Who should buy the Mammut Hueco Mid GTX
The Hueco Mid GTX delivers on almost all fronts, making it a great trail-to-rock companion. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer an approach shoe that offers a Gore-Tex membrane for waterproofing.
- Prefer an approach shoe that promises a safe and comfy approach ride over different types of surfaces.
- Prefer an approach shoe that enables the wearer to pull off smoother transitions over level terrain.
Size and fit
The Hueco Mid GTX (men’s and women’s), as its name suggests, comes with a mid-cut ankle cuff. Within its confines, the heel is kept in place, thanks to the shoe’s hardy heel stabilizers. A personalized fit is courtesy of the hiker’s to-the-toe lace-up closure, which comes with midfoot cords that give the instep a more intimate hug.
Excellent surface traction
The Mammut Hueco Mid GTX gives its wearers ample surface traction with its grippy rubber outsole, called Michelin Square tech. It is dotted with square-shaped low-profile lugs, giving it the capability to dig into loose soil.
Excellent grip on edges
What makes it extra grippy on the edges, on the other hand, is its smooth-yet-treaded front end (also known as the climbing zone).
Comfortable and stable cushioning
This approach hiker from Mammut is equipped with a one-piece midsole for cushioning and stability. It is a foam-like layer made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate), which is a resilient material whose advantages include high-stress resistance and low-temperature flexibility.
On ground impact, this heavy-duty component provides enough rebound, protecting the foot from injury-causing shock as a result.
Comfortable cushioning and prevents slippage
It comes topped with a company-owned footbed for added comfort underfoot. This default insole is moderately textured to prevent slippage. It also contributes to the overall supportiveness of the shoe.
Easy to wear
The above-the-ankle upper of the Mammut Hueco Mid GTX is mainly made of velours leather. It has a cord-like pull loop at the heel to make it on and off that much more convenient.
Waterproof yet breathable
As it is imbued with the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort technology, wet elements are expected to slide right off it. This waterproofing tech also promotes the shoe’s breathability.
Provides abrasion protection
Taking point in this approach-centric hiker is its rubberized toe cap. Its presence provides two benefits: abrasion protection and toeing grip on low-grade climbs. On the support side of things, the shoe comes with heel stabilizers, which are hardy panels made of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane).
Secure lockdown system
Rounding out all things upper in the Hueco Mid GTX is the footgear’s lockdown system. It consists of 8 pairs of eyelets and a synthetic lace.