The ibex mountain goat can take the credit for the thinking behind the Mammut Impact GTX, an equally sure-footed, all-terrain hiking boot designed for extended use.
Supple, abrasion-resistant and waterproof, the Impact GTX offers superb grip on narrow ridges and ledges, thanks to a sole design inspired by the sickle-shaped hoof of the mountain ibex.
Fine-grade velour leather uppers set the tone, with a Vibram Tec Hiking sole incorporating a coarse-lugged Capricorn profile adding to the traction, and a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Footwear lining providing superb waterproof credentials.
The abrasion-resistant textile uppers are reinforced with protective Liquid Rubber, and stability and cushioning are provided by a DC footbed and Rolling Concept technology.
The dual heel section, with open-pored PU foam and an active carbon and textile layer, provides damping and climate control.
Rolling Concept engineering stabilises the inside edge of the heel and the outer edge of the midfoot, enhancing cushioning where it is needed.