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Mammut Ayako High GTX Review

Mammut Ayako High GTX Boot
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Mammut Ayako High GTX Boot

The Mammut Ayako High GTX boot is packed full of features:

  • GORE-TEX® construction providing excellent waterproofing and breathability
  • Memory foam padding for excellent comfort and fit
  • Vibram Mulaz outsole (incorporating their Climbing Zone feature)
  • TPU Motion Control to prevent the foot twisting in the boot
  • FeetMap technology
  • Board Lasted
  • Rubber toe cap protection
  • Liquid rubber technology / protection
  • Suede and textile construction
  • Base Fit technology

When I first wore the Mammut Ayako High GTX I was immediately impressed by just how comfortable the boot was; it literally felt like my foot was being hugged, in a nice way. I had owned a pair of T-Advanced GTX boots previously, and they too were very comfortable, so was really pleased that this new offering from Mammut were just as good.

The Mammut Ayako High GTX owes a lot of that comfort to its FeetMap system, which takes in to account all the different areas of the foot; the FeetMap system ‘maps’ out the cushioning, cooling / warming, slip and non-slip areas of the foot, ensuring that the materials and lining are in exactly the right place.

  • Mammut Ayako High GTX
    Mammut Ayako High GTX Boot
  • Mammut Ayako High GTX
    Mammut Ayako High GTX Boot
  • Mammut Ayako High GTX
    Mammut Ayako High GTX Boot

I have a thing about lacing when it comes to boots, and I am quite finicky when it comes to this. The Mammut Ayako High GTX has a really good lacing system, complete with locking lace hooks; these grip the laces and hold them in place, preventing slippage. Once tied the boots feel solid, and as yet during the time I have worn them they have never come loose or un-tied themselves.

If given a choice I would always choose boots that offer a good deal of ankle support whenever I am covering anything other than flat terrain; I have snapped my ankle ligaments twice in the past, resulting in the slightest bit of unexpected, uneven ground seeing my ankle give way, often painfully.

The Mammut Ayako GTX offers a great deal of support for the ankle, complete with memory foam padding to help the boot fit perfect here. This coupled with Mammut’s Motion Control system – which helps prevent the foot twisting inside the boot – is one of the best for a boot in this price range; although I still get caught out every so often, my ankle feels more protected and supported…and is certainly less painful.

These boots are classed as a medium stiffness when it comes to sole flexibility, and they certainly performed well during my recent hike and scramble up Pen y Ghent in the Yorkshire Dales, and around Appletreewick, on the approach towards Simon’s Seat (incidentally, where these very pictures were taken!).

As you would expect from a brand such as Mammut, the materials used in the construction are of top quality; good suede thickness, quality lacing eyelets and hooks, Vibram sole, memory foam, and of course Gore-Tex®, among other things.

For hiking, trailing, non-technical mountain terrain / via ferrata, the Mammut Ayako High GTX boot really is one to seriously consider.

Mammut Ayako High GTX boots can be purchased from major outdoor footwear stores / online.

Price: £150.00 approximately

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Weight: 89%

Fit: 88%

Comfort: 93%

Construction: 88%

Waterproof: 90%

For hiking, trailing, non-technical mountain terrain / via ferrata, the Mammut Ayako High GTX boot really is one to seriously consider.

Total Score 89%

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