Mammut's Redburn GTX shoe is a highly technical, waterproof approach shoe. "For approaching what?" many customers ask. Well, approach shoes are a category of shoes which are intended for use by rock climbers as they approach their actual climbing routes. You don't need to be climbing to appreciate their features, however; they tend to be stiffer than typical light hiking shoes, which lends itself to better scrambling ability and less leg fatigue in steep terrain. They also have softer, stickier rubber in the toe area for better grip when scrambling. The Redburn in particular has a snug fit and a unique, non-gusseted tounge design designed to make the fit more "sock-like." In our experience, it works best for those with narrower feet.
Interestingly, Mammut has listed "Urban Climbing" as one of the optimal uses for this shoe, so for all of you builderers out there, here it is...
- Free-sliding webbing transfers the power from the lacing area to the sole Improved support from the shoe Enhanced security and comfort
- Creates suitable support and damping on specific areas of the foot Optimizes natural anti-roll behaviour Reduces fatigue (danger of twisting the ankle) Sole concept designed to orthopaedic findings Reduces the weight of the sole
- Outsole technology for approach made from gripex APX rubber mix for maximum adhesion and good abrasion values The shape of the lugs is inspired by the claws of the mountain lion
- Ghilly lacing
- Asymmetric lacing
- Rubber toe cap
- Board lasted
- Weight: 822 g
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