Mammut MT Crest GTX

These have the look and feel of a much more technical, higher-end style of boot. There is a high ankle cuff that provides cushioning and support, coupled with a thick nubuck leather upper. The heel section is nicely reinforced too, and provides good hold for your ankles. The inside of the ankle cuff is lined with leather and, with its snug, cushioned fit and high reach, can become sweaty on warmer jaunts. The stiff sole does make walking on roads and hard ground a little awkward until they have been broken in properly. They offer much more support for walking higher up in the hills, though, with good grip all over and excellent toe protection from the stiff toebox and rubber rand.

VITAL STATS

Sizes: 6½-13
Upper: Nubuck leather
Membrane: Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram® MT-Traction sole
Weight: 1,846g
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01625 508218; www.mammut.ch
*Review from Country Walking magazine, October 2011