Who should buy the Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX
The Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX has enough pros to be considered a competent hiking-slash-climbing companion. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer an approach shoe that provides excellent waterproofing.
- Prefer an approach shoe that promises a comfy and secure ride.
- Prefer an approach shoe that delivers extra walking comfort over level terrain.
Size and fit
A mid-cut approach shoe for men and women is the Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX. Its pre-shaped tongue grants a bunch-free fit around the instep. It comes engineered with a to-the-toe lace-up closure, which provides a secure lockdown with deeper customization options.
Excellent surface traction
Approach-hiking folks can expect to reach their climbing destination with sufficient surface traction thanks to the Hueco Advanced Mid GTX’s Michelin outsole, called Square Tech.
Provides slip and skid resistance
Its designers gave it multi-sided lugs (also known as studs) to provide users with enough slip and skid resistance in practically every direction.
Excellent edging and smearing performance
They also furnished it with a climbing zone—a forefoot feature that produces extra edging and smearing grip.
The Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX is equipped with a wedge-type EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole for stability and comfort underfoot. Its firm-yet-springy heel grants ample shock mitigation on impact. It comes with a heel stabilizer made of thermoplastic polyurethane or TPU.
Excellent arch support
Sitting right atop the Hueco Advanced Mid GTX’s midsole is an in-house removable footbed. It has a fuzzy texture for added comfort. Besides cushioning, it also contributes to the shoe’s supportiveness, especially around the arch.
Easy to wear
Wearing the Mammut Hueco Advanced Mid GTX means being seen in its full-grain leather upper. Getting in and out of its cozy interior is a relatively straightforward affair, thanks to its heel pull loop.
Its Gore-Tex liner is called Extended Comfort, which makes the shoe capable of not only barring out intrusive wet elements but also wicking out moisture (think sweat vapor) from the inside.
Provides toe protection
Mammut shoemakers engineered its heel section with synthetic overlays, which promote the shoe’s rearfoot support. They also furnished its front end with a long-wearing rubber cap to protect the toes from knocks and bumps, especially in edge situations.
Excellent lockdown system
Completing the Hueco Advanced Mid GTX’s upper equation is the approach shoe’s lockdown system. It is made up of synthetic cord-like lace and mostly plated eyelets.