Who should buy the Salomon Cross Hike Mid GTX

You might be thinking that the answer to this question is pretty obvious. Most hiking boots, after all, are for those who wish to conquer more treacherous trails with secure steps. That said, read the following to find out who else it is for:

  • Its quick lace system is a godsend to those who like getting a dialed-in fit with one easy pull.
  • With its partially randed forefoot and rubberized toe bumper, the Cross Hike Mid GTX caters to those who often bump into jagged rocks and gnarly roots.
  • This footgear is rockered front and back, making it ideal for folks who traverse flat terrain often.

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Who should not buy it

Looking for something extra supportive around the ankle? If so, skip the featured boot for the Salomon OUTline Mid GTX. Also, you're better off owning the sturdier X Ultra 4 Mid GTX if you prefer kicks that last.

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The Cross Hike Mid GTX's multi-surface traction

Hikers in droves are impressed with the superb stickiness of the Salomon Cross Hike Mid GTX. They didn't slip on dry and muddy terrain with it.

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Maximum plushness

This hiking boot is absolutely comfy, according to numerous trail-goers.

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Frail upper

Its forefoot overlays peel off quickly, experienced adventurers say. According to them, seepage is almost a guarantee when this happens.

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Salomon Cross Hike Mid GTX: Lightweight escapades

Many reviewers find the Cross Hike Mid GTX super light. Case in point: Its 490-gram weight is roughly 60 g lighter than the average. (Click here for more boots that won't weigh you down.)

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A shelter from the storm

The boot in question repels moisture quite admirably, say testers-slash-hikers. One of them even used it in the snow for hours and came away with dry feet.

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Unamusing shaft support 

Less than a handful of hikers find the ankle support of the Cross Hike Mid GTX sorely lacking.

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A doozy sole unit

Reports say that this boot has incredible support underfoot, especially around the arch.

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Interesting things about the Cross Hike Mid GTX

Lace garage. The Cross Hike Mid GTX has a pouch built into the boot’s tongue. You can stow the remainder of the lace within it for a snappy ride.

A stretchy collar. The rear part of the boot’s collar is flexible enough to let the lower leg bend back a little during downhill maneuvers, resulting in more comfortable descents.

Lug formation. Mud and debris will not stick to the shoe’s outsole thanks to its moderately spaced apart, spiky lugs.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 396g / Women 340g
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Antimicrobial, Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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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.