Who should buy the Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2

The Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 is one of the best hiking shoes in the market today. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that combines powerful snowshoe technologies to make hiking in extremely cold environments a breeze. 
  • Prefer a hiking boot that has a waterproof lining and thin yet powerful insulation.

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Excellent terrain traction and stability

This premium winter hiker makes use of Salomon Contagrip technology - a highly durable outsole that provides great traction, stability, and grip on uneven terrain.

Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 outsole

Durable and flexible

Contragrip soles combine different compounds with different densities. This means that some parts of the outsole are soft while others are hard. Areas that are prone to damage have hard-wearing high-density compounds for extra durability while the rest use lower-density compounds for added grip and flexibility.

Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 outsole 1

Well-suited for wet and icy terrains

Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 has aggressive 6mm lugs which make the boot well-suited for wet and icy terrains. The outsole has the ability to retain adhesion in freezing temperatures. Its geometry is designed to cut the mud while the chevron patterns keep the shoe in place on rugged surfaces.

Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 midsole

Shock absorbing and flexible cushioning 

Connecting the midsole and outsole is a low-profile Advanced Chassis. It works by maximizing security, motion control, and energy management. The midsole is made using EVA foam which does a great job in absorbing shock and enhancing foot flexibility. 

Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 midsole 1

Comfortable cushioning

For added cushioning, the X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 comes with an OrthoLite® insole. It has an open-cell structure that helps drive moisture away from the foot, keeping it dry and comfortable.

Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 insole

Waterproof, breathable, and insulated

The shoe upper is constructed using full-grain leather - one of the most durable materials used for hiking boots today. Leather conforms to the feet, giving the wearer a custom fit. It also features waterproof materials that keep the insides of the shoe dry even when under pressure. To allow some breathability on the trail, the Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 also incorporates mesh and textile lining.

Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 upper

For the insulation, this snowshoe contains 200 grams of Thinsulate™ and faux fur lining that is incredibly warm and cozy. 

Keeps the debris out and easy adjustment 

Completing the shoe is a gusseted tongue that keeps debris out, a protective piece of rubber over the toe area, and a lace locker for easy adjustment.

Salomon X Ultra Winter CS WP 2 laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 570g / Women 450g
Use: Snow, Day Hiking
Cut: High cut
Collection: Salomon X, Salomon X Ultra
Features: Insulated, Lace-to-toe / 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 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.