Our verdict


If you're in need of a low-top hiking shoe that's friendly to the feet and the wallet, the Salomon X Crest is a perfect match. It might have a modest price, but its performance is far from modest. Whether you're going uphills or downhills, this shoe will inspire confidence in your steps. Even more, it stays true to its Salomon roots — it kills it in the durability arena.


  • Grippy
  • Light
  • Cushy midsole
  • Sturdy
  • Supportive arch
  • Responsive
  • Affordable


  • Warm

Notable features of the Salomon X Crest

Salomon X Crest salomon x crest

  • With a stable, cushioned EVA midsole based on the Salomon X Ultra, the X Crest features a comfortable fit that gives you stability on the trail. 
  • It has the Contagrip MD outsole that delivers reliable grip on varying terrain. 
  • This Salomon hiking shoe has a durable synthetic upper that protects the foot against the elements.

Salomon X Crest protection

X Crest: Offering a precise fit

The Salomon X Crest low-top hiking shoe is constructed using the brand-exclusive SensiFit technology in which the foot is cradled from the midsole to the lacing system.

Salomon X Crest lockdown

This creates a snug, secure, and customized fit. Since it's a low-cut model, this shoe provides less support and coverage around the ankle. Nevertheless, it greatly promotes freedom of movement.

Salomon X Crest heel collar

Also, the tongue and collar are lightly padded for comfort and there's a pull loop at the back to help with wearing or taking it off.

Salomon X Crest lace-up

The X Crest has a traditional lacing system for easy and effective adjustment of the fit.

Durable grip

Salomon makes high-quality hiking shoes with rugged outsoles. Like most of the best-selling Salomon shoes, this model uses the Contragrip rubber compound for its outsole system.

Salomon X Crest outsole

Contragrip soles have good durability. What makes them unique is that they are made from rubber compounds with different densities. This means that some parts or areas of the sole are softer than the rest. 

How does it benefit the wearer? Basically, it provides flexibility and rigidness where they are needed.

Salomon X Crest heel rubber

The areas that are prone to wearing are denser or harder and some parts, such as the central column of the outsole, are softer to allow more flexibility.

Salomon X Crest: Responsive and protective

The X Crest has the EnergyCell midsole which is made of EVA. This lightweight foam is touted for its incredible ability to absorb shock. It also delivers a high bounce rate, which helps reduce the impact and prevent injury.

Salomon X Crest midsole

This Salomon shoe comes with an Ortholite footbed cut to the shape of the inner shoe for a comfortable fit.

Salomon X Crest ortholite

This removable insole is breathable, soft, and supportive.

Made to last

The shoe upper is made of synthetic materials, including mesh, which is reinforced by PU-coated leather overlays.

Salomon X Crest mesh upper

There's a rubber toe cap for protection against bumps and sharp objects, and a mudguard that doesn't just protect against the mud but also strengthens the overall construction of the shoe. 

Salomon X Crest rubber toe cap