Taking aggressive elements from approach shoes and blending them with the support of a pair of boots, the Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer Mid GTX Backpacking Boots provide the support, comfort, and aggressiveness you need when hiking above treeline. Their durable and wear resistant suede upper is reinforced with a 360 degree rubber rand to protect against wear when hiking across rock strewn trails and scree, and they are fitted with a Gore Tex membrane, making the boots waterproof. Their laces extend down to the toe to guarantee the precise fit you'd find on a pair of approach shoes. Fitted with Vibram's Alpine Approach sole, these boots are designed for really rugged terrain, making them ideal when you're on a multi day traverse in the alpine. And for those long backpacking trips when your socks may see multiple days of use, the boots are treated with Cleansport NXT, which naturally neutralizes odor causing microbes while you sweat.