Who should buy Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX

For backpackers who are looking for the best deals and expect some wet trails, this boot is recommended. Purchase if:

  • Lightness is a priority.
  • Ankle support is preferred.

Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX logo

Wet and dry surface grip

This outdoor boot from Salewa comes with a Pomoca S Path outsole to help users traverse virtually all kinds of terrain. It is made of a Pomoca rubber compound for durability and abrasion resistance. Its profile is filled with multi-directional lugs, which render grip on both wet and dry surfaces. 

Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX outsole

A heel brake is integrated into its design for added control when tackling downhill slopes. Its front tip extends upward to shield the wearer’s toes from stubbing.

Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX heel brake

Shock-absorbing and supportive cushioning

The men’s and women’s Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX features an EVA midsole to cushion the user’s stride. This lightweight foam material also works by absorbing shock and rendering rebound. 

A mid stiff insert made of nylon is embedded into the midsole for structure and rigidity. This Salewa footgear also sports a removable footbed for extra cushioning and underfoot comfort.

Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX midsole

Lightweight upper materials

The Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX is equipped with a fabric and suede leather upper. A Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate lines this component to prevent water from entering. The membrane’s microporous surface also allows excess heat and moisture to dissipate for optimal breathability.

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Midfoot support and forefoot protection

The Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX’s upper is reinforced with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overlays for support and sturdiness. This component works in tandem with a rubber toe cap found on the forefoot zone to render protection from various trail dangers.

Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX overlays

This Salewa product uses a series of eyelets and metal hooks to aid the wearer in managing its fit. A padded collar and tongue function as one to promote comfort. A pull tab is positioned at the back of the boot to give users easy on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 19.9oz / Women 16.4oz
Base model: Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: Salewa Mountain Trainer
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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