Updates to the Salomon Techamphibian 4

The fourth generation of the Techamphibian from Salomon now comes with:

  • a sleeker overall design
  • disjointed vent channels
  • redesigned lacing system

Salomon Techamphibian 4 brand logo updates

Who should buy the Salomon Techamphibian 4

The Salomon Techamphibian 4 is a hiking shoe designed to address the challenges faced by hikers on trails where conditions can be either wet, dry, or a combination of both. It is recommended for:

  • those who are looking for hiking gear that has a collapsible heel for easy donning and doffing.
  • those who seek Contagrip’s skid resistance on the trail.
  • those who want a breathable and flexible outdoor shoe for optimal comfort.

Salomon Techamphibian 4 brand logo

Techamphibian 4’s outsole grants slip and skid resistance

Giving outdoorsy folks adequate slip and skid resistance on the trail is none other than the Techamphibian 4’s hardwearing rubber outsole, called Contagrip FD. 

Salomon Techamphibian 4 Contagrip outsole

Its lugs and ridge-like protrusions are built at opposing angles to provide footing security for when the terrain turns for the slippery. Its ability to latch on to slick surfaces is thanks to its razor siping.

Salomon Techamphibian 4 razor-siped outsole

Aside from traction, the Contagrip FD outsole also grants additional toe protection. Salomon engineers made this secondary feature a possibility by giving it a tip that reinforces the front end of the shoe’s upper.

Salomon Techamphibian 4 toe protection

Techamphibian 4 wears the brand-owned EnergyCell midsole

With the Salomon Techamphibian 4’s EnergyCell midsole, users are given the capability to navigate uneven terrain with as much underfoot cushioning and stability as possible. 

Salomon Techamphibian 4 heel cushioning

Joining this foam-like component in fulfilling its comfort-focused objective is the hiker’s default sockliner. It has a contoured midfoot section for additional arch support.

The Techamphibian 4 from Salomon features a comfy upper

Salomon Techamphibian 4 single layer mesh and fabric upper

The Salomon Techamphibian 4 envelops the foot in its low-top upper, which is made with a combination of single-layer mesh and synthetic fabric.

Salomon Techamphibian 4 mudguard

It comes crafted with mudguards at key zones to prevent abrasive hazards from scratching and scarring its breathable exterior. Salomon Techamphibian 4 heel design

The construction of its rear zone allows its back panel to fold inwards, making slipping into it rather quick and convenient.

Salomon Techamphibian 4 lacing system

Its closure system has regular lace holes and fabric tunnels for eyelets. Set through them is a thin yet sturdy synthetic lace. 

Salomon Techamphibian 4 collapsible heel

Finally, the hiker’s heel strap comes built with a ladder-type buckle for adjustability.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 309g / Women 247g
Use: Water hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Strappy / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon
Construction: Strappy

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.