Branden Kuehnewrote a review of Salewa Mountain Trainer GTX Mid Boot - Men's on August 19, 2011
I have been searching for a mid-range boot. I currently own La Sportiva Makalu and Glaciers and really have liked both of pairs of boots. But I wanted something not so stiff and burly. After trying on numerous Asolo's, Scarpa, Montrail, Merrill's I bought the Salewa in a size 13. I put Superfeet Blue soles in and really like the way this boot feels. I have an extremely narrow foot. With the Superfeet insoles the boot is snug, just right with a pair of lighweight wool socks and liner. The boots I felt were super grippy on wet rocks. I liked how flexible they were with a 50 pound pack bouldering in the Uintah's. My feet never hurt at the end of the day. I did need to air them out at the end of the day, but I have had to do that with my LaSportiva's. I also liked the rubber rand trim that runs on the sides of the boot. That will keep the boots in even better shape over time. Overall I very nicely built boot for backpacking. I think these boots will be a durable long term boot.