Men's Monty Lo - Charcoal/Grey
It’s true that the Monty is inspired by the light hikers of the 80s, but we wouldn’t go so far as to call it a retro style. We’ve built the Monty on a slim, modern last, we utilize top quality materials, and state of the art manufacturing processes to make them. However, they do have definite analog aesthetic about them. We love the proportions and simplicity of the pattern which mask the real light-hiker abilities we’ve built in. The exposed EVA midsole cushions every step while the TP heel clip keeps you locked in. Our vari-flex lasting board does double duty as a shank to make sure flexion is controlled, but doesn’t sacrifice daily wearability, and it’s also available with a fully waterproof liner. On top of that, did we mention that the Monty comes in both low-top and hi-top (technically more of a mid-top) versions? Talk about versatility.
- High quality oiled suede upper with DWR coating.
- Pewter eyelets.
- Eva-cush footbed - antimicrobial, lightweight, supportive and super comfy.
- Vari-flex lasting board - stiff in the mid and heel, softer in the toe. Protects the underfoot from sharp stones whilst retaining flexibility in the forefoot for comfort.
- UK Unisex sizing.
The unisex Monty Lo - affordable comfort for the trail, office or bar - one and all..! Built For Your Life.
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Adventures With Ridgemont Hikers
These feel built to last, unlike recent hiking shoes from big brands I’ve had. One shoe was uncomfortable near the toe for the first week, as they are quite rigid, it it’s easing up now and I suspect these will get a lot of use.
Love this shoe and colorway! My normal shoe size 10 1/2 fit great, I did not need to size up 1/2 size.
I’ve had two pairs of Ridgemonts now. The first pair (a Monty hi) started breaking down at the sole after about a month, but I was convinced it was my own doing and I let it go. Applying some superglue and continuing to wear them until they failed entirely after about six months of near daily wear.
The second pair, a Monty lo did pretty much exactly the same but this time the sole started coming away entirely. So more fool me, won’t be trying them again.
It really is such a shame, because I love the style of these shoes. The quality just isn’t there despite the tagline.
I was so excited about these shoes because I love the color and style. They are great quality and gorgeous. I sized up half a size which ended up the right length, but unfortunately I had to return them because they were just too narrow in the toe. Not recommended if you need extra room for your toes, but otherwise they would have been great!