Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
Updates to Salewa Vultur GTX
- The Salewa Vultur GTX is built on the 3F System which promotes support and flexibility by linking the sole, heel, and instep regions together. It is engineered with the Flex Collar for improved mobility. Its water protection is a liner courtesy of Gore-Tex.
- Its leather upper has an overlapping construction. This means that the boot’s tongue is connected to the rest of the upper, walling off unwanted debris.
- This boot is imbued with Cleansport NXT. This technology is bonded to the footwear’s fabric surfaces to fight off odor-causing bacteria.
- Its sole unit is called Vibram WTC or Wrapthread Combi. This unified component makes the boot compatible with semi-automatic (hybrid) crampons.
Salewa Vultur GTX size and fit
Salewa’s Vultur GTX is an adequately true-to-size, unisex mountaineering boot with an over-the-ankle shaft cut. It is offered in standard width. It comes in an array of whole and half sizes. A personalized fit may be achieved via the boot’s 3D Lacing system. Female climbers are advised to get the Vultur GTX one size smaller than their actual size to get an accurate fit.
Preventing users from slipping on craggy surfaces is the Vultur GTX’s Vibram WTC outsole. It has a combination of patterned treads and aggressively shaped lugs on its surface. It is also engineered to have a heel brake—an outsole feature that keeps the user from falling or slipping while descending slopes.
The Salewa Vultur GTX has the ability to cushion the wearer’s feet and adequately absorb shock thanks to its Bilight midsole. This component is primarily made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). It has a stiff part which is made with a combination of fiberglass (at 27%) and nylon.
Default to this Salewa gear is the multi-layer MFF+ footbed. It can be adjusted according to the user’s preference.
With its 2.6-mm thick Perwanger suede leather upper, the Vultur GTX by Salewa gets to provide ample comfort and abrasion protection in its durable confines. It is crafted with a waterproof and breathable liner called Gore-Tex Performance Comfort. A sturdy rubber rand surrounds the upper’s lower region to improve the boot’s defenses against scrapes and scuffs.
The gear’s lacing hardware mainly consists of metallic eyelets. About half of these set eyelets are open hooks which allow for quick lacing configurations.