Who should buy the Mammut Hueco Low GTX
The Hueco Low GTX is a fantastic offering, thanks to its excellence in both form and function. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer an approach shoe that is built for adventurers who need a combination of comfort, protection, and security in their travels.
- Prefer an approach shoe that gives the wearer a supportive ride with as much cushioning as possible.
- Prefer an approach shoe that provides enough grip over a variety of surfaces.
Excellent surface traction
The Hueco Low GTX can stick to virtually all sorts of backcountry surfaces thanks to its heavy-duty rubber outsole, called Michelin Square Tech. As it is built with low-profile lugs, approach enthusiasts can move across slippery terrain on it with multi-directional traction.
Excellent edging and smearing
Around its front end is the climbing zone—a common approach shoe feature that provides additional adhesive power during forefoot maneuvers, which include edging and smearing.
This approach-focused hiker from Mammut uses a wedge-type midsole for cushioning and stability. Its entirety is made of EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate, a foam-like material widely known for its stress and crack resistance, as well as high rebound rate. Its stout construction delivers ample shock absorption, especially around the medial section of the foot.
Mammut designers paired this springy component with a textured footbed for extra cushioning underfoot. This stock insole also delivers additional support.
Easy to wear
The foot is protected from the harshness of the elements in the Hueco Low GTX’s velours leather upper. Stitched securely to its heel is a synthetic pull cord for easier on and off.
Breathable and waterproof
Its main bootie is lined with Gore-Tex’s Performance Comfort technology, which renders the shoe adequately breathable on the inside and sufficiently watertight on the outside.
Provides toe protection
This finely fuzzy component comes with a rubber toe cap and TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) panels. The former deals with virtually everything that tries to assault the foot from the front, while the latter—the heel stabilizers—doubles down on rearfoot support.
Thin yet hardy synthetic lace
The Mammut Hueco Low GTX’s upper comes full circle with the gear’s closure system. It is comprised of thin yet hardy synthetic lace and reinforced eyelets with instep-locking cords.