‘The Ayako High’s via ferrata capabilities translate into a low-slung and very capable scrambling and mountain walking boot in UK hills and the overall quality is as impressive as you’d expect from Mammut ‘
Outdoors Magic: Light and supportive, excellent build quality, enough flex for walking, enough stiff for scrambling, low and stable, grippy sole, reinforced uppers.
Outdoors Tragic: Best on more technical ground, slightly roomier than we were expecting.
Outdoors Grabbit? The Ayako High’s via ferrata origins give it excellent scrambling and lightweight mountain walking credentials with enough flex for comfort, but plenty of underfoot grip and stiffness. Memo Foam adds support to the high ankle cuffs and down-to-toe lacing and Base Fit technology give a close, technical fit. We wouldn’t buy them for general walking, but as a stiffish scrambling-orientated boot with reasonable ‘in between’ comfort, they work very well indeed. Finally, build quality is excellent as ever.
Via ferrata, scrambling and mountain walking boot / suede leather and fabric uppers / Gore-Tex waterproof lining / Memo Foam padding / Base Fit heel anchoring system / Heel Support heel reinforcement / rubber toe-cap / strategic Liquid Rubber reinforcement for uppers / three-zone lacing system / triple density EVA cushioning / Vibram Mulaz outsole with Climbing Zone toe area.
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