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Adidas Outdoor Terrex Solo Approach Shoe - Women's Adidas Outdoor Terrex Solo Approach Shoe - Women's
The Adidas Women's Terrex Solo Approach Shoe is a lightweight trekker that's sure to get you to faraway climbing crags and back quickly. Abrasion-resistant mesh keeps the upper breathable and comfortable, and the AdiPrene insert ensures extra comfort as well as shock absorption. Adidas also added a plate for impact protection and forefoot stabilization. The Stealth sole utilizes the same material used in 5. 10's sticky climbing shoes, so you know you can trust it when you have to step on slippery surfaces.
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Arc'teryx Acrux SL GTX Approach Shoe - Women's Arc'teryx Acrux SL GTX Approach Shoe - Women's
Too often, it seems that the approach is much more difficult and dangerous than the actual climb, which is why you're always happy to have the Arcteryx Women's Acrux SL GTX Approach Shoe on technical trails. Not only does this lightweight, agile approach shoe boast Gore-Tex's ever-reliable waterproof, breathable protection for comfort in most conditions, but it also includes Arcteryx's unique, seamless, and ultralight Adaptive Fit Lite stretch liner for customized comfort. Underfoot, the Acrux features a durable EVA midsole for shock absorption and stability over rocky, off-angled terrain. Arcteryx also added Ortholite's cushy, comfy, and breathable footbed. The shoe's Light Approach sole is comprised of Vibram's MegaGrip rubber, and there's a climbing zone at the toe and heel for extra help on the ascent and descent.
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Arc'teryx Acrux SL Leather Approach Shoe - Women's Arc'teryx Acrux SL Leather Approach Shoe - Women's
There's something to be said about premium design, especially when it's technical application largely relates to visceral outdoor experiences. So it should come as no surprise that the Arc'teryx Women's Acrux SL Leather Approach Shoe is designed to make unwieldy terrain buckle in its presence--or so it leads you to believe. In order to separate itself from the other approach shoes in the Acrux SL line up, this SL features a leather upper that's equal parts durable, lightweight, and hydrophobic. Not only that, but the leather is designed to mold to the contours of your foot to reduce pressure points and hot spots. The Adaptive Fit Liner consists of a fixed internal stretch liner that promotes ample breathability and surrounds the foot for a sock-like fit and feel. The Ortholite footbed and EVA midsole maintain arch support, absorb harsh impacts, and promote day-long comfort. And, to bolster your defense against rocks, the laminated heel and toe cap assure protection, without endowing you with that lead-foot sensation at the forefront of the shoe. Meanwhile, a Y-Groove split heel is designed so it assures secure footing when navigating loose terrain, which further advocates for the use of this shoe in diverse conditions. And, because no approach shoe would be complete without tacky love, the Vibram Arc'teryx Light Approach sole features sticky climbing zones and smearing inserts for unimpeded grip, while the mountaineering heel tread assures traction when you need it most.
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Arc'teryx Acrux SL Leather GTX Approach Shoe - Women's Arc'teryx Acrux SL Leather GTX Approach Shoe - Women's
Move comfortably and nimbly over rugged terrain to off-the-beaten-path crags and hard-to-reach alpine routes with the Arc'teryx Women'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 day hikes and scree scrambles to everyday wear. 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 also conforms to your foot for increased support. A spherical heel shape and Y-groove split heel 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.
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Arc'teryx Acrux2 FL Approach GTX Shoe - Women's Arc'teryx Acrux2 FL Approach GTX Shoe - Women's
Dice through sketchy scree fields and over exposed scrambles with sticky-footed confidence in the Arc'teryx Acrux2 FL Approach GTX Women's Shoe. With a lugged Vibram MegaGrip outsole and waterproof nylon upper, your feet will stay protected as you navigate smooth sheets of rock and slick descents on your way to and from the crag. Arc'teryx paid close attention to waterproofing the shoe; for the days that leave the trail sticky with mud and puddles, the Arcux2 FL includes a Gore-Tex liner that extends to your ankle bone. Stomp through wet brush and ford streams on the ascent without dooming yourself to a descent in wet shoes later. Seam-free uppers significantly reduce the likelihood of hot spots or blisters and contribute to a lighter shoe, and the springy EVA midsole keeps your feet cushioned and comfortable after a long day spent with squished toes.
