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General => Climbing Gear Q & A => Topic started by: Nemesis on December 26, 2015, 09:54:13 AM

Title: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: Nemesis on December 26, 2015, 09:54:13 AM
Who's making bombproof shoes?  I was running the North Face Verto the last two years, but I'm not sold on the latest version.  Looks like they've dumbed down to some cheaper materials.   
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: markvnh on December 26, 2015, 01:01:25 PM
...I've been using the new version Adidas Terrex Solo's with stealth the last couple months. Not allot of miles on them so really can't speak right now for they will hold up. But do seem pretty bomber.

Have hiked and bouldered a bit in them and they climb pretty good it seems. Only complaint so far is they're a bit stiff outta the box and it takes awhile to break in.

Full disclosure - these were free.
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: strandman on December 26, 2015, 02:24:24 PM
I think all approach shoes kinda suck..really


mark- sent you a pm
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: Admin Al on December 26, 2015, 03:28:39 PM
I have 2 pair of the older Guide Tennies that are still fine after 6-7 years. I've hiked all over the place in them as well as climbed lots on Whitehorse. that said, I'm cheap and there are lots of new better shoes out there. however, most are expensive!
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Post by: eyebolter on December 26, 2015, 04:36:45 PM
I use guide tennies but I climb in them as well so I burn through a pair every two years at most.  My mother in law just gave me a new pair for Christmas, which is sweet because my old ones have zero tread in the front.  Climb great on rock; like skis on wet leaves.
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Post by: Nick Grant on December 26, 2015, 08:29:02 PM
Cool mother-in-law.  Mine gave me dates stuffed with peanut butter.
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Post by: grubbers on December 26, 2015, 08:59:35 PM
They aren't the lightest or most packable shoes out there (nor are they cheap), but I've been quite happy with my Scarpa Vitamins. Sturdy, comfortable, and they climb well.
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: strandman on December 27, 2015, 11:42:32 AM
Teva's with neoprene socks
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: strandman on December 27, 2015, 03:49:54 PM
I have a pair of Sportiva trail runner/approach shoes,,mens 11..in pretty good shape if anyone wants them
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: Nemesis on December 27, 2015, 04:07:51 PM
I have a pair of Sportiva trail runner/approach shoes,,mens 11..in pretty good shape if anyone wants them

Which ones? How much?
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: Nemesis on December 27, 2015, 04:09:08 PM
Teva's with neoprene socks

Wifey said she'd hit the road if I ever came home wearing Tevas. I'll save that info for a rainy day
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: strandman on December 27, 2015, 04:10:55 PM
I forget the model...black and yellow..I guess I'll get a pic.

I don't really want any $$ for them since I got them at a rebolting event..just shipping costs will be fine..maybe $20?
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: Nemesis on December 27, 2015, 04:24:36 PM
I forget the model...black and yellow..I guess I'll get a pic.

I don't really want any $$ for them since I got them at a rebolting event..just shipping costs will be fine..maybe $20?

Ok,  I'll pm
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: strandman on December 27, 2015, 04:33:17 PM
Ultra Raptor..not the goretex model
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: NEAlpineStart on December 27, 2015, 07:36:24 PM
The new Guide Tennies if I'll be actually 5th classing in them, or the new Camp Fours if it's 4th class or less. Five Ten just fit my feet perfect. I reviewed the new Tennies here a couple months ago. http://nealpinestart.com/2015/10/19/five-ten-guide-tennies-review-and-friendly-foot-giveaway/ (http://nealpinestart.com/2015/10/19/five-ten-guide-tennies-review-and-friendly-foot-giveaway/)
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: DaveR on December 28, 2015, 11:35:24 AM
Ultra Raptor..not the goretex model

The best shoe I have ever used for mtn running!
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: strandman on December 28, 2015, 05:41:48 PM
If only LS fit me....last Sportiva that fit was the Mega,,,that's a while ago
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: DaveR on December 28, 2015, 08:12:00 PM
If only LS fit me....last Sportiva that fit was the Mega,,,that's a while ago

What an old bastard! ;D
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: strandman on December 29, 2015, 10:57:15 AM
I even remember resoling with stealth one !!!  i guess '87 maybe,,what a shoe !

I wore a 39.5 then...My Red  Chili's now are a 44  !!  a bit snug
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Post by: crazyt on December 29, 2015, 11:25:13 AM
Crocs
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Post by: steve weitzler on December 29, 2015, 11:39:36 AM
For long runs in the Whites I have used the Brooks Cascadias for years. They seem to fit me well and are durable as hell.
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Post by: strandman on December 29, 2015, 11:52:07 AM
Crocs

The heel strap kills the achilles !!!!! ::)
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Post by: ibis888 on December 30, 2015, 06:05:07 AM
I use both the Brooks Cascadias and the Scarpa Crux.  I love the Cascadias for trail runs, but they do beat your feet up a bit on the rocks when compared with the Scarpa.  For anything outside of the White Mountains (ie "normal" hiking), I use the Cascadias almost exclusively. 

I think true approach shoes (with sticky rubber) are the perfect White Mountain hiking shoe. 
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: crazyt on December 30, 2015, 10:47:10 AM
Crocs

The heel strap kills the achilles !!!!! ::)

I've never had that issue and I usually wear socks. Hiked Fremont, Titcomb Basin area, in'em. They're my shoe of choice for all but the wettest conditions
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: Nemesis on December 30, 2015, 11:00:30 AM
Crocs

Those things are like Petri dishes
Title: Re: what are you guys running for approach shoes?
Post by: strandman on December 30, 2015, 05:02:20 PM
Not on my feet ! (not that i would wear Crocs) My feet have gotten chalked before climbing for 30 years or more..they  defeat all disease