Who should buy the Salomon X Ultra 3 LTR GTX

With its comfortable confines and grippy outsole, those who are seeking a new pair of hiking shoes may be enticed to check the X Ultra 3 LTR GTX out. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that grants comfort and protection on and off the trails. 
  • Prefer a shoe that has a lightweight support system that maximizes energy return, thus providing a more proficient stride.

Salomon X Ultra 3 LTR GTX logo 1.0

Excellent traction

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 that enhance its performance on downhill slopes.

Salomon X Ultra 3 LTR GTX Excellent traction

Comfortable cushioning

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. 

Salomon X Ultra 3 LTR GTX Comfortable cushioning

Supportive and stable

The footbed is designed with a contoured EVA heel cup to provide support and stability.

Salomon X Ultra 3 LTR GTX Midsole 2.0

Waterproof yet breathable

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 that creates waterproof yet breathable confines.

Salomon X Ultra 3 LTR GTX Waterproof yet breathable

Protective heel and toe area

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

Salomon X Ultra 3 LTR GTX Protective heel and toe area 1.0

Easy to wear

The X Ultra 3 LTR GTX sports the Salomon-owned Quicklace system. It is a one-pull tightening cord that 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.

Salomon X Ultra 3 LTR GTX Easy to wear

Facts / Specs

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

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.