Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite GTX: Who is it for?

Backpackers who prefer shoes to boots are the target audience of the Mountain Trainer Lite GTX. That said, if you are one or a combination of the following, this trekking shoe is for you.

For folks with wobbly heels. Engineered with a technology that binds the shoe’s instep and rear zone together, this hiker keeps the heel in place both on and off the ground. This proprietary tech gets the job done alongside the footgear’s heel stabilizer.

For peeps who climb cracks. As a trekking shoe that doubles as an alpine companion, the Mountain Trainer Lite GTX is sufficiently randed at the forefoot for where toe jams are required.

For seekers of hybrid shoes. This Salewa offering is for those who find delight in owning a versatile pair. Yes, the shoe in question is a tool for backpacking, base mountain approach hikes, and low-grade climbs.

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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.