Gear Junkie Summer OR First Look: Salewa Wildfire Edge

Climb-Focused Approach Shoe

When the trail turns vertical, the Wildfire Edge will keep you latched to the wall. Salewa launches a new approach shoe with adaptive lacing and edging plate for approach hikes and minimal climbing. The adaptive lacing allows you to pull the foot forward into the toe box for compression similar to that of a climbing shoe. And an insole plate under the foot provides additional stiffness below the toes only for edging performance. Salewa launches the Wildfire Edge at OR, and it’s available in spring 2019 for $170.