Joanwrote a review of Salewa Mountain Trainer GTX Mid Boot - Women's on July 11, 2012
After having such a good experience with the Salewa Rapace GTX Boot, I bought this boot as a lighter alternative for summer alpine forays. To date these boots have seen about 70 miles and over 20,000 feet of elevation gain. All 70 of these miles have been comfortable and blister free with great, customizable ankle support. I use these boots for when I'm wanting more support than what an approach shoe provides, mainly rocky or steep scree terrain or with a heavy pack where I want to protect my ankles
SIZING / FIT:
True to size. My street shoe size is mainly 6.5, and the the 6.5 Salewa Mountain Trainer fits like a dream. No heel slippage or toe bang, plenty of ankle support.
* Comfortable - whether it's 15 miles and 7,500 feet of elevation gain in a day or several days in a row with weight on my back, so long as my feet are in these shoes, I've not experienced any discomfort, much less any hot spots or blisters.
* Flexible yet very supportive - the feel of this boot isn't too far from wearing sneakers, yet provides enough support through the sole of the shoe and for the ankles. The lacing can be customized and these boots have saved me multiple times from rolling my ankle.
* Waterproof - I can cross streams and creeks with abandon! (So long as the water doesn't rise above the top of these boots.)
* Stickiness of sole - these soles are sticky enough and I've done some exposed Class 3 confidently in these boots, but the boots would be even more versatile with something as sticky as Five Ten rubber!