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: 25.7ozWomen: 22oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Updates to Garmont Tower LX GTX
- Garmont’s Tower LX GTX is designed for via ferrata traversals and technical mountaineering. Its sturdy upper matches the flexibility and stiffness of the entire gear thanks to the boot’s progressive lasting board. Since it is made with the Anatomically Directed Design (a.d.d) technology, this footwear gets to provide enhanced shock absorption and stability on mountainous terrain. It is also engineered with the Intelligent Flex System which allows for natural shin mobility and forefoot flex.
- The boot’s sole unit comes with a number of notable subcomponents. Outside the footgear’s dual-density midsole and Vibram Mulaz outsole, it also includes a PU crampon insert and an insulating insole made primarily of nylon and fiberglass.
Garmont Tower LX GTX size and fit
A generally true-to-size, high-cut mountaineering footwear for men and women is the Tower LX GTX. It comes in standard width in full and half sizes. It is built with Garmont’s Alpine Tech fit, giving the boot a much tighter main interior with a contoured toe box for improved climbing precision. Its lace-up closure provides a personalized lockdown.
With the boot’s Vibram Mulaz outsole, mountaineers can gain ground and reach heights with enough traction. Heavy-duty angular protrusions (also known as lugs) populate its surface for multi-directional grip. Its forefoot and heel zones have a more compact construction to give wearers a firmer hold on more rigid surfaces.
The Tower LX GTX's dual-density PU midsole brings to the table adequate terrain stability and cushioning. It comes with a part fiberglass, part nylon insulating insole which is made extra cushy with a 2.5-mm microporous top layer. Its heel is engineered with a crampon insert made of polyurethane.
Giving users additional underfoot cushioning is the Alveolen footbed. It is made with a combination of felt and EVA resin, making it capable of delivering a lightweight kind of comfort.
This Garmont gear sports a tough upper made of Cordura fabric and microfiber. Its collar, tongue, and flex insert are made of a single-piece Schoeller fabric. Its liner is imbued with Gore-Tex’s Performance Comfort tech, granting the boot weatherproofing and breathability. The Helix rubber rand that covers its lower region provides abrasion protection, as well as additional torsional stability and grip for technical climbs.
Garmont’s a.d.d technology is comprised of the boot’s asymmetrical cuff, anatomical tongue, differential ankle pads, and precision lacing. These parts work hand in hand to give wearers improved comfort, support, and stability.
The Tower LX GTX's closure system uses round synthetic laces and combination eyelets. It expedites the lacing process to a degree thanks to the open design of its top eyelets.