MQM Flex 2 Mid GTX: An agent of upgraded rides

As a successor to the first iteration, the MQM Flex 2 Mid GTX is built to produce better results around the backcountry. To that end, the genius shoemakers behind its creation deemed it only fitting for the featured boot to have the following upgrades:

Waterproofing in every direction. With its seamless (a.k.a. InvisibleFit) construction, this waterproof liner from Gore-Tex provides 360° protection from virtually all sorts of moisture. And with the boot’s bellows tongue, your precious tootsies will experience dryness through some 3-4 inches of water.

More protection underfoot. Unlike its predecessor, the MQM Flex 2 Mid GTX comes with a rock plate. Located around the forefoot, this new addition grants extra protection against pointy rocks without downgrading ground feel.

Bitier outsole. The heavy-duty outsole of the MQM Flex 2 Mid GTX is dotted with 5-mm lugs, which are 1.5 mm deeper than those on the original. Translation: You will have enhanced clawing power on rockier terrain and muddier soil in this updated hiker.

Additional info

  • If you are someone who banks heavily on ankle freedom, try the low-top MQM Flex 2 GTX instead.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.9oz / Women 13.3oz
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Vegan / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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