Who should buy the Salomon OUTward GTX

The Salomon OUTward GTX delivers a satisfying experience, granted its insole is replaced with a more cushioned variant. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is designed to help backpackers tackle their multi-day trips.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that keeps the user’s foot protected from wet conditions.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that supplies grip on challenging terrain.

Salomon OUTward GTX logo

Updates to Salomon OUTward GTX

  • The Salomon OUTward GTX is a lightweight outdoor boot that’s designed to help backpackers tackle their multi-day trips. A Gore-Tex membrane is integrated into its nubuck leather upper to keep the user’s foot protected from wet conditions.
  • The footgear’s EnergyCell ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole works in tandem with a proprietary Advanced Chassis to deliver stability and cushioning. 

Salomon OUTward GTX updates

Size and fit

Salomon crafted the OUTward GTX as a mid-top backpacking boot for men and women. It is lined with a layer of mesh and textile fabric to create a comfy fit. Meanwhile, the footgear’s traditional lacing system allows wearers to achieve a secure and personalized lockdown.

Salomon OUTward GTX laces 2

Provides durability against harsh conditions

This outdoor boot from Salomon uses a Contagrip MD rubber outsole to help wearers stay surefooted. This component is made of a specialized compound, granting durability against harsh ground conditions. 

Salomon OUTward GTX outsole

Renders traction on varied terrain

Its surface is filled with a pattern of multi-directional lugs to render traction on varied terrain. The wide spaces between these lugs shed mud and debris to optimize grip.

Salomon OUTward GTX outsole 1

Provides stopping power

A heel brake is integrated into the rearfoot region of the outsole for added stopping power when going downhill.  Its front end goes upward to protect the user’s toes from accidental bumps.

Salomon OUTward GTX outsole 2

Gives the user a cushioned and responsive ride

The Salomon OUTward GTX features an EnergyCell midsole made of lightweight EVA foam. This component works in tandem with a trademarked Advanced Chassis technology, which is positioned in between the midsole and outsole. These components give the user a cushioned and responsive ride.

Salomon OUTward GTX midsole

Excellent arch support

The brand incorporated a molded EVA sock liner on top of the midsole, which adapts the foot’s natural shape. It works by supplying arch support and extra comfort underfoot.

Salomon OUTward GTX arch support

Sturdy and plush-in shoe environment

The men’s and women’s Salomon OUTward GTX is equipped with a nubuck leather upper lined with layers of mesh and textile fabric. These components grant sturdiness and a plush in-shoe environment.

Salomon OUTward GTX insole

Waterproof yet breathable

A Gore-Tex laminate is incorporated into the upper to prevent water from penetrating it. Its microporous surface also enables excess moisture to escape, making the upper breathable.

Salomon OUTward GTX upper 1

Provides toe protection 

A protective toe cap made of rubber is found on the boot’s forefoot area. This component delivers the extra durability and trail protection. Its rearfoot zone contains a molded counter which gives heel support and security. 

Salomon OUTward GTX upper

Easy to wear

The boot’s lacing system employs a series of fabric eyelets and metal hooks for fit management. Also, the collar has a pull tab at the back to help wearers have an easy on and off.

Salomon OUTward GTX collar

Nice to know

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.9oz / Women 13.8oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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