The Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX’s updates

As far as enhancements are concerned, the Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX does not disappoint. After all, it is not the second-gen of the OG Alp Trainer Mid GTX for nothing. Listed below are its key upgrades.

Flex Collar. This technology marries freedom of movement around the collar with unrelenting ankle support. The Flex Collar also makes descents more comfortable by easing the tension around the Achille’s region.

Redesigned footbed. The MFF+ is a modular insole, which comes by default in every pair. Compared to what the former version had, this footbed can be customized even further to fully support hikers with narrower feet.

Revamped outsole. Engineered with more aggressive lugs, the Vibram outsole of the Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX can produce double the amount of friction on loose terrain. The opposing directionality of its rubber lugs also provides sufficient traction, whether on ascents or descents.

Salewa’s Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX: Is it for you?

If you are easily wooed by tough-but-not-so-gruff boots, this offering can make you a believer quite effortlessly. That said, in case you still need a bit more nudging to jump on the Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX bandwagon, here are a few more reasons:

  • The boot in question is for you if you travel along soft-soiled paths often.
  • It is ideal for adventurers who frequently negotiate sidehills and downhills.
  • With its anti-odor Cleansport NXT treatment, the Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX is recommendable for trail-goers who despise stinky feet.
  • This is the boot to bring along where wading through some 3-4 inches of water is inevitable.


How Salewa Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 3% hiking boots
All hiking boots
Bottom 1% Salewa hiking boots
All Salewa hiking boots
Bottom 1% alpine hiking boots
All alpine hiking boots


The current trend of Salewa Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX.
Compare to another shoe:
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.