Great Support

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dash from Virginia on Thursday, September 29, 2016
I recently started showing early symptoms of plantar fasciitis so I decided to get serious about wearing shoes with better support. I do a lot of walking, not on trails but in the neighborhood and around town. So, it's on asphalt and concrete...not very forgiving. I decided to give these hiking shoes a try -- with STP's great deals the risk was low.

I've worn the shoes for several days now, and I am amazed at the support they provide and how comfortable they feel. I noticed a significant difference in my plantar fasciitis symptoms after about a week of wearing them, and that condition continues to improve slightly each day. Also, today I was moving office furniture in the pouring rain, and everything about me was soaking wet, except for my feet. I cannot say I've hiked through a stream in them, but they definitely worked for me in the rain.

As for sizing, I normally wear a 8 1/2 or 9 in most shoes and got these Garmont Zenith Trail hiking shoes in a size 9. It fits quite well with plenty of toe room and no heel slippage noticeable.

Finally, these shoes are comfortable. This is the first pair of Garmonts I've ever owned. They're not the most comfortable I've ever worn (the Merrells I recently got from STP currently hold that distinction) but I'm a Garmont believer now.

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