Tom Cruise wore this shoe to climb the world’s tallest building, in Abu Dhabi, for next winter’s Mission Impossible IV. Whether or not you think that’s cool, this beefed-up climbing (or stripped-down approach) Warhawk is legitimately super-sticky and comfortable for all-day fourth- or fifth-class climbs, and scrambles that have a long approach or extended walk-off.
The smooth Stealth MI6 rubber, a new formula that sticks to polished rock, metal, and glass toe smears securely and an EVA midsole between the dot-rubber heel and the water-resistant Nubuck climbing shoe–like upper has plenty of walking support. Staff who have worn this shoe never reported bruised-feeling feet, even after a mile-long walk off. The Warhawk has a pronounced heel cup and heel sling for extra support and stability. A quick-dry mesh lining keeps your feet dry and blister-free. Fit them slightly tighter than a hiking boot, but looser than a climbing shoe. Though they’re best for class-four scrambles, OGE buyer Josh Worley climbed a New Hampshire 5.12 in them!
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