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Salewa Rapace Gore-Tex Mountaineering Boots - Men\'s


    Salewa Rapace Gore-Tex Mountaineering Boots - Men's

    The Salewa Rapace Gore-Tex Mountaineering boots are lightweight, agile, and crampon-compatible, making them the perfect choice for light mountaineering and technical routes. See details

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    The Salewa Rapace Gore-Tex Mountaineering boots are lightweight, agile, and crampon-compatible, making them the perfect choice for light mountaineering and technical routes.

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    The Salewa Rapace Gore-Tex Mountaineering boots are lightweight, agile, and crampon-compatible, making them the perfect choice for light mountaineering and technical routes.

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    The Salewa Rapace Gore-Tex Mountaineering boots are lightweight, agile, and crampon-compatible, making them the perfect choice for light mountaineering and technical routes.

    • Suede leather uppers with Cordura® nylon accents feature full rubber rands for superior protection on approach hikes
    • Salewa Y support system runs steel wire along the ankles and heels for lightweight support and heel containment; supportive design makes them great for carrying a pack
    • Gore-Tex® waterproof membranes let feet breathe while protecting them from the elements, keeping you dry and comfortable
    • Nylon linings wick moisture away from the feet for comfort during intense activities
    • EVA midsoles absorb shock, cushion feet and provide gentle support
    • Nylon plates built into the midsoles offer support and stability; stiff soles allow the use of hybrid crampons
    • Vibram mountaineering rubber outsoles are equally suited for snow and ice as well as dry, rocky surfaces


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    Salewa Rapace Gore-Tex Mountaineering Boots - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Nubuck leather/Cordura nylon/rubber rand
    Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/nylon
    Nylon plate
    Vibram rubber
    2 lbs. 14.5 oz.
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
    Crampon compatibility
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    Salewa Rapace Gore-Tex Mountaineering Boots - Men's

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    Salewa Rapace Gore-Tex Mountaineering Boots - Men's is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the money I will start saying that I opted for these boots because I have used salewa gear specifically harnesses on via ferrata in Austria and GErmany. I am a brand loyal guy when I find a good product. That being said I orriginally wanted to buy the 3 season alp trainers. They were out of stock so I opted for these and well, these boots are great and versatile. That is if you are the more serious type of adventurer. I live on the east coast of the USA and so they are pretty much over kill for 3 seasons, however, for winter in the Mountains of New England they are great. Very stiff at first they break in to be a little better and are still rigid enough for crampons. They aren't insulated but are at least good to below zero not sure how far though. They are light and comfortable and have above average traction in the snow. I did feel a little bit of a hot spot on my heel my first hike but this was straight up the expert trails of mount snow in Vt. this how spot did not prove to be a blister though. All this being said I ordered the Alp trainers also as soon as I returned home as I was impressed with these boots so much that I decided I needed two salewa models for different seasons
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Boot, Great Customer Service I purchased these boots to replace an old pair that I had worn out. After purchasing them I decided to try them out on a few day hikes. The boots are really light and very flexible for a mountaineering boot and seem to fit my feet very well. After about two day hikes I noticed that on one of the boots the sole was starting to seperate due to being improperly bonded. Well REI was out of stock on the boot at that time so I contacted Salewa and they sent me a new pair. I had a trip planned to summit Sherpa and Stuart Peaks before I had received my replacement pair. I decided to take the damaged pair even though the sole had started to seperate. They held up for the entire trip and performed wonderfully. I would highly recommend these boots plus Salewa has amazing customer service.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great boots Great boots, very sturdy and firm, but comfortable at the same time - a difficult combination to come by. They are very light for mountaineering boots, overall of a high quality, have adjustable soles (which helped me avoid blisters), and require little breaking in. Compatible with hybrid crampons. I only had an issue with my first order, where the right boot had an imperfect seam that put extra pressure to my foot. After replacing it to another pair of the same size, everything worked well.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, highly functional, great boot What great boots! I bought these in search of a durable boot that would fit my feet well. I run and walk barefoot most of the time, so I have splayed toes and require a large toe box. I also like my boots to be as lightweight as possible without sacrificing durability. These boots really fit the bill for me. They are crampon compatible, and do well on snow travel. The rubber is nice and sticky, but also very durable. The edging capability is great due to the adjustability: you can really run the spectrum from nice and loose to super tight right at the toe for climbing. I took them out on some granite slab today and they performed very well, though I remember them taking a good few miles to get to the point where climbing slab didn't create a pressure point atop my foot near my toes. The lace hooks are generally durable, but I find myself bending them back to shape every once in a while, probably because I jam these guys in big fat cracks every once in a while and that's probably not good for them. The boots have good insulation. I've worn them down to about 0 F with no coldness with only a single pair of thick wool socks. Oddly enough, with a thin pair of socks, I'm comfortable hiking and climbing all day in these in the summer. They will get a bit sweaty, but nothing too horrible. Overall, these are excellent boots if you like to have a lot of traction on rock and don't like to waste time with boots that can't take what you dish out.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performed without problems so far Took these boots out for two two-hour hikes to loosen them up. This was necessary to develope the creases and folds at the right places and mate properly with the insole. Was in the Banff area and spent one day scrambling with an below-ankle hiker, and one day scrambing with the Salewa Repace. On flat or going up firm ground, the lighter hikers allowed me to be faster. Going down scree slopes, walking on jagged talus, and edging with the boots benefitted from the more rigid sole and covered ankles. The rubber of the sole can have short life expectancies when used on sharp rocks, but that is not something specific to this pair of climbing boots. No real complaints. They are not inexpensive, but nor are plane tickets, vacation time, lodging, etc necesary to use these boots, so it goes with the territory.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from More comfy than my backpacking boots! Great on talus and for light rock climbing. Very comfortable, provided I wear thick socks or 2 pairs. The adjustable insole is cool; change the fit or make room for socks for cold weather.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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