Updates to Salomon Quest Prime GTX

  • To give users optimal breathability, the Quest Prime GTX utilizes the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort technology. It works in conjunction with the waterproof split suede of the upper.
  • The dual-density EVA foam and molded shank render support and cushioning. They are in association with the Advanced Chassis that delivers comfort and precision. Its lightweight Ortholite footbed maintains a fresh, in-shoe environment.
  • The Salomon-patented Contagrip featured in this boot renders grip and durability. Salomon partners with the world’s elite outdoor athletes to gather input and develop new solutions in addressing their needs in tackling terrains.

Size and fit

Salomon Quest Prime GTX is offered to both men and women. This Salomon boot cradles the foot to give a more secure and precise fit, thanks to the Sensifit technology. Its lace blocker locks the laces in place and permits the users to vary the snugness of the boot.


Salomon’s proprietary outsole–Contagrip–is a technology that adapts to the diverse needs of outdoor athletes. Its lug geometry and rubber compound are grippy and deliver durability. This innovative outsole adapts to each specific outdoor sport by its varying rubber densities and lug geometry.


A mixture of flexibility and cushioning is delivered by the Salomon Quest Prime GTX through its dual-density EVA midsole and molded shank. This combination is also able to absorb shock from impacts in every stride. The molded shank provides arch support. It also gives torsional rigidity, making the boot hard to twist.

The open-cell technology used in the Ortholite Sockliner footbed has a patented PU formula with recycled rubber which provides multiple benefits. It renders durable cushioning, optimal breathability and moisture management. It works by wicking away moisture from the foot for a fresh environment. Ortholite footbeds are also lightweight and washable.

The Advanced Chassis technology provides foot control, stability and protection. This feature has three components, including the EVA midsole for comfort and fatigue reduction, TPU chassis for stability and rubber outsole for precision.


To deliver breathability and waterproofness, Salomon engineers opted for an upper that combines waterproof split suede leather and Gore-Tex's Extended Comfort liner. The non-insulated construction of this technology allows this backpacking boot to be used in moderate and warmer conditions. The split suede leather is durable and is also assisted by a water-resistant textile.

The Quest Prime GTX has several features that offer protection. The rubber and synthetic toe cap safeguards against screes and accidental bumps. The mudguard overlay protects against mud and abrasions. It also has a gusseted tongue which helps to keep debris out. The heel cap allows rearfoot stability and protection.

Salomon’s Quest Prime GTX has a padded tongue and collar to deliver comfort. The heel strap allows easier adjustment during hikes. Its mid-cut style gives ankle support.

Nice to know

-An alternate choice is the Quest 4D 3 GTX.


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