Zamberlan

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Zamberlan
Made in Italy since 1929

Guiseppe Zamberlan (also known as “Bepi” for short), is the mastermind behind Zamberlan footwear. He began his career repairing shoes, which in turn developed into a career of making finely crafted boots. His passion for the trekking and the outdoors led him to search for better materials and more efficient construction methods of boot making to satisfy his need for ‘safer and easier’ movement throughout the mountains.

Zamberlan boots are quality tested for durability and performance. The Zamberlan company, which is situated at the foot of the Piccole Dolomiti, is an ideal testing ground for new products and ideas. It is within these mountains that new ideas for top quality boots are created and cultivated.

So after nearly 80 years of boot manufacturing, the Zamberlan Company is still a family run business, with the third generation actively taking part in all stages of design and production. At Zamberlan, they remain dedicated to their hand made boots and believe they will carry you well throughout your journey.

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Latest Zamberlan Reviews

Trackmaster GTX RR

Trackmaster GTX RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Awesome boots! Zamberlan has the absolute best fit, finish and functionality of any boot out there for my money. These are no exception. Perfect light hiker. Fit like a glove, though the lasts on their boots all seem to be different, which can be frustrating. All of the shoes/boots in my closet are size 10, but I wear a 9 1/2 in these, and varying sizes in some of their other boots. Once you find your size in each last though, the fit and footbed feel is amazing. They have this kind of rocker effect that makes it feel like the boots are walking for you. No hotspots or heel slip. The Vibram sole is solid and grippy with very little torsion/twist. Top notch Italian quality, design, and functionality. I used to wear Vasque Sundowners, but these make those feel cheap by comparison. Once you put these on and find your fit you'll never go back. One complaint...the laces are so long as to be almost comical. Can't figure that one out. Otherwise an amazing, top notch boot.

on March 20, 2019

Hike Lite RR

Hike Lite RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Top notch Italian style, quality and craftsmanship (although this particular model is made/assembled in Romania). These light hikers are awesome! The Vibram sole is epic and substantial, feels really steady and grippy. They have this sort of rocker effect where it kind of feels like they're walking for you. I'm a devoted Zamberlan fan, all of their boots are amazing. My one complaint are their lasts...the fits are amazing...but they all seem to be different sizes so you will inevitably be sending them back for exchanges. This particular last runs a full size larger. I have 20 pairs of shoes/boots in my closet and they're all size 10. I wear a 9 in these. For the Vioz 996 I'm a 9 1/2. Go figure. Overall though, once you find your fit, you're not going to find a better built, more functional, or more stylish boot/hiker. As soon as you put them on you can't go back.

on March 20, 2019

Vioz Lux GTX RR

Vioz Lux GTX RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

These boots remind me if the “Original” Vasque boots before they out-sourced their manufacturing to china. Zamberlan has a great product ! I could immediately feel the fine quality of these Boots as soon as I laid my hands on them. The boots fit great and wear very well for a rigid terrain boot. I like the sole pattern and I can feel the traction it gives when you need it. I will be putting these shoes through the ringer in the near future and expect they will perform well. I will be revisiting the review section at the end of summer to give an update.

from Southern USA on March 16, 2019

Vioz GTX

Vioz GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I believe I ordered a half size too big. For decades, I didn't know I had a wide foot. You can imagine the first time I slipped on a EE. For many more years, I thought I wore a size larger than I actually did. The two resulted in many years of ill-fitting shoes. Only recently have I discovered my true size. (Yeah, I probably need some kind of therapy regarding "size". I'll look into it.) On to the shoes... Many years ago, I went into an Air Force boot store on base in Germany. I tried on and bought a pair of extremely hard-shelled mountain boots. Took me forever to break in, but once I did, I seldom wore anything else. I actually wore through the Vibram sole after some ten or so years. Probably still be wearing them had the cobbler replaced the soles correctly. I've searched for 30 years for another pair of boots like those. Glance through my closet and you'll see. I wish I had known the maker of those boots! Along comes Zamberlan. Are they the same? I don't know. Time, beer and other things have dulled the memory but never the desire. Soon as I tried these on, I knew they were the real thing. And too big. But another week and another pair - ohhh. Wonderful! They are not cheap. Neither were those first pair. They won't be easy to break in. That just means I'll still be wearing them when I'm 64. Sinfully perfect.

