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Editors' Choice Award
Only snow and ice can stop these approach machines
Top Pick Award
The TX Guide is a great option for all but the widest of feet, offering hiking support and sticky rubber for confident scrambling
Top Pick Award
Specializing in heavy loads and big wall climbing, this model is also a well-rounded favorite
If you find other brands run too wide, these may be the best choice for long approaches
This shoe justifies its heavier weight with exceptional support and hiking performance
Best Buy Award
This workhorse of a shoe is good to go on everything from alpine scrambles to El Cap
Not designed for high-miles or heavy loads on your feet
A pair of these will get you where you need to go for "in-a-day" objectives without weighing down your harness too much on the route
This shoe is the favorite of our testers for easy scrambles and climbs
The lightest shoe in our review and a good choice if you have to carry your shoes up a multi-pitch
These narrow shoes are a good balance between sensitivity for climbing and support for hiking
While comfy on the flats, these are not what our testers wanted to wear in exposed, steep terrain
These skate shoe style kicks are cool, but not our choice for big walls or big approaches
Built like a tank, this model climbs well (especially big walls) but suffers on the approach

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