Gives you the security to lift your eyes from the trail to enjoy the view.
- Motion Control design offers extreme lateral support while allowing plenty of mobility forward and backward
- Premium Memo Foam in instep, around ankles, and in the shin adds cushioning and exceptional comfort, as well as enhancing your fit
- Rolling Concept ergonomic design encourages natural movement through the step, reducing fatigue and chances of twisting an ankle
- Base Fit features free-sliding webbing bands that transfer energy from the lacing are to the sole for better support, security, and a blister-preventing fit
- PD Cage TPU midsole insert cushions and distributes the energy generated in the heel area
- All-around rubber rand offers extra protection from rocks and additional waterproofing
- Vibram MT-Traction II sole offers sure, grippy footing
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I used this boot on the Colorado Trail. It held up well for the whole trip. The lacing system is out standing. You can form the boot for any foot type. I have narrow feet with a high arch, which is hard to fit. There is some break in time. They were waterproof for the whole trip.
Great fitting and burly boot.
The midsole support is great out of the box, I often have to use an insole.
These replaced some sportiva Karakorums that just didn't give enough traction in hard snow and icy surfaces. The rubberized lower section is tough, I didn't notice any scuffing even after navigating some nasty sharp scree fields (a big plus over the karakorums).
A firm sole did allow me to still job a bit with being clunky like a lot of boots and the goretex is a nice bonus to keep my feet from getting soggy.
The bad, they don't breath great when the weather gets warm (thanks goretex). And the softer material used in the sole did tear a hole into the base of sole, which will squeak once some water gets into it. It hasn't getting into the boot though. Some super glue and they'll be good to go again.
Great 3 season hiking boot, hang them up in the summer though unless you know its going to get wet.
- 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.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
read the review about the laces getting chewed up but have not experienced anything like this with the boot. From the first time I wore them I've never had a blister or an issue with these. Seem like they will last for years.
Does backcountry now carry the new version of this boot, or does it still have the issue described in the review.
I just checked and it's the new 2012 version without the metal on the tongue.
- 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.