gear review: the splice, latest and greatest in approach footwear

gear review, patagonia


Calling all climbers. Remember your dream approach shoe? The one you hoped would be great for hiking to the crag but sticky enough to stop and boulder in too? It has finally arrived: the Splice, by Patagonia Footwear. Brooke, Inventory Supervisor says, “the Splice is a great shoe because its versatile enough to handle the Bend lifestyle, which, can include multiple outdoor sports in one day”. Staff unanimously enjoyed this description from the manufacturers:

“Taking on the bouldering problem Love Cats for a first date is a promising start – keep the approach light with the versatile Splice. The shoe’s suede leather/canvas upper provides moderate protection while scrambling. Dri-Lex® ventilated air mesh collar and tongue lining wicks moisture. Traditional lacing for comfort during descents and off-the-rock wear. Self-centering tongue keeps out debris, stays put and wraps the foot. Rubber toe bumper and heel provide durable protection. Recycled EVA anatomical footbed with Aegis Microbe Shield® and a recycled, dual-density, die-cut EVA midsole lend support underfoot. Patagonia® extra-sticky rubber sole provides excellent grip and durability on varied surfaces”

Climbers, enjoy!


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