As mentioned, at 390 grams, it is rather light for a tough Gore-Tex shoe. When I first tried it on, I noticed the athletic, but not too snug fit of the shoe. It begs to move fast, you can just feel it. Its Speed Lacing System allows the Speed MTN to be adjusted to fit your foot excellently, and its heel stability is very good. The fabric lace cover also allows you to stow your laces for safekeeping. Still, the Speed MTN doesn’t lack for comfort. It has good cushioning, but very balanced. It seems very tough, with a sturdy rock plate under the forefoot and a leather upper.
For the outsole, Dynafit again features the expertise from its own group of companies. As used for the Trailbreaker last year, the rubber blend by Pomoca was also utilized for the Speed MTN. The tread is not extremely chunky, but lends good grip even on soft surfaces. What stands out is the sole under the toes. Here it is nearly smooth in order to handle rocks and also short scrambling sections, such as a via ferrata, well. The rubber is really impressive. On rock it is really powerful, and even on wet stones you feel really secure.