Rain-soaked singletrack? Don't even hesitate. The Apex is made for muck. The aggressive outsole gripped well on both the way up and the way down, and the Gore-Tex upper fended off even the slushiest snow. The stiff, supportive platform is very stableeasily crossing over for all-day hike/run epicsbut it's less happy on roads. And SCARPA got the women's fitwith the wider forefoot, narrower heel, and lower overall volumejust right. 11.2 oz; scarpa.com
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