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Scarpa Rapid LT

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$110; scarpa.com

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“Just enough support for long or off-trail approaches with the sensitivity to still feel nimble while boulder-hopping,” one tester said. Designers took hints from trail runners and hiking boots to meet in the middle, with a low-profile midsole that is close to the ground for steadiness on uneven ground, and a hybrid of synthetic and suede for the upper that breathes well but also protects. Testers wore them on long days with zero foot fatigue, on approaches, descents, and between burns while climbing around Moab and Indian Creek, Utah. At only 1 lb., 7 oz. per pair (men’s 9), these are light and foldable enough to comfortably carry on the harness or cram into a summit pack for the descent. Multiple testers also complimented their non-approach-shoe style, sporting them proudly around town. Available in men’s and women’s.