Who should buy the Salomon OUTbound GTX

The Salomon OUTbound GTX is an urban hiking shoe furnished with several technologies that provide comfort and performance. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that renders protection from various wet trail conditions.
  • Prefer a shoe that has a midsole made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) for lightweight cushioning.
  • Prefer a shoe that delivers grip on virtually all types of surfaces.

Salomon OUTbound GTX logo

Excellent grip

Outdoor lovers are able to traverse most types of terrain, thanks to the Salomon OUTbound GTX’s Contagrip MD outsole. This proprietary technology is made of a durable rubber compound, making it resistant to abrasive elements. It uses a pattern of the trapezoid and diamond-shaped lugs to supply grip on challenging surfaces.

Salomon OUTbound GTX outsole

Heel and toe protection

Its heel region contains several grooves for extra control when going downhill. The outsole’s front tip reaches upward to provide protection from accidental knocks.

Salomon OUTbound GTX outsole 1.0

Comfortable cushioning and shock reduction

The Salomon OUTbound GTX is fitted with the brand’s patented EnergyCell midsole. It is made of EVA foam, a lightweight material that delivers cushioning and shock reduction when traversing uneven terrain. This component is paired with an Ortholite midsole. It is designed to wick moisture away while adding arch support and underfoot comfort with each stride.

Salomon OUTbound GTX midsole

Lightweight and breathable

The Salomon OUTbound GTX’s low-top upper is made of abrasion-resistant mesh and textile fabric. The pairing of these materials imbues the shoe with lightness and breathability. A Gore-Tex membrane is integrated into the upper to prevent water from entering while allowing excess moisture to pass through.

Salomon OUTbound GTX upper

Provide protection from trail dangers

This hike-centric shoe from Salomon employs a flat lace and a series of eyelets to help the wearer manage its fit. Its forefoot zone houses a rand to provide protection from trail dangers. A molded counter is found at the rearfoot region for added heel support. The footgear’s tongue and cuff are padded to supply a comfortable in-shoe environment.

Salomon OUTbound GTX Upper 1.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10.8oz / Women 8.8oz
Base model: Salomon OUTbound
Use: Urban hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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