Salomon Cross Hike Mid GTX: Who is it for?

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 trails with more ankle support. That said, this Salomon offering is more than just supportive. 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.

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.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 396g / Women 340g
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
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 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.