Approach Shoes

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Five Ten
Salewa
Asolo
Adidas
Garmont
La Sportiva
Scarpa
Arc'teryx
Hanwag
The North Face

User

Men's
Women's

Price

less than $50
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Approach Shoe Reviews

Salewa Men's Firetail EVO

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Solid with a good grip, but not particularly comfortable. I have mixed feelings about these shoes. I have the non-GTX version. Used them for several years now in the alpine also in lower terrain. But I bought them for alpine approach so that's how I will judge them. They have a pretty good grip on solid rock also on grassy slopes and scree. They are lightweight also and durable. But that's about the good parts. These shoes are not the most comfortable when covering long distances with a heavy load. Full review

Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie

rated 4 of 5 stars The Five Ten Guide Tennie is an approach shoe best suited to light hiking that involves scrambling on rocks. It has features common to many shoes that try to bridge the gap between hiking and rock climbing—lacing that runs almost to your toes to ensure a secure fit, durable leather material, and great lateral support. The midsole and sole are clearly intended for light rock climbing: stiff midsole, extremely sticky sole with shallow treads, and a rubber-coated toe for extra traction. While it… Full review

Salewa Men's Wildfire GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Grip like no other shoe I've owned. A touch narrow, but still very comfy, and did I mention grip? A review in two parts Part 1 - My review after the first day: I just received these in the mail and put them on. They are very comfortable and very true to size. I always wear a EUR 43 (I've given up on US sizes) and these fit me perfectly (US size 10 in this case). They are darker black than I expected from the photo where they look more grey—but they are still pretty sharp looking. The red laces… Full review

Five Ten Women's Camp Four

rated 5 of 5 stars Beautiful wide footed shoe, feels very solid walking on rocks and trail terrain; excellent grip. Toes do not feel squished but can spread out while walking. Full review

Five Ten Camp Four Mid GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars Hot, Hot, Hot. Even with the Goretex they do not breathe. I'm hoping that when the DWR on the upper wears off they'll breathe a little better. Besides that they're really tough, and the soles are great on rock, even wet lichen. Not comfortable for hiking, but they are approach shoes not hiking boots. I'll put them to the test this season, see how they hold up. Full review

Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased these shoes for fishing. The comfort and fit were outstanding. They have great traction on all the rock and soil types I have thrown at them. Imagine the comfort of a slipper with the grip of a climbing shoe. After a few trips I ordered a second pair. After burning through several pairs of high end hiking shoes, I decided to purchase the Guide Tennie. I figured any shoe produced for 30 plus years has to have something going for it. I found them on Amazon for about half the MSRP. Right… Full review

Five Ten Men's Access

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Five Ten Access is a lightweight, low cut approach shoe that offers superior traction, support and durability. The Access would be best for someone looking for an all around Access shoe (get it?), whether that is an approach for climbing, hopping on a flat pedal bike for the day or light duty scrambling (maybe up to low fifth class). They could make some improvements by adding a heel loop to clip them to your harness and extend the lacing to the toe. PREAMBLE First we need to address the question… Full review

Five Ten Men's Access Mesh

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Five Ten Access Mesh is a lightweight, low cut approach shoe that offers superior traction, support, and breathability. The Access Mesh would be best for someone looking for an all around Access shoe (get it?), whether that is an approach for climbing, hopping on a flat pedal bike for the day, or light duty scrambling (maybe up to low fifth class). They could make some improvements by adding a heel loop to clip them to your harness and extending the lacing to the toe.   PREAMBLE First we need… Full review

Five Ten Men's Camp Four

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight and great for bouldering and approach. An extraordinary bargain!!!! I went to the Five Ten outlet in Redlands, California, looking for a second pair of inexpensive climbing shoes, as I have started crack climbing.   They had a great selection of new Huecos, Stonelands Lace and VCS and Anassazi on closeout for between $20 and $40. Unfortunately, none of the sizes were right for me. But they also had some approach and hiking shoes in the warehouse for $20. So I tried on the women's Camp… Full review

Top-Rated Approach Shoes

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Five Ten Camp Four
$75
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Salewa Wildfire GTX
$170
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Salewa Wildfire Pro
$120 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Asolo Distance
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Salewa Mountain Trainer GTX
$119 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Adidas Terrex Swift Solo
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva TX4
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Ganda
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Zen Pro
$170 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salewa Firetail 3 GTX
$159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Mojito
$145
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Five Ten Guide Tennie
$70 - $140
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Scarpa Zen
$110 - $155
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
La Sportiva Boulder X
$60 - $120
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Scarpa Crux
$65 - $125
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Five Ten Guide Tennie Mid
$143
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Zodiac Tech GTX Approach Shoe / Hiking Boot
$290 - $294
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asolo Salyan
$114 - $125
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Salewa Mountain Trainer
$130 - $199
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Five Ten Access Mesh
$130
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Five Ten Access
$140
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Acrux FL
$96 - $199
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Five Ten Camp Four Mid GTX
$105
Salewa Wildfire Vent
$84 - $129
Arc'teryx Acrux2 FL GTX
$280
Scarpa Zen Pro Mid GTX
$160 - $224
Scarpa Cosmo
$74 - $114
Arc'teryx Acrux SL Leather
$101 - $180
Hanwag Salt Rock
$110 - $199
La Sportiva TX3
$70 - $135
Scarpa Gecko Lite
$103
Salewa Speed Ascent GTX
$100
Adidas Terrex Scope Mid GTX
$225
Hanwag Rotpunkt Lady
$157
Adidas Terrex Solo
$120
Arc'teryx Arakys
$105 - $150
Salewa Wildfire S GTX
$110 - $168
The North Face Verto Approach III
$120
Scarpa Iguana
$77 - $95
La Sportiva TX2
$70 - $130
Oboz Bridger
$140
Salewa Speed Ascent
$75 - $99
Arc'teryx Acrux SL
$128 - $170
Mad Rock Topo
$89
Arc'teryx Acrux SL GTX
$150 - $200
Scarpa Rapid
$120
Salewa Firetail 3
$69 - $138
Five Ten Camp Four Mid
$82
evolv Cruzer Psyche
$56 - $78
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