Who should buy the Salomon X Reveal

The Salomon X Reveal is a lightweight hiking shoe best suited for the summer season. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides breathable protection against the elements.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that delivers cushioning and support.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that secures fit and offers a protective toe cap for increased durability.

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Size and fit

The Salomon X Reveal is a low-top hiker that features a stitch-free upper construction for a smooth, glove-like fit. It has a cushy and generous interior, creating a comfortable and plush environment for the foot. The collar is nicely padded so your ankle can move freely without discomfort. Lastly, this shoe uses a lace-up closure system with eyelets for a locked-in feel.

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Soft and flexible sole

This hiker is equipped with the Contragrip outsole - a propriety technology of Salomon. It is made of a high-quality rubber compound of different densities. Basically, some areas of the sole are stiff while others are soft and flexible, giving you the flex and rigidity right where you need them. 

Salomon X Reveal outsole

Grippy on different surfaces

This unique quality of the Contragrip makes it really durable and adaptive to the terrain. Meanwhile, the arrow-like lugs are meant to bite into different surfaces.

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Reliable shock-absorption and bounce

For the midsole, the X Reveal shoes feature the EnergyCell made of lightweight EVA. It's a high-rebound cushioning system that delivers reliable shock absorption and bounce.

Salomon X Reveal midsole

Plush cushioning by Ortholite 

These qualities help you tackle longer trails without feeling too tired. Boosting the cushioning property of this hiker is an Ortholite footbed that is cut to the inner shape of the shoe.

Salomon X Reveal insole

Durable and breathable

It doesn't just provide plush cushioning but also durability and breathability. Ortholite footbeds are long-wearing. And since they are removable, you can choose to use your own orthotics.

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Waterproof

A hiking shoe that's perfect for the summer season, the Salomon X Reveal features a welded upper made of mesh. The stitch-free upper construction makes it more durable because there are no weak spots where tearing usually starts to occur. Even the tongue is made of mesh so there's an optimum amount of airflow all throughout. This shoe doesn't have a waterproof lining so it's going to keep your feet cool during very hot days. You can also wear socks when it starts to get a little cold. 

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Provides protection against trail hazards

To protect your foot against common trail hazards like sharp rocks and sticks, the X Reveal hiker comes with a toe cap made of synthetic material. There's also a synthetic reinforcement surrounding the heel area for added durability.

Salomon X Reveal upper

Nice to know

  • The Salomon X Reveal also comes in a waterproof version.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10.2oz / Women 9.2oz
Use: Light Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Salomon X
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.