A tough act to follow.
The Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX Women's Hiking Boot gives you the precision and grip of an approach shoe, thanks to its tough rubber rand, super-sticky Vibram Hike Approach sole, and to-the-toe lacing, so you'll be able to make short work of the technical trails and alpine scrambles that are typical of most high-mountain hikes.
The Alp Trainer is a killer boot when you're in the forested, grassy, and marshy parts of your hike with a flexible suede-and-PU upper that's lined with a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort waterproof and breathable membrane to make braving rain storms, spring mud, and marshy spots as easy as eating lunch on a breezy summit. Salewa hooked the Alp up with all its usual tricks, too, like the customizable Multi-Fit footbed, which can be customized to provide killer comfort for all foot shapes, and the 3F flexible support system, which provides great stability while allowing your foot and ankle to move freely and efficiently.
- Suede upper with PU reinforcement
- Gore-Tex Extended Comfort waterproof and breathable membrane
- Multi-Fit customizable footbed
- 3F flexible support system
- Vibram Hike Approach rubber sole
- Climbing-style lacing
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
From the ice covered streets in Maine to Red Rock sandstone, these boots did work. I bought these boots without knowing much about the brand. I mostly purchased because of the approach/hiking hybrid features. They have not let me down. Needed no breaking in. Super comfy right out of the box. I am a size 6 and did not need to size up. With a hiking sock they fit perfectly with no shifting of the foot. Withstood approach hike very well. Will absolutely buy again!