion. It is lined with a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane to keep water out while allowing excess heat to pass through. A rand is found on the shoe’s forefoot zone for protection from trail hazards.

This Garmont offering for day hikers uses a series of eyelets for its lacing system. These components are crafted to help wearers manage the footgear’s fit. A heel lock is positioned at the rearfoot region for added heel support. The collar is lined with full-grain leather for comfort and easy entry.

- Buyers who require a sturdier pair for backpacking may consider the Lowa Camino GTX.


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