Mammut Mamook GTX
Price Paid: $150
I got these used from a local popular guide service. They said they were in really good shape and they came to me at about 90 percent new with one small crampon scar and some slight heel wear inside.
The insole says size 10 and the boot says 9.5 but either way (maybe both sizes use the same insole) the sizes run a tad small. They fit me fine.
Boots advertise being light and they are, weighing less than my old Raichle Eigers.
Tough? I have taken them on three alpine climbs so far and they don't hurt my feet and show zero wear. These accept step-in crampons and are plenty stiff with enough flex to do some hiking as well.
These boots have AMAZING lateral support and the lacing system allows you to wear some sections of the laces tighter than others as you prefer or cinch them all down tight. This feature pinches the laces and means they will wear out faster so watch those laces for wear.
I haven't gone to really cold climbs yet but I doubt they are as warm as plastics. I have worn them down to 30 deg F.
I never got wet slogging through oatmeal-soft snow for two days at a stretch.
I would never pay full retail for these, that's beyond my budget for anything but maybe a car. I got them at less than 40 percent retail.
Maybe not the best that $400 could buy but definitely the best my $150 could buy.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
For light-and-fast alpine pushes, the Mammut Men's Mamook GTX Boot gives you the lightweight protection you need to push through difficult technical terrain. A Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane seals out snow and water, while the crampon-compatible Vibram sole tackles slabby approaches as easily as vertical ice. A carbon-fiber shank gives you a rigid support platform without weighing you down, and Mammut's Internal Motion Control locks your foot in place.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
When you are climbing, the last thing you want to worry about is your feet. The Mamook GTX boot from Mammut is the perfect solution. A hybrid shell design puts hard durable protection only where it is needed so you have a more supple upper that will form to your foot. An anatomically shaped heel cup and a lacing system that you can adjust your instep, heel pull, and cuff independently makes it so you can really lock your foot in so you stay stable and secure. A carbon shank adds plenty of stiffness to this boot making it a dream for ice and mixed climbing.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Description of Mammut Mamook GTX Mountaineering BootsThe lightest crampon compatible mountain shoe for technically demanding climbing. This lightweight made from abrasion resistant Microfibre Racing and Dropstop textile provides great flexibility and has strong lateral support, thanks to integrated MammutMotion Control. Cushioning Hybrid Shell supports exactly and only where necessary. Asymmetric lacing takes the anatomy of the foot into consideration and means more pressure and precision on your big toes. The waterproof Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Footwear membrane, the very grippy Vibram Teton sole with carbon insole, the situationally-individually adjustable 3 Zone Lacing system complete this quality shoe.FeaturesCarbon shank Crampon compatible 3 Zone Lacing Ortholite Footbed Micro Hybrid-Shell Motion Control Sole Footwear vibram Teton, Poro wedge Fabric leather 1 Microfibre Racing Fabric textile Textile Lining GORE-TEX Insulated Comfort Footwear Weight in g 1720 g Size UK 8.5
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Mammut Mamook Thermo mountaineering boots offer superior fit and function for high-altitude mountaineering and winter expeditions. The upper features 200g Thinsulateand#174; insulation and asymmetrical lacing that allows you to independently adjust the instep, heel and cuff for a precise fit. Available Colors: CYAN/BLACK. Sizes: 7.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version