Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 20.1ozWomen: 16.8oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Experts are hikers, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.
Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.
90 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews
[W]here a route might contain equal parts snow, ice, and rock—the Alp Mid could be a perfect middle-ground option.
Granted, it’s not a name that rolls off the tongue, but they’ve been selected for the Outdoor 100 because they keep your feet happy, not for linguistic reasons.
[T]his boot will give you amazing stability and traction for great backpacking and hiking trips.
- The Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX is built extra sturdy yet comfortable, making it a competent companion for arduous mountain adventures. Its upper, which is largely made of leather, is waterproof, thanks to Gore-Tex.
- Salomon designers crafted the boot’s midsole with the brand-exclusive 3D Edging Chassis technology to give wearers enhanced walking comfort and terrain protection. This tech also renders the sole unit doubly flexible.
The X Alp Mid LTR GTX from Salomon is a mid-cut boot for male and female mountain adventurers. Its overall fit is meant for people with standard-width feet. Its sizing options are made up of half and whole sizes. Owners can modify and set its fit to their preference using the footwear’s closure system with self-locking eyelets.
Thanks to the X Alp Mid LTR GTX’s Contagrip outsole, mountain seekers can navigate through the roughness of the terrain with enough grip. The lugs engineered at opposing angles across its surface allow users to have a firmer hold of the ground. It is crafted with a heel brake to give mountain climbers extra footing security during downhill traversals.
Mountaineers have the boot’s molded EVA midsole to thank for terrain balance and cushioning. It comes engineered with Salomon’s 3D Edging Chassis—a plate-like implement made of nylon that improves transitions and enhances lateral stability.
Adding to the comfort provided by this firm yet cushy component is a removable footbed from Ortholite. It is made partly of a recycled tire material. It grants additional rearfoot support with its heel cup made of EVA.
The Salomon X Alp Mid LTR GTX’s over-the-ankle upper is a combination of split suede leather, water-resistant textile, and waterproof synthetic fabric. Its liner is built with Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort technology, shielding the foot from most wet elements with adequate breathability. Over at its forefoot tip is a protective toe cap made of rubber. A similar sturdy layer covers its heel zone for added support. It also has mudguards around its base for even more protection against abrasive elements.
A synthetic lace and combination eyelets form the X Alp Mid GTX’s closure system. It comes with locking hooks that fasten the lace in place, allowing for a second lace tightness from the ankle up.