Updates to Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX

  • The Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX is a Salewa boot designed to help individuals move lighter and faster during alpine trekking trips or technical hikes. A Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane is embedded into its suede and fabric upper for water protection.
  • Users are given sufficient cushioning, thanks to the footgear’s ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. It also comes with a Pomoca S Path rubber outsole to give outdoor enthusiasts ground adherence on most types of terrain.

Size and fit

The Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX is a mid-top backpacking boot crafted for men and women. It comes with a climbing lacing system, which allows wearers to get a secure and customized lockdown all the way to the toe area. Its upper incorporates a flexible cuff, which comfortably wraps around the ankle. This Salewa product uses the brand’s patented 3F system. This technology brings the sole, heel, and instep together to produce a flexible and snug fit.


This outdoor boot from Salewa comes with a Pomoca S Path outsole to help users traverse virtually all kinds of terrain. It is made of a Pomoca rubber compound for durability and abrasion resistance. Its profile is filled with multi-directional lugs, which render grip on both wet and dry surfaces. 

A heel brake is integrated into its design for added control when tackling downhill slopes. Its front tip extends upward to shield the wearer’s toes from stubbing.


The men’s and women’s Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX features an EVA midsole to cushion the user’s stride. This lightweight foam material also works by absorbing shock and rendering rebound. 

A mid stiff insert made of nylon is embedded into the midsole for structure and rigidity. This Salewa footgear also sports a removable footbed for extra cushioning and underfoot comfort.


The Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX is equipped with a fabric and suede leather upper. A Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate lines this component to prevent water from entering. The membrane’s microporous surface also allows excess heat and moisture to dissipate for optimal breathability.

The Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX’s upper is reinforced with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overlays for support and sturdiness. This component works in tandem with a rubber toe cap found on the forefoot zone to render protection from various trail dangers.

This Salewa product uses a series of eyelets and metal hooks to aid the wearer in managing its fit. A padded collar and tongue function as one to promote comfort. A pull tab is positioned at the back of the boot to give users easy on and off.

Nice to know

- Hikers who need a lighter pair for day hikes may want to consider the Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator.


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