Salewa Wildfire Edge GTX: Is it for you?
There is nothing quite like being fully equipped for whatever approach hikes will hurl at you. That feeling of readiness can be realized with the Wildfire Edge GTX. Having said that, before you complete your gear with this Salewa approach shoe, pore through the following first:
Adaptability. This is perhaps what makes the Wildfire Edge GTX stand out among most approach kicks. The design responsible for the shoe’s versatility is its mode-switching feature. Want more hiking comfort? Lace up until the sixth pair of eyelets from the bottom up. Otherwise, meaning if you need to maximize your climbing precision, use the extra heel-hugging eyelets.
Enhanced toeing control. The shoe’s smooth front end and stiff plating around the ball of the foot provide extra edging support. This combination is especially useful during ascents where the forefoot needs to switch directions while edging.
Built for the damp. With its Gore-Tex liner and wet-ready Pomoca outsole, your tootsies can stay dry in inclement weather, all while having the ability to negotiate muddy slopes with lower risks of slipping.
Possible causes for concern:
- Its lockdown mechanism might be too stringy for some, which can lead to durability issues in the long term.
- The default footbed of the Wildfire Edge GTX, while it offers a level of customization, might take you some time to get used to.
- You can have all the goodness this shoe has on offer but with extra ankle support in the Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX.