Design and performance for highest demands
Dachstein storms the peaks of the Alps with the ‘Stüdlgrat’, on climbs, via ferratas and on easy grade tours in higher regions. It’s a modern, all-round mountain boot and can also be used with crampons under certain conditions.
This member of the Dachstein mountaineering collection sets new standards. The fresh, tidy, triangular pattern is a visible indication of the affinity ‘Stüdlgrat’ has with rock faces and technically challenging, icy terrain. The neoprene closure at the top of the shaft ensures no grit and stones enter the boot. In addition, the breathable and waterproof GORE-TEX membrane prevents the entry of water and moisture. The sophisticated tucked-board-lasting method of manufacture is doubly beneficial.
The soles are very sturdy, keeping their shape under extreme strain, and the soles can also be replaced very easily. However, between purchasing the boot and a possible sole replacement the ‘Vibram® Mulaz Evo’ sole ensures the super stable mountain boot enjoys sure-footed conquests of countless peaks. ‘Stüdlgrat’ is produced completely in Italy. The boot is the product of immense expertise and supreme quality of craftsmanship and materials. It is a perfect example of the exacting standards placed on the Dachstein brand.
Caring for membrane footwear
Membrane footwear is also no stranger to water!
After cleaning and drying your footwear, boots with a protective membrane must under no circumstances have oily or greasy care products rubbed into them. Such products help to make leather goods waterproof, but in membranes they cause the build-up of water between the membrane and the outer material, preventing the release of humidity. As a rule, membrane footwear doesn’t require any care after cleaning. However, although the membrane ensures the shoe or boot remains basically waterproof, the uppers should still be impregnated regularly with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) spray. Usually, such footwear has already been DWR-impregnated prior to sale. Nevertheless, this protection can wear off with intensive use. This protective effect can be regenerated by coating outer surfaces with one of the many DWR sprays on the market. It is far easier to impregnate shoes with a spray than it is to immerse an item in a DWR solution, as is often the case with clothing.
Hooks and eyelets can be protected from rust and corrosion by applying a dab of Vaseline or wax. There are special sprays to combat unpleasant smells. The insoles can wear out and should be replaced regularly, since they absorb the majority of the sweat produced and are subject to the greatest amount of wear.
Cleaning trekking boots outdoors
Jump in the stream!
On multiple-day tours it’s important to rinse off the worst of the dirt carefully at the end of the day in a stream or by using another source of water. Subsequently, laces should be fully loosened and insoles removed. Our tip: Even after a one-day tour, stepping into a stream makes cleaning at home much easier, because the dirt doesn’t get a chance to dry on.