Great-looking boots featuring Raichle’s footwear technology, which gives a snug and secure fit, with a narrow and supportive heel and arch, and a wide yet secure toe box. The lacing system is excellent, with a well-placed locking eyelet that makes sure the foot is held securely in place, even on steep descents. The ankle cuffs are high and supportive yet soft and unobtrusive. There’s plenty of lateral stiffness in the midsole to cope well with all types of terrain, and there’s a nice rolling action at the toe. The Vibram sole unit offers great shock absorption and provides plenty of traction on firmer terrain, but the lugs do have a tendency to clog up on softer, muddier ground.
Sizes: UK 4–8½
Upper: Nubuck leather/textile
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Contact: www.mammut.ch; 01625 508218