Who should buy the Salomon X Reveal GTX

The X Reveal GTX is a great hiking shoe, overall with so many amazing features in a lightweight package. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that has generous cushioning on the heel and collar for comfort and protection. 
  • Prefer a shoe that sticks nicely to surfaces, from hard and smooth surfaces to loose and smooth.
  • Prefer a shoe that has a protective toecap and gusseted tongue for extra protection, and a lace-up closure for a secure fit.

Salomon X Reveal GTX logo

Excellent traction on varying terrain

Having a multidirectional lug pattern, this shoe delivers good traction on varying terrain. Whether you're walking on loose dirt, mud, or grass, or running on concrete sidewalks, the Contragrip rubber outsole is designed to keep you grounded. The lugs are pretty aggressive and deep which are ideal for rugged terrain and off-trail adventures.

Salomon X Reveal GTX outsole

Lightweight cushioning

Salomon's EnergyCell is a high-rebound midsole made of lightweight EVA. It features high energy return, cushioning, and durability. For added comfort, this hiker comes with an Ortholite insole which is cut to the shape of the inner shoe so it fits the foot nicely. 

Salomon X Reveal GTX midsole

Breathable and durable

Ortholite footbeds are soft, breathable, and long-wearing. They are meant to upgrade the comfort and performance of the footwear.

Salomon X Reveal GTX midsole 1.0

Excellent ventilation

The X Reveal GTX has an upper made of mesh fabric and synthetic materials. Mesh has several nice qualities. First of all, it's very breathable. A common issue with waterproof shoes is that they tend to overheat. Hikers with mesh uppers promote air circulation so your feet are less likely to overheat even if a waterproof membrane surrounds them.

Salomon X Reveal GTX upper 1.0

It's a very soft material as well and much more comfortable than leather. This shoe uses performance mesh which is durable and resistant to abrasion.

Keeps debris out

For added protection against the elements, this shoe features a protective toecap and a gusseted tongue that keeps debris out. Lastly, it uses a traditional lacing system with eyelets for easy adjustment of the fit.

Salomon X Reveal GTX upper 2.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 320g / Women 275g
Base model: Salomon X Reveal
Use: Light Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Salomon X
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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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.