Who should buy the Zamberlan 996 Vioz GTX

A gear designed for both function and style is the Zamberlan 996 Vioz GTX, a mid-cut backpacking boot for both men and women. Consider getting them if you want:

  • a solid boot for hiking and backpacking adventures with heavy loads
  • trekking footwear that would keep your feet dry and protected from wet weather
  • a boot offering reliable grip and control on different types of terrain 

Zamberlan 996 Vioz GTX hiking

Reliable high-traction grip

Equipped with a Zamberlan-exclusive Vibram 3D outsole, the 996 Vioz GTX grants wearers the ability to gain a secure footing over treacherous terrain and downhill braking. Its heavy-duty lugs are aggressively shaped to give users multi-directional traction. 

Zamberlan 996 Vioz GTX outsole

Extra comfort and cushioning in Zamberlan 996 Vioz GTX

Stabilizing the wearer’s footing and providing underfoot comfort at the same time is the 996 Vioz GTX’s low-density PU wedge midsole. It comes with a TPU shank to improve the gear’s overall stability.

Zamberlan 996 Vioz GTX midsole

Additional cushioning is provided by the boot’s 4-mm thick Flex insole.

Zamberlan's waterproof and protective upper

The 996 Vioz GTX has a smooth full-grain leather upper treated with Hydrobloc—a Zamberlan cream-based product that enhances the water resistance of leather boots. The main interior of the upper is imbued with Gore-Tex’s Performance Comfort technology, giving the leather boot proper protection from intrusive water.

Zamberlan 996 Vioz GTX upper

The collar, on the other hand, is crafted with Microtex linings for moisture management around the ankle area.

Zamberlan 996 Vioz GTX ankle collar

Round laces and combination eyelets complete this boot’s svelte upper. The laces are synthetic, while the eyelets are metallic.

Zamberlan 996 Vioz GTX lacing

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 25.2oz / Women 22.6oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Zamberlan

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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.