Who should buy the Salomon OUTsnap CSWP
The Salomon OUTsnap CSWP is one of the sought-after hiking footwear. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a shoe that has stunned users for being incredibly lightweight.
- Prefer a shoe that didn’t require a break-in period.
- Prefer a shoe that works well on wet terrains.
Excellent grip and durability
The Salomon Contragrip sole is composed of durable rubber compounds of varying densities. This innovative outsole technology is designed to provide traction and durability on the trail. Low-density rubber ensures a good grip while hiking or rock climbing whereas high-density rubber provides durability and edging for trail running and walking.
Contragrip outsoles, which are also used in other popular Salomon shoes like the X Ultra Prime and the Salomon X Ultra 3, feature pyramid-shaped, self-cleaning lugs. This is such a good thing especially if you’re navigating muddy terrains.
Furthermore, the lugs are multi-directional. This prevents your feet from sliding sideways or backward. Multidirectional lugs also provide your feet with better control when going downhills.
Soft and flexible cushioning
Salomon OUTsnap CSWP is constructed with an EVA midsole. Unlike traditional midsoles, EVA is softer and more flexible. This is a huge factor in keeping the boot light despite all the insulation, protective guards, and waterproof details added into the footwear.
EVA is a synthetic foam that doesn’t wear out easily. It provides more cushioning and shock absorption. Moreover, Salomon uses EnergyCell technology for the OUTsnap boot. It’s a high-rebound midsole compound that provides a high level of energy return while delivering a substantial amount of durability and cushioning.
What makes Salomon OUTsnap unique in its class is the welded construction of the upper. It’s a much more modern way of putting together the different parts of the shoe. This process results in a stitch-free surface, and a smooth, glove-like fit.
The upper is lined with the ClimaSalomon™ Waterproof - a flexible, lightweight, and sturdy fabric that provides all-weather protection. This waterproof construction is reinforced by the synthetic materials constituting the upper which have water-repelling properties.
While it lacks an insulating membrane, this hiking boot from Salomon is lined with faux fur which is enough to keep your feet warm during cold, winter days.
Protective toe cap
Completing the upper are the protective toe cap made of rubber and leather, a protective mudguard, and a gusseted tongue that is connected to the upper on both sides.