Close but no cigar,new model is great.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The boot as a whole is very good. Stable and will wear for ever except, the is a metal guide on the tongue that will tear apart shoe laces, no matter how careful you are. Mammut corrected the problem on newer boots being sold. The picture on backcountry is of the newer boot, but their inventory, is the previous style. When they get the new boot my rating shifts to a 5 star, for durability, comfort, and the lacing system. I traded the old model for the new model, and they changed the metal for a plastic part. I hiked the Colorado Trail with these and they were outstandin. Best fitting boot I have ever had. I hike 300-400 miles a year. Little heavy and warm for summer.