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Mama was a hiking boot, daddy was an approach shoe.

Blur the lines between what is considered approach, backpacking, and hiking with the Salewa Women's Alp Trainer Hiking Shoe. Salewa calls it 'hike approach,' and the unique Alp trainer does it well due to the unbeatable ankle support of its 3F heel containment system. It features a steel wire that is anatomically positioned on the shell of the boot for the best hold and fit around. An elastic collar gives you a close, supportive fit, with no hot spots or blisters.

  • Full KEVLAR® toe rand provides protection and grip while climbing
  • Climbing-style lacing provides a precise fit, comfort and unparalleled customization
  • Vibram sole provides the traction to keep your feet on the ground when your head is in the clouds

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My experience with Salewa has been that they run pretty true to size in length, but they are more narrow in width than most US shoe manufacturers. Similar in fit to La Sportiva.

4 5

approach shoes

Like everyone before me, I enjoy this shoes. I got them after searching for a decent and fitting approach shoe for the past year. Since there's still snow on the ground I haven't put them to the test but they feel comfortable, sturdy, and grippy.

4 5

weighty little shoe

These shoes have a heavy, grippy sole that sticks to most everything. The sole feels a bit funny at first because the upper is so little - no big high top. The heel cup is good, although I don't see any particular way to tighten it, and although they aren't wide shoes I think they aren't particularly narrow. True to street shoe size: I wear a 7 in street shoes but probably a 7.5 in hiking boots and these are a 7 and have room at the toe. Overall they seem good for what they are advertised as: an approach shoe or for lighter hiking on challenging trails.

5 5

Great

This is a great shoe. I read the review of this shoe before buying and it was very helpful and very accurate. I wear a 6 in street shoes as well and bought the 6.5. I fits me like a glove. The width is perfect for me as well. My foot is fairly narrow and low volume. They are very nicely made as well. This is a great shoe and if you have a narrowish foot this would be a good choice.

5 5

Salewa A++

These shoes are amazing. I always have a hard time getting shoes where the medal eye doesn't go over that bone on the top of your foot. Well no medal eye and nothing to rub that bone. I also have a low volume foot and I feel these would not work for the wider foot. Also doesn't it annoy you when the tong slides off to the side? Well this tong is attached and wont ever move. The foot beds that come in them are not bad and I will not be replacing. Haven't used them for scrambles/approaches yet but I have a good feeling that they will do great. They run just a little big, you may want to think about sizing down a 1/2 size. I normal wear a six and still went with the six but the 5.5 probably would have worked if we had them.