Let the Rapace set the pace.
Hailing from a rich heritage of mountain-specific footwear, the Salewa Women's Rapace GTX Mountaineering Boot uses innovative design, a women-specific fit, and waterproof, breathable performance to give you everything you need to explore big alpine terrain. While trails are nice, oftentimes the most breathtaking sights aren't right off the trail, and will more than likely require some scrambling and off-trail travel—this is where the Rapace really shines. Its wear-resistant nubuck upper readily resists wear and tear and is reinforced with a full-wrap rubber rand to protect against abrasive granite slabs. A Gore-Tex membrane bucks moisture, while also providing a high level of breathability for those really hot days. The mid-stiff insole gives you the stable platform needed to work up exposed sections of trail safely, while the Vibram Mulaz sole is crampon compatible when you need to navigate a section of glacial ice.
- Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane
- Nubuck and cordura upper
- 360-degree full rubber rand
- 3F System EVO ankle support
- Mid-stiff nylon, fiberglass insole
- MFF+ multi-fit footbed
- Cleansport NXT permanent odor control
- Vibram Mulaz sole
- Item #SFW001J
- Q & A
More than I could ask for!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 7.5
These boots were comfortable from day 1 (which concerned me slightly) but as they break in, they just keep getting better. Pretty stiff and excellent for stability and some technical applications, but also flexible enough to be comfortable on easy hikes.
They are very waterproof up to the tongue -- but the upper laces will infiltrate water at the tongue seam if its fully submerged, so gaiters recommended if you'll have to cross water above low ankle depth.
Very warm for what they are - I wouldn't necessarily do any serious winter mountaineering adventures in them but then again my feet get cold in all winter applications.
Are these boots crampon-compatible?
Hey Kenna - These boots are crampon compatible. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.
Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead