Who should buy the Salomon X Ultra Mehari

The Salomon X Ultra Mehari may entice consumers who need its set of strengths, granted they steer clear of trail challenges that may damage it. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that helps adventurers tackle warm and humid environments.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that allows air to enter freely through it.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that renders traction on virtually all kinds of terrain.

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Excellent surface traction

Supplying outdoorsy individuals with sufficient traction on treacherous trails is the Salomon X Ultra Mehari’s Contagrip TD outsole. It is made of a durable rubber compound that’s engineered to withstand harsh conditions.

Salomon X Ultra Mehari outsole

Excellent grip on both wet and dry surfaces

This component employs a pattern of deep hammer-shaped lugs to deliver grip on both wet and dry surfaces. Its forefoot region is furnished with a climbing zone for added ascent control. 

Salomon X Ultra Mehari outsole 1

Excellent heel stability and stubbing protection

Its forefoot region is furnished with a climbing zone for added ascent control. The outsole’s heel section has several grooves to give added stability when going downhill. Moreover, its front tip reaches upward to offer protection from stubbing.

Salomon X Ultra Mehari midsole

Shock absorbing and comfortable cushioning

This hike-centric shoe from Salomon features a trademarked EnergyCell midsole. It is made of lightweight EVA foam to render cushioning and absorb shock from uneven ground conditions. It works in tandem with an EVA footbed, which grants additional comfort underfoot.

Salomon X Ultra Mehari arch support

Excellent ventilation

The Salomon X Ultra Mehari is equipped with an upper made of synthetic fabric and 3D mesh. The combination of these materials imbues the shoe with optimal breathability for warm weather conditions. 

Salomon X Ultra Mehari upper

Provides durability and trail protection

A protective mudguard wraps around the upper’s base to give medial and lateral protection to the foot. Its front end comes with a rubber toecap for extra durability and shielding against various trail dangers.

Salomon X Ultra Mehari upper 1

Secure fit

This below-the-ankle hiker from Salomon employs a mix of fabric loops and metal eyelets to manage its fit. 

Salomon X Ultra Mehari Secure fit

Easy to wear

Its rearfoot section contains a counter to provide heel security and support. A pull tab is found at the back to give wearers easy on and off.

Salomon X Ultra Mehari upper 2

Nice to know

-Those who require a pair for harsh conditions found during a multiday trip may want to look at backpacking boots. One of the options that may be explored is the Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 322g
Base model: Salomon X Ultra
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Salomon X, Salomon X Ultra
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Width: Normal

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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.