My first impression on taking these shoes out of the box is they look the business, a proper looking sole and the fine velours leather outer material combined with a grippy and indestructible looking rand. It just so happens that this shoe is perfectly shaped for my foot as you can see in the pictures. The toe box is anatomically shaped for improved control without being too narrow, I had these in my normal shoe size and didn’t feel the need for extra toe space even before breaking them in.
Lacing wise, the asymmetric configuration feels even and secure with no crease or pinch points although the heel cup is the real star of this show as it is solid. As soon as you drop into it you feel so well held with the stability you would usually only expect from a heavier shoe. I switched out Mammuts cushioned insoles for my custom made Sidas footbeds for an even more personalised fit and added arch support.
“A comfortable, robust and lightweight approach shoe with a supportive fit and a sturdy, grippy sole, what more could you possibly need.”