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The Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers. Currently there are 80 member companies, based in seven European countries, which represent over 120 brands.
There are many aspects to being a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, however some of the basic principles are expressed in their 8 labour standards:
There is no certification process which claims to cover all of these at every factory that a manufacturer may use, rather there are ongoing reports which are published at fairwear.org for anyone to look at.
Mammut use their Flex Index system to give an idea of the level of rigidity provided by footwear. It extends the existing boot/crampon compatibility system (B1, B2, B3) downwards from A9 to A4 to cover everything from lightweight trail running shoes to technical mountaineering boots.
|A4||Urban/Trail Running||Soft & highly flexible||Good|
|A5||Multifunctional||Soft & very flexible||Very good|
|A6||Light Hiking/Approach||Soft & flexible||Good|
|A9/B1||Backpacking||Reasonably stiff flexing||Light use with strap-on crampon|
|B2||Mountaineering||Stiff flexing||All day use with clip-on heel crampon|
|B3||Technical Mountaineering||Fully rigid||Rigid or articulated fully clip-on crampon|
Gore-Tex is a unique tissue paper thin microporous membrane, which contains over 9 million pores per square inch. Each pore is 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, yet some 700 times bigger than a moisture vapour molecule. This gives the fabric excellent levels of waterproofness and breathability.
The outer face of the Gore-Tex fabric is coated with a hydrophobic DWR (Durable Water Repellency) treatment which encourages surface water to bead up and run off. This improves the wet weather performance of the garment and promotes breathability by preventing wetting-out of the outer face.
This patented technology from Mammut uses an anatomically shaped heel cap which prevents the foot from twisting outwards by means of a reinforced interior. It is either fully integrated into the uppers of the shoe or semi visible on light weight models.
This guaranteed waterproof Gore-Tex technology is specifically designed for footwear and uses a sealed PTFC sock-like insert to create a breathable membrane. Where it differs from Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Footwear is that it offers moderate insulation making it suitable for a wider range of activities and temperatures.
This patented Mammut technology uses a specially designed sole unit with customised support and cushioning to support the natural rolling motion of the foot. This not only helps to prevent fatigue but also reduces the likelihood of unwanted lateral twisting.
Thermoplastic polyurethane is a resin with many desirable qualities such as elasticity and resistance to abrasion, which make it a common material in outdoor footwear. It first found its way into shoes as a lightweight and low cost alternative to rubbers and as technology advanced it was found that it could be easily moulded into complex shapes and given new properties.
Unlike similar plastics, TPU has outstanding low temperature performance and a high strength so it is used extensively in high performance mountaineering boots.
Vitale Bramani developed the first Vibram rubber outsoles after the deaths of six of his friends in the Alps. In 1937 the first units were patented and launched. Today the yellow logo is found on everything from rock climbing shoes to high altitude mountaineering boots. Vibram remains the most recognised and respected manufacturer of outdoor footwear outsoles in the world and is renowned for the stickiness and durability of its products.
Outside and Mammut are so sure that you are going to like this boot that it comes with a 90 day comfort guarantee! Click here for more details.
Lightweight, mid-height, grippy and stable alpine boot, equipped with completely water-resistant and breathable Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Footwear lining to ensure a pleasant temperature all year round. Its simple appearance conceals a wide range of technical and functional surprises: Integrated Motion Control provides lateral support without restricting forward and rear flexibility; Foot Mapping and memo foam offer an optimal fit, cushioning and temperature; the proven Rolling Concept promotes natural rolling, support and cushioning.
The newly developed PD Cage sole technology cushions and distributes the energy generated in the heel area while still ensuring the required precision - it also supports the inside of the arch of the foot. The all-round rubber rand provides protection from rocks and boulders.
'Superbly comfortable and nice-looking too 8/10' Trek and Mountain
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