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2011

Garmont Momentum Snow GTX Winter Boots review
Written by Andrew Horton   
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Garmont Momentum Snow GTX Winter BootsWinter came abruptly here in New England. Although snow was pelting the rest of the country, this area was sparred by the nasty wintry mix. Until of course, the day after Christmas, when nearly two feet of snow fell upon the region.

Climbing out of such a post apocalyptic snowy mess takes patience, discipline, and the right gear to weather the cold. Digging out of a driveway in indoor soccer shoes probably isn't the wisest of things to do. Neither is snowshoeing in a pair of sandals. Fortunately, Garmont has produced a winter snow boot for men who need to get out of their houses this winter. When cabin fever isn't an choice, there is the Garmont Momentum Snow GTX Winter Boots.

Garmont, an arctic boot manufacturer based in Italy, has more than 140 years of experience outfitting winter sports enthusiasts with the right footwear to withstand the cold of winter. The Momentum Snow GTX Winter Boot isn't necessarily the apex of the company's work, but it's a good example of what strong quality winter boot construction can achieve.

The Garmont Momentum Snow GTX Winter Boots features rugged leather uppers that, although breathable, require some break-in time before blazing those trails. Thanks to the power of Gore-Tex liners, your feet will be dry at the end of the trail as they were getting out of the car. Besides blocking water, the Gore-Tex wicks away the moisture from your feet. Those feet will also be super warm, because this boot is insulated with enough 400g Thinsulate polyester fiber insulation to toast toes in the Arctic Circle.

The toe area in the Garmont Momentum Snow GTX Winter Boots feature extra space for a plush pair of socks. When paired with the right wool sock, these boots lock out some serious cold. But anything less than a good wool sock will likely leave you with numb toes. Cotton tube socks and lightweight wool socks should be forewarned.

Garmont Logoimages/GarmontWhether it's shoveling the driveway or walking to the store for some milk and bread, Garmont's G-Grip rubber outsoles provide plenty of traction to get around town. But where this boot shines is on the trails with a pair of snowshoes. Snowshoeing is a breeze with these boots, providing the full range of motion needed for rolling terrain. It's if Garmont had snowshoeing in mind with the Momentum Snow GTX Winter Boots.

The Garmont Momentum Snow GTX Winter Boots have a suggested retail price of $139.95.



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Andrew Horton

Andrew HortonAndrew Horton-Hall comes to OutdoorInformer.com with deep roots in the world of professional journalism, having covered breaking news and feature articles for newspapers throughout southern New England. After witnessing firsthand the power of positive publicity and promoting good causes, he decided to make the leap into public relations and marketing. He currently serves as a Marketing Coordinator at an international architectural firm in Boston and is studying for his MBA in Sustainability at Antioch University New England in Keene, N.H.

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