Who should buy the Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR 

The Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR is an ideal choice for those who are:

  • looking for long-lasting comfort and protection during backcountry excursions
  • looking for durable cushioning that can withstand tricky terrain.
  • looking for a pair of backpacking boots that offers protection on harsh outdoor elements.

Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR brand logo

1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR from Zamberlan carries a Vibram 3D outsole

The Vibram 3D rubber outsole of the 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR from Zamberlan is designed with pronounced lugs. This design enables it to anchor to virtually all types of terrain.

Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR Vibram outsole

The aggressive chevron-like lugs at the forefoot yield 360-degree traction. The steep heel undercut boosts the boot’s braking power in steep descents. The sole extends upwards at the front that gives a decent amount of protection.

Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR chevron-like lugs

Zamberlan’s 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR carries a sturdy midsole

This sturdy leather trail boot from Zamberlan employs a polyurethane (PU) midsole. This is a hardwearing material that provides durable cushioning. Its high resilience makes it resistant to constant compression, thus rendering long-lasting comfort. A solid TPU plate yields arch support and torsional rigidity, preventing ankle twisting.

Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR heel support

Zamberlan designed the 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR with durable leather upper

Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR leather upper

The upper of this Zamberlan backpacking boot uses a hardwearing waxed Tuscan full-grain leather. Thanks to the Hydrobloc treatment, the water-repellency and durability of this material are enhanced.

Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR Gore-Tex lining

Its interior is lined with a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort laminate that grants a waterproof, breathable and moderately insulated feel.

Zamberlan-owned Flex System for comfort

Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR ZFS

For enhanced comfort, it carries the brand’s very own ZFS or the Zamberlan Flex System. This feature allows the boot to flex easily without sacrificing support. Its collar is lined with calf-leather to optimize comfort.

Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR calf leather

The 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR has a PU-coated rubber toe rand that adds protection and boosts sturdiness.

Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR rubber toe rand

Its closure system employs high-resistance treated hardware.

Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR closure system

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 800g / Women 720g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Narrow, Normal
BRAND Brand: Zamberlan

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.