196 users: 4.4 / 5
Weight: Men 400g
Base model: Salomon Evasion 2 Aero
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut

Verdict from 6.2 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • More than a handful of owners testified to the comfort provided by the Evasion 2 GTX.
  • The grippy outsole was praised by a number of users.
  • A customer liked how well-cushioned the Salomon Evasion 2 GTX was.
  • The Sensifit technology was approved by an experienced hiker as it allowed him to obtain his desired fit.
  • Several verified purchasers appreciated its affordability.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of wearers were disappointed as the waterproof lining failed after almost a year.
  • A handful of buyers discovered manufacturing defects.

Bottom line

The Evasion 2 GTX catered to the basic needs of hikers on the trail. It delivered comfort and grip on every outdoor adventure. Add to those commendable features is its economical price. Conversely, there were a couple of setbacks. All in all, the Evasion 2 GTX from Salomon appears to be a likable day hiking shoe. Those who want a pair may need to do waterproofing maintenance after a year.

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  • This iteration of the Evasion GTX lets outdoorsmen tackle various ground surfaces with ease. Its redesigned upper still uses a waterproof textile and split suede leather. A Gore-Tex laminate delivers weather protection, and the brand’s very own Sensifit holds the foot in place.
  • The Evasion 2 GTX still employs an Ortholite footbed and injected EVA for cushioning. The outsole, however, received an update. From the previous version’s Non Marking Contagrip, the second version is now equipped with High Traction Contagrip.

The Salomon Evasion 2 GTX is a men’s low-cut day hiking shoe. It comes in regular sizes and standard width. Generally, it runs true to size.

The Sensifit—a brand-owned technology—works with the shoe’s lacing system to securely hold the foot in place. This combination helps create a snug, customized fit.

This hiking shoe from Salomon features the High Traction Contagrip outsole. The profile of this sole includes alternating chevron lugs facing opposite directions. This layout promotes grip on various types of terrain, whether wet or dry. Additionally, the deep grooves prevent muck build-up.

An injected ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole provides underfoot cushioning. And to further enhance the comfort, it is partnered with a die-cut Ortholite footbed. This open-cell PU foam grants breathability by allowing air circulation and managing moisture for a fresh, in-shoe feel.

The Evasion 2 GTX from Salomon has a split suede leather and textile upper. It has the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate which takes care of waterproofing and breathability. The brand’s engineers also added a mud guard overlay that shields against muddy terrain. The boot also comes with rubber toe and heel caps to reinforce the upper and grant protection.

It has a gusseted tongue which prevents unwanted entry of loose trail debris. Its heel foam and padded tongue and collar work together to amplify comfort.

The shoe’s lacing system uses webbing loops and a pair of metal eyelets. A lace keeper helps maintain the position of the tongue while the heel pull tab facilitates easy on and off.

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.