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Gear Review

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Mammut-Optimally Suitable For My Feet

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Mammut's website states these are optimally suitable for backpacking, winterhiking/snowshoeing, and walking. Suitable for via ferrata and mountain hiking. I was looking for a boot that could do most things. Right out of the box I noticed how comfortable the memory foam was. It reminded me of my posturepedic mattress. Sizing was right on with medium weight merino wool socks. I laced them up and headed out with my 22 mo old boy in his baby hiker. The snow was worse than crud. After some rain, melt, freeze cycles and other hikers the snow was very uneven and frozen. The last blizzard brought trees down. The boots are very lightweight and stable. My ankle rolled a few times and the boots did their job well. The traction was outstanding and the lugs are deep. The sole is dual compound Vibram. The boot is really cool looking with graphite/cyan colors. The metal clip on the tongue was not an issue at all. Laces show no signs of wear from the clip and my foot can't feel it inside the boot. The metal clip on my Lowa military boots was never an issue either. The rubber rand help with water proofing and is tough in crusty, stump, and rock filled snow. Terrain is flat to rolling in most of my hikes and snow conditions have varied, but I never had blisters or hot spots. I used the stock insoles, but will upgrade soon. They are not overly stiff and one can drive in them if necessary. They are made in Romania with "Raichle Footwear Technology". Lots of double stiching throughout. I looked at many European boots like Meindl, Salewa, and Scarpa, but decided on these d/t price and other factors above. Mammut's website helped me decide between their line of boots. They explicitly tell you what the boot was built for and so far they are accurate. I will put these through the wringer on the slick granite rocks at Devil's Lake as soon as the weather warms. Standby for further info.