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Salewa Rapace GTX

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The Salewa Rapace GTX is a lightweight, mountaineering boot combining comfort, support and flexibility. An ideal choice for technical via ferrata and rocky treks.

Combining an extremely hard-wearing nubuck and fabric upper with a waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane, the Rapace GTX offers excellent breathability and waterproof protection against all types of weather conditions. Flexibility and a perfect fit is ensured thanks to the 3F System which also provides optimal ankle and heel support. Rear ankle support is also improved thanks to the patented Flex collar. The Vibram WTC outsole provides great traction, yet a natural feel and secure grip on rock thanks to an aggressive tread pattern, coupled with the Bilight TPU midsole it provides a long-lasting cushion compared to traditional sole packs. 

Inside the boot, SALEWA’s Bilight technology in the midsole ensures an ergonomic hold and long-lasting cushioning for extended comfort. The Rapace GTX is also stiff enough for use with semi-automatic crampons. In addition, the GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort lining delivers optimised climate comfort should the weather close in on you and there’s a full rubber rand for protection against rock and scree.


  • 3F System: Connects the instep area of the shoe with the sole and heel; ensuring flexibility, support and the correct fit where it's needed.
  • Climbing Lacing: Offers accurate adjustment in the toe-area of your shoe, giving more support and performance when tackling technical terrain.
  • Multi Fit Foot bed: Innovative multi-layer allows for more customisation on the forefoot by using two interchangeable layers to accommodate a greater range of foot shapes and sizes.
  • Flex Collar: Increases the ankle's rear range of motion and comfort during descents, thanks to a curved shape that follows the plantar flexion of the foot.


    • Crampon Compatibility: B0 / B1
    • Single/Double: Single
    • Lining:  GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort
    • Midsole:  Bilight Midsole 
    • Outsole: Vibram® WTC
    • Upper: 360° full rubber rand / 1.6mm suede leather / Microfiber / Highly wear-resistant fabric
    • Weight: 1450g (UK 8)

      Use: Winter Walking / Summer Alpine / Scrambling / Via Ferrata

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      John H.
      United Kingdom United Kingdom
      Great, light and well made Boot

      Bought this to replace old light Alpine boot. Only used on technical Via ferrata and tricky walk ins so far but very supportive, comfortable boot. Great grip and protection. Very happy indeed!

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      Att. M.
      United Kingdom
      Finally a narrow fit in the UK market

      Comfortable all around mountaineering boot with c2 crampon compatibility. The interchangeable insole makes it even narrower for my skinny feet therefore it is a right fit from day one. Highly recommended for scrambleing and mid range mounteneering.