Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

4 reasons to buy

  • A handful of Evasion 2 Aero owners appreciated its low weight.
  • Once softened up, it was a comfortable hiking shoe, according to several users.
  • A couple of wearers mentioned that they were sold with its breathability.
  • Some verified purchasers commented that the Evasion 2 Aero from Salomon rendered good grip.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A majority of brand loyalists were disappointed with its small sizing. They noted that they have been wearing Salomon products for years, but with the Evasion 2 Aero sizing was way off.
  • Its narrow forefoot dismayed most customers.
  • A few users were not happy with its break-in period.

Bottom line

Generally, Salomon’s Evasion 2 Aero received a mix of good and bad points. Those who like a sticky outsole without the extra weight may enjoy this day hiking shoe. However, the reported drawbacks might scare potential buyers away. Its flawed fit and sizing were not received lightly by consumers. All in all, getting a pair of Evasion 2 Aero may require a bit of an effort. Trying it out on a local store to get the best fit will help. Also, users may still have to put up with its break-in period.

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Facts

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  • The second version of the Evasion Aero still delivers comfort and security on the trails without sacrificing breathability. The updated look its upper includes changes in the placement of its leather overlays and lacing system. It also retired the brand-owned Sensifit system.
  • Previously equipped with a dual-density EVA, the Evasion 2 Aero now carries an injected EVA midsole. On the other hand, it still comes with a Contagrip outsole which makes it grip on most types of terrain. Together, these two elements create a rockered profile. This design promotes a smooth roll-off motion.

The men’s Evasion 2 Aero from Salomon is a day hiking shoe offered in a range of whole and half sizes. It is manufactured in medium (D) width only. Generally, it runs true to size. A snug fit is made possible by its lace-up closure.

This Salomon footgear employs a High Traction Contagrip outsole. This unit makes it adherent to ground surfaces. The lugs are widely spaced to facilitate drainage of accumulated debris.  The chevron-like boots yield multidirectional traction. As added trail protection, the sole is slightly extended upright at the toe.

With an injected ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole, this hiking shoe from Salomon grants cushioning and comfort without the bulk. This element also dissipates shock from ground impacts.

A die-cut Ortholite footbed cradles the hiker’s foot. It enhances comfort through its open-cell PU foam construction which permits air circulation.

The Evasion 2 Aero from Salomon optimizes breathability through its mesh upper. Split suede leather overlays wrap the midfoot to maintain the shoe’s structure which also adds durability. A quick-drying textile lining is included underneath.

This low-cut day hiking shoe is also designed with protective features. It includes a mudguard which wraps the base of the upper. The toe and heel caps are added for trail security.

Its closure system uses webbing loops and a pair of metal eyelets at the top. A heel strap assists wearers in donning and doffing.

Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com