Verdict from 88 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Homey: Virtually every review about the Mammut Saentis Knit Low speaks of the shoe’s overflowing comfiness.
  • True-to-size: This hiker, according to many, is either “perfect” or “right on the money” when it comes to sizing.
  • Grippy: The Saentis Knit Low sticks to most surfaces like a boss, including slick boulders.
  • Featherweight: At roughly 650 g a pair (men’s), this Mammut hiking shoe is among the lightest kicks in our catalog.
  • Durable: This piece can tough it out for you for many months.
  • Breathable: Stuffiness is not part of the Saentis Knit Low’s vocabulary.
  • Looker: You can bet that a few heads will turn while you got this bad boy on.

1 reason not to buy

  • Costly: Its demanding asking price is not for the faint of heart.

Bottom line

For the Saentis Knit Low, wearers getting pleasurable adventures from city to trail (and back again) is business as usual. Yes, this attractive piece from Mammut can help you come on top of demanding hikes at speeds backcountry runners would love. While not a budget-friendly hiker by any stretch, the Saentis Knit Low is a doozy on almost every front.

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Good to know

  • The Saentis Knit Low is a Mammut hiking shoe that can render comfort and performance on both outdoor adventures and urban trails. It comes with an elastic 3D Knit Sock upper, which grants lightness and flexibility.
  • Users are supplied with ample stability, thanks to the shoe’s Cushioning Strobel construction. Its Michelin Trail Cleat outsole, meanwhile, is engineered to deliver ground adherence on most types of terrain.

The Mammut Saentis Knit Low is a low-top hiking shoe made for male and female outdoor lovers. It features a Speed Lace System to help wearers get a precise and personalized lockdown. It also has an elastic gaiter made of 3D Knitted material to give a sock-like fit.

This lightweight shoe for outdoor excursions from Mammut comes with a Michelin Trail Cleat outsole to help users traverse tricky terrain. Its profile is filled with an aggressive pattern of triangular lugs to render grip on both wet and dry ground conditions. These lugs are widely-spaced from each other to help shed dirt and debris for optimal surface traction. Its front section covers a portion of the forefoot zone to act as a protective barrier against accidental bumps.

The men’s and women’s Mammut Saentis Knit Low uses a Cushioning Strobel construction to keep adventurers stable as they tread uneven terrain. It integrates an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole component to give a cushioned ride while reducing impact. A footbed sits on top of the midsole to give added cushioning and underfoot comfort.

The Mammut Saentis Knit Low features an upper made of 3D Knit material and mesh fabric to reduce the shoe’s overall weight. This component is encased in a Hybrid Shell, which combines flexible inner and robust outer materials to render comfort and structure. Its toe box contains a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) cap for extra trail protection and durability.

The Saentis Knit Low’s speed lacing system consists of several elastic loops and a lace bungee. These components aid the wearer in managing the shoe’s fit in a single motion. A sock-like gaiter is integrated into the upper to prevent debris from entering. The tongue and collar sport a pull tab to give wearers easy on and off.

- Those who are looking for a vintage hiker that gives ankle support and durability may want to consider the Danner Mountain 600.


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