Who should buy the Salomon Outbound Prism

The Salomon Outbound Prism is a wallet-friendly and adaptable hiking shoe best for:

  • outdoor enthusiasts who want a lightweight and comfortable hiking and backpacking shoe
  • light hiking and urban hiking 
  • hunters of budget-friendly kicks, this shoe is for you

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Who should not buy the shoe 

This hiking shoe may not be for you if you need something quite resistant to cuts and abrasions. The shoe is not also working well on tracks that lead to steep slopes, particularly damp and muddy ones.

Salomon Outbound Prism Who should not buy the shoe 

If a more supportive heel zone sits high on your hiking needs list, this shoe will not make the cut.

Outbound Prism can handle regularly maintained trail paths 

Moderately rugged underfoot but “ready to hit the pub up top” makes the Salomon Outbound Prism hardly a tough sell.

Salomon Outbound Prism handle regularly maintained trail paths 

Yes, it is a versatile piece, but if you are still somewhere in the middle—ready to opt in or out with just a slight nudge—then this hiking shoe is for you to take on a regularly maintained trail paths (where sharp rocks have barely any presence).

Offers high breathability

A professional reviewer wrote that the Salomon Outbound Prism comes with a high breathability, which is a blessing to all hikers and backpackers.

Salomon Outbound Prism Offers high breathability

One user hails this anti-stuffiness quality of the as a “big deal in Arizona.” This makes it a solid option for hikers whose feet sweat easily and are prone to getting smelly.

Lightweight and sturdy

With a pair weight of no more than 500 grams, the Outbound Prism is a strong entry in our collection of lightweight must-haves.

Salomon Outbound Prism Lightweight and sturdy

This hiker, despite its lightness, is sturdy enough underfoot—especially around the arch.

Nice and sticky outsole

An expert calls the Salomon Outbound Prism’s outsole “nice and sticky.” If you are not a fan of bunching or too much pressure around the instep, you will find this shoe an enjoyable hiking companion.

Salomon Outbound Prism Nice and sticky outsole

The overall construction of the shoe also allows wearers to have an easy on and off fitting. With its spacious toe box, hikers will have enough wiggle room at the forefoot for more freedom of movement.

A blank canvas to dirt and the like

Are you a fan of waterproof hikers? Well, you are in luck because the featured shoe also comes in a Gore-Tex variant, called Outbound Prism GTX.

Salomon Outbound Prism A blank canvas to dirt and the like

Yet again, to a rising vlogger, the Outbound Prism in Lunar Rock colorway is like a blank canvas to dirt and the like.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 9.5oz / Women 8.1oz
Base model: Salomon OUTbound
Use: Light Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.