Zamberlan Boots – Fit like old friends

New hiking boots can be a pain, in the literal sense during the breaking period. On our trip last week to White Rim I had a new pair of boots from Zamberlan, the 967 LHSA, and I planned to wear them for the trip while both driving and hiking. Committing to a new pair of boot like this can be very risky if they need a break-in period.


When I first slid my feet into the Zamberlan boots they felt old friends. I knew that I was not going to have any problems with the boots and I wore them from dawn till dusk and they felt great.

In the cooler temperatures the boots kept my feet nice and toasty. We spent some_B188042 time rock scrambling around a slot canyon and the traction on the sandstone was fantastic. For the hikes the boots provided great support and I loved the additional ankle protection of the 10” high tops.

For warm summer trip into the Desert these boots will be a little warm so I will also be looking to get a pair of 10” high desert boots.

I rank these boots tops in both fit and performance.



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 


  2 comments for “Zamberlan Boots – Fit like old friends

  1. Thad
    December 1, 2009 at 4:27 AM

    Never heard of these; where did you purchase them and what was the price?

  2. December 1, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    The Zamberlan Website points to retailers here in the US. The Boots that I am wearing cost around $340. I know this is a lot but these boot will last a long time and will be good through numerous resoling. I have another pair of Italian made boots that I finally wore out after 8 years of heavy use and 4 pairs of soles. This is a more traditional way to purchase boots that can be maintained.

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