The Makra Light Lady GTX is an agile all-rounder for via ferratas and easier alpine tours. It’s the perfect height and has all the characteristics required for a range of activities. And it’s very versatile too. Because footwear to see you safely over iron pins, ladder rungs and rocky ledges has to be particularly solid to be able to withstand the constant loading. At the same time, it has to provide the wearer with a good ‘feel’ for the terrain underfoot. And if it’s going to be comfortable going uphill and downhill, then it has to be built on a well cushioned base that promotes smooth roll-off performance.
But that’s not all the mid-cut Makra Light Lady GTX can do. It’s designed for mountain enthusiasts who appreciate the benefits of a low-cut model on the ascents but are unwilling to do away with the additional stability offered by a mid-cut design on the descents. By incorporating a special 2-zone lacing system with mechanical lace lock system, the upper is easily adapted to the demands of the terrain in question. Unlike conventional clamping lace hooks, this mechanical style of lace lock won’t slip once it’s locked in place – it requires manual intervention to unlock it. This makes it possible to have tighter lacing at the ankle and more relaxed lacing at the upper section of the boot, for example, for greater freedom of movement on ascents or when climbing. While for descents, the entire lacing can be locked down above the ankle too, for greater stability.
In addition to a flexible, adjustable upper, the Makra Light Lady GTX has a particularly lightweight, precise-fitting, cushioning midsole that provides the stability required for demanding terrain.