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Updates to Salomon Evasion 2 GTX

  • This iteration of the Evasion GTX lets outdoorsmen tackle various ground surfaces with ease. Its redesigned upper still uses a waterproof textile and split suede leather. A Gore-Tex laminate delivers weather protection, and the brand’s very own Sensifit holds the foot in place.
  • The Evasion 2 GTX still employs an Ortholite footbed and injected EVA for cushioning. The outsole, however, received an update. From the previous version’s Non Marking Contagrip, the second version is now equipped with High Traction Contagrip.

Salomon Evasion 2 GTX size and fit

The Salomon Evasion 2 GTX is a men’s low-cut day hiking shoe. It comes in regular sizes and standard width. Generally, it runs true to size.

The Sensifit—a brand-owned technology—works with the shoe’s lacing system to securely hold the foot in place. This combination helps create a snug, customized fit.

Outsole

This hiking shoe from Salomon features the High Traction Contagrip outsole. The profile of this sole includes alternating chevron lugs facing opposite directions. This layout promotes grip on various types of terrain, whether wet or dry. Additionally, the deep grooves prevent muck build-up.

Midsole

An injected ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole provides underfoot cushioning. And to further enhance the comfort, it is partnered with a die-cut Ortholite footbed. This open-cell PU foam grants breathability by allowing air circulation and managing moisture for a fresh, in-shoe feel.

Upper

The Evasion 2 GTX from Salomon has a split suede leather and textile upper. It has the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate which takes care of waterproofing and breathability. The brand’s engineers also added a mud guard overlay that shields against muddy terrain. The boot also comes with rubber toe and heel caps to reinforce the upper and grant protection.

It has a gusseted tongue which prevents unwanted entry of loose trail debris. Its heel foam and padded tongue and collar work together to amplify comfort.

The shoe’s lacing system uses webbing loops and a pair of metal eyelets. A lace keeper helps maintain the position of the tongue while the heel pull tab facilitates easy on and off.

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