Who should buy the Mammut Hueco Mid GTX

The Hueco Mid GTX delivers on almost all fronts, making it a great trail-to-rock companion. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer an approach shoe that offers a Gore-Tex membrane for waterproofing.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that promises a safe and comfy approach ride over different types of surfaces.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that enables the wearer to pull off smoother transitions over level terrain.

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX logo

Size and fit

The Hueco Mid GTX (men’s and women’s), as its name suggests, comes with a mid-cut ankle cuff. Within its confines, the heel is kept in place, thanks to the shoe’s hardy heel stabilizers. A personalized fit is courtesy of the hiker’s to-the-toe lace-up closure, which comes with midfoot cords that give the instep a more intimate hug.

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX size

Excellent surface traction

The Mammut Hueco Mid GTX gives its wearers ample surface traction with its grippy rubber outsole, called Michelin Square tech. It is dotted with square-shaped low-profile lugs, giving it the capability to dig into loose soil. 

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX outsole

Excellent grip on edges

What makes it extra grippy on the edges, on the other hand, is its smooth-yet-treaded front end (also known as the climbing zone).

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX outsole 1

Comfortable and stable cushioning

This approach hiker from Mammut is equipped with a one-piece midsole for cushioning and stability. It is a foam-like layer made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate), which is a resilient material whose advantages include high-stress resistance and low-temperature flexibility. 

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX midsole

Prevents the foot from injury-causing shock

On ground impact, this heavy-duty component provides enough rebound, protecting the foot from injury-causing shock as a result.

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX midsole 1

Comfortable cushioning and prevents slippage

It comes topped with a company-owned footbed for added comfort underfoot. This default insole is moderately textured to prevent slippage. It also contributes to the overall supportiveness of the shoe.

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX insole

Easy to wear

The above-the-ankle upper of the Mammut Hueco Mid GTX is mainly made of velours leather. It has a cord-like pull loop at the heel to make it on and off that much more convenient.

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX easy to wear 

Waterproof yet breathable

As it is imbued with the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort technology, wet elements are expected to slide right off it. This waterproofing tech also promotes the shoe’s breathability.

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX breathable

Provides abrasion protection

Taking point in this approach-centric hiker is its rubberized toe cap. Its presence provides two benefits: abrasion protection and toeing grip on low-grade climbs. On the support side of things, the shoe comes with heel stabilizers, which are hardy panels made of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane).

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX upper 1

Secure lockdown system

Rounding out all things upper in the Hueco Mid GTX is the footgear’s lockdown system. It consists of 8 pairs of eyelets and a synthetic lace.

Mammut Hueco Mid GTX laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.6oz / Women 11.6oz
Technology: Gore-Tex
Material: Leather, Rubber sole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Top: Mid
BRAND Brand: Mammut

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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.