Who should buy the Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX
Grab a pair of Salomon’s Quest 4D 2 GTX if you want a:
- comfortable, high-cut backpacking boot
- pair of shoes that has a combination of leather and mesh upper
- a boot that can accommodate your custom insoles
Dual-density outsole of the Quest 4D 2 GTX
The Contagrip technology gives the outsole of the Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX varying densities. Zones that are prone to wearing have high-density compounds so they won’t wear easily.
Other zones have compounds of lower density for grip and flexibility. Low-density areas are usually in the central part of the outsole. This construction lessens the risk of injury when taking on various trails.
The midsole has various cushioning components including the molded EVA that gives stability and lightweight cushioning. The shoe also comes with an EVA-shaped footbed that offers cushioning and anatomically-formed support.
The boot’s OrthoLite sockliner is a fusion of an EVA heel cup and a certain OrthoLite foam. This insert provides long-term cushioning and absorbs shock upon impact.
The user gains protection, foot control and functioning comfort with Salomon’s 4D Advanced Chassis. It is the platform that keeps the foot stable and cushioned when tackling uneven terrain. Placed between two midsole components, the chassis works with these parts to provide a responsive and stable ride.
The midsole also has a thermoplastic urethane component designed for rough terrain. This TPU plate serves as the foot’s protection, improves stability, lessens ankle strain and aids in flex control.
The Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX is a high-cut backpacking boot that gives protection, stability and ankle support. The nubuck leather is a premium, full-grain leather that’s flexible, durable and long-lasting.
The gusseted tongue of the boot has a material bridge that attaches the tongue to the upper so that water and debris cannot enter the shoe. The textile component is lightweight, abrasion resistant, breathable and quick drying.
With a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining this Salomon offering gives a breathable, windproof and waterproof upper that is designed for outdoor activities.
The laces are made of sheath materials that give a tight grip and soft flex. They are secured by a lace locker. The knots will not untie during dynamic movements. There is a heel strap for easy on and off.
The forefoot region has a rubber toe cap that serves as a shield from rocks and other obstacles that might injure the toes.
There is also a rubber heel cap for protecting the rear of the foot. Another defensive component is the mud guard which is placed at the base. All three parts work together to make the shoe resistant to abrasions.