Intelligently adaptable for hiking and climbing: the MS Wildfire Edge GORE-TEX® outdoor shoes by Salewa
The Wildfire Edge is a technical approach shoe that can be adapted from hiking mode to climbing mode. Designed together with mountain guides and professional climbers in the Dolomites, the Salewa Switchfit system is as simple as it is smart. Simply lace and tighten the additional eyelet to adjust the fit. This way, you pull your foot forward, compressing your toes similar to a climbing shoe for better edging and smearing and increased security on technical terrain. To convert back to hiking mode, loosen the laces for a roomier toebox and greater hiking comfort.
Inside the highly abrasion-resistant suede leather and microfibre upper, the thin, extremely breathable GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort membrane provides maximum comfort in a wide variety of climate ranges and protection from wet weather. It keeps your feet dry, while still allowing moisture vapour to escape.
To further enhance climbing precision, the Wildfire Edge’s insole incorporates an additional stiff Edging Plate right under the forefoot climbing zone for extra, directional stiffness, while the rest of the insole remains flexible to ensure good comfort and a natural rolling motion.
The Pomoca Speed MTN sole is made of sticky compound rubber for high friction on smooth rock and slabs. The outsole is designed with special lugs for improved traction on mud and soft terrain. It has been studied to provide effective grip in both wet and dry conditions.
For enhanced torsional stability, the Exa Shell protects and wraps the foot preventing internal slipping. The 3F System wraps the foot to guarantee a good fit, provide support and allow flexibility. Climbing Lacing extends right to the toe for a more precise fit and greater adjustment. There is a Multi Fit Footbed Plus (MFF+) with interchangeable layers so you can fine-tune it to the shape of your foot, supporting Salewa's trademark Alpine Fit and 100% blister free guarantee.
Features - MS Wildfire Edge GORE-TEX®
- Upper: 1.6 mm suede, Exa Shell Over Injected 3D Cage, microfibre
- Insole: Edging Plate
- Outsole: Pomoca Speed MTN
- Lining: GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort
- 3F system
- Climbing Lacing
- MFF+ Footbed
- Anti-rock heel cup
- Switchfit adaptation
- Anti-debries stretch gaiter
- Shoe heel: 11 mm (Heel Stack Height 30 mm / Toe Stack Height 19 mm)
- Weight: approx. 437 g per shoe
The trademark SALEWA 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 you more support and performance when tackling technical terrain.
The EXA Shell grid structure wraps around your upper foot, providing you with a precise fit and perfect front-foot balance. The shell also minimizes abrasion of the upper material.
GORE-TEX® fabrics lead the industry of technical clothing in the provision of waterproof protection, breathability and durability. The GORE-TEX®membrane is completely water- and windproof and at the same time allows sweat to pass through it. The membrane is formed by pores (over 9 billion pores per square inch) which are 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water, but 700 times larger than a water vapour molecule preventing water penetration and helping the skin breathe. Resistance tested in the lab, simulating the most extreme atmospheric conditions.
Pomoca® Gliding Path facilitates the natural S-shaped roll-through of the foot. A special S-shaped tread pattern – the “Gliding Path” – ensures a seamless roll-through and reduces deformation energy. A traction zone alongside the Gliding Path offers good footing on varying terrain.