Who should buy the Garmont Sticky Stone GTX

The Sticky Stone GTX has enough tricks up its sleeve to be considered a compelling product to own. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer an approach shoe that is engineered for adventurers who prefer to speedily make their way across approach zones, whether uphill or downhill.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that is built with components that make it a competent tool for low-grade bouldering and via ferrata.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that grants enhanced shock absorption, resulting in safe landings.

Garmont Sticky Stone GTX logo

Size and fit

The Sticky Stone GTX from Garmont is a low-top approach shoe for men and women. Its designers used the Ergo last in its construction, giving the shoe a kind of interior that hugs the foot naturally. It belongs to the fit type the brand calls Alpine, which leaves the shoe with a roomier forefoot zone. The hiker’s to-toe lace-up closure provides a secure and customized fit.

Garmont Sticky Stone GTX laces 4

Excellent surface traction

Sufficient surface traction in the Garmont Sticky Stone GTX is courtesy of the Vibram Extended outsole. It is a hardwearing component that promises to produce enough friction over different types of terrain, be they wet or dry. 

Garmont Sticky Stone GTX outsole

Excellent smearing performance

Sufficient surface traction in the Garmont Sticky Stone GTX is courtesy of the Vibram Extended outsole. It is a hardwearing component that promises to produce enough friction over different types of terrain, be they wet or dry. 

Garmont Sticky Stone GTX outsole 2

Offers lasting comfort and front-to-back stability

The Sticky Stone GTX has been engineered with an EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole with Double Damper technology. It comes in two parts. The upper part, which is a single-piece construction, offers lasting comfort and front-to-back stability. The lower part, on the other hand, ups shock absorption, especially around the heel.

Garmont Sticky Stone GTX midsole

Excellent underfoot support

On top of the shoe’s two-part midsole is a footbed made of polyurethane. Its inclusion translates to even more cushioning as well as additional underfoot support.

Garmont Sticky Stone GTX underfoot support

Waterproof yet breathable

What stands between the rest of the foot and the elements in this Garmont piece is a heavy-duty shell made with a combination of mesh and 1.5-mm thick suede leather. It comes lined with a Gore-Tex membrane called Extended Comfort, rendering the shoe watertight and breathable at the same time. 

Garmont Sticky Stone GTX upper

Provides toe protection

Garmont designers furnished its forefoot with a hardy toe cap for abrasion protection and extra climbing traction.

Garmont Sticky Stone GTX upper 1

Excellent lockdown system

The bulk of the Sticky Stone GTX’s parts—asymmetrical collar, differential ankle pads, anatomical tongue, precision lacing, roomy toe zone—are the components that make up the a.d.d. technology. The shoe’s lockdown system is comprised of synthetic lace and combination eyelets.

Garmont Sticky Stone GTX laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 430g / Women 385g
Features: Heel brake
Technology: Gore-Tex
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber sole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Top: Low
BRAND Brand: Garmont

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Author
Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.