Hiking boot review: Tecnica Forge & Forge S -

The first ever hiking boot that offers a custom fit!

A custom adaptive shape (CAS) allows heel pocket, arch as well as the ankle areas to be heated and be molded to create a custom fit. This was achieved through updated design of the last supports the arch and a pre-shaped cuff and malleolar pads offers a snugger fit around rearfoot.

Available at Profeet

  • Weight: 595g  (8UK)
  • Sizes: UK 6 – 12.5, 13.5
  • Price: £225 (leather)
    £235 (synthetic)

The main features includes:

  • The upper of the leather option is made from 1.8mm Nubuk leather with a stretch fabric base.
  • Both the Forge and Forge S (synthetic) offer a Gore-Tex® lining.
  • The midsole offers an adaptive system, 2 Layers EVA plus 1 layer ESS.

Profeet thoughts:
The customisation process made the boots far more supportive around the ankle and the heel, whilst still offering enough room for the toes. It’s a very lightweight, slightly stiffer option ideal for serious and recreational treks!

The lugs on the outer sole have been reversed to improve traction and grip. Their oversized shape, combined with the 3-layer design of the midsole easily adapt to uneven ground.

In this model, the typical tongue construction has been replaced by an overlap designed cuff to improve the overall fit and relieve the pressure around the medial ankle.

The adaptive sole design consists of three different layers of EVA foam– both soft density to increase comfort perception as well as hard ESS EVA, which protects the foot on hard ground.

Inner footbeds are thermo-formable which allows to fully customise the arch area and heel cup.

An EVA layer has been added onto the insoles to increase the shock absorbance and improve the cushioning under the foot. To allow optimal moisture, perforated breathable zones have been created in the forefoot.

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