from Paradise, city of fire and rain, California on March 12, 2019

Vioz Lux GTX RR

Vioz Lux GTX RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Dang! Sometimes you know the cost was worth it! Old school quality and out of the box, wow just wow. Love’em

from Out in the sticks! on March 03, 2019

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Hike Lite RR

Hike Lite RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

It is late February and I plan on wearing these shoes in......so to speak.......in order to use them as an alternative to hiking boots this summer in the Swiss Mountains. We will just be doing day hikes with light backpacks ranging from 2-12 miles of hiking per day. Therefore I can only write about the fit and current feel of the shoes: I am normally either a 10.5 or 11 size shoe depending on the brand and shoe type. I purchased a 10.5 in the Zamberlin Hike Lite RR's and they were too big. I even pulled the laces tight (way to tight and narrow) and they were simply too big. I returned them and purchased a 10 and the 10's fit perfect and snug without needing to tighten the laces really that much at all. So we are talking 1/2 to 1 size smaller. I have NO other shoes in my closet that are a 10 (and I have about 15 pairs of different types of shoes) so these truly run just a bit larger. So far I have walked 3 miles and 8 miles and both distances felt real comfortable and the shoe's sole and support is nice. I am planning on bringing a lightweight but very effective ankle bracelet with me on my summer hikes because I did break my ankle last summer (freak accident on a swing) and am looking for good stability. I have ready articles that say it might be better to choose a lighter and nice trail shoe and an ankle bracelet versus hiking boots so we shall see. My luggage weight and room will be happy for sure.

from Winter Garden on February 27, 2019

Hike Lite RR

Hike Lite RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

As these shoes are full leather, it has taken a couple of weeks to break them in. Now, they are very comfortable to wear and I am glad I made the purchase. My last two pairs of hiking shoes, which I wear daily for my work in and out of warehouses, on solar PV jobs and office work were Merrill’s and I usually get a wide. These were wider than most other shoes as a standard width and have fit well. There is not as much cushion in the sole like the Merrill’s and are quite hard- I first thought this might be a problem, but they have been fantastic and now a couple of weeks in I don’t notice the difference at all. The vibram soles seem to be softer than the ones on the Merrill’s and am curious to see how long they wear.

from Denver on February 16, 2019

Vioz Lux GTX RR

Vioz Lux GTX RR

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

These are way too heavy.

on February 03, 2019

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Trail Lite EVO GTX

Trail Lite EVO GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have not hiked in these yet. Just wearing them around the house for now. I love Zamberlan boots. I bought my first pair of Zamberlan's 20 years ago and I still have them today! My feet are wide and these seem wide enough for me. Very soft and I feel like there is going to be a very short, if any, break in time. I thought I read that they come with two pair of laces but mine only had the red ones. It's fine--I don't think I would have used the white ones with these boots.

on January 31, 2019

Trackmaster GTX RR

Trackmaster GTX RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Don’t mess around with other boots. Just buy these and never look back. Your feet will thank you.

on January 30, 2019

Yeren GTX RR

Yeren GTX RR

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I just could never break them in. I actually left them behind in Israel. They would hurt after a few hours of wearing. My feet just never settled into them. They were attractive and had great traction but just couldn’t wear them too long so I left them for the hotel cleaning crew!

from Houston on January 28, 2019

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Yeren GTX RR

Yeren GTX RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Really excellent boots; great for stomping around in mud and rain. The inner sole is hard but comfortable. Regular shoe size leaves enough room for thick socks. Construction feels durable except for the laces, which have those standard plastic aglets at the ends that always fall apart. Still highly recommended!

from Portland on January 26, 2019

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Hike Lite RR

Hike Lite RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The Zamberlan Hike Lite is the best pair of shoes I have ever owned for daily activity. The shoes fit well, are very comfortable, and the materials and workmanship are top-notch. Also, they easily accommodate my orthotic. The large number of lacing holes enables you to create the right amount of snugness along your entire foot. I'm not a shoe fanatic, I just look for something practical. My wife, on the other hand, IS a shoe aficionado, and these shoes are stylish enough to make her happy. It's a win-win. I will likely buy another pair when these wear out. The only issue I had is it was difficult to find replacement laces when the original ones wore out.

