a very technical shoe
I have owned a lot of approach shoes and was looking for one that hikes and scrambles and climbs well. This shoe does it all...almost. There are many advanced technical features in this shoe that make it light and nimble while being protective and supportive. The only downside, and it's a big one for me, is that the well designed sole is not very sticky on rocky surfaces. In dry conditions it's about equal to the stickyness of an average hiking shoe. When it's wet or dusty footing becomes slightly insecure----that's why I gave it a 4 and may not keep them. Still, I'm very impressed with Salewa's quality and design.