Last Wolf Gear Reviews: Reviews are done for products we have bought, have used and mostly love. We hope this helps the people who ask us what gear they should buy before accessing the outdoors.
I’d been meaning to get a pair of walking shoes for some time. My trusty boots are too heavy for everyday use and too sweaty for the summer. A few months ago I bought a pair of Mammut Ducan Low that I have been wearing for work. They’ve been in the woods lots, up local hills and on many dog walks. Recently though I’ve had the chance to really put them through the ringer.
First off were some rocky scrambles on two mountains in Glencoe. The grip these shoes have on this dry terrain is incredible and they performed perfectly. Equally as useful on the climbs as they were walking on the flat tops, I felt entirely comfortable. They’re well moulded to my feet already but I barely need to tie these shoes they fit so well. This is important as I’ve had shoes in the past where the eyelets have popped out from tying securely so often. How well the laces connect with the shoe is definitely something I look for in footwear. Needless to say it was my friend who stumbled coming down off a summit, twisting his ankle so badly I renamed it ‘Pulling a Monni’, but he wasn’t wearing a pair of these.
The second test was a biggie. The South Glen Shiel Ridge is seven Munros. A full day of walking, this is definitely not a time for substandard footwear. It rained on and off throughout and the Mammuts displayed the same grip scrambling on the wet rock and fording rivers as they did the previous week on the parched mountains of Glencoe. My feet felt secure and comfortable for the 11 hours or so we were out, and most importantly dry. The shoes are also tough as, well old boots, handling the scree and rock on the off route descent well. There was not one blister or aching foot when I got back to the car, wish the same could be said about my legs.
Last Wolf highly recommend these shoes. If you want a versatile, multi-purpose shoe that are lightweight, waterproof and hard wearing then look no further. Expect to pay around about £140 for these bad boys. Worth every penny.
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