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This review is from: Mammut Unisex-Adult Monolith Gtx Hiking Boot (Apparel)
I have narrow feet with high arches, plus slightly arched toes. Mammut Monolith boots fit my feet in a way that La Sportiva and Scarpa offerings never did. Try on as many brands as you can before committing to a purchase, obviously.
The midsole unit of these boots is the semi-rigid B2 variety, whilst the uppers are more flexible than traditional 4 season leather boots. The flexibility of both uppers and sole combines to increase the effort and accuracy needed for scrambling and descending. Stiffer boots would require less tension in leg and foot muscles for the same foothold, and so would require less effort than the monoliths. I shouldn't criticise the Monoliths too harshly as they are B2. I'll keep them for technical summer stuff like crib goch
On the plus side, these boots are narrow in profile both internally and externally, and this lack of bulk makes them nimble and dexterous. Combine this with their low weight and you have boots which provide good feedback and aren't cumbersome. The walk in is easy due to the excellent rolling action, low weight and low external bulk. The deep-lugged Vibram Teton outsole gives excellent traction
Overall, I`d say these are good allround 4 season boots, but aren't quite stiff enough for my needs