Arc'teryx Acrux SL Leather GTX Approach Shoe - Men's
Ditch the crowds at the popular roadside crags and scramble nimbly over scree above treeline with the help of the Arc'teryx Men's Acrux SL Leather GTX Approach Shoe. This lightweight, tough shoe is primed for staying light and fast when moving through the mountains, and it's versatile enough to handle everything from hiking to easy fifth class scrambling.
Leather provides time-tested durability and classic style, and a Gore-Tex membrane wards off unexpected showers and stream crossings while remaining breathable for warm weather comfort. Further enhancing airflow is the Adaptive Fit Lite liner, which conforms to your foot for increased support. A spherical heel shape and Y groove split heel technology improve braking when going downhill, and a rubber toe cap ensures durabiltiy and grip on steep ascents. Rounding it out is a Vibram Arc'teryx Light Approach outsole that combines a sticky climbing zone and smearing inserts with a mountaineering heel tread for an easy stride.
What's happening everybody I'm joe from zappos.com, and we're taking a closer look at the crux sl gore-tex approach. From arc'teryx now these approach shoes. Have been designed to be very lightweight and pack able they've got a seamless upper design here with a gore-tex membrane on the inside to keep your feet completely dry while still allowing them to breathe you have a little bit of extra rubber then reinforced up around the toe area it has. A bootie construction it's all one piece all the way around there just use those pull tabs to slide it in and those laces to snug it up now the bids removable. It's got really nice cushioning there's some arch support as well then they put the boom rubber on the outsole super. Rugged design and be great on the technical trails or on the flat so if you're in the market for a lightweight pack able approach shoe this is a must-have it's from arc'teryx.
La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's
A far cry from the bulky alpine boots of yesteryear, the La Sportiva Men's Trango Tower GTX Mountaineering Boot offers ultralight warmth and support to help you scale towering peaks in remarkable comfort—relatively speaking, at least. After all, if you don't suffer a little, then the mountain wasn't big enough.
Gore-Tex Performance Comfort keeps your foot dry when you get caught off-guard by a freak snowstorm in the middle of summer, but still breathes well to keep you from overheating at lower altitudes. The rugged upper with Honey-Comb reinforcements withstands the roughest punishment the mountain can dish out. PU in the midsole offers support and cushioning when moving over rocky terrain, and EVA inserts decrease weight while still absorbing impacts and providing excellent rebound. Rounding it out is a Vibram One outsole for reliable traction on precarious ridgelines and the durability needed to withstand season after season in the high alpine. This sole is also equipped with an Impact Brake System for better control on descents.
Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe - Men's
The Garmont Men's Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe has the same stability and support that most alpine boots have, except a low-cut grants more freedom to move. Garmont gave this rugged, leather-made shoe a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane for wet weather protection that's still comfy in warm, sunny conditions
Underfoot, the Dragontail MNT features a dual-density, microporous rubber midsole for stable support, and there's a foamy, cushy PU insole that breathes for extra comfort. Vibram's reliable rubber comes in a Maton tread to give this shoe's sole plenty of traction on any terrain. There's also a FrameFlex Lite footbed that moves with your foot from heel to toe
The iconic garment woman's dragon tail. Lt gore-tex approach shoes are ready for. Whatever you have in store they're versatile enough for hiking, but they perform really well when scrambling on. Rocks to approach your climb let's start. With the bottom the point of contact with the ground garma created a shoe that will work well. On technical rock mixed terrain approaches scrambling and even light. Hiking so the outsole is really meant to. Do it all it's made of tried-and-true vibram it's thinki enough for rock but. It's durable enough for long miles so it won't break down as quickly as some. Other types of softer sticky rubber that. You might find on approach shoes or even climbing shoes back here you've got a. Blocked heel strike area and the same. Blocking on the medial forefoot that's. For edging so all the while they give you a lug pattern in between that's perfect for hiking on those dirt trails. You're sure to encounter some rocks and. Some loose gravel so these lugs are. Going to keep you on the trail and make sure that you're sure-footed you can see three different colors in the mid sole. Grey yellow and red and that's not just. For look the grey part is a medium. Density so that gives cushioning and comfort and you can see it goes all the way around to the other side now the yellow part in the back is firmer so. That gives more stability where you need it in the heel and then the red part up front is densest and the most. Durable this is kind of what i call the. Climbing zone of the shoe and you're going to want densest material up. There mixed with what you have on the. Outsold the red dense part of the. Midsole really gives support you don't. Want your toes to flex too much and. That's going to give all the support you need for edging as you approach your climb on top of all of that you do have. A soft footbed it's removable. Just take it out here and show it. Definitely provides a lot of cushioning there's denser material here than. I've seen on some other removable. Footed and i think what they tried to do is give a nice soft place for your feet to land be kind of you have such a. Rigid mid sole