Mammut have announced a new boot that is suitable for year-round walking, scrambling and via ferrata use. The Mt Centry and Mt Centrina (women’s version) use a combination of nubuck and synthetic leather as well as Dropstop textile to achieve a very tough boot. The boots are rated B1 which means they should have enough flex to allow the wearer a full day’s enjoyable walking or scrambling in the summer, while also being able to adapt well to easy winter conditions and take a flexible walking C1 crampon when required.
We’ll let Mammut describe the lacing arrangements on the boot: “A secure fit is assured through the asymmetric lacing and Base Fit technology. The asymmetric lacing has encompassed the foot’s anatomy and as a result places more pressure on big toes giving the wearer greater precision. Mammut’s patented Base Fit technology: a lacing configuration which sees laces being anchored at the sole, provides a more snug, bespoke fit, again, giving the wearer greater precision.”
That all sounds marvellous, but what else do you get for your wonga? Well, there’s waterproof Gore-Tex lining and a Vibram Maton sole with ‘integrated Climbing Zone’, which we assume is a zoned tread pattern that helps grip on rock. The Mt Centry is topped off with an all-round rubber rand and a lightweight cushioning Poro wedge. And the price? 180 new pounds to you sir, and that seems about right for this capable-looking all-rounder…