Who should buy the Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP

The Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP is a good investment option if you’re after a hiking shoe that can be your reliable partner on the trail. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a high-performance waterproof shoe for day hikers. 
  • Prefer a shoe that keeps the user’s feet dry.
  • Prefer a shoe that provides traction in virtually all types of terrain.

Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP logo

Excellent grip on uneven terrain and slippery surfaces

Keeping the user’s footing secure on challenging terrain is made possible by the Contagrip outsole. This component uses varying densities of rubber to make it more durable and flexible. The outsole’s aggressive lug pattern is engineered to grip on uneven terrain and slippery surfaces. 

Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP outsole

Preventive toe box

Its front section extends toward the toe box to prevent stubbing.

Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP outsole  1.0

Lightweight cushioning

Providing the user with a stable ride is the Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP’s Advanced Chassis. It houses an injected EVA midsole which grants lightweight cushioning.

Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP midsole

Excellent rigidity

A molded shank is also embedded within the midsole component to add more rigidity to the gear. It also hinders the shoe from twisting or contorting when traversing various trail obstacles.

Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP midsole 3.0

Excellent arch support

This low-cut hiking shoe features a removable Die Cut Ortholite footbed. It is designed to boost underfoot comfort while improving arch support. The footbed also helps maintain a cooler and dryer in-shoe environment for the user.

Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP arch support

Breathable

Constituting the Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP’s upper is a combination of water-resistant textile fabric and PU-coated leather. It is lined with a ClimaSalomon membrane to keep water out while keeping the gear breathable. 

Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP breathable

Secure lockdown

Giving the user’s foot a secure lockdown is the X Ultra Prime CS WP’s lace-up closure. This system employs several eyelets and metal hooks for fit and lace management. The shoe’s gusseted tongue prevents debris from entering it. A pull-tab is located at the back of this gear to facilitate easy on and off. Also, the gear’s padded collar and tongue grant additional comfort to the user’s foot.

Salomon X Ultra Prime CS WP secure lockdown

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.8oz / Women 12.7oz
Base model: Salomon X Ultra
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Salomon X, Salomon X Ultra
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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Author
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.