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

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Salomon’s non-marking outsole 

Salomon Authentic LTR GTX Contagrip

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. 

Salomon Authentic LTR GTX front lugs

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. 

Salomon Authentic LTR GTX midsole

Advanced Chassis technology for maximum cushioning

Salomon Authentic LTR GTX Advanced Chassis

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. 

Salomon Authentic LTR GTX breathable upper

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.

Salomon Authentic LTR GTX Gore-Tex

Thanks to the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Footwear technology, the Authentic LTR GTX boasts a waterproof, windproof, and breathable liner. 

Salomon Authentic LTR GTX toe cap

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.

Salomon Authentic LTR GTX heel strap

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 17.6oz / Women 15.9oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.