Super Leggera Guide GTX is the new star of Dachstein’s knitwear collection featuring an innovative combination of suede and knitted fabric.
The front section of the hiking boot offers ambitious outdoor sports enthusiasts excellent comfort and freedom-of-movement with precisely fitting snug-fit 3D knitwear fabric. Enhanced stability and a firm ankle-hold are aided with the added strength of leather elements on the sides of the shaft. The tongue section is also framed with attractive leather reinforcements. The metal hooks and eyelets attached to the leather enable the boot to be accurately and reliable laced along the front of the foot. A thin, lightweight TPU film protects the knitted fabric from abrasive stones and the moulded toecap is a clearly visible hint at the alpine suitability of this boot, and ensures Super Leggera Guide GTX is well equipped to deal with rockier terrain. A watertight, breathable GORE-TEX membrane makes this item the perfect touring companion, whatever the weather. The grippy Vibram® Multifilm sole of the Super Leggera Guide GTX boot ensures sure-footed progress in higher alpine terrain and a firm, precise hold as the gradients get steeper. This trekking boot is manufactured for Dachstein in Europe.
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.