Updates to Garmont Integra High WP Thermal

  • This high-cut version of the Integra boot features a protective upper made of wear-resistant synthetic. The shoe interior is padded with 200 grams of Primaloft insulation to keep the foot warm in really cold weather conditions. Meanwhile, the G-Dry construction protects against wind and water while providing some breathability.
  • The upper is built using the ErGo-last for an ergonomic and comfortable fit. Meanwhile, the Double Damper technology offers enhanced cushioning for the foot, thereby reducing fatigue.
  • Its Vibram Extended outsole features the Ice Trek compound that stays grippy even in low temperatures for a safe and efficient hike.

Size and fit

The Garmont Integra High WP Thermal boots are a high-top model with a lace-to-toe closure for a secure fit. It extends up to the collar, giving the wearer an option to adjust the tightness of the shoe around the ankle differently from the forefoot. The fabric upper is also stretchy, wrapping the foot comfortably. Lastly, this boot is constructed using an ErGo last - an anatomical last with rounded contours that cradle the foot particularly around the heel and arch areas. It doesn't just create a custom fit but also offers enhanced support and cushioning.

This boot has a roomy toe box to accommodate the natural position of the big toe. Also, the differential ankle pads securely lock the heel in place for a precise fit around the ankle bones.

Outsole

This shoe features a Vibram Extended outsole that contains the Ice Trek compound - a high-quality rubber specifically developed for winter hiking. Unlike traditional soles, the Vibram Extended is relatively softer which allows it to adhere to smooth surfaces and grip on ice. The multi-directional small pointed lugs offer improved traction on wet and slippery trails while the wide contact surfaces allow for better stability while walking. 

Furthermore, this outsole is non-marking which means it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Midsole

The Integra High WP Thermal boot makes use of an EVA midsole, like most other hiking boots. What makes this shoe unique, however, is the integration of the Dual Damper technology - a two-part system that promotes shock absorption. Basically, it is consists of a midsole shock absorber, the Frameflex midsole, and an internal shock absorber. The EVA midsole "dampens" ground impact while the internal EVA midsole "dampens" heel impact. These result in increased cushioning and less fatigue. Meanwhile, the Frameflex insole helps lessen foot movement within the shoe for greater stability and comfort.

The boot also comes with a thermal footbed with an aluminum layer for added warmth.

Upper

This shoe features a synthetic upper that is highly resistant to wear. It's constructed using the Garmont’s Anatomically Directed Design (ADD) technology, featuring an asymmetrical cuff, an anatomical tongue, and a roomy toe box. The G-Dry construction keeps the foot protected from wind and water. Lastly, the extended rubber toe cap and heel backstay help protect against abrasion and impact.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 520g / Women 470g
Use: Snow
Cut: High cut
Features: Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Garmont

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.