Who should buy the Mammut Mercury III Low GTX

The Mercury III Low GTX is one Mammut product that has the potential to be the next go-to hiking footgear of many—especially once it softens up a little bit. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is designed to give hikers a combination of comfort and protection on the trail. 
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that can withstand abrasions and wear and tear 
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that can prevent ankle-related injuries and provides water protection.

Mammut Mercury III Low GTX logo

Adequate footing security

This waterproof hiking shoe from Mammut gets to provides adequate footing security over various types of terrain with its Vibram outsole with Frog Grip technology. Hardwearing hexagon protrusions (also known as lugs) dot its surface, allowing users to gain and maintain grip in practically every direction. 

Mammut Mercury III Low GTX outsole

Excellent heel break

It is engineered with horizontal grooves at the forefoot to allow the shoe to flex with every stride. It also comes with a low-profile heel brake for improved maneuverability during tricky descents.

Mammut Mercury III Low GTX outsole 1

Stout yet cushy underfoot

The Mercury III Low GTX has a stout yet cushy midsole for underfoot protection, comfort, and stability. It is capable of mitigating shock on impact with its thickly constructed heel zone. Its cupped design gives the shoe enhanced sturdiness and support.

Mammut Mercury III Low GTX midsole

Excellent underfoot support

Sitting right on top of this springy unit is the footgear’s removable insole. Mammut engineers gave it a contoured build to up the shoe’s underfoot support. They also furnished it with enough padding to provide wearers with extra cushioning.

Mammut Mercury III Low GTX arch support

Waterproof and breathable

The low-cut upper of the Mammut Mercury III Low GTX is made of nubuck leather from a proudly German brand, called Terracare. Its bootie has the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort technology, which makes the hiking shoe breathable enough on the inside while sufficiently waterproof on the outside. 

Mammut Mercury III Low GTX upper

Secure fit

The parts that hug the user’s ankle are moderately lined with cushy padding for additional in-shoe comfort. Its lacing system is made up of synthetic lace and combination eyelets.

Mammut Mercury III Low GTX laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.8oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Mammut Mercury
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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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.