DACHSTEIN ALPHA BOA LC GTX: HIKING SHOES WITH BOA FIT, GORE-TEX AND GREAT GRIP.
DACHSTEIN ALPHA BOA LC GTX: HIKING SHOES WITH BOA FIT, GORE-TEX AND GREAT GRIP. Our HIKING section brings us today one of the most outstanding shoes in the catalog of the brand of Austrian origin Dachstein.
The Dachstein Alpha Boa LC GTX, is a very versatile hiking shoe since we can use it in our hiking trails, but also for more technical and high mountain terrain, even snowy. Let’s go with all the details.
DACHSTEIN: FOOTWEAR FROM THE HEART OF THE ALPS
The Austrian brand Dachstein was born as a shoe store in 1925 when Anton Lintner was its founder. The name comes from the highest mountain in the Salzkammergut Alps and the Upper Austria region.
The first recognitions and popularity come thanks to the ski boots that they manufactured in the 70s and with which different athletes achieve victories in the World Championship and the Winter Games of 1980. For decades they have been leaders in the manufacture and quality of their ski boots.
Currently, after different processes of absorption by other brands, Dachstein belongs 100% to the Finnish sportswear company Luhta, although part of its offices are still located in Austria.
Fame came to them with ski boots, but during the last decades they have diversified and expanded their range of products that include hiking boots, trekking as well as textile garments, all characterized by the quality of their materials and finishes.
DACHSTEIN ALPHA BOA LC GTX:
HIKING SHOES WITH BOA FIT, GORE-TEX AND GREAT GRIP.
All Dachstein products are characterized by combining innovation and quality in the materials they use, being technically impeccable products, but at the same time functional and comfortable to be used in different areas without any problems.
The Dachstein Alpha Boa LC GTX is no exception and we are facing a very versatile trekking shoe to use during your trekking trips but also through high mountain terrain, more complicated and even snowy, thanks to the great grip provided by its sole.
DACHSTEIN ALPHA BOA LC GTX: DATA SHEET
- Weight: 365 grams
- Sole width: 11cm front – 8.5cm back.
- Membrane: Gore-Tex®
- Outer fabric: mesh
- Sole: Dachstein Utility
- Reinforced and protected tab
- Boa adjustment system
- Lightweight EVA midsole
- Activities: Nordic walking, mountaineering and trekking
DACHSTEIN ALPHA BOA LC GTX: HIGHLIGHTS
The Alpha Boa LC GTX from Dachstein has a breathable mesh and nylon upper and a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane. Breathable mesh and nylon upper. Perfect fit thanks to precisely adjustable Boa Fit system for even pressure distribution and secure hold – TPU elements for reinforcement and debris protection – Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane
One of the highlights of the upper is the inclusion of the Boa adjustment system, with which we will have guaranteed the ease in the adjustment of the shoe. The system consists of a dial, sturdy cables and cable guides.
Thanks to this system we will have guaranteed the ease when it comes to adjusting and misadjusting our shoes during our crossings through the mountain, a subject that is appreciated and more if we are in the middle of the mountain with cold and gloves for the snow.
Also noteworthy is the Gore-tex membrane, all models of the Austrian brand already include this membrane, specifically the Extended Comfort, more recommended for moderate weather conditions and which guarantees great breathability, but without losing any of its waterproof properties, so important in this type of footwear.
The lightweight EVA midsole of the Alpha Boa MC GTX from Dachstein provides long-term cushioning to maintein us comfortable for the long journeys but without being excessively cushioned which might be a disadvantage in technical terrein.
Also to highlight the stability provided by the lateral reinforcements and in the heel area of the shoe to provide an extra protection and safety so necessary during our mountain crossings.
Dachstein Utility sole construction with special technology in the midsole for better rolling. Non-slip rubber outsole for perfect grip and traction in wet conditions.
As far as the sole is concerned, highlight its great grip on the vast majority of surfaces, which makes the Dachstein Alpha Boa LC GTX an exceptional shoe for all types of terrain, from the most stony to snowy terrain. The distribution and prominence of the tacos treasure it, as well as the large amount of rubber that provides it with an almost lifetime durability.
DACHSTEIN ALPHA BOA LC GTX. CONCLUSIONS.
Dachstein is a brand not yet well known outside of Austria or Germany but that stands out for the quality of the materials used and their finishes, in addition to the experience they treasure of almost 100 years dedicated to working on products specialized in high mountains.
This Alpha Boa Lc GTX is a shoe of great quality, to be used both in our “more urban” crossings, through low mountain terrains but that also work perfectly in more alpine, technical and snowy high mountain terrains.
The inclusion of the Boa fit seems to us a great success, both for the ease when regulating the fit of the shoe and the security provided by this system and that guarantees us the perfect fit during our journeys and more if they are for complicated terrain.
We will check during our hiking trips if the sole offers a grip as good as it seems, not only for the distribution of the lugs but also for its prominence and outsole material.
We could compare, except for the BOA fit, this Dachstein with the GARMONT TIKAL 4S G DRY that we introduced you here. Both this Daechstein ALPHA BOA LC GTX and the Garmont include a large sole that ensures grip on the most difficult and even wet terrain, with the Gore-tex membrane and the Boa adjustment system in the case of the Dachstein.
We will let you know more after we test them properly.
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