Footwear

Astral Rassler Water Shoe

Astral Rassler Water Shoe

The Astral Rassler is an excellent expedition paddling shoe, featuring a slimmer, lower profile design than its competitors.

The North Face Back to Berkeley Boot SE

The North Face Back to Berkeley Boot SE

The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Boot SE has a unique felted-wool upper that gives the boot a vintage look while incorporating modern materials and construction. It’s a great balance of tech and style.

Five Ten Freerider VXi Elements

Five Ten Freerider VXi Elements

The Freerider VXi Elements is a definite improvement over the old Impact, and works very well in wet, cold conditions.

La Sportiva Women’s Boulder X

La Sportiva Women’s Boulder X

In this head-to-head comparison between two top approach shoes, the La Sportiva Boulder X has the Guide Tennie beat when it comes to alpine climbs and quick peak attempts.

Five Ten Women’s Guide Tennie

Five Ten Women’s Guide Tennie

Thanks in part to its super sticky outsole, the Five Ten Guide Tennie is one of the best shoes on the market for cragging days, short approaches, and easy climbing routes.

Salewa Raven Combi GTX Mountaineering Boot

Salewa Raven Combi GTX Mountaineering Boot

The Salewa Raven Combi GTX has great out-of-the-box fit, a fantastic heel pocket, climbs well on rock and snow, and can handle long approaches. It’s a great all-around mountaineering boot.

Merrell Reze Mid Boot

Merrell Reze Mid Boot

For the countless occasions when a hardcore, technical boot would be overkill, the Merrell Reze Mid is a casual, comfortable option with a distinctive look.

Best Flip Flops

Best Flip Flops

What’s the best flip flop in the world? BLISTER’s editor-in-chief sets out to find out.

Salewa Mountain Trainer Approach Shoe

Salewa Mountain Trainer Approach Shoe

The Salewa Mountain Trainer is a comfortable, well constructed approach shoe that falls closer a to low-cut hiker than a climbing shoe, and is ideally suited for long approaches or scrambling.