Who should buy the Salewa Speed Beat GTX
The Salewa Speed Beat GTX may not work superbly in hot outdoor conditions, its pros are still worth considering, especially for narrow-footed hikers. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a shoe that is built for speed hikers who need a blend of flexibility and security in their step.
- Prefer a shoe that has a 3F system that enhances the shoe’s ability to support the foot and doubles down on flexibility.
- Prefer a shoe that manages underfoot pressure and promotes the natural movement of the foot during transitions.
Excellent surface traction
For surface traction, the Salewa Speed Beat GTX is equipped with a long-wearing outsole courtesy of Pomoca. It comes built with diamond-shaped, hollow-centered lugs to give wearers a secure footing in practically every direction.
Makes strides feel more natural
The helical pattern extending from its rear end to its front end is the S-Path, a design technology that makes strides feel more natural, especially during heel strikes and toe-offs.
Ample shock protection
The Speed Beat GTX offers adequate stability and cushioning on the trail with its dual-density EVA midsole. It is engineered thick enough to give wearers ample shock protection on every landing.
Helping the midsole improve the level of comfort it provides is a cushy footbed from Ortholite. On top of extra cushioning, this comfy layer also provides moisture management.
Breathable and waterproof
Isolating the foot from the direct assault of the elements is the Speed Beat GTX’s below-the-ankle upper made of breathable mesh fabric. It is crafted with synthetic overlays for abrasion protection and the Anti-Rock Heel Cup for extra rearfoot support. Salewa engineers imbued its liner with Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort technology, making the shoe both breathable and waterproof.