If you’re going on a road trip, you’ll be living in some sort of footwear. Even if you wear flip flops around camp, you’ll want a good pair of durable shoes to get you to the climb. Here are some of this year’s top approach shoes. $159 The Crux is an advanced technical approach shoe that has such a sensitive sole that it works great on steep fourth- and fifth-class terrain. These are made to go up between loose foot placements on steep approaches. They breathe well and stick to pretty much anything. If you’re planning on covering steep ground this year, the Crux are for you. $120 Boreal has some of the most stylish approach shoes on the market and the new Sendai Vent combine that great look with perfect-for-light-approach comfort. These are lightweight compared to other shoes on this list and combine a f lexible upper with sturdy sole. Great choice for summer cragging approaches.
The North Face Verto Approach III