Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Many lady hikers were fond of its spacious toe box. They noted that it gave them ample room for toe splay.
  • The sole of the Ellipse 2 Mid LTR GTX rendered good grip, according to some owners.
  • Several users highly recommended the boots for day hikes.
  • Its lightness satisfied scores of wearers.
  • A large number of the female reviewing community testified to its comfortable environment.
  • The Ellipse 2 Mid LTR GTX from Salomon fitted perfectly, as claimed by a couple of hikers.
  • Its little-to-no break-in period gained appreciation from the majority.

1 reason not to buy

  • One online purchaser had to return the boot out of frustration. She noted that something was rubbing near her ankle bone.

Bottom line

Regarding performance, the Salomon Ellipse 2 Mid LTR GTX have ticked all the boxes. Its grip, lightness and precise fit were a testament to how this leather hiking boot delivered. Not to mention, its comfort can be obtained without the need for a significant break-in period, hence winning the hearts of the female community. In conclusion, if to set aside its bad point, the Ellipse 2 Mid LTR GTX from Salomon has more likelihood of impressing those outdoor adventurers with its rewarding execution on the trails.

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Good to know

  • The Salomon Ellipse 2 Mid LTR GTX, the leather waterproof boot sister of the Salomon Ellipse 2 Aero, is optimized for women’s performance on the trails. Its leather upper with Gore-Tex lining conforms to the shape of the foot for comfort.
  • An injected EVA midsole with an Ortholite sockliner delivers cushioning. The Contagrip outsole secures every stride on most ground surfaces. It features multi-shaped and widely spaced lugs that tackle various terrain. The OS tendon system, on the other hand, promotes support.

Catering to female hikers, the Ellipse 2 Mid LTR GTX relatively runs true to size. It is offered in full and half sizes and standard width. The fit is optimized through a specific last, sole hardness and collar shape based on data taken from women.

The outsole of the Ellipse 2 Mid LTR GTX is a High Traction Contagrip. Its profile includes chevron lugs in the middle which assists during descents and ascents. Its multi-directional studs deliver grip even on loose trails. Another outsole component is the OS tendon system. It promotes natural rolling of the foot in every stride.

The injected EVA midsole renders a lightweight and cushioned ride. It is partnered with a durable die-cut Ortholite sockliner which offers comfort and breathability. The structure of this insole also allows moisture management for a drier, fresher in-shoe feel.

The full leather upper of this mid-cut day hiking boot joined with split suede leather and water-resistant textile yields a long-lasting and hard-wearing facade. The non-insulated Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate renders all-day comfort through a breathable and waterproof build.

The synthetic toe and heel caps reinforce the upper. The latter also provides rearfoot stability. With a heel foam and padded collar, comfort is enhanced. Its lacing system uses webbing eyelets and open hooks. The strap attached at the heel assists in on and off wear while its gusseted tongue protects the foot from debris.

  • The Salomon Ellipse 2 Mid also comes in low-cut LTR, GTX and Aero versions.


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