86 users: 4.5 / 5
1 experts: 92 / 100
Weight: Women 11.6oz
Base model: Salomon Vaya
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut

Verdict from 8.7 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • Countless Salomon Vaya Mid GTX users attest that it is an insanely comfy boot for hiking.
  • A majority of female adventurers commend it for being a lightweight piece of gear.
  • Its waterproofness garners approval from a lot of verified purchasers.
  • More than a handful of outdoor lovers report that the ankle support of this Salomon offering is phenomenal.
  • A couple of buyers attest that the Vaya Mid GTX’s break-in period is close to none.
  • According to a minority of shoppers, its outsole gives sufficient grip.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several outdoor enthusiasts blast the Salomon Vaya Mid GTX’s laces for untangling easily during a hike.
  • A verified consumer says that it doesn't feel sturdy against harsh trail conditions.
  • Some purchasers find its upper to be too warm.

Bottom line

Female hikers who require lightness and comfort when going outdoors may find this Salomon product to be an endearing prospect. Indeed, the footgear’s ability to block water and provide ankle support also adds to its charm.

However, the boot’s problematic laces may cause annoyance because of its tendency to untangle during a hike. Overall, the Salomon Vaya Mid GTX may exceed expectations for women, as long as its laces are replaced.

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Our reviews

/100 by Louise Shirley, posted on .

I was in the market for a new summer hiking boot—for something that would offer some ankle support but still be nice and nimble. I am a former field biologist; it used to be my job to hike different wild places, collecting data for scientific institutions. I’ve therefore gotten through numerous hiking boots, and I’ve tried at least 12 different brands.

I usually opt for a pretty traditional boot. But I’ve recently started cutting the weight of my backpacking gear. This led me to realize how heavy my boots were. Did I really need a boot that weighs about 2 percent of my body weight? The Vaya answered: no.




I love trail and road running shoes from Salomon. When I heard that Salomon has applied its technology to hiking boots, I was intrigued. And I’m not disappointed!

The women’s Salomon Vaya Mid GTX is a lightweight hiking boot with a 9mm heel-to-toe drop. The Vaya is easy on your feet and your budget, priced at the same level as many higher-end trail running shoes (RRP at time of writing: $160).


I took this shoe on a few different summer hikes and backpacking trips over various terrains. I walked through streams and meadows, over rock slabs and clambered up and down mountainsides.