Verdict from 29 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfort level: The Salomon Odyssey GTX, according to many users, is downright comfortable.
  • Weight: Based on several reports, this backpacking shoe is super light.
  • Fit: The Odyssey GTX runs true to size, some trekkers claim.
  • Waterproofing: A small number of patrons say that this Salomon piece fences out moisture quite admirably.
  • Support system: It provides high enough support underfoot, say a few wearers.
  • Break-in time: An experienced trekker claims that this shoe conforms to the foot almost instantly.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Surface traction: One backpacker finds the Odyssey GTX’s outsole unremarkable on damp loam soil.

Bottom line

Get the boost you need on your next multi-day trip in the Salomon Odyssey GTX. Aside from its impressive lightness, this comfy-from-the-get-go pair will stun you with its supportive construction and excellent water protection. Though not a perfect trekking shoe, the Salomon Odyssey GTX is fully equipped to carry you safe and sound across rugged terrain.

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Salomon Odyssey GTX: Should you get one?

With the steady rise in popularity of backpacking boots and shoes, having options is a good thing. Since you are in this space, however, you are likely almost convinced to get this shoe. That said, before you jump into the Odyssey GTX bandwagon, take a look at its highlights and lowlights first.

Highlights:

  • It beats many hiking shoes in terms of lightness.
  • It has above-average flexibility around the forefoot, affording wearers freer mobility during push-offs.
  • With its Gore-Tex membrane, the Odyssey GTX’s interior can stay dry in light rain and through very shallow (no more than three inches deep) bodies of water.
  • To the right crowd, its low-top construction means more ankle mobility.

Lowlights:

  • The Odyssey GTX’s thin overlays might not be enough to guard the shoe against more abrasive terrain hazards.
  • Without a discount, this trekking shoe might be too expensive for some. (Check out our collection of highly affordable hikers if you are into such!)

Additional info

  • Opt for the Salomon Odyssey instead if you trek and hike around mostly dry environments.
  • If you need extra ankle security, check out the Odyssey Mid GTX.

How Odyssey GTX compares

This shoe: 68
All shoes average: 80
59 93
This shoe: $160
All shoes average: $132
$45 $250
This shoe: 12.9oz
All shoes average: 13.9oz
6.5oz 23.3oz
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