Who should buy the Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX

Ideal for alpine hiking, the Alp Trainer Mid GTX from Salewa is a perfect choice if:

  • you are looking for a pair of backpacking boots that has aggressive lugs and will grip well on and off the trail
  • you want mid-cut footgear that offers stability and support even on the trickiest terrain
  • you want a protective upper that will keep you safe against trail hazards

Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX brand logo

Updates to Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX

From a 1.8 mm full suede upper and Kevlar rands, the updated version now has a 1.6 - 1.8 mm suede, PU leather rand, and stretch fabric for enhanced flexibility and durability. The improved design also made the updated version lighter than its predecessor.

Vibram Hike Approach sole powers the Alp Trainer Mid GTX

Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX Vibram Hike Approach

The Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX uses Vibram Hike Approach sole. It has aggressive lugs engineered for hiking on and off the trail. It gives the boot durability and flexibility. Flexible soles are lightweight and provide comfort when tackling a variety of terrain.

Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX front lugs

Salewa’s shock-absorbent midsole 

The midsole of the Alp Trainer Mid GTX is a lightweight EVA foam combined with a PUR heel shock absorber. It takes care of the cushioning and safety against impacts when taking on challenging grounds.

Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX heel shock absorber

This boot has Multi Fit Footbed (MFF) which is a part of Salewa’s 100% blister free guarantee. This footbed permits an individualized fit. Additionally, to maintain an odor-free, in-shoe environment, Salewa incorporated the Cleansport NXT to this boot. 

Flexible and breathable upper of Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX

Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX leather rand

The upper of the Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX is made from a combination of a 1.6 mm - 1.8 mm suede and stretch fabric. It is reinforced with a PU coated leather rand that runs around the boot. It makes the pair flexible and durable.

Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX Gore-Tex

The Gore-Tex Extended Comfort is a waterproof lining that maintains breathability through its non-insulated construction. This membrane is designed for moderate to warm conditions and activities with high levels of perspiration.

Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX 3F System

The proprietary 3F support system combines flexibility, ankle support and precise fit in the Alp Trainer Mid GTX. It provides a secure lockdown of the feet to avoid blisters and hot spots. Likewise, the pull loop on the heel permits smooth on and off.

Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX pull loop

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 555g / Women 470g
Use: Backpacking, Alpine
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salewa

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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.