Hitting the trail for a seven-mile round tripper? Lace up your light hikers. Gonna pick up the pace and run a few miles? Well then, your trail runners will do. Scrambling over some rough, rocky terrain? Then an approach shoe is really what you need. Combining any of these activities into a single day often left us in a quandary of which specialty shoe to choose. Now with a new crop of multisport shoes, it’s easy to pick a single pair and get outdoors with the confidence to handle virtually any situation and terrain type.

Here’s a quick rundown of the two shoes in the test:

FiveTen Dome – Built by the Redlands-California-based darling of the rock climbing world, the FiveTen Dome uses the same Stealth S1 rubber as the company’s specialty footwear. The shoe looks and is burly but without a huge weight penalty. See full review.

Scarpa Epic – Low slung and sleek, the Scarpa Epic can handle a variety of terrain and conditions. Proprietary sticky rubber soles and an approach-shoe-like lacing system deliver grip and comfort . See full review.

Both shoes delivers a unique combination of light weight, comfort, waterproofing, ruggedness, grip and other features in varying degrees. They worked great on a variety of terrain and conditions. Check ‘em out, lace ‘em up and get outside.

Thanks for reading another outdoor gear review from GearGuide. And thanks to FiveTen, Scarpa and Verde PR for providing product for these reviews. Written by Cheryl K.