Verdict from 43 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Most of the Mammut Nova III Mid GTX reviews say that this leather hiking boot is comfortable to wear right from the box.
  • Lots of reviewers who have tested this product are stunned by how lightweight it is.
  • The Mammut Nova III Mid GTX hiking boots have also gotten five-star ratings for its beefy construction.
  • Nearly everyone is pleased with the excellent waterproof properties of this boot with Gore-Tex membrane.
  • It’s well-suited for rocky terrain, according to a few hikers.
  • Many customers are pleased with their purchase. They believe that this boot is reasonably priced.

1 reasons not to buy

  • This boot can be a little too warm on hot days, according to a few customers.

Bottom line

An upgrade from the Mammut Nova II, the Mammut Nova III Mid GTX is a high-quality boot touted for its amazing lightness, sturdy build, and sheer comfort. It also comes with a waterproof membrane, making it suitable for both dry and wet terrains, and extreme weather conditions.

A great deal for its price, as many reviewers claim - this waterproof outdoor boot is specifically designed for adventurous women. Its robust construction yet feminine design makes it a top choice among female hikers.

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Good to know

With a few tweaks on the design and finish, the Nova III Mid GTX features a Nubuck leather upper that is resistant to abrasion, wear and tear.

It is designed with the Rolling Concept, a Mammut-exclusive technology designed to encourage the natural foot movement, thereby providing cushion and support.

The Vibram sole has deep, hexagonal lugs on one side and indented lines on the other. These result in increased grip and traction on varying terrain.

The Nova III Mid GTX boots are mid-cut hikers with uppers that easily conform to the shape of the foot.  The collar and the tongue are padded with 3D memory foam to create a nice and snug fit. And because this foam is very pliable, it returns to its original shape even after intense pressure is applied to it.

This shoe is built using a gender-specific last to ensure that it fits nicely to the shape of a woman’s foot. 

Lastly, it features a polyamide (PA) webbing lacing system with two hooks on top so you can adjust the fit between the forefoot and ankle separately.

Mammut has tied up with Vibram to create a grippy sole that can withstand moderate to challenging terrain conditions. 

The Nova III Mid GTX sole features the Vibram Frog Technology which involves polygonal lugs for increased traction on varying surfaces, including soft and muddy grounds. The sole tread pattern is divided into two - one has hexagonal lugs and the other has thin cut lines (indentations). This design is meant to give fantastic grip and durability.

Another interesting feature of the Mammut Nova III Mid GTX is the Rolling Concept technology which is designed to optimize the natural movement of the foot and reduce the possibility of twisting the ankle when hiking unsurfaced trails.

This female hiking boot from Mammut has a lightweight midsole made of EVA. It’s a type of foam that has the ability to disperse weight and provide stability. It’s also very flexible and is soft enough to create a cushiony platform for the foot while remaining supportive.

The Nova III Mid GTX has a protective and durable upper made of Nubuck leather which is manufactured with Terracare standards for sustainability and eco-friendliness. Certain regions of the shoe, including the toe area, are reinforced with liquid rubber for added protection against abrasion, and damage from sharp hazards on the trail.

Furthermore, the shoe is lined with Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane that offers superior protection against external moisture. 

Completing the upper is a web lacing closure featuring polyamide laces that are durable and flexible.


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