Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX
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The waterproof Alp Trainers for women combine the comfortable support of hiking boots with the technical performance of approach shoes, making them ideal for off-trail scrambles and on-trail trips.
The Women's Alpine Trainer Mid GTX from Salewa combines the comfort and support of hiking boots with the technical features of approach footwear, such as lightness, rugged sticky Vibram soles, climbing lacing, full Kevlar protected rands, and elastic collar construction. A Mid cut version for more support and safety around the ankles.
The Salewa mountaineering heritage is evident in their new hiking boots. Salewa blends features mountaineering inspired features with a hiker's sensibilities. The result? A perfect balance of stiffness, flexibility, and remarkable comfort. -- Women's specific last features a narrower heel and slightly lower volume for a comfortable fit-- Supple 1.8mm full suede upper offers the breathability and durability of leather construction with little break-in-- GORE-TEX(R) liner provides waterproof, breathable comfort-- Sticky Vibram(R) Hike Approach offer high performance traction typically reserved for approach shoes-- Full Vibram(R) toe rand in case you find yourself in class 5 scramble scenario-- Kevlar(R) fiber rands protect leather from abrasions-- Elastic collar construction offers ankle support with freedom of movement-- 3F system power: Unbeatable combination of flexibility, ankle support and precise fit-- Steel wire system provides addition heel containment, keeping heel from moving-- Climbing lacing delivers variable fit and customizable lacing-- Kevlar laces won't fray
The Salewa Women's Alp Trainer Mid GTX Hiking Boot gives you feel of an approach shoe--thanks to its tough rand and to-the-toe lacing--as well as the comfort and light weight of a hiking shoe. How hard is this feat to pull off' Hard enough that Backpacker Magazine endowed the men's version of this boot with the 2011 Editor's Choice award. Not many boots manage that, do they'
Combine the comfort and support of hiking boots with the technical features of approach footwear such as lightness rugged sticky Vibram soles climbing lacing full Kevlar protected rands and elastic collar construction and you get a new unique hiking footwear line which we call Hike Approach A Mid cut version for more support and safety around the ankles