Lugging your gear as you are hiking to the rock can be a tricky situation, so why not have the support you need to arrive there safely? Throw away those old athletic shoes and get a pair of approach shoes. Offering support and enough stickiness to get you to the base of the cliff, approach shoes also offer great day-to-day style. For the proven standard, take a look at Five Ten¿s Guide Tennie. Another great approach shoe is the Rex by Evolv. This super cushy shoe provides all the support and traction you need. We carry approach shoes from Evolv, Patagonia, Five Ten, and Merrell.