Updates to Salewa Wild Hiker Mid GTX

The Wild Hiker Mid GTX from Salewa is an above-the-ankle outdoor boot crafted with various components that yield performance and protection for multi-day trips. A Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane is embedded into its mesh upper to prevent water intrusions.

Adventurers are able to traverse uneven ground conditions with sufficient cushioning, thanks to its proprietary Gumflate midsole. It comes with a Vibram Oban rubber outsole to deliver grip on both wet and dry surfaces.

Size and fit

The Salewa Wild Hiker Mid GTX is a mid-top backpacking boot crafted for men and women. It employs a Climbing Lacing system to yield a secure and personalized lockdown. It sports the brand’s patented 3F System, which connects the sole and heel to the instep area, to achieve a precise fit. Moreover, the footgear sports a Flex Collar in its construction. This component wraps comfortably around the user’s ankle.

Outsole

This outdoor boot for trekking trips uses a Vibram Oban outsole for surefootedness. Its central surface is filled with three-pointed lugs while being surrounded by an aggressive tread at both sides. This pattern renders multi-directional traction on virtually all types of terrain. The sole’s front end sports a grooved design for extra control when going uphill. It incorporates a heel brake to deliver stopping power when descending. Its front tip covers a portion of the forefoot area to protect the toes from accidental knocks.

Midsole

The Salewa Wild Hiker Mid GTX comes with the brand’s trademarked Gumflate midsole. It uses a lightweight foam material to supply a cushioned ride over harsh ground conditions. An Ortholite footbed is positioned on top of the midsole to render arch support and added cushioning. It is also designed to wick excess moisture, optimize air circulation, and grant comfort underfoot.

Upper

The Salewa Wild Hiker Mid GTX for men and women features an upper made of mesh fabric. It is reinforced with the brand’s EXA Shell for support and structure. A Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane is embedded into the upper to provide protection from various wet trail conditions. Its microporous surface also allows excess heat and moisture to escape, making this boot breathable. The upper’s forefoot zone sports a rubberized cap for extra durability.

This Salewa offering is equipped with a series of eyelets and metal hooks that extend toward the toe box for fit management. This component is connected to a trademarked 3F System, which yields support to the heel. Moreover, a Flex Collar is integrated into the upper to increase the ankle’s range of motion.

Nice to know

- Those who need a lightweight pair for mountaineering may explore the benefits offered by the Salewa Rapace GTX.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 500g / Women 400g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: 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 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.