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Mammut Kento Guide High GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's

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Kento Guide High GTX Mountaineering Boot

Mammut made the Kento Guide High GTX Boot for classic mountaineering and hard hikes in any season. Gore-Tex gives rugged waterproofing against winter weather, and is comfortably breathable in the summertime when you're trekking in higher altitudes. The upper is mostly nubuck leather for long-lasting durability, but there's a bit of 3D memory foam around the heel for a customized fit and enhanced mobility. Underfoot, the Kento Guide has a dual-density midsole for shock attenuation, a PU wedge for stability, and  Poro wedge for support. Vibram's Hexa Tech rubber includes a heel insert for crampons, and large lugs ensure proper traction on anything the mountain throws at you.
  • Mountaineering boot built for classic tours and hiking
  • Gore-Tex gives rugged waterproofing and comfortable breathability
  • Nubuck leather upper ensures long-lasting durability
  • 3D memory foam around heel enhances snugness and mobility
  • Dual-density midsole with wedges for stable support
  • Vibram Hexa Tech rubber sole ensures solid traction on any terrain
  • Item #MAMU525

Upper Material
nubuck leather, textile
Waterproofing
GORE-TEX Performance Comfort
Closure
2-zone lacing
Last
mountaineeringTech (board)
Midsole
dual-density, poro wedge, PU wedge
Sole
Vibram Hexa Tech
Style
single boot
Crampon Compatibility
B1 (strap-on)
Claimed Weight
1lb 6oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, mountaineering, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 5

Great fitting boot!!!

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
45.5
Height
5` 8"
Weight
167 lbs

I compared this boot to the La Sportiva Trango Tech GoreTex and chose the Trango Tech GoreTex for my style of climbing but still wanted to give these boots a great review. (Everything was tested from the comfort of my living room and stairs I was unable to afford both boots and needed to return the one of them). It was a rather difficult choice, but I needed to replace a pair of heavy mountaineering boots that were crampon compatible as my foot seems to have grown, (at 57 my foot has grown from a 43 to 45.5). Both boots were very comfortable but a bit long in the toe box (typical for narrow European feet, and maybe my feet haven't grown but just gotten wide?). The Mammuts have a higher ankle collar (nice for keeping scree out of the boot) and are a bit stiffer due in part that they have leather uppers. The Mammuts have a traditional lacing system with metal lacing hooks whereas the La Sportivas has a Perlon loop at the second to last lacing. (I see this as susceptible to failure over time requiring repairs) Both accepted a Grivel G-12 Crampon-Matic easily and seemed to front point well when tested on a wooden block. I felt that the Mammuts might be slightly warmer in colder snowy conditions but was indeed heavier and bulkier. The Mammuts feel more like a traditional mountaineering boot whereas the the La Sportivas felt more like a performance climbing shoe that would perform better in cracks and edges once I got on the rock. Both felt as though they would be extremely comfortable on the approach and last for many years. I only wish I could have purchased both boots. Oh, and I really loved the Red!

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You should just wear them like that. What a trend !