Who should buy the Salomon Pathfinder Mid CSWP

The Salomon Pathfinder Mid CSWP is more than capable of emboldening hikers on the trail. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that is equipped for day-long hiking excursions no matter the weather condition. 
  • Prefer a shoe that keeps most types of wet elements at bay.
  • Prefer a shoe that delivers smoother push-offs.

Salomon Pathfinder Mid CSWP logo

Sufficient slip and skid resistance

A Salomon-owned rubber outsole called Contagrip is the component responsible for giving hikers sufficient slip and skid resistance over various trail surfaces.

Salomon Pathfinder Mid CSWP outsole

Excellent traction

Spiky protrusions (commonly known as lugs) are scattered around it to improve its ability to stick to loose-soiled terrain.

Salomon Pathfinder Mid CSWP outsole 1.0

Stable and shock absorption cushioning

Salomon designers armed the Pathfinder Mid CSWP with a hardy midsole for shock absorption, cushioning, and stability. It is made of EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate—a rubber-like material popularly known for being cushy and tough at the same time. It comes with a die-cut insole courtesy of Ortholite for extra underfoot comfort.

Salomon Pathfinder Mid CSWP midsole

Durable and protection against abrasive elements

The Pathfinder Mid CSWP’s over-the-ankle upper is largely made of mesh fabric. Overlays made of coated leather give it added durability and protection against abrasive elements. Its forefoot zone is reinforced with a rubber rand to safeguard the toes against bumpy hazards.

Salomon Pathfinder Mid CSWP upper

Waterproof and breathable

A Climashield membrane gives the gear ample waterproofing and breathability. What helps the boot remain free of debris, on the other hand, is its gusseted tongue.

Salomon Pathfinder Mid CSWP Waterproof and breathable

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 454g / Women 360g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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Author
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.