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: 26.8ozWomen: 23.5oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
- Garmont’s Tower Plus LX GTX is an over-the-ankle cleat with a full leather upper. It comes with a protective Helix rubber rand can render grip during climbs. A Gore-Tex laminate makes it weatherproof while the Anatomically Directed Design (a.d.d.) optimizes comfort.
- The component set featured in this mountaineering cleat is the Tower Evo. It includes a PU midsole, heel PU crampon insert, insole (nylon and fiberglass) and a Vibram Mulaz Evo outsole for traction. The Tower Evo for women comes with an additional microporous insert at the heel.
The Tower Plus LX GTX mountaineering cleat caters to men and women. It generally runs true to size and comes in standard width. It is offered in whole and half sizes. Likewise, it is designed with a roomier toe box for better propulsion.
The Vibram Mulaz Evo outsole has deep treads which allow it to self-clean, shedding off mud to prevent slips and falls. The clover-like lugs at the center provide multi-directional traction. Its large contact area at the toe and heel enhances the cleat’s grip, especially during ascents and descents.
This mid-cut mountaineering cleat uses a dual-density PU injected midsole for long-lasting cushioning. A tech PU crampon insert sits atop of it which yields stability. The brand also added a lightweight nylon and fiberglass insole with air chambers to add support. The topmost layer is a 2.5 mm microporous layer which enhances cushioning and comfort.
Additionally, a Progressive Lasting Board matches the stiffness underfoot to the length of the cleat for a more uniform flex. An Alveolen footbed, on the other hand, enhances cushioning and renders insulation.
The upper of the Garmont Tower Plus LX GTX is primarily made of durable 2.2 mm suede leather. Its base is wrapped by a Helix rubber rand which adds stability and protection. A one-piece Schoeller stretch fabric is used in the cleat’s flex insert, tongue and collar. Also, its interior is lined with a moderately insulated Gore-Tex Performance Comfort for optimal breathability and waterproofing.
Featuring Garmont’s Anatomically Directed Design (a.d.d.), it has an asymmetrical cuff and anatomical tongue for better control on the trails. Its differential ankle pads help keep the heel in place. Allowing the cleat to move in sync with the user’s foot is its precision lacing and the Intelligent Flex System at the ankle area.
- This cleat is compatible with semi-automatic crampons.