/ NEW REVIEW: Mammut Ridge Low GTX

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The Ridge Low smearing up a grit slab, 3 kbDuncan Campbell puts the Ridge Low GTX from Mammut through it's paces to see how suitable an approach shoe it is for typical British conditions...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=6273
Tom Last - on 28 Apr 2014
In reply to UKC Gear:

135! What a piss take.
Andy Chubb - on 28 Apr 2014
In reply to UKC Gear:

Heavy too, if you then want to carry them on the route. I find Innov8 fell running shoes perfect if you need something for the walk off, being very grippy and superlight
Tom F Harding on 09 May 2014
In reply to UKC Gear:

135 is absolutely mental for a pair of trainers. Your only 50 away from full on B1 mountaineering boots.

I'm after a new pair of 'approach shoes' at the moment as my La Sportiva bolder x's are knackered. Soles completely smooth and they have a really worn spot on the back of the heels, uppers fine though. Really liked the look of the Patagonia Splice (http://www.patagonia.com/eu/enGB/product/mens-splice?p=79074-0) but no where seems to stock them and they are sold out on their website.

Anyone got any recommendations of sub 100 ones?
Neils - on 09 May 2014
In reply to UKC Gear:

Tk maxx is worth a look. Aquired some Zamberlan ones there 2 months ago.
Tom F Harding on 12 May 2014
In reply to UKC Gear:

On the topic of approach shoes, does anyone have experience with 'Karrimor KSB Tech's'. 54 seems like a bargain compared to other offerings.

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/karrimor-ksb-tech-mens-approach-ahoe-p292457?gclid=CP6H14n5pb4CFanpwgodi...
Stone Idol - on 12 May 2014
In reply to UKC Gear:

I find the toe box of the Karrimor a bit painful for my foot - but otherwise seems worth a try at the price. My knackered ankles seem to dictate a pair of light boots with a stiffish sole - any modern kletterschue around?
Tom F Harding on 13 May 2014
In reply to Stone Idol:

Thanks, 880g is pretty heavy really but at half the price I think I would be willing to carry and extra 100g or so around.

Does anyone know what the width is like? I generally need a wider design.
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lucozade - on 13 May 2014
In reply to The_flying_climber:
I tried on these the other day (with the Mammut rep there). I have a fairly wide foot (not hugely wide) and found they fitted my feet pretty spot on (I am about 9.5 feet and a 10 was perfect). The Mammut rep said they're designed for UK sized feet, so that may help!

Just to add I'd describe these things as boots in a shoe i.e. they are solid beasts. Would be brilliant for hiking, scrambling, via ferrata etc. Wouldn't be as good (obviously) for climbing. They are built to last!
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