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The Alp Trainer 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. This new unique hiking footwear line which Salewa calls "Hike Approach". A low cut version with mesh lining for the warmest hikes on summer days.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
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 low cut version with mesh lining for the warmest hikes on summer days Weight 510 g
- Bentgate.com refers to the men's version
The Salewa Men's Alp Trainer Hiking Shoe combines the technical features usually found in approach footwear with the light weight and support of a hiking shoe to create a unique hybrid shoe. So whether you're walking, hiking, scrambling, or bushwhacking, the Alp Trainer help you get to your destination in comfort.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
If you love the performance of the award winning Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX hiking boot, the Alp Trainer is the lighter, faster, more breathable cousin. For the days when you don't carry a big pack and want to move fast over varied terrain - and just can't pass up the impulse to pull off a bouldering move on the side of the trail before moving on - check out the climbing inspired Salewa Alp Trainer. Design features borrowed from climbing shoes allow you to expand your adventures beyond established hiking trails Adjustment to the personal needs is provided by the extended technical lacing towards the front of the shoe. Precision and comfort are key for a good performance of the athlete Vibram(R) hiking sole Kevlar rands provide the protection and toughness that rubber rands do, but without adding unnecessary stiffness or heat retention The Salewa ''Y'' heel cradle wire creates fantastic lateral stability without compromising freedom of motion Multi-fit footbed. Salewa's multiple component footbed allows the user to custom fit the shoe for different volume of feet Leather upper, breathable mesh lining
- OMCgear refers to the men's version