Who should buy the Mammut Ayako High GTX
Mammut has beefed up the Ayako High GTX mountaineering boot with technologies that address comfort and safety. It's a solid option if you need:
a sturdy yet lightweight boot for via ferrata use or hillwalking
a high-cut mountaineering boot to cover long distances under any weather conditions
supportive footgear offering comfort out of the box, underfoot grip and stability
Vibram's reliable grip
Providing underfoot protection for the Ayako High GTX is the Vibram Mulaz. It features the Climbing Zone in the toe area to enable a safe hold on small edges while ascending.
Its medium-depth treads are grippy and grant a secure foothold. The indicated rating in Mammut's Flex Index is A7 which means that it is structured with a semi-rigid sole.
Mammut’s Ayako High GTX uses a triple-density midsole. It is made from three different materials that vary in strength and softness to provide cushioning. The Poro Wedge, which is compressed Phylon foam, has good damping properties which dissipate vibration from impacts.
Mammut's sturdy ankle support
The Motion Control system strengthens the in-shoe environment while enabling flexibility. It serves as the wearer's protection against ankle twisting. Its high lateral support does not constrain the forward and backward movement of the foot.
Breathable upper in Mammut Ayako High GTX
The Mammut Ayako High GTX uses velour leather for its upper. This type of material is known for being tough and breathable. It is constructed with textile panels that render the boot its flexibility.
All-season comfort and waterproofing
This mountaineering boot features the Gore-tex Performance Comfort membrane. It is made to endure a wide range of outdoor activities, from temperate to cool conditions.
It also offers moderate insulation for keeping the warmth in colder temperatures.
Extra protection and safety
The rubber toe and heel cap shield the forefoot and heel areas, respectively. The heel cap also delivers lateral stability. The upper is reinforced with the Liquid Rubber that offers protection without the additional weight.
The elastic Gore-Tex tongue with a pull strap allows easy on and off. It also helps keep the foot and ankle dry. The construction of this component prevents the formation of creases, thus eliminating friction.
Pressure points prevention
With the FeetMap technology, this mountaineering boot is able to address areas of the foot that are prone to impacts and susceptible to temperature changes. It is a lining and Memo Foam padding system that considers the overall comfort of the foot.