Who should buy the Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX

Providing excellent aggressive grip and complete waterproof protection, the men's Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX boots is a perfect choice for those looking for:

  • a boot designed for fast or light hiking and backpacking
  • footgear with superb support, foot control, and protection
  • durable leather waterproof boots that also will perform well in colder conditions

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX backpacking

Super aggressive outsole

The proprietary outsole of Salomon, Contragrip, is armed in the X Ultra Trek GTX. Its multi-directional and aggressive lugs can grip securely on the ground and the boot can adapt to different terrains. Likewise, the grippy outsole delivers durability. 

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX outsole

Injected EVA midsole cushioning

X Ultra Trek GTX from Salomon uses an injected EVA foam, known for its toughness, shock absorption, and eco-friendliness. The lightweight Ortholite footbed featured in this backpacking boot gives it durable cushioning and breathability. It also allows moisture management. 

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX cushioning

The molded shank, on the other hand, gives support to users and prevents accidental twisting of the ankles.

Ultra stability in the Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX

Salomon's Advanced Chassis, positioned between the midsole and the outsole, is a combination of features that optimize energy return, motion control, and push-through protection. It renders a responsive and stable ride to users.

Wear- and water-resistant upper

The upper is made from a combination of waterproof nubuck and full-grain leather. Nubuck leather is known to be wear-resistant while full-grain leather can resist moisture and its durability is proven and tested over time.

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX upper

Salomon's superb protection

Through its protective heel cap, the Salomon Ultra Trek GTX is able to provide rearfoot stability. Meanwhile, the rubber toe cap protects the foot against accidental bumps and thumps while traversing terrains. The mud guard, which wraps the base of the shoe, safeguards the users against mud and abrasion.

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX toe cap

This pair has a gusseted tongue which helps keep small stones and other debris out. Its tongue and collar are also padded for comfort. The pull strap on the heel allows a straightforward fit adjustment. 

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX tongue

Gore-Tex Performance waterproof membrane

The Gore-Tex Performance Comfort featured in this backpacking boot maintains breathability and waterproofness. This technology ensures that water stays on the outside while allowing moisture inside to escape, keeping the feet dry all day. It also provides a reasonable amount of insulation for colder conditions. 

Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX membrane

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 530g / Women 460g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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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.