Mammut Hueco Knit Low notable features
-The Mammut Hueco Knit Low, the breathable sibling of the leather Hueco Low, is mainly designed for use in the summer months. The sock-like design of its upper delivers freer mobility without sacrificing support.
-Underfoot, the Hueco Knit Low comes equipped with a heavy-duty sole unit. It is comprised of the shoe’s resilient midsole and Michelin outsole. Both its heel and toe zone are rockered for extra walking comfort over level terrain.
Size and fit
A below-the-ankle approach-centric shoe for men and women is the Mammut Hueco Knit Low. Its sock-like construction offers a skin-like fit. Wearers have the ability to adjust the shoe’s volume by means of the footgear’s to-the-toe lacing system.
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.
Micro-ridges and treaded lugs are engineered around its edges. Their presence translates to secure maneuvers, especially during lateral traversals. Its forefoot tip, on the other hand, offers additional smearing traction.
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. 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.
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. It has a sufficiently perforated toe box, which provides wearers even more ventilation as they go.
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.
Its ankle-to-toe closure has heavy-duty loops for eyelets. Set through them, by default, is the shoe’s cord-like lace.
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.