An up-and-coming brand in the alpine gear game, Salewa brings Italian craftsmanship to the Upstate via Sunrift Adventures. An easy pitstop on your way to the mountains, this Travelers Rest staple offers outside aficionados a plethora of adventure products. Find bikes, hiking gear, outdoor apparel, and these Salewa hiking shoes with Gore-Tex protection, guaranteeing hikers waterproof treks.

Photography by Paul Mehaffey. Feature shoe: Salewa Alp Trainer Mid Gore-Tex men’s boots in carbon and ringlo; (below) Salewa Ultra Flex Mid Gore-Tex men’s shoes in black. All from Sunrift Adventures. 1 Center St, Travelers Rest. (864) 834-3019,