The North Face Smedge II
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Get a burly shoe that handles the hike in plus a little toe-work with The North Face's Smedge II, a breathable approach shoe with a lot of stability. Your foot is held in place at the upper by a TPU lateral support cage while a steel midfoot shank adds stabilization beneath your foot. Breathable mesh and suede uppers keep your foot cool while a gusseted tongue keeps debris out and sticky rubber Smearacle outsoles with a forefoot smear pod ensure that you can start your ascent without removing your shoes.
- Mountain Gear
The Smedge rocks. Literally. This breathable approach shoe excels on craggy, rock-strewn routes that require a low volume fit and a high-friction, sticky rubber grip. With a lightweight design, the Smedge promotes agile, quick movement while scrambling up boulders where mistakes can be crucial. While some approach shoes may stick to rocks, their performance fades quicker than chalk dust. The Smedge is built to stand up to gnarly footing, all-season long.
- The North Face
Safely and swiftly navigate the old rocky remains of fallen mountains when you wear The North Face Smedge II Approach Shoe. A TPU HF welded cage give the Smedge II extra medial and lateral support so you don't injure your feet or ankles on the way to base camp with your heavy pack. A breathable upper and cushy footbed-midsole combination afford you the cool comfort you need when the heat is on. As the trail takes you over boulders and rocky escarpments the Smearacle sticky rubber outsole grips with its forefoot smear pod so you and your gear can make it to the great mountain's base before dark.