Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A majority of verified purchasers said that the Salomon Ellipse Winter GTX was very comfortable.
  • Many owners shared that this winter hiking boot fits true to size.
  • Several individuals enjoyed the warmth this winter boots gave them.
  • A considerable number of buyers said that the boot was so versatile.
  • A few people believed that the boots were sturdy and well-built.
  • Some adventure-seekers expressed that they loved the look of the boot and found this to be stylish enough to be worn on the trail and for casual strolls around town.
  • A handful of wearers loved the waterproofness of this model.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few hikers shared that this winter hiking boot was a little stiff that it caused them some discomfort and pain.

Bottom line

As Salomon Ellipse Winter GTX is designed for the cold weather, its comfort is considered its most notable feature. The on-point sizing, warmth, versatility, good build, waterproofness, and style were also noticed. However, the discomfort-and-pain-causing stiffness was observed by the others. As a whole, this winter hiking boot has the features to satisfy potential buyers on their cold-weather adventures.

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Good to know

  • Made for the colder months of the year, the Salomon Ellipse Winter GTX is equipped with components that provide weather protection, warmth, and grip on the trail. It comes with Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort that works to keep the boot waterproof and breathable while providing insulation under wintry weather conditions.
  • Salomon also used its proprietary Winter Contagrip rubber outsole for this model. This technology is known for granting grip on icy conditions.

Salomon Ellipse Winter GTX is a relatively true-to-size winter hiker made specifically for women. It is built on a women’s specific last. It is offered in standard width and regular lengths. Its traditional front closure allows a snug and secure fit.

Salomon equipped the Ellipse Winter GTX with non-marking Winter Contagrip outsole. This proprietary technology uses different compounds, geometric lug patterns, and the appropriate density to provide sufficient grip on winter conditions. It extends to the front to act as a bumper that shields the toes.

The Ellipse Winter GTX comes with an injected EVA midsole for shock absorption. A textile inlay sole and Die Cut Ortholite sockliner provide cushioning.

The Salomon Ellipse Winter GTX is equipped with leather and water-resistant textile upper. It is lined with Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort membrane, a technology that combines waterproofing and insulation to protect against rain and cold weather. This component comes in a full bootie construction to completely seal out the elements.

Salomon also incorporated a padded gusseted tongue to prevent dirt and debris from getting inside. It has a fuzzy textile lining that gives a comfy in-shoe feel. The padded faux collar that offers a touch of style also works to seal out drafts. It also features a leather toe cap for further protection.

The lace is networked on neon-colored textile loops (in the ankle midfoot areas) and metal hardware (in the section above the ankle). A rear pull tab allows for an easy on and off. A heel foam adds plush comfort.

Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.