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Montrail D7

rated 4.5 of 5 stars

The D7 has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best approach shoes for 2024.

photo: Montrail D7 approach shoe

Great shoe for approaches and scrambling. I wish the tread (rubber toe material) would wrap all the way around the toe down to the tread, that would increase the shoe's technical climbing ability.

I have had the shoes for seven months and I wear them three to four times a week for approaching climbs and the sole has worn through to the cushining at the toe and heel. So overall I have had a lot of fun with these shoes but I wished I could have got a little more life out of them.

Use: approaches
Price Paid: ?

Where's the sticky? These are some of the slickest shoes I have ever owned. Vibram is not all that much, as is Mad Rubber #5. Not recommended by the big Teton guide outfits, vetoed them and they were right - no staying power where it counts; I slipped right off the rock. These are OK for hiking, ascent and descent, but that's about it.

Materials: vibram
Use: approach?
Break-in Period: 2 weeks steady
Price Paid: 48+- (half price)

Simply awesome shoes! Wore them up Longs Peak in class 5 conditions to the summit. Stuck like Spider Man on the homestretch, and practically ran down Green Mountain Trail at the Flatirons over boulder. They watch your back, and make you look like you know what you're doing ~- can you ask more from gear?

Break-in Period: wore them to the top of longs peak two days after buying them
Price Paid: $45

Sickest shoe I have owned! I had four pairs of 5.10 Mt. Masters but they can't touch the D7! I've done day hikes, rock scrambles, backpacking trips, mt. biked and some trail running. Even did some bouldering. Gotta get em!!

Use: everything
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $79.99

We've used and wore out our Sportivas in one season, but our D7 are still looking brand new, great shoe. I'm also one my second pair of Vitessas also a great shoe. I hope Montrail keeps making them...

Use: day hikes, rough trails, light climbs while doing nature photography
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $75

Great shoe, get them while you can. Never fails that companies always stop making products that sell and work... I own several pair of Montrails. I can only hope they don't stop making the Vitesse.

Use: rough rocky trails
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 215
Price Paid: $75

These shoes are Natural Born Illers!! I love 'em like fat kids love cake.
- Chamone!

Materials: Suede
Use: X-Terrain
Break-in Period: 1 month
Price Paid: £20

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