Bomber boot for burly mountain endeavors.
You'll find everything you need to get deep into the wilderness in the Salewa Women's Mountain Trainer Mid GTX Backpacking Boots. Serious mountain boots with an alpine-inspired design, the Mountain Trainers are fitted with a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane for the waterproof, breathable performance you need when going remote. With harsh above treeline environments in mind, their uppers are composed of thick suede and wear-resistant Cordura, and they are reinforced by a full-wrap rubber rand. To keep the heel of your feet secure in the heel pockets, the boots feature Salewa's 3F EVO system. The system is designed to secure your ankle, while still granting mobility for a comfortable hiking feel. A mid-stiff nylon midsole give the boots the rigid feel you'd expect to find on a pair of mountaineering boots. Their Vibram Alpine Approach soles will perform well on rugged, rocky terrain, but that's not to say they won't easily handle smooth sections of trail too.
- Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane
- Suede leather and Cordura upper
- 360-degree rubber rand
- Climbing-style lace closure
- 3F system EVO ankle support
- MFF+ multi-fit footbed
- Ortholite insole
- Cleansport NXT permanent odor control
- Mid-stiff nylon midsole
- Vibram Alpine Approach sole
- Item #SFW001O
- Q & A
Perfect light Alpine Boot
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I was originally looking for a boot for a 45-day backpacking trip this summer; while this boot won't serve that purpose, I have been super happy with it as a hiking boot around the Wasatch.
Out of the box it is incredibly comfortable! The tag advertised "100% Blister-Free!" which I was pretty skeptical about, but, it has been true for me! They are super light in weight and incredibly stiff, perfect for those technical and steep ascents.
The padding throughout the boot has kept my feet content, and the ankle support means I can hike without fear of tweaking things.
I wear a 38 euro/7.5 women's shoe and the 7.5 was perfect. These boots do run a titch narrow, compared to Asolo.
The one other feature I didn't notice with only the picture, is that the lacing goes quite close to the toe of the boot. While it's not been an issue yet, I worry the laces will not last as long, due to their exposure at the front of the shoe.
Never doubt the power of good boot
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I broke these babies in while making my way thru the highlands of Scotland. Easily putting 100 miles on these boots thru ALL types of terrain. Rocky, craggy bens, peaks, lochs, moors, city streets to shady train stations. My feet stayed warm and dry thru the most extreme conditions. I never got a blister, never got hot spots. They are just RAD. Customize the foot beds and you're golden. I have a somewhat narrow foot with high arch, and these fit like a glove from heel to toe-box.
Is this boot good to hike in Kilimanjaro?