Rigid-soled climbing boots work well in steep rock and ice but are too stiff for the long hikes required to get there. The Salewa Pro Gaiter alpinist boot sports a steel strip running through the midsole. Inserting a key (or ice-ax tip) lets you adjust rigidity from loose – so you can flex your forefoot for easy hiking – to taut, so you can support near-vertical ascents. [$600; salewa.com]
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