Before you buy the Salomon Cross Over GTX

The waterproof Cross Over, just like most high-quality hiking shoes, can be pretty convincing right from the get-go. Having said that, knowing more about it is crucial before giving in (or not). To that end, pore through the following:

Why you might adore it:

  • On top of its Gore-Tex liner, the shoe’s upper is engineered moisture-repellent, giving hikers double the protection in wet conditions.
  • Its tongue has an integrated construction, serving two purposes: it fences out debris and prevents bunching.
  • The Cross Over GTX’s rearfoot support system cups the heel in place, providing additional footing security where the trail turns for the rugged.
  • Its highly aggressive, multi-directional lugs will help you dish out daring moves, particularly over soft soil. These protrusions jut out around the borders, too, offering extra lateral (sideways) grip.
  • This Salomon piece can complete your getup on dress-down Fridays.

Why you might not:

  • Its protective overlays are not as thick compared to other brawnier offerings.
  • Despite its deep ankle pockets, its collar might still be too high for some.

Nice to know

  • If you need a bit more foot protection in a similar offering from the same brand, check out the Salomon Cross Hike GTX.


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