Who should buy the Mammut Nova IV Mid GTX

The Nova IV Mid GTX is a mighty hiker with a feminine touch. Purchase it if:

  • You want an extremely comfy pair right from the start.
  • GTX hiking boots that weigh no more than 500 g are what you're after.
  • You prefer to hike in style, especially from late autumn to early winter.

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Who should not buy it

With zero criticism about its laces, the Pyrenees from KEEN is a great alternative to the Nova IV Mid GTX. There's also the Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX if you need something reliably waterproof.

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A supernova in plushness

This quality piece from Mammut is totally comfy, and many reviewers agree. They "have not hurt my sensitive skin!" says one of them. The same reviewer also says that being in this kick is "like wearing trainers." Another hiker says that it's "very comfortable to walk in."

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The Nova IV Mid GTX's relaxing break-in period

Adventurers say that this mid-top boot requires no breaking in at all. A non-professional tester among them says that you'll experience "no blisters" in this shoe during this stage.

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It eats treacherous terrain for breakfast

The Mammut Nova IV Mid GTX is a tenacious she-beast. It provides "good grip when walking the dog through damp terrain," says a trail-seeker. The same individual is also impressed with its sticking prowess on slippery roots and ravines.

Mammut Nova IV Mid GTX grip

Your feet's personal warmer

Despite not having insulation, the Mammut Nova IV Mid GTX is plenty cozy in chilly conditions. This warmth is linked to its extra-thick lining and fuzzy footbed. If you're interested in fully insulated hiking boots, click here. 

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Beware its unruly shoestrings

One of the Nova IV Mid GTX's misfires lies in its laces. "The lacing keeps coming undone, which is just annoying," says a disgruntled trail-goer.

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No in-shoe slippage in the Mammut Nova IV Mid GTX

This lightweight Mammut offering cradles the foot well in its snug confines. This statement is supported by the comments "perfect fit" and "optimal hold."

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Makes onlookers keep looking 

There are those who are mesmerized by the beauty of the Mammut Nova IV Mid GTX. One of them describes the featured hiking boot as "visually very appealing."

Mammut Nova IV Mid GTX lace

A downgrade on the waterproofing front

It's been reported that the Mammut Nova IV Mid GTX fumbles when it comes to moisture protection. An experienced trail-goer says that the featured over-the-ankle kick is more permeable than the previous iteration. For other boots with waterproofing, click here.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 15.5oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly, Lace-to-toe / Red lace, Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Mammut

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.