Approach shoes combine the stability of hiking/walking boots with the grip of rock climbing shoes. They are lightweight, have a low profile and are precision lasted, they give great stability when scrambling and sticky rubber outsoles give the best possible grip on rock. They are usually the perfect footwear for most approaches to crags, where the terrain can be rocky, slippery or uneven. Climbers generally prefer to wear them over hiking boots, as approach shoes are lighter, more versatile and more breathable. We stock a huge range of approach shoes from top brands such as adidas, merrell and the north face.