Who should buy the Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX

The Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX has enough pros to be considered a competent hiking-slash-climbing companion. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer an approach shoe that provides excellent waterproofing.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that promises a comfy and secure ride. 
  • Prefer an approach shoe that delivers extra walking comfort over level terrain.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX logo

Size and fit

A mid-cut approach shoe for men and women is the Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX. Its pre-shaped tongue grants a bunch-free fit around the instep. It comes engineered with a to-the-toe lace-up closure, which provides a secure lockdown with deeper customization options.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX laces 1

Excellent surface traction

Approach-hiking folks can expect to reach their climbing destination with sufficient surface traction thanks to the Hueco Advanced Mid GTX’s Michelin outsole, called Square Tech.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX outsole

Provides slip and skid resistance

Its designers gave it multi-sided lugs (also known as studs) to provide users with enough slip and skid resistance in practically every direction.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX outsole 1

Excellent edging and smearing performance

They also furnished it with a climbing zone—a forefoot feature that produces extra edging and smearing grip.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX outsole 3

Stable and comfortable underfoot

The Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX is equipped with a wedge-type EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole for stability and comfort underfoot. Its firm-yet-springy heel grants ample shock mitigation on impact. It comes with a heel stabilizer made of thermoplastic polyurethane or TPU.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX midsole

Excellent arch support

Sitting right atop the Hueco Advanced Mid GTX’s midsole is an in-house removable footbed. It has a fuzzy texture for added comfort. Besides cushioning, it also contributes to the shoe’s supportiveness, especially around the arch.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX arch

Easy to wear

Wearing the Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX means being seen in its full-grain leather upper. Getting in and out of its cozy interior is a relatively straightforward affair, thanks to its heel pull loop.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX collar

Waterproof

Its Gore-Tex liner is called Extended Comfort, which makes the shoe capable of not only barring out intrusive wet elements but also wicking out moisture (think sweat vapor) from the inside.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX upper

Provides toe protection

Mammut shoemakers engineered its heel section with synthetic overlays, which promote the shoe’s rearfoot support. They also furnished its front end with a long-wearing rubber cap to protect the toes from knocks and bumps, especially in edge situations.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX upper 3

Excellent lockdown system

Completing the Hueco Advanced Mid GTX’s upper equation is the approach shoe’s lockdown system. It is made up of synthetic cord-like lace and mostly plated eyelets.

Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX laces

Nice to know

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.1oz / Women 11.6oz
Features: Heel brake
Technology: Gore-Tex
Material: Leather
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Top: Mid

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.