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Salomon ‘Speed Mountaineering’ Footwear — Ultra-running star Kilian Jornet, who set a recent record speed ascent of Denali, inspired the design of this super-light mountaineering shoe/boot. Made for professional mountaineers, the S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX is a new kind of mountain tool.

Salomon notes it was designed for ridge ascents, glacier crossings and all-out running with a waterproof upper, light build, and a flexible (and patented) carbon-fiber chassis that adds laterally stability. An integrated gaiter keeps out the snow and ice. You can add crampons when the terrain gets steep. $300 when it comes out in 2015.