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Revolutionary hybrid of approach shoe and trail runner.

Salewa’s European mountaineering pedigree drove the design of the Women’s Firetail Hiking Shoe, which combines alpine technologies (Vibram, climbing laces, rands) with the lightweight comfort of running shoes. The state-of-the-art Firetail provides a blister-free fit and can handle approaches and descents on the most technical trails.
  • 3F System distributes the lacing power over the whole foot for unmatched heel retention, so you enjoy a friction-free, blister-free precision fit as well as excellent ankle support
  • 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
  • All-around aramidic fiber and rubber rand protects the shoe from impact and abrasion and provides grip when you climb
  • Climbing-style lacing extends further towards the front to allow you to dial in your fit
  • Proprietary Salewa Vibram Approach outsole provides maximum grip and edging on rocks and helps you put on the brakes on steep descents
  • Armored mesh protects the shoe against abrasion while enhancing breathability on hot summer hikes
  • Women’s-specific last means your foot is not swimming around in a foot designed for a wider man’s foot

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2 5

It could be me...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really wanted to love these shoes, but I can't even say that I like them. I ordered a 9.5, and while the length seems appropriate (my toe is just where it should be), they pinch my toes together to the point of severe pain! I loosened the laces, but after a few hours of casual use, they hurt again. I am going to try to return them, or
give them away.

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These were 34 or 35% discounted last week....

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These were 34 or 35% discounted last week. Can I still get the same offer? Gift for wife for Spring/Summer season.

5 5

great shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

bought these for my wife, finally went for a two and a half hour hike up some steep terrain. she brought a pocket full of band-aides, she never used one. she loves them. she normally wears a size seven, with these she had to return and get a six and a half. they fit perfect.

Backcountry: Are these on a 'going out of...

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Backcountry: Are these on a 'going out of stock sale' or are you going to get more in later?? Just curious, my wife has fallen in love with the Black/Azalea in size 6. Thanks!

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It looks like we will be getting more of the Steel/Smoke color in soon but none of the other colors are currently on order. I don't see a sale on the horizon but with an outside size like a 6 she has better odds than anyone. Those are usually the first to go on sale. I would keep an eye on these if you like that color.

5 5

No blisters.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Loving these. I choose these over my hiking boots. Order your true size, not a half size up like athletic shoes.

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I realize these shoes are not Gore-tex,...

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I realize these shoes are not Gore-tex, but does anyone know how well they repel water? Like splashing from a stream crossing or light rain?

5 5


the best hiking shoe i every had. thanks, Rita

5 5

Walking on air

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these for a trip to Argentina for day hikes and lots of trail walking. I am breaking them in before my trip and have found there isn't much breaking in to do. The first day I wore them I walked home from work....with no socks. Bad idea, i had no skin on my ankles by the time I got home. With socks these shoes are a dream. Uber comfortable, very supportive, stiff for hiking and love the lace design. The laces don't become loose and undone at all.
**I have been wearing these shoes all summer. Ive used them for trail running and for light hiking. they are so comfortable, very stable, and perfectly stiff. when i step into a stream or its misting rain my feet have never gotten wet. i wear them walking to work every day and they feel brand new still. brand new in a good way though. ***Side NOTE-these shoes run small. I am normally a 6.5 in most shoes and i bought these in a 6.5. hiking its ok, but trail running is painful as my toes pinch. I have had these shoes for 2 years and havent thought about exchanging them....but maybe its time for a 7.
**another update. So I got the size 7 as the 6.5 was tad small. But the size 7 were actually too big. I took them on 2 hikes with thick socks and even with thick socks they just felt too long. My ankles slipped out the back and my toes had too much room. I dont know if i should try another 7 or another 6.5 as I love these shoes. Besides my odd sizing issue i truly love these shoes.

5 5

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Great trail or walking shoe. It runs 1/2 size large.
I wear 7 1/2 but 7 is great.