Facts

  • Subcategory

    Hiking Sandals

    Made of lightweight materials. They don't have much top-of-the-foot coverage so they're mostly suitable for well-maintained trails and summer hikes. Also useful for crossing rivers and streams. They come in open and closed-toe designs. See the best hiking sandals.

    Hiking Shoes

    The low-cut equivalent of hiking boots. Comfort is paramount in the creation of these shoes so they often have flexible materials. Generally used for day hikes. See hiking shoes.

    Hiking Boots

    Mid to high-cut models designed for more aggressive hikes and backpacking. See hiking boots.

    Mountaineering Boots

    Specialized footwear. Often insulated and used in technical routes, ice climbing or expeditions. See mountaineering boots.

    Good to know

    For hikes that won't last for more than a day, go with hiking sandals or hiking shoes. Tackling trails with greater challenges will require hiking boots or mountaineering boots.

  • Cut

    Low

    Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.

    Mid

    Boots with an ankle-height cuff. They provide extra ankle support. See mid-cut hiking boots and mid-cut mountaineering boots.

    High

    Boots with a cuff that goes above the ankle. In the case of insulated ones, they may reach the calf. Also grants extra ankle support. See high-cut hiking boots and high-cut mountaineering boots.

    Good to know

    Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.

  • Price
    $330
  • Feature
  • Weight
    Men: 28oz
    Women: 22.9oz
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
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Summary

We spent 10.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The Mammut Magic High GTX was rated quite highly by a few patrons for its extraordinary level of comfort.
  • Its ability to flex, especially around the ankle region, was admired by one mountaineer.
  • A user was ultimately impressed with how well this boot performed on various types of terrain.
  • This climbing gear is among Mammut’s collection of footwear that can be resoled. This means that, for a fee, its beat-up outsole can be replaced.
  • It made one climber extremely happy with its ability to wall off virtually all sorts of watery elements.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Magic High GTX runs small, according to a reviewer.
  • This mountaineering boot is an expensive product.

Bottom line

Mammut engineers have made something quite remarkable in the Magic High GTX in that the boot both excels in comfort and ankle flexibility. Its climbing performance is nothing to be scoffed at either. What the footwear makers may have overlooked in this gear is its sizing which might not be as precise for everyone. All in all, new and seasoned climbers alike have enough reason to get the Mammut Magic High GTX. They might have to size up, however, to get the best possible fit in it.

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Updates to Mammut Magic High GTX

  • The revamped Magic High GTX has its tongue, heel collar, and flex zone now imbued with elastic fabric, resulting in improved support and comfort for the wearer. This comfortable sense of security is bolstered by the Mammut heel strap cords, called Base Fit 2.1.
  • This boot made for mountaineering has an elastic Gore-Tex tongue which prevents bunching and makes on and off a more straightforward affair. Gore-Tex’s waterproofing technology is also engineered within the Magic High GTX’s main bootie to keep practically all things wet at bay.
  • Also part of this gear is the lining and padding system called Feet Map. It is responsible for preventing pressure points, making the interior less cold and minimizing perspiration.

Mammut Magic High GTX size and fit

A generally true-to-size, high-cut mountaineering boot for men and women is the Mammut Magic High GTX. It is offered in standard width in whole and half sizes. Its 3-zone lacing system, which includes the heel-locking Base-Fit 2.1 technology, enables mountaineers to adjust the volume of the boot to their preference, thereby achieving a personalized, supportive, and secure lockdown. Its Memo Foam collar, on the other hand, provides users a familiar fit with time.

Outsole

Thanks to its Vibram Maton outsole, the Magic High GTX is capable of securing the wearer’s footing over terrain characterized by steepness and extreme ruggedness. Its ultra-rigid lugs form a tire-like geometry, offering enough slip resistance in almost every direction. The rather smooth forefoot and heel parts of this long-wearing layer aid in ascents and descents with extra traction.

Midsole

Ground protection and stability over considerably rocky surfaces come by means of the boot’s heavy-duty midsole. It is engineered with a lightweight wedge made by combining PU, TPU, and poro for improved underfoot cushioning. It has a sturdy welt at the heel, making it fully compatible with hybrid (C2) crampons. A subcomponent called shank is also embedded within its confines, giving the boot extra stiffness underfoot for added arch support. What ups the comfort level of the gear, on the other hand, is the cushy footbed with which the Magic High GTX comes by default.

Upper

The Magic High GTX’s over-the-ankle upper (a.k.a Hybrid Shell) is comprised primarily of three different types of materials: velours leather, dropstop textile, and microfiber racing. This combination of light and sturdy materials grants the upper improved abrasion resistance and reduces the boot’s overall weight. There is also a rubber rand covering the lower region of the upper for extra protection against scuffs and scrapes.

The confines of this Mammut gear is built with two notable technologies—the waterproof Gore-Tex Performance Comfort liner and the adjustable Memo Foam. The former leaves the boot breathable on the inside yet watertight on the outside, while the latter wraps the foot (shin, ankle, and instep) in a three-dimensional kind cushioning.

For fit personalization, the boot uses the 3-zone lacing system with Base Fit 2.1. Its to-toe construction is made up of synthetic laces and different eyelet types, from regular plated ones to D-rings and open hooks.