Icon Logo Gun Mart

Zamberlan 1013 Leopard GTX boots

Zamberlan 1013 Leopard GTX boots

Giuseppe Zamberlan, the grandfather of the family, started the boot making ‘activity’ right after the end of World War I. From simple shoe repair, he moved into footwear production, driven both by necessity and by his deep passion for his local mountain range, the Piccole Dolomiti (Small Dolomites). Giuseppe understood that the poor performance of existing outsoles – made from leather and iron studs - was a limitation to performance. As a result, he supported the revolutionary ideas of Vitale Bramani, founder of Vibram, who was studying and developing rubber soles at the time.

From this cooperation, Zamberlan became the first company to use a Vibram all-rubber outsole. These types of rubber outsoles became adopted worldwide and quickly became the future of boot performance, one of many innovations for which Zamberlan has been at the forefront.

Best foot forward

Of great importance to the Zamberlan company was Giuseppe’s wife and son Emilio who both joined the company and helped produce shoes, until gradually Emilio succeeded him. Emilio continued his father’s work in directing the company towards foreign markets and was supported by his own wife, also Maria, who helped him manage the company. For more than 40-years now, Zamberlan has been distributing to worldwide markets and today more than 90% of its production is destined for export to some 50 countries.

Today, it is the turn of the third generation of Zamberlan family, brother and sister Marco and Maria, to manage the Italian footwear company. Like their forefathers, Marco and Maria also inherited the enduring love and enjoyment of the mountains. This purpose enables them through all stages of the company, from design to manufacturing, testing and distribution of the most comfortable outdoor footwear available today. Nearly 90 years after the beginning, Zamberlan has achieved countless product awards and is recognized worldwide for its quality, comfort, fit, performance and striking Italian design.

story continues below...

Most impressive, the company continues to handcraft its most traditional and prestigious models in Italy, in the exact same factory opened by Giuseppe Zamberlan nearly 90-years earlier! This decision and dedication to local production, has allowed Marco and Maria to be competitive with any shoe factory worldwide with unrivaled performance, value and appreciation.

The present

That’s the history then, so what are their boots actually like? Well, if the examples I’ve recently been wearing extensively are anything to go by, they’re very good indeed!

The boots in question are Zamberlan’s 1013 Leopard GTX hunting boots and they’re based on the company’s most popular boot, the Vioz GTX. The relatively lightweight boots have a sort of feint camo pattern printed on the quality Hydroblock Nubuck leather uppers, which blends into most colourschemes. A Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining keeps the water from entering but still allows moisture to escape, keeping feet dry in all conditions and Microtex® collars wick moisture from around the lower leg and reduce leg abrasion for greater comfort.

Keeping up the tradition of using Vibram soles, there’s a ‘3D’ unit that provides fantastic grip on all sorts of terrain, from mud to snow and as my son, Peter, found out on a recent trip to Iceland, snow and ice are also traversed with ease. I’d only received them a couple of weeks before the trip and as we have the same size feet, he decided that he’d ‘borrow’ them for the week! I’m glad he did actually, as a lot of his mates had cold, wet feet all week, due to the very poorly made boots they all seemed to have. To say he was delighted with them is an understatement!

Rebooted

Now that I’ve finally got them back, I’ve worn them whilst out shooting and walking in the countryside and the memory foam insole really seems to mould to your feet and provide long-lasting, all-day comfort. The boots didn’t need wearing in by the way and were good to go from the box, which was lucky, as Peter grabbed them before any ‘wearing in period’. Lacing is taken care of by five pairs of fixed eyelets and four pairs of speed lace hooks. The soft collar around the body of the boot is cut slightly lower at the rear and is complemented by stylish cut-outs in the leather, which promote movement, whist still supporting the ankle. The sole has a camo effect moulded into it and it’s quite racy looking at the rear, with quite a bit of style to it. The blocks and grooves that provide grip are fairly angular and I can see them being great boots to wear all year. If the soles ever wear out, they can of course be renewed. The Zamberlan Leopard GTX boots are therefore highly recommended and are great hunting boots!

  • Zamberlan 1013 Leopard GTX boots - image {image:count}

    click on image to enlarge

  • Zamberlan 1013 Leopard GTX boots - image {image:count}

    click on image to enlarge

  • Zamberlan 1013 Leopard GTX boots - image {image:count}

    click on image to enlarge

  • Zamberlan 1013 Leopard GTX boots - image {image:count}

    click on image to enlarge

gun
features

  • Price: Around £200
  • Contact: Zamberlan www.zamberlan.com
  • CDA Limited: www.cdalimited.co.uk

11 Comments

  • order doxycycline 100mg pills - <a href="https://edponlines.com/">order cialis 20mg for sale</a> order cialis 40mg online cheap

    Default profile image
    Nkqskx
    26 May 2022 at 10:11 AM
  • ivermectin generic name - <a href="https://ivermectinx.store/">ivermectin price</a> buy vardenafil 20mg pills

    Default profile image
    Zuaeer
    24 May 2022 at 11:21 PM
  • amoxicillin 500mg pill - <a href="https://amoxicillinc.store/">cost amoxicillin 250mg</a> vardenafil 10mg canada

    Default profile image
    Ptkfdz
    23 May 2022 at 10:26 AM
  • ampicillin 250mg cheap - <a href="https://ciproflox.store/">ciprofloxacin 1000mg canada</a> buy tadalafil tablets

    Default profile image
    Lisada
    21 May 2022 at 10:56 AM
  • order ceftin pill - <a href="https://robaxinx.store/">order robaxin 500mg online cheap</a> order tadalafil 5mg pill

    Default profile image
    Dmzhjb
    19 May 2022 at 11:54 PM
  • buy budesonide generic - <a href="https://tadalafde.com/">buy cialis</a> order antabuse 500mg without prescription

    Default profile image
    Rqqtiq
    18 May 2022 at 12:20 PM
  • order cephalexin 500mg without prescription - <a href="https://cephalexinx.store/">buy cephalexin 125mg for sale</a> erythromycin 500mg pills

    Default profile image
    Rocldu
    14 May 2022 at 05:38 PM
  • bactrim 480mg generic - <a href="https://xviagrpill.today/">cost sildenafil 150mg</a> buy sildenafil 150mg generic

    Default profile image
    Hfvfaj
    12 May 2022 at 11:14 AM
  • augmentin 1000mg usa - <a href="https://gaugmentin.store/">augmentin online order</a> cialis 20mg

    Default profile image
    Cdouxn
    09 May 2022 at 09:48 PM
  • order prednisolone 5mg generic - <a href="https://prednisolonex.store/">prednisolone price</a> buy tadalafil 20mg online cheap

    Default profile image
    Ccdufo
    07 May 2022 at 11:26 AM
  • order sildenafil 50mg generic - <a href="https://bestusasild.com/">sildenafil medication</a> viagra 50mg

    Default profile image
    Jgoqgm
    05 May 2022 at 08:42 AM


Arrow