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Arc'teryx Arakys Approach Shoe - Women's Arc'teryx Arakys Approach Shoe - Women's
The Arc'teryx Women's Arakys Approach Shoe eliminates the need to bring along a pair of climbing-specific shoes when you go for lunch break gym climbs and quick after-work boulder missions. This innovative approach shoe is made for crossing technical terrain, but more than holds its own when bouldering, doing single-pitch climbs, or tackling quick routes on the gym wall. The air permeable ripstop upper is tough, yet breathable, and a stretchy Adaptive Fit Lite liner conforms to your foot to eliminate hot spots, reduce break-in time, and provide a more secure fit. It also sports a collapsible heel so you can wear the Arakys as a laid-back slipper when you're on belay. The leather footbed allows barefoot comfort, while the EVA midsole cushions your step when you're hiking to a faraway crag for a bigger climbing mission. Vibram's Light Approach outsole provides sure-footed grip on muddy trails and granite walls alike, and the MegaGrip rubber compound offers the right blend of durability, flex, and rigidity needed to handle everything from quick climbs to long approaches.
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Asolo Jumla GV Approach Shoe - Women's Asolo Jumla GV Approach Shoe - Women's
What was supposed to be a pleasant trek through the woods for a weekend turned into a grueling hike over muddy, slippery terrain. It's a good thing you opted for the Asolo Women's Jumla GV Approach Shoe, which is more of a burly boot than a wimpy hiking shoe. Its waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane fends off all that mud, while the Lite 2 footbed works with the Anti-Shock insert and Vibram's Friction sole to keep you solid on your feet for miles.
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Asolo Salyan Approach Shoe - Women's Asolo Salyan Approach Shoe - Women's
The Asolo Women's Salyan Approach Shoe was designed with steep switchbacks, loose scree, and fourth class slabs in mind. The micro-porous midsole with a PU anti-shock system in the heel protects your foot from repeated impact and the Vibram Friction sole ensures sticky rubber traction on technical trail sections.
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Evolv Cruzer Psyche Approach Shoe - Women's Evolv Cruzer Psyche Approach Shoe - Women's
Your stoke is high in the sky today, so slip into the Evolv Women's Cruzer Psyche Approach Shoe and stroll on over to the climbing crag to hop on the good old project. The Cruzer Psyche keeps your foot comfy so your stoke remains high when you reach the crag. Its Trax sole uses the same rubber as your Evolv climbing shoes, so you already know how it climbs when there are obstacles between you and your redpoint.
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Evolv Cruzer Slip-On Approach Shoe - Women's Evolv Cruzer Slip-On Approach Shoe - Women's
It may very well be the most casual option in Evolv's Cruzer collection, but the Women's Cruzer Slip-On Approach Shoe knows a thing or two about hiking to climbing crags. A cotton canvas construction keeps the Cruzer strong and comfortable, and it maintains a look you can enjoy at outdoor concerts and crags. Smooth foam and soft cushioning underfoot keep you on your feet whether you're hiking long distances or jumping to the beat.
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Five Ten Access Approach Shoe - Women's Five Ten Access Approach Shoe - Women's
Most climbs don't cost anything at all, with an exception to a hike that shreds your leg muscles, lungs, and the Five Ten Women's Access Approach Shoe. Five Ten made this modern hiker out of perforated suede leather for a comfy combo of ventilation and sturdy durability. The EVA midsole, Stealth S1 rubber sole, and Climbing Zone toe promote a fast stride over "trails."
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Five Ten Guide Tennie Approach Shoe - Women's Five Ten Guide Tennie Approach Shoe - Women's
When you are scrambling up rock faces or traversing shale slides, you want a shoe that gives you secure footing and keeps you on your feet. The Five Ten Women's Guide Tennie Shoes use high-friction soles and soft leather to help you keep your footing and stay comfortable during your approach.
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Five Ten Guide Tennie Approach Shoe - Women's Five Ten Guide Tennie Approach Shoe - Women's
When you're scrambling up rock faces or traversing shale slides, you want a shoe that gives you secure footing and keeps you on your feet. The Five Ten Women's Guide Tennie Shoes use high-friction soles and soft leather to help you keep your footing and stay comfortable during your approach. EVA in the midsole adds support and fights off fatigu through the long hike in, while the water-resistant nubuck leather upper sheds moisture in passing rainstorms.
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Garmont Dragontail LT GTX Approach Shoe - Women's Garmont Dragontail LT GTX Approach Shoe - Women's
The Garmont Women's Dragontail LT GTX Approach Shoe has enough stability and support for trekking up to the alpine. Its waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Extended Comfort keeps your foot comfortable in the alpine's ever-changing weather once you get there, and the suede leather upper ensures long-lasting durability for seasons and seasons of alpine approaches. Underfoot, the Dragontail LT features a tri-density, microporous rubber midsole for sturdy support, and there's a foamy, cushy PU insole that breathes for extra comfort. Vibram's reliable rubber comes in a tread that gives 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.
