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: 14ozWomen: 11.9oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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Perfect for those who like hiking at speed, you might have got the impression that we’re big fans of the Picasso-esque Salomon Outpath Pro GTX. It’s strange, different, exciting and it works; you’re going to love it.
These are best restricted to easier paths then, unless you don’t need support and just want the gaiter benefits for which this shoe is – currently – unique
The Salomon OUTpath Pro GTX® impresses with its higher shaft. This protective sleeve stops stones and gravel getting inside the shoe and offers you ankles additional support.
Salomon themselves refer to these as hiking shoes, and it's easy to see why. They're tough, robustly made, and feature a very reassuring grip on the sole.
Salomon claim the Outpath Pro GTX to have a 'precise forefoot fit' but we found them to be a little too sloppy around the toe box for our narrow low profile feet which made them feel a little less accurate in steeper, technical terrain.
They’d be especially good for fast-paced hiking and scrambling, and won’t hold you back if you want to up the pace and run.
- The OUTpath Pro GTX’s lightweight upper is protected from debris thanks to its built-in gaiter with snap button. It comes imbued with the Sensifit system—a Salomon-exclusive tech that grants fit precision and adequate flexibility. It is also engineered with the Active Support technology which supports the ankle on uneven terrain.
- This shoe is amply protected from bumpy rocks and gnarly roots with its heel counter and toe cap. The heel counter also provides rearfoot support.
Salomon’s OUTpath Pro GTX is a mid-cut, speed hiking shoe for men and women. It offers a fairly true-to-size fit for regular-footed individuals. It comes in full and half sizes. Underneath its zippered gaiter is the shoe’s classic lacing system which, together with the Sensifit technology, enables wearers to achieve a precise and personalized lockdown.
Endowing users the ability to take on trails whether wet or dry is the Premium Wet Traction Contagrip outsole. Its surface is adequately lugged with a kind of geometry that allows for multi-directional grip. It extends to the upper by a small margin, giving the shoe additional toe protection.
With its injected EVA midsole, the OUTpath Pro GTX gets to stabilize the wearer’s balance over unpredictable trails and surfaces. It cushions the foot and mitigates shock upon each landing thanks to its thick construction. It also grants arch support and stability with the molded shank embedded in it.
For added comfort, the gear is equipped with a cushioned EVA footbed. It is anatomically designed, contributing to the shoe’s overall underfoot support system.
The Salomon OUTpath Pro GTX has a water-resistant upper made of textile and synthetic materials. Its liner is engineered with the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort tech, offering water protection and internal ventilation at the same time. Its closure system consists of synthetic laces and loop eyelets.
Enclosing virtually everything that makes up the shoe’s upper, excluding the heel and toe caps, is the OUTpath Pro GTX’s non-removable gaiter. It comes complete with a lateral zipper and snap button.