Founded in 1964, the Garmont® brand has always been headquartered in the Montebelluna sport system district in Northern Italy. They have always been committed to researching and incorporating cutting edge materials, technologies and innovations to their product design and development, all of Garmont’s new projects start with an accurate study of how the foot performs in a specific activity, to develop the most appropriate lasts in terms of performance and comfort. They then evaluate where each critical feature should be positioned, to ensure best foot stability, reduce pressure points, improve +ex and reduce unnecessary weight without compromising function.
The ADD System
The human foot is an extremely complex anatomical structure: 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons. Garmont boots are designed to deliver the best mountain experiences. Starting from the inside and working outward – by understanding the anatomy of the foot, analysing movement, and determining what is going to deliver the best performance. For this reason, Garmont developed the a.d.d.® system, which enables the foot's natural ability to stabilise, absorb shock, and propel forward. Fit is enhanced by closely matching design and function to the natural asymmetric shape of the foot.
- Roomy Toe Box: Features a straighter shape to accommodate the natural position of the big toe. With this design your toes can provide better balance and propulsion.
- Precision Lacing: The shoe flexes like your foot for out-of-the-box walking comfort.
- Differential Ankle Pads: Securely locks the heel in place for a precise fit around the ankle bones for better stability and support.
- Anatomical Tongue: The tongue matches the asymmetric shape of the top of your foot and ankle. It is thicker to the outside and progressively thinner toward the inside. This anatomic shape keeps the tongue in place resulting in better control, stability and comfort.
- Asymmetrical Cuff: The ankle cuff is lower on the outside and taller on the inside for better edging, greater overall stability and comfort when traversing and scrambling.
Garmont are currently working with Michelin and have a new range of shoes coming through which will feature the latest rubber compounds and technologies, which will be some of the grippiest ever made - offering incredible traction on wet and rocky surfaces.