German outdoor specialist Salewa updated its range of approach shoes with the Wildfire. Marketed as lightweight blister-free guaranteed approach shoes, we were eager to have a look for ourselves.
Released by the Italian brand La Sportiva, those Xplorer could offer a good alternative for those who want to swap between hiking boots and rock-climbing shoes. Combining the stability of boots with the lightweight of soft climbing shoes (without excelling at neither of those), they are ideal in terms of versatility.
The Redburn Pro is the third and latest of Mammut’s Redburn approach shoe series. The EVA midsole has been replaced by a Poro wedge, and together with a sticky rubber compound, it makes the shoe stiffer and grippier than its siblings.
The Scarpa Crux is the latest approach shoe from the renowned Italian manufacturer, and has clearly been designed to appeal to the avid climber.
Asolo, the Italian footwear manufacturer, has released two new models in its approach and via ferrata range. The Salyan and its sibling the Jumla GV are said to offer the best construction and features for demanding days at the crag.