Footwear — Approach

Review: Evolv Cruzer Psyche Approach Shoe

Review: Evolv Cruzer Psyche Approach Shoe

We continue the sequence of approach shoe reviews with Evolv’s Cruzer Psyche.  Exceptionally light and compact, the Cruzer Psyche is the way to go when you expect to spend most of the day with your approach shoes in the pack or clipped to your harness.  This of course means that […]

Review: Arc’teryx Acrux SL Approach Shoe

Review: Arc’teryx Acrux SL Approach Shoe

Easily the most surprising shoe I’ve reviewed, the Arc’teryx Acrux SL is an incredibly versatile technical approach shoe.  While light enough to live up to the SL (super light) name it’s still burly enough to be a great shoe for longer approaches and scrambles.  With sticky rubber, a great tread […]

Review: La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe

Review: La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe

La Sportiva came out with a new line of technical approach shoes this spring and the lightest of this new trio, the TX2, caught my eye and begged to be looked at in detail.  This new approach shoe was designed to be lightweight and packable with a sticky sole.  A great combination […]

Review: Adidas Outdoor Terrex Solo shoe

Review: Adidas Outdoor Terrex Solo shoe

Adidas has been making shoes for a long time — the company was founded in 1949 — so they know a thing or two about footwear design. Take that kind of knowledge and experience, combine it with one of the best climbing rubbers on the market — Five Ten’s Stealth […]

Field Tested Review: Arc’teryx Acrux FL Shoes

Field Tested Review: Arc’teryx Acrux FL Shoes

When Arc’teryx announced that the company was going to make footwear, it was one of those foreseeable surprises. As one of the more innovative brands in the outdoor market, their announcement wasn’t out of character, but footwear was somewhat unexpected. I wasn’t sure what to make of the shoes once […]

Field Tested Review: Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Runner

Field Tested Review: Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Runner

Field Tested Review: Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Runner. Trail Running is a fun way to cross train for alpine climbing, especially if you need to give your arms a break from the gym or crag. It is also an enjoyable activity in it’s own right, and one helluva lot more entertaining […]