Who should buy the Salomon Authentic LTR GTX
This Salomon backpacking boot is a solid choice for those who:
- want to experience the brand’s fusion of modern technologies to maximize comfort and traction
- prefer to use custom orthotics during long hikes for enhanced underfoot support
- want to keep their feet dry even while passing through streams and puddles
Salomon’s non-marking outsole
The outsole features the non-marking Contagrip technology for delivering a blend of traction and flexibility on a variety of terrain. The feature provides enough friction to avoid slipping over tricky surfaces.
Also, it allows the backpacking boot to bend as needed on sharp cuts and steep slopes, thereby facilitating the walk over rough surfaces.
Responsive midsole of the Authentic LTR GTX
The injection-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam in the midsole is known for its increased bounciness and higher responsiveness. It returns more energy and reduces the risk of fatigue.
Advanced Chassis technology for maximum cushioning
The Advanced Chassis technology is a combination of multiple layers aimed at balancing the motion, managing energy and ensuring optimal cushioning. It also absorbs shocks and provides additional stability to the hiker by letting the plate flex under the heel when the backpacking boot is handling impact forces.
Salomon’s Authentic LTR GTX breathable upper
The 3D Air Mesh technology in the upper enhances ventilation in the foot surroundings keeping the user’s foot feeling fresh even after a long day of hiking.
Furthermore, the upper uses split leather which allows air to pass through, without compromising the protection it provides and long-term durability. It also enhances the overall look of the footgear.
Thanks to the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Footwear technology, the Authentic LTR GTX boasts a waterproof, windproof, and breathable liner.
A toe cap sits in the forefoot region for optimal protection against small rocks or roots. A heel strap, on the other hand, aids in easy on and off.