Blue alpine approach shoes FRICTION GTX

  • Robust, durable, dependable
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Description of FRICTION GTX

An all-leather design, high-traction Vibram®® outsole, toe cap, extended lacing, and optimal tongue adjustment: it's all about efficiency with the FRICTION GTX, a historic MILLET model. This timeless classic is dependable in all circumstances. "It won't waver," notes design-center chief Sébastien. "The Friction’s a pure approach shoe, and gives constant peace of mind - we've focused on the 'essential' quality of this 'blue chip' model and prioritized solidity, which we've combined with comfort."


  • Alpinism
  • Approach


  • Protective low-cut leather upper, 360° ankle flex
  • Precise fit, semi-rigid soft flex, dual-density cushioning
  • Waterproof, breathable membrane
  • Precise lacing
  • Toe and heel rubber rand. Reinforced toe
  • Precise, grippy Vibram® approach outsole


  • Gore-tex® membrane
  • Split leather WR
  • EVA midsole
  • Outsole Vibram® MULAZ


  • 500 gr


  • MIG1293_7487

Millet products are not just designed to last, they are also easy to maintain.  Careful use and regular upkeep will guarantee the best results out of your products and will extend their life.


In case of doubt, always refer to the instructions written on the label of your product.



  • Millet shoes should be washed in water and by hand using a soft brush or a sponge.
  • Above all, never put your shoes into either a washing machine or a dryer.
  • Drying should be done naturally.



  • Millet backpacks should be washed in water and by hand using a soft brush or a sponge.
  • Above all, never put your backpack into either a washing machine or a dryer.
  • Drying should be done in the open air.



  • Caring for a rope is critical in order to guarantee optimal safety when it is used.
  • To wash a rope, it is necessary to use clean, warm water (temperature less than 30°C) and a non-aggressive detergent (such as a liquid Marseille soap-type detergent or a detergent for delicate textiles).  If necessary, brush it with a soft brush.
  • Drying should be done in the shade and away from any source of heat.
  • Store your rope in a dry place, out of the reach of the sun.



  • Air out your Millet sleeping bag regularly to give it back a bit of freshness and to make sure the bag is completely dry before storing it away.
  • For sleeping bags that do not contain down, general washing and drying instructions apply.
  • For sleeping bags that do contain down, please see the section “Products Containing Down,” below.



  • When dealing with products containing down (100% or hybrid), machine washing is done using a delicate program with a special down detergent or a non-aggressive detergent, along with tennis balls placed in the wash to prevent the down from sticking together.  If there is too much detergent left over, run the rinsing program again by itself.  Do not put the product through the washing machine's spin cycle.
  • Drying may be done flat in the open air, turning over the product regularly to dry it well, or in a tumble dryer on a delicate program.



  • Millet clothing must be machine washed at 30°C, and machine dried using a low-temperature program.  To guarantee optimal washing without degrading the product, close up all velcro closures, snap fastenings and zippers, and loosen elastic drawstrings before putting clothing in the machine.



  • This is the case particularly for the following materials: Gore-Tex, Polartec Neoshell, Dryedge, Windstopper, Element Shield
  • After closing the velcro fastenings, zippers and snap fastenings, wash your product at 30°C with a bit of non-aggressive detergent or a special detergent for waterproof materials.  If there is too much detergent left over, run a rinsing program again by itself.  Drying should be done in the open air or in a tumble dryer at low temperature.
  • It is possible to use a specific product to re-waterproof your product or to give it back water repellency.


Please see the sizing chart
Your shoe size
Foot (CM) 24 24,5 25 25,5 26 26,5 27 27,5
UK 38 382/3 391/3 40 402/3 411/3 42 422/3
US 5,5 6 6,5 7 7,5 8 8,5 9
Size to order 5 5,5 6 6,5 7 7,5 8 8,5
Your shoe size
Foot (CM) 28 28,5 29 29,5 30 30,5 31 31,5
UK 431/3 44 442/3 451/3 46 462/3 471/3 48
US 9,5 10 10,5 11 11,5 12 12,5 13
Size to order 9 9,5 10 10,5 11 11,5 12 12,5
4 reviews

Reviews for FRICTION GTX

FR 11.10.2017
Bon produis
FR 9.22.2017
Très bien
FR 8.15.2016
Tres satisfait apres un mois d'utilisation
FR 4.11.2016
excellent produit conforme au souhait
  • Alpine approach
  •     Approach Flex
    Approach Flex

    Alpine Approach shoe. Precise distribution of foot support. Enhanced front foot support for precise toe feel, better grip and fluid motion. Low-cut for unrestrained ankle movement.

  •     Leather

    Real leather insert offers high durability as well as abrasion and scuff resistance! A must for extreme activities and terrain.

  •     Vibram Mulaz Outsole
    Vibram Mulaz Outsole

    VIBRAM Mulaz sole has a delicate toe box, high traction, grip and a lightweight. This sole is a great protection and will get you anywhere you want to go.