Steep and rocky on your horizon? Salewa loaded its new Mountain Trainer Mid Leather hikers with serious alpine chops. The boot features a full-grain leather lining that breaks-in and molds to your foot like only a leather boot can. The mid-height cut offers scrambling protection and the Vibram Lynx C soles give talon-like grip on scratchy paths, and still sheds mud and dirt on tamer terrain. The soles are stiffer than your average hiker, providing a lot more stiffness and climbing efficiency, and the ankle is tuned for descents with its notched Achilles area. Like a climbing shoe, the lacing system goes all the way to the toe for precise fit and feel up front. Salewa is so confident you’ll like these boots, they offer a blister-free guarantee.