For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
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Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
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: 14.1ozWomen: 12.3oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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- 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.
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.
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 cleats prevents muck from building up. The heel zone of the sole has ridges which enhance its performance on downhill slopes.
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.
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.