Salomon Outline Prism GTX: Bringing out your sporty side

If speed is what you are after, the Outline Prism GTX is more than ready (and happy) to oblige. Now it is easy to attribute its promise of agility to its lightness, but the shoe in question has other characteristics that make dashing through trails possible. These elements are as follows:

Welded debris-preventive shell. This ingenious upper construction will allow you to make daring strides, all while keeping small rocks, blades of grass, and the like at bay.

Close-to-ground design. While its sole unit can hardly be categorized under barefoot, it provides an intimate feel of the terrain, thanks to its extra flexibility. On it, you will feel more in control without fear of getting injured underfoot.

Cushy-yet-resilient footbed. On top of additional support for your midfoot, this insert from Ortholite has return-to-form engineering, which grants a combination of bounciness and longevity. Translation: In the Outline Prism GTX, every step you make has a spring to it, and you can hike for longer in comfort.

Additional info

  • If you wish to trade ankle freedom for more collar support, try the Outline Prism Mid GTX instead.
  • When it comes to lightness, the urban hiker OUTbound GTX from Salomon is also a competent choice.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 310g / Women 260g
Base model: Salomon OUTline
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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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.