Walk in, climb with precision and walk out in comfort – in different weather conditions and all in one shoe. The Wildfire Edge Mid GORE-TEX is a unique technical solution for alpinists, climbers and scramblers who want an approach shoe with enhanced climbing performance.
It’s based on the smart and simple Salewa Switchfit system that allows you to quickly adapt the fit from hiking to climbing, by offering compression at the toes similar to a climbing shoe. Simply tighten the laces to pull your foot forward into the toebox. Once you’ve finished climbing, return the laces to the original position, for a wider toebox and more hiking comfort. To further enhance climbing precision, the Wildfire Edge’s insole also incorporates an Edging Plate below the side of the foot and big toe – for additional, directional stiffness – while the rest of the insole remains flexible and responsive to ensure good comfort and a natural rolling motion. The 11 mm drop is also ideal for fast mountain approaches or superior grip when traversing.
The lightweight, flexible mid-cut upper is made of high-quality 1.6 mm suede leather, while the Exa Shell provides enhanced torsional stability and works together with the 3F System to wrap the foot for better flexibility, fit and support. Inside, the GORE-TEX Extended Comfort lining is durably waterproof and breathable, so that precipitation and groundwater are kept out, but perspiration can easily escape from your feet. For greater protection against snow, scree and trail debris, there is a stretch gaiter. You can also customize the inside volume, thanks to the MFF+ footbed.
Underfoot, the Wildfire Edge Mid GORE-TEX is equipped with the Pomoca Speed MTN Pro sole which uses Pomoca butyl compound rubber for better grip and friction on rock in both dry and wet conditions. The sole has a precision climbing zone at the toe, good edging performance and well-spaced tread blocks for improved traction on soft ground, such as mud and grass.
The Salewa 3F System combines the lacing system, sole and heel for the perfect combination of fit, flexibility and support.
Provides precise lacing in the toe area of the shoe for more support and performance in difficult terrain.
The Exa Shell structure envelops the foot laterally, providing a precise fit and perfect forefoot balance. It also minimizes wear on the upper material.
Anti-rock heel cup
Stability and lasting protection on the hardest trails.
Anti-debris stretch gaiter
Protects against the penetration of dirt, such as stones or leaves.
This special plate in the insole offers increased strength in the area under the toes without compromising flexibility in the rest of the shoe. For increased precision when climbing and unrestricted comfort when walking.
To quickly switch from hiking to climbing mode. By including the additional lacing hole, the heel is pulled up and the foot is pushed forward in the direction of the toes. This narrows the toes in the same way as it is usual for climbing shoes to ensure a secure grip on small kicks.