Notable features of the Salewa Dropline GTX

The Dropline GTX has an air mesh construction with Gore-Tex waterproof membrane to keep water out. 

Salewa Dropline GTX upper

The rounded Pomoca outsole boasts of good traction on both dry and wet surfaces. It also has an S-Path design that promotes the natural roll-of and heel-to-toe transition.

Salewa Dropline GTX outsole

This shoe also comes with an Ortholite footbed for more comfort and support, a stretch gaiter for added protection against rain or water, and an anti-rock heel cup for more stability on the trail.

Salewa Dropline GTX cushion

Wraps like a glove

The Dropline GTX is a lightweight hiker from Salewa. It has a mesh upper that stretches nicely, conforming to the shape and size of the foot.

Salewa Dropline GTX fit

The protective plastic grid on top of the mesh remains flexible so the wearer can hike with speed and agility.

Salewa Dropline GTX lockdown

Meanwhile, the supportive 3F system securely wraps the foot and keeps it stable, which is important for a blister-free hike. Lastly, this shoe features a web lacing system for surefooted steps even on the roughest terrain.

Dropline GTX: Hike with confidence

An ideal shoe for rapid ascents and descents, the Salewa Dropline GTX features a sticky rubber outsole with different lug shapes and sizes.

Salewa Dropline GTX grip

Along the edge of the sole are triangular lugs that grip well into rocks and edges when scrambling while the five-sided lugs in the middle ensure grip and traction on uneven ground.

Salewa Dropline GTX lugs

Say goodbye to strain with the Salewa Dropline GTX

Like most other lightweight shoes, the Dropline GTX hiker also makes use of a high-performance EVA midsole for cushioning.

Salewa Dropline GTX midsole

Aside from its lightness, EVA has a high bounce rate and shock absorption, allowing for a softer landing and minimized impact on the knees, muscles, and joints.

Salewa Dropline GTX protection

For added comfort, this shoe comes with an Ortholite footbed that offers cushioning and breathability.

Don't worry about wet conditions

The shoe upper features a lightweight air mesh with an EXA shell comprised of plastic grids. It keeps the structure of the shoe upright while still remaining flexible.

Salewa Dropline GTX toe box

Inside the shoe is a Gore-tex waterproof membrane for protection against rain or water.

Salewa Dropline GTX low-cut shoe

But because it's a low-cut shoe, water can enter through the collar and the tongue. Luckily, this shoe comes with a stretch gaiter.

Salewa Dropline GTX toe cap

To protect the foot against trail hazards, this shoe is built with a rubber toe cap and an anti-rock heel cup.

Salewa Dropline GTX laces

Lastly, a traditional lace-up closure keeps the foot in place, no matter the movement.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 371g / Women 315g
Base model: Salewa Dropline
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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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.