on those long miles those. Heights this is going to keep you a little bit more comfortable the climbing. Style lacing is great for dialing in the. Tightness you prefer over different parts of your approach so leave them a little bit looser when you start hiking. But then when the hike starts to get more technical you can adjust those laces all the way down to the toes you. Can see the laces are kind of asymmetrical here and garmin actually built this entire shoe to mimic the. Natural asymmetry of your foot it's. Called they're anatomically directed design or abd this really cuts down on. Open space in the shoe that could lead to rubbing or blisters that mixed with. The lacing and this heel lock in the. Back will actually ensure a really good snug fit all day long also so wrap. Around so rand here in the front reduces the impact of kick rocks and roots and. Really protects those toes this is a gore-tex shoe as the name suggests so. It's going to keep out water so long as. That water doesn't come up over the top of the shoe the outsole in general is. Constructed of a few different materials but overall it's a really durable suede. That suede is going to last a long time. When you're encountering sharp rocks going to show some wear and tear and. That's why they're using such a durable material they've got overlays here but. Then they have some other kind of textile materials synthetic materials. Around the heel that you can really snug in and then again you have that rand because all the way around so that protects the suede even more and you've. Got the same material in the back overall the fit is pretty narrow these. Are approach shoes climbing style shoes. So they do want to give you a nice snug fit especially up here in the toe box. Again you can adjust the lacing for more. Comfort but if you're not used to approach style or climbing style shoes if you're just used to hiking shoes they're going to seem pretty narrow but. They're kind of meant to do that they're meant to be able to snug down and give you a tight fit all throughout the shoe with the features here you're getting a. Durable reliable shoe for all different. Types of turing's there's a garment women dragon tail lp gore-tex shoes. Thanks for watching if you have. Additional questions about the gear you just saw please feel free to visit that country edge comm and get in touch with. Me or one of our other gear specialists we also have technical specs about that. Here on the product pages of our website and often times we have bonus videos if. You like our channel please subscribe.
Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX Approach Shoe - Men's
Big mountain walls are just like the rest of us—no matter how tough of an exterior they put out, they just want to be loved. Keep epic routes approachable in the Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX Approach Shoe. Designed with Gore Invisible Fit technology, this shoe gives you a seamlessly integrated membrane for waterproof and breathable protection, providing everyday insurance against inclement weather. In the outsole you've got Vibram Megagrip rubber for the same reason, delivering high performance traction on dusty trails and slippery rocks alike. The outsole lug pattern gives you added toe grip for steep approaches, as well as easier braking and stability for long downhills. The Konseal's minimalist upper affords little room for rocks and other trail debris to sneak in, while raised midsole perimeter sidewalls help give you added stability in variable terrain.
This week's pick of the week is the. Arc'teryx conceal approach shoe the conceal is lightweight but still offers exceptional support and protection a. Vibram mega sole grip and front and rear lugs means excellent traction in mud and. Dirt more rounded bumps on the sole provide traction on rock it has a very. Precise fit so excels at climbing especially scrambling moves where precision is key a tpu mid foot chassis. And evi a foam mid sole provides. Stability on uneven terrain giving you confidence a gusseted tongue helps. Prevent debris ending up in the shoe and four millimeter thick authors liked 3d. Molded insert pads the bottom of your. Foot for comfort the arc'teryx conceal approach shoe is the ultimate shoe if you're looking for something lightweight that still offers maximum protection. You.
La Sportiva TX4 Approach Shoe - Men's
Sitting at the top of La Sportiva's TX lineup, the TX4 Men's Approach Shoe is a veritable all-terrain crusher with the chops to put a handle on any terrain you take it up. Forgoing the mesh upper in favor of tough and supportive leather, the TX4 is well-suited for dry, rocky, and more demanding approaches. A full-wrap rubber rand is punctuated by a Vibram Techlite toe cap for additional purchase on small footholds, and the MegaGrip sole offers a sure-footed feel whether you're scrambling up loose rock, packed-trails, or big boulders. Underfoot, La Sportiva hooked the TX4 up with a cushioning MEMlex sole and its STB control system for added torsional rigidity and support.
the shoe we've got a board lasted construction so that gives the shoe a lot of really good stiffness and torsional rigidity so it's going to maintain its edging power and climbing
Five Ten Access Mesh Approach Shoe - Men's
It's pretty easy to find a shady climb when the temperatures are warm, but you might still have to hike under the hot sun to reach it. The Five Ten Men's Access Mesh Approach Shoe offers extra ventilation for hot hikes. Its mesh upper amplifies breathable ventilation, and the rubberized exoskeleton offers that support climbers look for in approach shoes. The lightweight EVA midsole also has some rubber in it to increase shock absorption and overall durability required for rocky, technical terrain. The Stealth S1 sole uses a similar rubber compound as Five Ten's climbing shoes, and you can rely on its traction when you come across slabby sections on the approach.