Verdict from 1 expert and 48 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Out of a handful of Mammut Saentis Low reviews, most people find it extremely lightweight.
  • Nearly everyone agrees that this hiking shoe has a perfect fit.
  • The heel cup and forefoot stretch nicely to accommodate wide feet, according to an in-depth review. 
  • Most reviewers have given it high ratings for breathability. 
  • It has good traction on dirt, mud, and typical forest trail, says an expert reviewer.
  • Several customers have also praised this shoe for being truly comfortable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer is unhappy about the stain on his socks after taking off the shoes.
  • The traction on wet surfaces is somewhat diminished compared to approach soles, notes another.

Bottom line

A multipurpose shoe suitable for a range of activities on and off the trail - the Mammut Saentis Low gets high marks for its ultra lightness and breathability. Hikers love that it has quite a roomy interior to accommodate those with wide feet. Even more impressive is its Michelin outsole that facilitates sure-footed steps on forest trails.

While its traction isn’t as great as that of an approach shoe, this versatile hiker still does better than other types of sole found in most hiking shoes.

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Good to know

-This shoe has a hybrid shell upper that combines supple inner and tough outer materials that provide comfort and protection to the foot. In addition, a TPU toe cap helps prevent accidental impact.

-Its high-performance technical sole is made of Michelin rubber compound which is known for its stickiness and grip on varying surfaces.

-It also features a mesh inner lining for maximum breathability.

This hiking shoe from Mammut is a low-top model with a stretchy inner mesh liner that wraps the foot for a secure and comfortable fit. It has a pre-shaped tongue construction that stays intact despite aggressive movements. Furthermore, the lace-up closure lets you adjust the tightness whenever needed.

The Mammut Saentis Low has sizes available for both men and women.

The Mammut Saentis Low hiking shoes feature Michelin outsoles made of high-quality rubber compound. Michelin is a famous tire manufacturing company which later on started making their own line of performance footwear outsoles. 

Some of the most striking qualities of this shoe outsole are its durability, stickiness, and grip. Best suited for fast-paced forest trails, the Saentis Low performs well on dirt, mud, and sand. It has strong traction to get you through soft and uneven terrain.

The midsole offers plenty of cushioning for the foot without the added weight. It’s attached to the shoe through Cushioning Strobel construction - a process of stitching the upper to the insole to give it rigid support. Strobel shoes are less flexible than slip-lasted shoes, but not as rigid or as heavy as the board-lasted one.

The Saentis Low has an upper made of a hybrid shell that combines soft inner fabrics and tough outer materials, including vent mesh. Together, they create a protective environment for the feet that is plush and breathable at the same time. 

There’s also a TPU toe cap that offers protection against sharp hazards on the trail as well as accidental impact, especially when descending. Inside the shoe is another mesh lining that is stretchable, wrapping the foot to give it a snug fit.

-The Mammut Saentis Low also comes in a knitted version. It also has the vent mesh upper but a knit collar is added that extends towards the ankle so the shoe perfectly holds on to the foot. 

-Furthermore, this model also comes in a Gore-Tex variation which is completely waterproof and ready to tackle extremely wet conditions.


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