Who should buy the Mammut Ayako High GTX

Mammut has beefed up the Ayako High GTX mountaineering boot with technologies that address comfort and safety. It's a solid option if you need:

  • a sturdy yet lightweight boot for via ferrata use or hillwalking

  • a high-cut mountaineering boot to cover long distances under any weather conditions

  • supportive footgear offering comfort out of the box, underfoot grip and stability

Mammut Ayako High GTX mountaineering

Vibram's reliable grip 

Providing underfoot protection for the Ayako High GTX is the Vibram Mulaz. It features the Climbing Zone in the toe area to enable a safe hold on small edges while ascending. 

Mammut Ayako High GTX toe area

Its medium-depth treads are grippy and grant a secure foothold. The indicated rating in Mammut's Flex Index is A7 which means that it is structured with a semi-rigid sole.Mammut Ayako High GTX outsole

Shock-absorbing midsole

Mammut’s Ayako High GTX uses a triple-density midsole. It is made from three different materials that vary in strength and softness to provide cushioning. The Poro Wedge, which is compressed Phylon foam, has good damping properties which dissipate vibration from impacts.

Mammut Ayako High GTX midsole

Mammut's sturdy ankle support

The Motion Control system strengthens the in-shoe environment while enabling flexibility. It serves as the wearer's protection against ankle twisting. Its high lateral support does not constrain the forward and backward movement of the foot.

Mammut Ayako High GTX flexible

Breathable upper in Mammut Ayako High GTX

The Mammut Ayako High GTX uses velour leather for its upper. This type of material is known for being tough and breathable. It is constructed with textile panels that render the boot its flexibility.

Mammut Ayako High GTX upper

All-season comfort and waterproofing

This mountaineering boot features the Gore-tex Performance Comfort membrane. It is made to endure a wide range of outdoor activities, from temperate to cool conditions. 

Mammut Ayako High GTX waterproof

It also offers moderate insulation for keeping the warmth in colder temperatures. 

Extra protection and safety

The rubber toe and heel cap shield the forefoot and heel areas, respectively. The heel cap also delivers lateral stability. The upper is reinforced with the Liquid Rubber that offers protection without the additional weight. 

Mammut Ayako High GTX rubber rand

The elastic Gore-Tex tongue with a pull strap allows easy on and off. It also helps keep the foot and ankle dry. The construction of this component prevents the formation of creases, thus eliminating friction.

Pressure points prevention

With the FeetMap technology, this mountaineering boot is able to address areas of the foot that are prone to impacts and susceptible to temperature changes. It is a lining and Memo Foam padding system that considers the overall comfort of the foot. 

Mammut Ayako High GTX padding

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 21.9oz / Women 19.1oz
Use: Backpacking, Alpine
Cut: High cut
Features: Single, Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Mammut

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.