For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 12ozWomen: 9.9oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Experts are hikers, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.
Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.
85 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
Lightweight and thoughtfully designed. The OUTline has the feel of a running shoe but with the sole and traction of a hiker.
- The Salomon OUTline is a low-cut hiking shoe built with an emphasis on lightness and comfort on the trail. Its textile fabric upper is reinforced with synthetic overlays for added structure.
- The shoe’s injected ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole provides cushioning and stability on uneven terrain. Its non-marking Contagrip outsole is engineered to deliver traction on virtually all types of surfaces.
Salomon’s OUTline is available for men and women in a range of whole and half sizes. It is offered in standard width. The shoe’s lace-up closure system grants a secure and personalized lockdown to the wearer. The shoe fairly runs true to size.
The OUTline uses a non-marking Contagrip rubber outsole to render traction. Its surface is filled with 5mm, reverse chevron-shaped lugs that grip on wet and dry surfaces. The sole’s front section extends upward to provide extra protection against stubbing. Its heel area contains a grooved design which grants improved control in downhill situations.
The Salomon OUTline’s midsole is made of lightweight EVA foam. It acts by reducing shock and providing a cushioned ride to the wearer.
The shoe’s removable Ortholite footbed grants arch support and underfoot comfort. Its open-cell structure creates a cooler in-shoe environment by moving moisture away from the foot. The footbed also incorporates an EVA heel cup which provides additional support.
The Salomon OUTline features an upper made of textile fabric, making it lightweight and breathable. It is reinforced with synthetic overlays to add structure to the shoe. A protective toe cap is found at the shoe’s front end for enhanced durability and resistance to abrasive elements.
The footgear’s closure system uses a series of round eyelets (the topmost pair are plated) for proper and secure lace management. A gusseted tongue prevents debris from entering the shoe while the padded collar promotes comfort.