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Salewa Wildfire
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Pros Hiking ability, supportLightweight, comfortable, supportive, climb wellAwesome balance of hiking and climbing abilities, great supportSupportive, durable, very sticky rubberDurable, great traction in dirt and mud, excellent value, workhorse approach shoe
Cons Doesn't climb very well, weight and packabilitySynthetic uppers not as durable as leatherRelatively heavy and bulkyHeavyHeavy and bulky, especially when carrying on your harness or in a pack
Bottom Line While comfy on the flats, these are not what our testers wanted to wear in exposed, steep terrainOnly snow and ice can stop these approach machinesSpecializing in heavy loads and big wall climbing, this model is also a well-rounded favoriteIf you find other brands run too wide, these may be the best choice for long approachesThis workhorse of a shoe is good to go on everything from alpine scrambles to El Cap
Rating Categories Salewa Wildfire La Sportiva TX2 La Sportiva TX4 Scarpa Crux La Sportiva Boulder X
Climbing Ability (35%)
4
9
8
9
9
Hiking Comfort (25%)
8
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Support (20%)
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Weight And Packability (20%)
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Specs Salewa Wildfire La Sportiva TX2 La Sportiva TX4 Scarpa Crux La Sportiva...
Outsole POMOCA Butylic compound rubber Vibram Mega-Grip Vibram Mega-Grip with Trail Bite heel Vibram vertical approach Vibram Idro-Grip V-Smear dot pattern
Upper Material Mesh, EXA Shell Polyester mesh Leather Leather Leather
Weight per Pair (in oz) 26.6 oz (size 9.5) 20.3 oz (size 9.5) 26.2 oz (size 9.5) 27.2 oz (size 9.5) 32.8 oz (size 9.5)
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Mid Height Available? No No Yes No No
Midsole POMOCA Speed Mtn sole Mem-lex/C2 Combo Cord Traverse injection MEMlex EVA Micropore EVA
Sticky Rubber? Toe Rand? Yes, Yes Yes, Yes Yes, Yes Yes, Yes Yes, Yes
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