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For the approach, descent, and beyond.

Approach-worthy features like a resistant suede upper, extended lacing, and a sticky Vibram Mulaz outsole make the Salewa Men’s Mountain Trainer Shoe ideal for technical approaches and ascents on via ferrata. Thanks to the supreme comfort of the Mountain Trainer, however, it may become your go-to shoe on a daily basis off the mountain, as well.
  • 3F Evo System correctly positions your heel for a friction-free, blister-free precision fit and provides 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
  • 360-degree rubber rand protects your foot from impact and abrasion and provides grip when climbing
  • Extended climbing lacing towards the front allows you to dial in your fit
  • Technical Vibram Mulaz outsole provides maximum grip and edging on the approach and via ferrata climbs

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how will these fit on wide feet?

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how will these fit on wide feet?

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They run in the medium width range, but have an adjustable volume feature that may work for you. By lowering your foot in the shoe, you get both more volume and a small increase in width.

3 5

Poor fit

Really wanted to love these shoes but they did not fit my feet - they are super cool looking and definitely worth a try. Very good for edging and light climbing - fit true to size. They simply did not fit my foot and I could not use - I do have the boot Alpine Trainer lites - just like these but a high top and gortex - very nice. If you like their looks, try them. If they fit your feet, you will get lots of use out of them - very well built.

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How did they not fit you? What shape of foot do you have? How are the shoes shaped? No point in writing to say they didn't fit unless you tell us why.

3 5

To Heavy :-(

As long as you are willing to pay for the weight penalty it is probably a good shoe. The shoe is built in a very similar configuration as the Salewa boots which is very heavy and durable. The sole is very stiff as it was a crampon compatible shoe even though it is not. If this was a boot that provided a good amount of support I would probably go for it. However since it is just a shoe and I will probably have to carry it up the wall on alpine climbs for the decent I don’t think it is a good fit. I am returning the shoe and going for the Zen’s which are about ½ of the weight and are known to be very durable.

Where are these made?

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Where are these made?

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Design in Montebelluna, Italy. Production in Vietnam.

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For what it's worth, I believe the mountaineering boots (e.g. Raven Combi GTX) are made in Romania.

Salewa Montain Trainer

Salewa Montain Trainer

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@ Great Falls National Park

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Thanks - can you comment on the fit? Did you buy them in your measured size, or go up a half-size? Looks like you have low volume feet/ankles, do they slip or hold the heel well? Are they tight in toes or roomy?

Hello, i am not a climber but doing what...

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Hello, i am not a climber but doing what i hope is a small easy climb in 4 weeks. I have been told to bring shoes "to which I can attach crampons." can I attach crampons to these shoes?

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You should be able to fit some strap on crampons to these. Just don't get any crampons that have the wire bail on the toe. You'd probably want some gators on as well, which will help make the crampons a tad more secure and keep the snow out.

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Basically what Ryan said. If you want to use a semi-auto crampon, step up to the Salewa Rapace. It's built on the same platform but includes a heel welt.

4 5

Good all around

I bought this shoe because backcountry (and very few other people in the US) have the womens version. There is a little bit of heel slip - but it's tolerable (only really annoying on really steep trails).

This shoe is burly and performs really well. They are not as sticky as my spotiva approach shoe, but where the sportiva's were really only good on rock - these are good on everything. Did a hike up Olympus yesterday (for those of you familiar with SLC). Dealt with mud, streams down trails, hard snow, slush, and dry packed gravel. I never slipped once and my feet stayed dry. These shoes are stable and confidence inspiring. I actually think they are better for the way down than for the way up. I hate it when my feet slip and my toes smash into the front of my shoes. That doesnt happen with these. They are indeed comfortable, and I haven't had any hot spot or blister issues. I don't know if I would want to wear these shoes for really long distances though - they are really stiff...

The only thing I don't like is that these shoes feel heavy. And I wish the laces either came up a little higher or went around the heel so you could really lock them down (but this may be my own fault as having the women's version might fix that problem).

How does the sizing compare to La Sportiva?...

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How does the sizing compare to La Sportiva? Looking to retire a pair of Sportiva B5s and was looking at these (when they are back in stock).

Thanks!

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These are true to size. I usually have to go up .5 size in Sportiva, but I didn't have to with Salewa.

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These are true to size. I usually have to go up .5 size in Sportiva, but I didn't have to with Salewa.

Bouldering in Salewa's

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These shoes are great for light scrambling or easy bouldering. the Vibram rubber makes these shoes stick just as well as rock shoes.

