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Decent!
87 users: 3.8 / 5
Weight: Men 13.6oz
Base model: Salomon Evasion 2 Aero
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut

Verdict from 7.8 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • Salomon’s Evasion 2 LTR received praises from numerous owners for its magnificently comfortable interior.
  • The shoe’s glove-like fit left many users completely impressed.
  • Its overall tough construction amazed a handful of wearers.
  • One reviewer found the Evasion 2 LTR extremely light.
  • This hiking gear was commended by a tester for having ultra-reliable heel support.
  • Its reasonable price tag put a big smile on a buyer’s face.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A user lambasted its underwhelming grip performance on wet surfaces.

Bottom line

Salomon developers seem to have done something quite spectacular in the Evasion 2 LTR. They managed to create a remarkably comfortable hiking shoe with outstanding sturdiness and a kind of fit that hugs the foot just right. The one thing that makes this gear a bit of a tough sell, however, is its subpar surface traction. All in all, the Evasion 2 LTR is yet another solid Salomon offering, especially for those who mostly hike on dry ground.

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  • The Salomon Evasion 2 LTR enables wearers to take on various day hiking challenges with its set of trail-centric features. Its leather upper is reinforced with mud guards, giving the shoe more protection from abrasive elements.
  • This Salomon below-the-ankle hiker is a direct successor to the first Evasion LTR. The engineers gave it a more slender build than the previous version, reducing the shoe’s weight by about a few grams as a result.
  • There is a slight change to this model’s lacing system as well. It drops the fabric lace loops of the first-generation Evasion LTR and in their place are regular eyelets.

A low-cut, fairly true-to-size hiker for men is the Salomon Evasion 2 LTR. It is offered in half and full sizes. It comes in D – standard width. Fit personalization is possible with the shoe’s classic lacing system. Its heel is engineered with a pull tab to make on and off a swift affair.

The Evasion 2 LTR promises footing security over tricky terrain with the Salomon-exclusive Contagrip outsole. Its aggressive lugs, shaped like arrowheads, actively produce traction in almost every angle. The spacing between these lugs allows the outsole to shed mud and debris during transitions.

A lightweight, foam-like layer made of EVA (or ethylene-vinyl acetate) serves as the shoe’s cushy yet stabilizing midsole. Its springy yet solid construction gives users adequate comfort underfoot, shock absorption, and rebound.

Doubling down on cushioning is the footgear’s die-cut Ortholite insole. It prevents underfoot slippage thanks to its adequately textured surface.

Three kinds of materials comprise the Evasion 2 LTR’s low-top upper: suede leather, textile, and synthetic fabric. The base is engineered with a mud guard for abrasion protection. Over at its heel is an overlay that grants the user extra heel support. A similar covering is also seen at the upper’s forefoot, protecting the toes against knocks and bumps.

The footwear’s lace-up closure includes a set of plated eyelets, which create a metallic sheen. Its flat laces are synthetic.

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How Evasion 2 LTR compares

This shoe: 72
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This shoe: $100
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This shoe: 13.6oz
All shoes average: 13.9oz
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Author
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.

paul@runrepeat.com