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The approach shouldn't leave you wrecked.

Don't waste your energy during a tough approach. You'll need it for the send. That's where the Salewa Mountain Trainer GTX Approach Shoe comes in. Built with a Gore-Tex membrane, this waterproof, breathable footwear sports the soul of a rugged hiking boot at significantly less weight. A Vibram Alpine Approach sole indicates the Mountain Trainer's dedication to traction even during the sketchiest scrambles, so you can shrug off talus fields and boulders alike.

  • To-the-toe lacing allows you to fully dial in a snug fit
  • Salewa 'Y' locks in heel and distributes lace pressure across shoe
  • No-blister guarantee means you can scramble away without fear of hot spots
  • Multiple Fit Footbed lets you customize the fit per your foot volume with removable inserts

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5 5

Best approach shoe ever!!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have been climbing for over 27 years and spent over 20 years of that time as an active guide in the U.S., Mexico and Ecuador. I have used all of the other major brands of approach shoes over my career and these are simply the best! Though I no longer guide full time I do a lot of climbing with friends here where I live in central mexico and the rocky and dry terrain we hike on is some of the harshest on the planet. My Salewa Mountain Trainers hold up against the cactus spines and sharp rocks we hike in everyday here and I don't get foot fatigue because there is no transfer of the harsh terrain to the bottoms of my feet! And what really surprised me was that I have never gotten a hot spot nor a blister, and for a fairly stiff shoe that really speaks to their quality!! I can honestly give these Salewa Mountain Trainers two thumbs up!

Miguel Moore

Best approach shoe ever!!
5 5

Fantastic!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I have only had these shoes for a short time, but have put some serious miles into them. Protection on the side/front of shoe saves your feet from taking damage along the trail and the traction has gotten me off of a particularly difficult exposed face when confident footing was critical. Enjoy!

Is this the low-cut version of the Mountain...

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Is this the low-cut version of the Mountain Trainer GTX Mid or is it a different shoe altogether?

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Hey JesseofOB,

Yes, you are correct. These are the low cut, shoe version of the Mountain Trainer Mid. http://www.salewa.us/product/alpine+approach/ms+mtn+trainer+gtx-1

Can these shoes be resoled?

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Can these shoes be resoled?

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Hi Eben,

most any shoe can be resoled, the rubber room in bishop, California does a great job. and you can get them resoled with 5.10 sticky dot rubber. http://www.rubberroomresoles.com/

5 5

Half size too big but look bombproof

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

These shoes are awesome! Look very rugged and durable. They feel bombproof just by the way they look. (Not literally)

I have 9.5 US size feet, ordered 9.5 and found them to be a half size too big. Had beyond 0.5 inches of room in the toe box and my heels kept slipping out. Exchanging them for a half size smaller. Should fit correctly then. Can't wait to go test them.

For these shoes, do you want want a snug...

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For these shoes, do you want want a snug fit like normal climbing shoes or a comfortable fit?

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I'd fit them like a running shoe. Snug enough that your feet won't move around, but not so tight that your toes are squished against the end like a climbing shoe.

Unconventional use

Unconventional use

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Sitting on a parapet 100' up, ready to drop over.

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Yeah Harrison! Get some!

5 5

Good all around

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Have had the shoes for several approaches. One 5.8+ climb on very unstable rock. This is my first approach shoe and I am wondering why I have not owned a pair before now. Super grippy on the rock types I have tested (basalt, granite). Pretty good support. The description says they come with interchangeable foot beds. These foot beds are cheap. I was expecting something a little more robust. All in all the feel good. Toe box is wide with a narrow/standard heel. This accommodates my foot nicely. I am very happy with the shoe and would recommend to anyone.

5 5

Simply the best

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I'm a fan. I'm on my second pair now, not because they wear out fast (cause they don't), but because I loved them. These guys have approach shoes and light hiking shoes figured out.

5 5

By far the best Approach Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This shoe fits just right, performs great. Grips well... feels like a natural extension of your foot. For me, this is the only approach shoe I will ever use. just Buy it.

5 5

A totally Amazing Shoe

This is my second pair of Salewa.. The sizes run true and the performance is top...

Your size guide appears to be a conversion...

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Your size guide appears to be a conversion chart and I cannot find anywhere which states that the size options available are in US Mens or UK. Could you please clarify this for me?

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The sizing options in the pulldown menu are in US Mens, if that's what you're asking. And the size chart will tell you the equivalent sizes in other systems.

Are the Mountain Trainers any wider than...

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Are the Mountain Trainers any wider than the Alp trainers. The Alp trainers feel to narrow for my feet but I really like the Salewas otherwise.

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I have the mid version of these, and find that the toe box runs a little wide. Perhaps a better word for it would be roomy though. I often have trouble finding boots that fit really well (I have fairly narrow heal and wider forefoot). For me, the mountain trainer (mid) has been a superb boot.

I have size 13 narrow, low volume, high...

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I have size 13 narrow, low volume, high arch foot. Is this a good shoe for me?

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My foot sounds about the same as yours: us13, low volume and high arch. The 13s fit me very well with both of the footbed inserts in; the arches are somewhat lacking but haven't bothered me during the 3-6miles I walk a day. Great shoe, go for it.

Hi are these us or uk size shoes

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Hi are these us or uk size shoes

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Lindsay, These are US sizes. The NZ ship question is best answered by a BC employee, but I am pretty sure they do.

Hi are the salewa gtx mountain approach...

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Hi are the salewa gtx mountain approach shoe in us or u sizes ? and do you ship to NZ

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The size these shoes are listed in are in US sizes and we can ship to New Zealand.

i have a wide foot EE, high arch, short...

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i have a wide foot EE, high arch, short toes (basically a flipper). How do these run in regard to width?

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Salewa run a medium "D" width. Merrill , New Balance, Propet, Vasque and a few others make some good shoes with similar features in the same price range in wide widths. Hey, wide feet are great for stability, even if it's a pain to find a good fit. Good Luck!

5 5

Awesome hiking/approach shoes

Bought these for a trip up to mount Whitney via the north fork trail. ( mountaineers route). I wore them around the house for a few days. Super comfy, but get them outside on a rough trail, or 3-4th class terrain and they excel. They are very tough and stable. The size was true and fit how I expected. I'm considering buying another pair before they are discontinued, or changed in any way! The only thing I would warn people about, is that the toe sole area is climbing rubber, which does not grip when it's wet. If you are walking across wet rocks, use the vibram sole area..not the toe.