Who should buy the Mammut Hueco Knit Low

The Mammut Hueco Knit Low is a boon to those who love moving fast in warm weather. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer an approach shoe that is mainly designed for use in the summer months.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that delivers freer mobility without sacrificing support.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that provides comfort over level terrain.

Mammut Hueco Knit Low logo

Excellent surface traction

An outsole from Michelin called Square Tech is what provides adequate surface traction in the Hueco Knit Low. Its low-profile square lugs (also known as studs) grant slip and skid resistance on descents and across soft-soiled routes. These grippy protrusions come in a formation that sheds dirt and mud.

Mammut Hueco Knit Low outsole

Excellent smearing performance

Micro-ridges and treaded lugs are engineered around their edges. Their presence translates to secure maneuvers, especially during lateral traversals. Its forefoot tip, on the other hand, offers additional smearing traction.

Mammut Hueco Knit Low outsole 1

Provides protection against gnarly roots and sharp objects

The Mammut Hueco Knit Low protects the foot from gnarly roots and sharp rocks with its stout foam-like midsole. This hard-wearing underfoot component is made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate), a lightweight material known for its high shape retention and rebound rate.

Mammut Hueco Knit Low midsole

Excellent arch support

It has a cupped rear zone, providing a combination of support and stability around the heel. Rounding out all things midsole in this approach hiker is the Hueco Knit Low’s removable footbed. Besides added cushioning, it also grants additional support around the arch. Mammut engineers gave it a textured lining to prevent underfoot slippage.

Mammut Hueco Knit Low arch support


The breathable upper of the Hueco Knit Low is made of high-grade knit fabric. Its tongue is built extra thin to keep the shoe as light as possible.

Mammut Hueco Knit Low upper

Excellent ventilation

It has a sufficiently perforated toe box, which provides wearers with even more ventilation as they go.

Mammut Hueco Knit Low upper 1

Provides toe protection and abrasion-resistant

Over at its front end is the shoe’s protective toe cap. It is made of abrasion-resistant rubber. The stabilizers reinforcing its heel, on the other hand, are made of TPU or thermoplastic polyurethane.

Mammut Hueco Knit Low heel

Heavy-duty loops

Its ankle-to-toe closure has heavy-duty loops for eyelets. Set through them, by default, is the shoe’s cord-like lace.

Mammut Hueco Knit Low laces

Nice to know

-Hikers who are quite fond of breathable outdoor shoes might want to try either the Scarpa Gecko Air or the Salewa Wildfire. The former has a knit upper (much like the featured shoe), while the latter has its main shell made of mesh.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10.1oz / Women 8.5oz
Features: Breathable / Lightweight
Material: Knit
Top: Low
BRAND Brand: Mammut
Closure: Lace-to-toe

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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.