Approach shoes are hybrid footwear that have some characteristics in common with hiking boots, and others with rock-climbing shoes. Like a shoe or boot designed for hiking, a properly fitting approach shoe can be worn comfortably while walking for long distances. Like a climbing shoe, it generally has a specialized sticky rubber sole which maintains traction on steeper grades of rock. On more extreme terrain, or when carrying heavier loads, it supports neither task as well as more specialised footwear would.
Since its very early days, Boreal pursued a research and development program to improve the performance of rock shoes and boots for hikers and mountaineers.
We produce all climbing shoes, trekking and mountaineering boots in-house at our factory in Villena, Spain.
Many employees stay at BOREAL for their entire careers. The company values and rewards the employees and we believe this is reflected in the consistent high quality of the footwear produced.
BOREAL'S PROJECTS FOR APPROACH
From the hills of Montebelluna (Italy) to some of the highest peaks in the world: this is the extraordinary itinerary Garmont has been walking for over 50 years, since its foundation in 1964.
Built on a passion for the outdoors and a love of adventure, GARMONT® is a leading brand of footwear for mountaineering, hiking and other outdoor pursuits and is distributed in over 30 countries worldwide.
GARMONT'S PROJECTS FOR APPROACH
Founded in 1862, MAMMUT is a Swiss outdoor company that provides high-quality products and unique brand experiences for fans of mountain sports around the world. This leading international premium brand has stood for safety and pioneering innovation for more than 155 years.