Updates to Salomon X Ultra 3 LTR GTX

  • Made using the silhouette of the Salomon X Ultra 3, this Gore-Tex lined leather version grants comfort and protection on and off the trails. Auxiliary features of the upper which contributes to its outdoor performance are the brand’s very own Quicklace system and Sensifit.
  • The trademarked Advanced Chassis is also incorporated into this low-top hiking shoe. It is strategically placed between the EVA midsole and Contagrip outsole. This lightweight support system maximizes energy return, thus providing a more proficient stride.

Size and fit

Salomon’s X Ultra 3 LTR GTX caters to male and female hikers. It is offered in medium width and regular sizes. It reasonably runs true to size. The brand’s very own Sensifit feature works with the Quicklace system in providing an overall, customized fit.

Outsole

The X Ultra 3 LTR GTX from Salomon carries a non-marking Contagrip outsole. It features aggressive lugs which adhere to different ground surfaces. The textured indentation between the boots prevents muck from building up. The heel zone of the sole has ridges which enhance its performance on downhill slopes.

Midsole

The Salomon X Ultra 3 LTR GTX’s midsole is an injected EVA. This element is known for its ability to render cushioning without adding bulk. It is paired with an Ortholite footbed which helps maintain the freshness inside the shoe, thus increasing comfort. The footbed is designed with a contoured EVA heel cup to provide support and stability.

Upper

This low-cut hiking shoe from Salomon wears a nubuck upper which yields a durable build. The PU-coated leather amplifies its defense against rock-strewn trails. Inside is a moderately insulated Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining which creates a waterproof yet breathable confines.

The brand’s engineers designed it with protective features. Its toe and heel areas are reinforced with a rubber material which shields the foot against accidental bumps. Also, wrapping the base of the shoe is a mudguard for extra security.

The X Ultra 3 LTR GTX sports the Salomon-owned Quicklace system. It is a one-pull tightening cord which aids in fit adjustment. The lace pocket (situated at the top of its gusseted tongue) prevents excess lace from dangling. Its heel strap assists in easy on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.1oz / Women 12.3oz
Base model: Salomon X Ultra 3
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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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.