Who should buy the Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX

The Wildfire Edge Mid GTX is remarkable in both function and form. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a comfortable approach shoe built for precision no matter the weather condition.
  • Prefer a built-in stretch gaiter, which promises to keep virtually all sorts of debris out of the shoe.
  • Prefer an adequately waterproof shoe.

Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX logo

Excellent grip with a dry and wet surface

With the Wildfire Edge Mid GTX’s Pomoca Speed MTN Pro outsole, wearers can travel across a variety of terrain with sufficient traction. It is based on a rubber compound that delivers enough slip and skid resistance on the trail, whether the surface is dry or wet.

Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX outsole

Provide extra security over loose soil

The tooth-like protrusions (a.k.a lugs) scattered all around it provide users with extra security over loose soil. Its smooth front end, on the other hand, serves as the shoe’s climbing zone—a feature that grants additional sticking power over boulder-type terrain.

Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX logo 2.0

Comfortable cushioning

The heel platform of the Wildfire Edge Mid GTX is designed cushy yet tough to give owners a combination of comfort and protection in the lead-up to their target climbing spot.

Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX midsole

Additional edging support

It is paired with the shoe’s insole called Edging Plate, which provides additional edging support. Right on top of these two components is the shoe’s MFF+ (Multi-Fit Footbed Plus) orthotic courtesy of Ortholite. This removable insert is made up of a sturdy bottom layer and a cushy top layer.

Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX midsole 2.0

Anti-rock heel cup

This approach boot envelops the foot in its mid-cut upper made with a combination of suede leather (at 1.6 mm thick), microfiber, and 3D-printed cage-like overlays. It has a debris-protective gaiter, which is synthetic. It comes engineered with an anti-rock heel cup for added support. 

Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX heel 1.0

Adequately ventilated

Its ability to fence out moisture and keep the shoe’s interior adequately ventilated is thanks to Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort liner.

Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX upper 3.0

Fit management system

The Wildfire Edge Mid GTX’s upper is made complete with a pair of pull loops and the footgear’s fit management system. The latter is made up of combination eyelets and heavy-duty synthetic lace.

Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 17.8oz / Women 14.8oz
Base model: Salewa Wildfire Edge
Features: Tongue Pull Loop / Heel brake
Technology: Gore-Tex, Ortholite
Material: Leather
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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Author
Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.