The Scarpa Tech Ascent GTX shoe is inspired by the very specific demands of mountain guides. Tech Ascent GTX is more supportive than a traditional low top approach shoe. This mid-cut approach shoe is surprisingly light and nimble on technical terrain, which is critical when shouldering a heavy load on fifth-class terrain. The dual-density polyurethane midsole provide substantial shock absorption but still retain its sensitivity to climb well. The Extended Comfort Gore-Tex lining lets your feet breath and keeps them dry in wet conditions while the mid-cut design and sticky rubber keep you from rolling an ankle in the talus. Asymmetrical lacing to the toe provides precise fit and enhances stability when climbing.