Who should buy the Mammut Kento High GTX

The Mammut Kento High GTX’s good performance may be short-termed as there are voiced reservations in terms of its durability. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a technical alpine boot with lightweight construction
  • Prefer a hiking boot that provides all-around protection
  • Prefer a hiking boot that grant long-lasting comfort and secure fit

Mammut Kento High GTX logo

Grants traction even in technical pursuits

Featuring the Michelin Alpine Lite 3970 outsole, the Kento High GTX men's and women's boots grant traction even in technical pursuits. It has a defined lug tread that works even in very low temperatures. 

Mammut Kento High GTX outsole

Offer slip resistance on almost all types of terrain

The rigid lugs placed across the sole offer slip resistance on almost all types of terrain. It is designed with a more aggressive Climbing Zone for better performance on side approaches.

Mammut Kento High GTX outsole 2.0

Enhance cushioning and comfort

Mammut’s Kento High GTX carries a lightweight Poro wedge midsole that is also compatible with crampons. The brand’s designers incorporated a footbed (also made of memo foam) to enhance cushioning and comfort.

Mammut Kento High GTX midsole

Gives protection against outdoor obstacles

This Mammut offering employs the brand’s Hybrid Shell feature that is a blend of inner and outer materials. It includes a premium nubuck leather used in the boot’s exterior that gives protection against outdoor obstacles. 

Mammut Kento High GTX Gives protection against outdoor obstacles


Its interior, on the other hand, uses supple materials that promote comfort. A Gore-Tex Performance Comfort laminate is added to amplify the user’s performance by making the boot weatherproof.

Mammut Kento High GTX upper 1.0

Flexible and helps prevent injury

The pre-shaped tongue construction of the Kento High GTX yields an even distribution of pressure on top of the foot. The boot also carries the brand’s Motion Control, a feature that makes it flexible and helps prevent injury. The base of the upper is wrapped with a raised rubber rand that renders protection and amplifies durability.

Mammut Kento High GTX upper 4.0

Comfortable closure system

The boot uses a 3D memo foam at the collar to boost comfort. Lastly, its closure system uses a series of fabric loops and metal hooks.

Mammut Kento High GTX laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 21.9oz / Women 19.8oz
Use: Alpine
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe, Single / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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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.