Approach shoes are shoes that you can hike in but have extra features built in so that you can do easier rock climbs or scrambling as well. La Sportiva are a leading brand for approach shoes and we have a good range of their footwear. Compared with hiking shoes approach shoes have extra features like stickier sole rubber, a more snug fit and lacing down to the toe area. These features make approach shoes ideal for scrambling and technical approaches. Yet, they're supportive enough to help you hike to the crag with a loaded climbing pack.