Designed for type-two fun.
When the approach is the crux of the climb, rely on Mammut's Wall Guide Women's Low Shoes to deliver the sure-footed feel you need to climb loose shale and rotten rock with confidence. Their uppers are made from a supple and close-fitting split leather material for a snug and responsive fit and feel, while the reinforced-with-rubber toes and heels protect the shoes from wear after steep scrambles and frustratingly thick bushwhacks.
Mammut gave the Wall Guides to-the-toe asymmetric lacing, so you can easily dial in the perfect fit, and added its FeetMap padding system inside the shoes for added comfort around the heels and collars. Best of all, the Gripex sticky rubber soles cling to everything from steep, packed-out trails to precariously perched granite slabs where large footholds are far and few between.
- Split leather upper
- Rubber toe cap
- Asymmetric lacing
- FeetMap padding system
- Compressed Poro wedge midsole
- Gripex sticky rubber sole
- Item #MAM00JK
- Q & A
Quality but Runs Big
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 6
These approach shoes are decent. I bought them because my Salomon hiking shoes were total garbage on any slopes or slick rocks. The rubber on these is pretty good, I feel very secure on my local crag's slick basalt. However, they do run a full size too big. I'm usually a US 7 in shoes, sometimes a 7.5 since my toe bed is slightly wide. I had to downsize twice to a size 6 in these. I also have a narrow heel, and my heel slipped like crazy in the larger sizes. My heel is secure in the 6 but there isn't any room for a thicker sock now.
Additionally, there have terrible arch support. If you have low arches or flat feet you'll be fine, but I have high arches and will need to purchase insoles for longer approaches. Overall it's decent shoe made of quality materials, but the sizing and comfort is lacking.