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Group Test Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Dolomite Velocissima

Cool and light, but really well made, it's hard to find fault with the Velocissima shoe, says Rob Greenwood - particularly on more technical rocky ground, where it excels.

Black Diamond Fuel Approach Shoe

It's light and cool for summer, but though the Fuel is Black Diamond's most capable approach shoe, it's not a great choice for scrambles or mountain crags in the slippery UK hills, says Dan Bailey. Best saved for less demanding days, or hot rock trips...

AKU Rock DFS approach shoe

The Rock DFS from AKU is an approach shoe with a twist: a unique double lacing system which enables you to quickly adjust the front of the shoe. How does this work in practice? How do they feel to walk in, and how are they for climbing and scrambling? Theo Moore...

Scarpa Kalipe

They are not the most technical approach shoe on the market, and their shallow tread could prove a worry on steep grass, but the Kalipe's...

Boreal Drom

It's a weighty workhorse rather than a lightweight thoroughbred, says Rob Greenwood, but as a result the Drom is one of the sturdiest and most...

La Sportiva TX Guide shoes

With a refined design that marries the confidence inspiring grip of a trail shoe, and climbing performance to match the best in...

Black Diamond Session Approach Shoe

With its funky flip-down heel and soft sock-like fit, the Session is a comfy and convenient slip on/slip off shoe for...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

AKU Rock DFS Approach Shoes

AKU launches new Rock DFS with new and exclusive Dual Fit System technology

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Lite GTX 2.0

The Crodarossa Lite GTX 2.0 is a lightweight mountain approach shoe, meant for those who looks for the maximum freedom of movement while accessing climbing.

DOLOMITE Velocissima

Dolomite presents the new entry for summer 2021: Velocissima. An Italian-made shoe that ably combines over a century of artisanal skills at Dolomite with the very latest construction technology, striking the perfect balance between climbing and trekking, tradition...

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Lite GTX Shoe

The Crodarossa Lite GTX is a lightweight mountain approach shoe which combines the distinctive features of the Crodarossa...

The Hueco Range from Mammut

The Hueco range is a new range of approach shoes from Mammut which look as good on the street as they do at the crag. There's...

Dolomite Crodarossa Lite GTX

The Crodarossa Lite GTX is designed for approach and scrambling and features an overlap fastening which allows very precise...

Scarpa Mescalito

The new Scarpa Mescalito blends the comfort, support and protection of a mountain boot with the sensitivity and weight of an approach shoe.


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