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Salewa Men's Rapace GTX (2014) Trekking Boot Item # SLWS3205M

Sale Price $189.95


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Using a design concept that offers flex, fit and support with a multi-fit footbed system and GORE-TEX weather protection, the Salewa Men's Rapace GTX trekking boot offers performance and comfort for light mountaineering or rugged backpacking trips.


Employing a unique design concept that offers flex, fit and support along with a multi-fit footbed system and GORE-TEX weather protection, the Salewa Men’s Rapace GTX trekking boot offers agile, technical performance and sturdy, lightweight comfort for light mountaineering, technical mountain trails or rugged, multi-day backpacking trips.

A full suede leather upper, combined with a 360-degree, sticky rubber rand around the base of the boot, offers excellent protection on rough and rocky surfaces and improves traction on steep, technical climbs or Via Ferrata routes. In wet or snowy weather, a GORE-TEX performance comfort membrane keeps water out of the boot while allowing your foot to breathe and a TPU heel insert makes this boot compatible with step-in style crampons.

Salewa's footwear is based on their Three Functions System which consists of Fit, Flex and Support. The Fit Function creates an anatomical fit that works with the asymmetry of the human foot and results in less movement in the heel of the boot, less rubbing and less potential for blisters. Salewa's Flex Function allows the collar of the boot to move more independently from the upper which results in unbeatable ankle flex for an agile stride and better performance on the trail or on rocky slopes. When moving sideways on steep slopes your ligaments are often pushed to their limits. Salewa's Support Function provides full ankle support while still offering freedom of movement.

The connection of the Salewa "Y" to the 3D lacing spreads the lacing force onto the whole foot and controls the movement of the heel better while the lace-to-toe design allows users to get a more custom fit at the toe of the boot. The Men’s Rapace GTX also offers a unique footbed that allows individual adjustment of the fit through Salewa's Multi-Fit foot bed system. The bottom layer can be easily removed from this two-part foot bed to increase the volume within the boot for wider feet or left intact for medium to lower volume feet. A MID-STIFF nylon midsole creates a stiff yet flexible platform for full underfoot protection when descending or climbing rocky ridges and the Vibram Mulaz outer sole provides the ideal mixture of durability and grip for on and off trail travel.

Sold in pairs, the Salewa Men’s Rapace GTX trekking boot is available in full and half sizes.

  • GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable, technical boot with Salewa’s 3F fit system
  • Suitable for light mountaineering and multi-day, technical backpacking
  • Leather and Cordura upper with thick rubber rand for improved durability
  • Crampon compatible
  • Climbing lace system offers a more customizable fit
  • Multi-fit footbed helps fit varying widths of feet
  • Mulaz outsole with toe cap for durability and climbing zone grip


Recommended Use Light Mountaineering, Backpacking and Hiking
Warranty 2 Years
Upper Material 1.8 mm Nubux and Cordura
Type Waterproof Light Mountaineering, Backpacking and Hiking Boot
Toe Protection Yes
Outsole Vibram Mulaz
Other Removable Multi-Fit Footbed, Lace-to-Toe Design
Number of Eyelets Five metal; Three leather
Liner Material GORE-TEX Performance Comfort
Item Weight 2 lb 15 oz/pair
Fit Best for Medium Width Feet

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Likes: Not used yet, but the 10.5 fits just great using a pair of Darn Tough Extra Cushion socks. I usually use 10 for merrel and 9.5 for keen

Dislikes: Anything yet.

Reviewed by Inside Edge M. - September 11, 2014