Larry Goldiewrote a review of Salewa Rapace GTX Boot - Men's on September 5, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
As a full time mountain guide, I spend a lot of time in Mountain boots. I need them to be comfortable hiking in on trails, be sticky while climbing rock, be stiff enough when climbing snow and all the while keep my feet warm, dry and happy. Never have I had such a comfortable boot, right out of the box, all the way until they were ready for retirement.
I primarily use these boots for alpine climbing in the North Cascades. Approaches are long and sometimes off trail. I love the way these boots can hike like a stout pair of approach shoes, yet still retain enough stiffness to kick steps up a frozen glacier. They work great for cramponing, especially french technique, with the flexible cuff of the boot. While you can climb moderate ice in them, they aren't tall or stiff enough to be considered an ice climbing boot. They also climb rock really well for a mountain boot. Being softer than many other boots allows you to move confidently over rock while still being stiff enough to edge on small holds.
If there is a down side to this boot, I would say that it is not particularly warm. Though they are ideal for summer alpine climbing and mountaineering, the lack of insulation will make itself felt if you are spending multiples days climbing snow in cold temps.
If you are looking for a single do it all summer alpine climbing boot, you will not be disappointed by the Rapace. I am on my second pair now after wearing out my first ones, and this pair is just as comfy as my first.