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Garmont Dragontail N.Air.G Approach Shoe - Women's Garmont Dragontail N.Air.G Approach Shoe - Women's
Your climbing partner knows from experience to let you sleep in after staying up late around the campfire. Besides, you'll be able to catch up since you move fast in the Garmont Women's Dragontail N. Air. G Approach Shoe. This lightweight, breathable shoe thrives on those long, hot trails you'll encounter in the desert, and it's equipped with Vibram rubber to keep you powering up slick sandstone and abrasive granite. The FrameFlex Light footbed strikes a stunning balance of support, comfort, and stability to keep your foot prime for the climb.
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La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe - Women's La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe - Women's
When a shallow creek stands between you and the base of your route, you won't have to worry about trying to keep your approach shoes dry when you're wearing the La Sportiva Women's TX2 Approach Shoe. Its quick-draining polyester mesh upper dumps water, while the non-slip mesh lining ensures a snug and secure fit when you're hiking up steep slopes off trail. A protective rubber rand protects the shoe from wear and tear, and the lightweight construction with C2 ComboCord means you can easily clip the TX2 to a harness or backpack, without feeling weighed down or off balance.
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La Sportiva TX3 Approach Shoe - Women's La Sportiva TX3 Approach Shoe - Women's
Guide books have a way of making the approach sound pretty straightforward, but after multiple creek crossings, backtracking, and sketchy scrambles, you'll be glad you were prepared for the unexpected with your La Sportiva Women's TX3 Approach Shoes. With a quick-drying polyester mesh upper, protective rubber rand, and super-sticky Vibram rubber sole, the TX3 is a veritable all-terrain crusher with the chops to tackle just about any terrain you encounter. La Sportiva pulled all the stops with this one by adding it torsionally-rigid STB sytem, MEMlex underfoot cushioning, and non-slip mesh lining for a cool, comfortable, and secure fit for the approach.
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Millet Rockway Approach Shoe - Women's Millet Rockway Approach Shoe - Women's
It's kind of weird to climb a peak's most difficult section when there's an easy trail that you can take to the summit. You greet happy hikers as they survey all the scrapes, blood, and dirt covering your body when you reach the top. Their clothes are clean and their hiking shoes are light, while your clothes aren't as clean but your Millet Women's Rockway Approach Shoe seems to get some surprised glances because it's so clean. That's because Millet made the upper out of strong suede with a rubber rand that doesn't interfere with your foot's mobility. Vibram gave this shoe's rubber sole an Ibex tread for versatile traction on the uneven terrain you trekked over to reach the climb's base.
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Salewa Firetail 3 GTX Approach Shoe - Women's Salewa Firetail 3 GTX Approach Shoe - Women's
From mild days in the mountains to romping around the desert floor, explore nature in waterproof, breathable comfort with the Salewa Women's Firetail 3 GTX Approach Shoe. The Gore-Tex membrane blocks the water from getting in while simultaneously allowing moisture to escape for a dry, comfortable fit and feel, and the mesh upper keeps things lightweight. Where this shoe really shines is on the bottom, where an insanely grippy Vibram Reptile rubber outsole resides to keep you cruising over snow, ice, mud, grass, and any combination of rocky terrain you can find.
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Salewa Wildfire GTX Approach Shoe - Women's Salewa Wildfire GTX Approach Shoe - Women's
Techy approaches and heavy hiking boots aren't exactly a match made in Heaven, so you should lace up the Salewa Wildfire GTX Women's Approach Shoe when you're adventure leans towards the scrambling side of the spectrum. With climbing-shoe-style lacing that extends all the way to the toe, a fairly stiff Vibram Tech Approach Evo sole, and Megagrip rubber, the Wildfire excels on slabby sections and technical trails, and it can hold its own if some easy fifth-class sections show up on your route.The Wildfire won't shy away from more traditional trails, either, with a breathable microfiber and ballistic mesh upper that's lined with a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane to keep your feet cool and dry if you end up splashing through puddles or dashing through alpine showers. Salewa decked the Wildfire out with its famous Multi-Fit customizable footbed system, so you can dial in the fit to your exact specs. A 3F flexible support system keeps your foot and ankle stable while allowing killer mobility, and the Exa Shell Cage reinforcement keeps the upper from tearing on rocks, brambles, and branches.
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Salomon X ALP LTR Approach Shoe - Women's Salomon X ALP LTR Approach Shoe - Women's
The 12-mile approach isn't your favorite thing about climbing where you're climbing this weekend, but once you get there, it will be so worth it. In order to make it there in tip-top shape, though, you start the hike in your Salomon Women's X ALP LTR Approach Shoe and your eye on the prize. With a sturdy ankle support and stiff rubber toe protection, by the time you reach the wall, your feet will be safe and in good shape. No need to worry about slips and falls, the Contrgrip rubber will help you stay upright so you make it to the routes in one piece.
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Salomon X ALP LTR GTX Approach Shoe - Women's Salomon X ALP LTR GTX Approach Shoe - Women's
Head for the mountains and charge through mud, slush, and smooth rock shelves that stand in your way en route to your destination in the Salomon X ALP LTR GTX Approach Shoes. With waterproof, supportive leather uppers complete with toe caps and mud guards, these boots will protect your toes against scuffs from branches and rocks and prevent small rocks from slipping into the top of the shoes thanks to the gusseted tongues. On the inside, the Gore-Tex membranes form a protective barrier around your feet during unavoidable rain storms and bigger-than-expected puddles. Contagrip rubber in capable treads eagerly grab onto rough parts of the trail, while springy EVA midsoles keeps you high-stepping one foot in front of the other, even when camp is still a few hours away.
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Scarpa Crux Shoe - Women's Scarpa Crux Shoe - Women's
As a flagship member of Scarpa's Planet Friendly initiative to support more sustainable manufacturing practices, the Women's Crux Shoe shows that you keep a green conscience during your adventures. An upper comprised of suede and recycled polyester airmesh encourages natural ventilation, while a Vibram Vertical Approach sole helps you keep sure footing even through sketchy scrambles. A microporous EVA midsole cushions under proven pressure zones to maintain comfort during tough approaches and low-level climbs.
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Scarpa Gecko Approach Shoe - Women's Scarpa Gecko Approach Shoe - Women's
Grip slippery stones on steep ascents to steeper climbs in the Scarpa Women's Gecko Approach Shoe. Vibram's reliable Reptilla rubber gives this shoe a good grip on technical moves as hard as fifth-class. The soft suede upper breaks in fast without breaking down over time, and the recycled polyester lining works with the upper's mesh panels to keep your foot comfortable in warmer temperatures. There's also a rubber toe cap for rock protection, and a dual-density EVA midsole provides plenty of cush for long approaches.
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Scarpa Gecko Lite Approach Shoe - Women's Scarpa Gecko Lite Approach Shoe - Women's
The Women's Gecko Lite Approach Shoe looks like Scarpa's original Gecko shed its skin from summer cragging. This lighter approach shoe boasts a more breathable upper made of mesh and recycled polyester. The dual-density EVA midsole still provides plenty of cushy comfort, and Vibram's rubber sole comes in a Reptilla tread for lizard-like traction.
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Scarpa Iguana Approach Shoe - Women's Scarpa Iguana Approach Shoe - Women's
Scarpa made the Women's Iguana Approach Shoe light and collapsible so you can clip it to your harness for long descents after multi-pitch climbs. Its mesh upper ensures breathable ventilation on warm approaches through deserts into shaded canyons, and the dual-density EVA midsole keeps your foot prime for the climb. Vibram's reliable rubber comes in a Reptilia MG tread for traction on sandstone, granite, and limestone.
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Scarpa Mojito Shoe - Women's Scarpa Mojito Shoe - Women's
When is a casual shoe also capable of approach hikes and belay duty' When it's the Scarpa Women's Mojito Shoe. This stylish crossover features a tough leather upper and sticky Vibram Spyder outsole that can tackle any day at the crags without sacrificing its casual looks. A reinforced arch and EVA midsole provide cushioning for the long day and subsequent night on the town.
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Scarpa Zen Pro Shoe - Women's Scarpa Zen Pro Shoe - Women's
Your climbing partner might be complaining about the approach, but you couldn't feel more peaceful thanks to the Scarpa Women's Zen Pro Shoe. This light shoe sports a sturdy suede upper with air mesh inserts for ventilated airflow. Scarpa lined the upper in odor-resistant, moisture-managing Cocona for even more comfort. Underfoot, the Zen Pro features a P-Flex footbed that promotes natural movements, while the injected EVA midsole offers long-lasting support for technical terrain. Vibram's Spyder 2 sole sticks to trails without picking up pebbles along the way.
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The North Face Verto Approach III Shoe - Women's The North Face Verto Approach III Shoe - Women's
Get to the summit faster in The North Face Women's Verto Approach III Shoe. Designed to crossover from trail running to approaching the crag, this shoe is comfortable and nimble. Built-in heel stability technology absorbs impact so you can move quickly up or down the trail, while molded EVA underfoot adds cushioning and support to keep your feet happy. A sticky Vibram Megagrip sole grips rocks and mixed terrain to keep you moving in the right direction.
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