5 5

GREAT SHOE!!!!

Let me first start with how comfortable the shoes are, they fit really well and the 3F support technology is great. I just finished an approx. 30 mile hike from Reds Meadow to Iva Bell Hot Springs to Duck Pass back Into Mammoth and did not get a single blister. The Shoes are great for Technical Hiking and offer superb traction on just about everything!!! If You're looking for a stable, supportive shoe that can do all and handle just about everything, I HIGHLY recommend this shoe!!!

5 5

Salewa Mountain Trainer

I just spent one week in the High Uinta Mountains of Utah...we went to Kings Peak (13,528) as the goal. I bought the Salewa Mountain Trainer due to my disdain for blisters and hiking boots. In short, both my brothers got blisters and I didn't. I admit to have some tender spots on my feet and toes, but no blisters. It is interesting to note that I was in the Uintas for six days hiking everyday and my brothers were only there three days hiking everyday. The day they both got blisters we hiked 18 plus miles from Five-Point Lake to the summit of Kings Peak and back. One brother had trail running shoes of a well-known brand and the other a cheaper version of a trail runner he bought at Big Five. I expect to buy another pair of these shoes as soon as possible so I can never be without. First and foremost I love the looks of the shoe and get complements all the time, vain but true. The facts as I know them: The Vibram sole is durable and very sticky. The footprint is stable and secure. While hiking, I never got a blister, an occasional hotspot would creep up, but never graduating into a blister. The size is true to fit, I normally take an 8.5 and the Salewa 8.5 is what I bought. After a week of trekking the shoes only look dirty and the tread is top notch despite the mess I made stomping out a fire on my foam pad. My comfort could have been higher if I had good quality socks. I had about a 45 pound pack and felt the shoe supported me and the pack just fine though sometimes I would step wrong and roll my ankle. All in all I can't say anything negative about the shoe, it did EXACTLY what I bought it to do. I think I have found a new standard to own...all things being equal when buying again, I don't think to jump ship. I hope this helps, thanks Salewa and backcountry.com.

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How long is your foot when wearing a trekking sock? My is 27 cm and the shoe feels a little to small, not in terms of lenght (there still is like 5-7 mm surplus on the footbed) but widht, namely in the toes area. I also notices some heel slipage while walking. The remedy was to lace up real thight, but then, after a few hours my feet would feel real kinda tired and puffy, probably the blood running in vains under too much pressure caused by tight lacing. Given the heel slipage, my guess is it wouldnt occur if the shoe size was too small, in fact it might just suggest to the very contrary. Its not very roomy inside the shoe, its also very stiff and rigid, u cant really lift ur big toe while wearing those. It feels very hard and uncomfy. But then again, since its not very roomy I hope it too prevent my foot to sliding forward on descends, thus eliminating the risk of sole blisters. I dunno, I was about to send them back, but i kinda used them outdoor downtown and now am affraid the e-shop will recognize this and refuse to change them for bigger size.

4 5

solid shoe

I'm very impressed with Salewa's quality and design. this is a well made sturdy and versatile shoe. 2 reasons for 4 stars instead of 5--The eva cushioning is ample but a little on the stiff side for my senior knees. The soles are not as sticky as comparable sportiva and 5.10 approach shoe soles.
Great style and construction and fit.

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The midsole is actually triple density micro-porous rubber. Each different color is a different density. The EVA midsole and PU heel insert is on the Firetail and Alp Trainer.

3 5

Low cut boot

I got these shoes to use for scrambling and steep trail approaches in the North Cascade mountains. The deep tread cleans quickly and is nice in loose and muddy conditions. The mid sole is quite stiff, which is nice for kicking steps up steep dirt and rocky terrain. That being said, my flat feet tend to slide around a bit in this shoe. Some of this was remedied by replacing the stock foot bed with a thicker arch supporting version. However, I still find this shoe a bit rugged on the tarsal head aspect of my feet - it's a stiff shoe, with very little fore foot cusion. This is not a smearing shoe. Look elsewhere for that.

5 5

Very good shoes

These are very stable and solid. A little heavy but with good support. They look like they last long time.

4 5

durable and stable

just got them to replace my scarpa zens a lot heaveier but definatly way more shoe, put 15 miles on first day since then i wear them instaed of boots but ankle support has been a slight issue on a steep scree scramble but its only a shoe.........been a few months now and i was shocked to see a tear in the front toe area rubber seems really really thin i think i did it scrambling some scree areas but that said no other problems need to fix rubber though i'm afraid of de-lam or leather swell