Salewa Rapace GTX Boots - Men's
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Why we made this
The Salewa Rapace GTX Mens boots with lightweight, agile upper, and high-tech materials make it the perfect boot for light mountaineering on technical routes. The perfect choice for mountain guides and rescue groups.
The Rapace GTX is a boot for via ferratas and summer mountaineering, featuring a hard-wearing fabric and nubuck upper plus waterproof GORE-TEX® protection. Its (semi-automatic) crampon-compatible Vibram Mulaz sole offers effective edging stability, grip on rock and traction in mixed mountain terrain. The GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort lining delivers optimized climate comfort should the weather close in on you and there’s a full rubber rand for protection against rock and scree. Salewa's 3F System, Climbing Lacing and MFF+ footbed ensure that the Rapace GTX fits perfectly around your foot, providing the Alpine Fit 100% blister free guarantee.
Waterproof Gore-Tex® Lining
Upper: 360° full rubber rand / 1.8mm Nubuk / Highly wear-resistant fabric
Outsole: Vibram® WTC - aggressive tread pattern that gives good traction
Insole: Stiff: Nylon + 27% Fiberglass / Bilight Midsole
3F System for ankle support, flexibility and a perfect fit
Weight (g) 1210
4.0 / 5.0
Excellent summer moderate mountaineering boot; narrow to medium feet.
I don't do much alpine climbing these days, but took some friends up the NW Ridge of Aspiring in March, and couldn't face torturing my feet with my old plastics so bought a pair of these for the occasion. They were absolutely brilliant for the purpose - good grip on rock, both on slabs and edges, and my old Salewa strap on crampons fitted securely. For moderate routes such as this they were perfect. The big comfort test was the 10 hour walk out the next day (we had flown in to Bevan Col). My wife's feet were suffering by the end of the day, and I would be careful with the fit; if you have narrow to medium feet these are great boots.
November 20, 2017