A tough act to follow.
- Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane blocks water and lets your feet breathe so you stay dry and comfortable
- 3F heel system uses a steel cord to transfer lace support around your feet, giving you exceptional support and fit without hampering movement
- EVA midsole and PU shock absorber cushion your foot on descents, and the Multi-Fit Footbed allows you to adjust the volume of the footbed in the shoe for a perfect fit
- A thin neoprene ankle collar keeps sand and debris from working into the boot and causing hot spots
- KEVLAR® rands give you durable protection from abrasive rocks and increase your grip when your hike starts to look more like a climb
- Extended climbing lacing towards the front allows you to dial in your fit
- Vibram Hike Approach soles gives your feet great traction even on slippery surfaces
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I would say these run true to size, however, considering it is a hiking/backpacking boot I'd suggest sizing up 0.5 size from what you generally order to allow your foot some space to swell up without giving you a ton of blisters, especially if you are planning on wearing a thicker sock. I have really narrow feet, these worked out really well for me, do not get these if you have a wide foot, they will not work for you even with the multi-fit foot bed adjusted to the smaller option. I love that the laces go all of the way down to the toes, you can really customize your fit with that feature. The Heel set up is amazing, I have absolutely no heel slippage with this boot.
It took me a few 5 mi. hikes in these for them to start breaking in.
Could this boot be used for snowshoeing...
Could this boot be used for snowshoeing ?
I have the Salewa Alp Trainer GTX womens...
I have the Salewa Alp Trainer GTX womens in a 7.5, which is my usual size in hiking boots. I have pretty narrow feet and they fit great -- but I have to use a super low-volume insole (the Sole ones provide great arch support for me but I have to use the really thin one, making for a pretty hard surface that my poor forefoot is landing on). Anyone have experience trying a half size up to be able to fit a thicker/cushier insole? Or will I just end up with a boot that's too long and a different t of problems? This is still the best boot I've ever found for my foot; did 2 hard weeks trekking in Bhutan with them and did fine even with the thin insole -- just looking for an even more comfortable alternative for next time :-)
Salewa Women, Around the World & Back
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I first purchased the Salewa Alp Trainer Women's Hiking Boots for trekking in Iceland. From the snow covered glaciers to the waves crashing over our boat on the open ocean in search of whales, I was the only one in the group whose feet stayed warm & dry. So I brought them with me to New Zealand, South America, and back again. No matter the weather conditions, terrain, or temperature, these are the best pair of hiking boots I have ever owned, and I wouldn't trade them for the world!
I need this boot in a size 11. ASAP, of...
I need this boot in a size 11. ASAP, of course! I Can't find it anywhere. Any insight?
Hey there, unfortunately we don't have size 11 in our inventory. Sorry for the bad news. Have you tried the 'find a dealer near you' feature on the Salwea website? Maybe try and give the dealers a call to see if they have a 11 in stock? Here is the link to Salwea;
Hope this helps!
Why is the salewa men's alp trainer $129...
Why is the salewa men's alp trainer $129 while women's is $198?
I would like the alp trainer women's for $129 also! Size 10 please!
The $129 Men's Alp Trainer is last year's model and only available in a size 8 in the Walnut/Walnut color. All of this years models are currently $198 in both the men's and women's variants.
How flexible is the boot under forefoot...
How flexible is the boot under forefoot during walking? I like a good flex for forward motion; and stiff from side to side.
Is the 1 lb 2 oz weight for one boot or...
Is the 1 lb 2 oz weight for one boot or the pair?
Hey Mary Ann, thanks for the question.
The 1lb 2 oz will be the weight for one boot, so the total weight will be around 2lbs 4 oz.
How effective is the goretex in this boot?...
How effective is the goretex in this boot? And is the average customer finding it true to size?
its perfect for me.
it read some bad things about galling the hell but its not true. I talked with back country live chat they said me true size for me. I use it very bad conditions. ? glad to buy it. I broke my left ankle a year ago so ? bought it this shoes to walk safety :)
Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX Hiking Boot
I need black boots for work, is the mint...
I need black boots for work, is the mint green only on the stitching? Also I wear a street shoe size of 6.5 womens and I have a narrow to medium width, should I stay with 6.5?
Are these shoes (9.5 women's) good for...
Are these shoes (9.5 women's) good for people with narrow feet? I really want these to work for me!
Most people find the Salewas to run narrow to medium in width. They come with a 2 layer insole which allows you to adjust both volume and, by raising your foot in the shoe, a bit of width. Give 'em a try!
I work with Paragon Guides and have been looking for a lighter hiking boot. This boot has been perfect so far, and wore well right out of the box. If you need a boot for trail and off trail hiking with only a light pack then this is a boot for you. The lacing system make for alot of adjustment in the boot fit. Cant wail to get them on the trail again.
I would love to try this boot. Does it...
I would love to try this boot. Does it run true to size?
Salewas run a bit small. I had to go up a full size when I tried them on.
I disagree. I bought my usual size 9 and it is a tad too big. I'm pretty sure the 8.5 would be too small though so I am keeping them. There are 2 insoles inside, you can use both for a smaller fit or take one out and it will give a little more room.
I would love to try this boot. Is it made...
I would love to try this boot. Is it made in a women's 10.5
No. The size range for women's Salewa boots is 6-10(by 1/2 sizes) and 11. Sorry, but no 10.5. The forefoot runs med to narrow and it has an adjustable volume insert. Perhaps a 10 or an 11 may work for you.
I wore these boots to hike Mount Marcy in rainy condition. These boots were not slippery and felt very comfortable but my feet were totally soaked with water. They are not waterproof.