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About Approach Shoes and Boots:

Life is full of obstacles waiting to be conquered by the stalwart adventurer. When the mountain is in sight but you’ve got miles to go yet, you need some approach shoes to get you to the big show. Ideal for the hiking approach that precedes a climb, as well as for some light climbing, approach footwear treks along the division between hiking boots, trail running shoes, and climbing shoes.

Approach shoes have the added benefit of looking extra rugged and generally badass when compared to running shoes, so you won’t just have comfortable feet, you’ll have a stream of compliments from your fellow adventurers wherever you go.

Since approach footwear is ideal for getting ready to tackle some serious challenges I like to wear them when I approach pretty strangers; they give me an extra boost of confidence and comfort that I just don’t have when barefoot.




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