Borrowing from the experience and expertise of rock climbers, these trekking and approach shoes from mountain footwear experts, Scarpa, boast lacing that extends right down to the toe. This, in conjunction with the tapered shaping, ensure you have a precise and confident grip on even the most tricky terrain. Traversing narrow rock ledges on Via Ferrata calls for steady nerve and sure footing, both stem from having confidence in your footwear, especially the sole. On the Scarpa Epic, the outsole is the Etilas from technology leaders Vibram, who have created the Megagrip compound which will keep your feet steady on everything from worn rock to slippery fallen tree trunks. Increased lateral support is incorporated into the suede uppers by a thermo-embossed exoskeleton that combines with the Sock-Fit DVL to create a breathable and quick drying upper that is resistant to water. Stylish colours add further sophistication to a highly developed, comfortable pair of shoes.