Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 20.3ozWomen: 18.7oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
The Salomon X Alp High LTR GTX, a high-top cleat for mountain adventures, is engineered to provide rolling comfort and protection, especially for above treeline excursions. Its nubuck leather upper is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane for protection from the elements.
The cleat’s EnergyCell midsole, made of high-performance ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam, is housed in a patented 3D Edging Chassis. These components deliver cushioning, shock reduction, and stability. Its Contagrip MD outsole uses a lug pattern which grants a secure footing on virtually all types of surfaces.
Salomon’s X Alp High LTR GTX is available for men and women in standard width. Its length offerings include whole and half sizes. The cleat’s lace closure system permits a secure and customized lockdown. It uses a lace locker which enables the wearer to achieve a precise and independent adjustment. Moreover, this Salomon product runs relatively true to size.
The X Alp High LTR GTX’s Contagrip MD outsole uses a pattern of aggressive lugs to render traction on challenging terrain. These lugs are engineered to deliver grip on hard and smooth ground conditions, as well as on soft and loose surfaces. It’s made of a durable compound that grants long-term wear resistance. This outsole also incorporates a heel brake into its construction for added stopping power when traversing slopes.
This mountain cleat from Salomon is equipped with an Energy Cell midsole made of high-performance EVA foam. It works by reducing shock and providing a cushioned ride to the user. It is paired with a molded Ortholite footbed for optimal underfoot comfort and added cushioning. This component also wicks moisture away from the wearer’s foot.
The Salomon X Alp High LTR GTX comes with the brand’s patented 3D Edging Chassis which grants forefoot flexion and rolling assistance from the heel to toe. It also gives lateral stability and edging precision on uneven ground.
The X Alp High LTR GTX’s upper is made of nubuck leather, a material known for its durability. Mesh and textile fabric lines this component to create a plush in-shoe environment for the wearer. A Gore-Tex membrane is integrated into the upper to provide water protection while allowing excess moisture to escape.
The cleat’s closure system consists of a combination of eyelets and metal hooks. Its forefoot area is reinforced with a rubber rand to shield the toes from accidental bumps. A mudguard wraps around the upper’s base for added protection. Lastly, a pull tab is located at footgear’s back to facilitate an easy on and off.