True in my opinion. Approach shoes are so light and sturdy these days it's hard not to consider something like that However, I never minded keeping my heavier boots on to descend Borah. You have gravity on your side so the weight doesn't really matter and I welcomed the support. The only drawback is you cut up your good climbing boots if you wear them going down. All of the boots I've worn on Borah have nicks and cuts in the sole and the toes.