from Soquel, CA on January 13, 2019

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Vioz GTX

Vioz GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

First pair lasted five years! Excellent quality hope they make this boot forever.

on January 11, 2019

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Hike Lite RR

Hike Lite RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Well made and the most comfortable shoes I've tried on in a long time. Worth taking a look at. PS you cannot beat the customer service from Zappos.

from California on January 06, 2019

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Extinguisher WLF

Extinguisher WLF

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Unfortunately my husband wasn't able to keep these boots because Zappos doesn't carry half sizes. He tried the 11 and the 12 but needed an 11.5. He was able to order the 11.5 from another vendor and loves them.

on December 17, 2018

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Trail Lite EVO GTX

Trail Lite EVO GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a very old school leather hiking boot still made in Italy, which is what I wanted. It fits well, has a nice Vibram rocker style sole, and will be fine on medium-length hikes (not enough ankle support for a long day with a heavy pack but that's not what it's for). It also looks great with jeans and a sweater. I've only had them a few days so I can't report on any real hikes but the comfort is good so far and these appear to be well made boots.

from Mill Valley, CA on December 09, 2018

Trail Lite EVO GTX

Trail Lite EVO GTX

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I take size 7 or 7.5 but only 6.5 was available. It's a little too small but perfect in every other way--good toe box (deep and not pointy), relatively flat insole (no intrusive arch support) and comfortable at ankle. I'm hoping my size comes back in stock soon. My pair had red laces (not my taste at all)--the white ones are much more attractive IMHO.

on November 23, 2018

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Tofane NW GT RR

Tofane NW GT RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great fit, exactly what i expected!

from Wv on October 25, 2018

Vioz Lux GTX RR

Vioz Lux GTX RR

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

They appear to have great quality. The fit great when I first put them on - the leather is great workmanship and the calf leather around the ankle is great. Unfortunately, as soon as I tried to walk in them, i noticed hot spots just behind the toes when I tried to bend the leather. It may have broke in over time, but the flex of the boot was right at one of shoelace eyelets, so that metal eyelet was pushing into my foot when I tried to walk. I'm ordering a pair of the regular Vioz Lux as they come with a wide option to see if that wider foot solves this issue.

on October 04, 2018

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Vioz GT

Vioz GT

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great, attractive hiking boots, not for my feet. I have difficult feet and they hurt at the side of my right foot, they are beautiful though for the right feet.

from Dallas on September 27, 2018

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Vioz GTX

Vioz GTX

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

For the first 6 months of use, these boots were worth every penny. After 6 months of lightly wearing these, something in the toe cap in the left boot moved and the boot is now pinching my little toe and creating hot spots on my heel and big toe. The right boot still feels great. Not what I expect from a $300 pair of hiking boots.

from Salt Lake City on September 24, 2018

Vioz GT

Vioz GT

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

This is my third pair of Zamberlan boots, which says it all. I have never had a single blister, they are comfortable on the first day. I am a standard size 8 and usually buy a 38 in European sizes, but for these boots bought a 40. The fit is a bit large in the toe box, but the lacing system holds your foot back in the boot so that when you're going down hill your toes do not hit the front of the boot. I have high arches and do not need any additional arch support with these. My only complaint would be that the leather on the toe area does not hold up too well, it gets very scuffed over time (although the boots never lose waterproofing). Overall, these boots are a dream and worth every penny. I bought them for my daughter and she agrees. Great for hiking in the Rockies on scree!

on September 14, 2018

Vioz Lux GTX RR

Vioz Lux GTX RR

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I think Zamberlans tend to be wide never the less I bought larger size for extra width. Quality is great but their customer service is worthless.

on August 23, 2018

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Vioz GT

Vioz GT

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are amazing! Blister free from the moment I put them on. They are a bit stiff because they are so heavy duty but that gets better and better with time.

on August 18, 2018

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