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...
Feature list from Mammut:
|fabric leather 1||Velours Leather|
|lining||GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear|
|weight in g||756 g Size UK 5.5|
From its headquarters in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, Mammut brings the world a vast array of products that reflect its philosophy of absolute alpine. Founded in 1862 as a rope company, Mammut is now one of the world leaders in the production of climbing ropes, as well as nearly every other type of equipment needed for mountain adventure.Their unique vision and long experience produces products which are unique, striking, and highly functional.