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Give your feet the tools they need.

Don’t start your next backcountry trek without the Salomon Quest 4D GTX Men’s Hiking Boot. Your feet will welcome the support of the 4D Advanced Chassis™ midsole, which helps control flex, reduce ankle strain, enhance stability, and protect your feet from the roughest of terrain. The durable leather and nylon upper is coupled with a seam-sealed Gore-Tex® membrane that is fully waterproof and breathable, no need to dread creek crossings anymore. The padded tongue relieves lace pressure and keeps your feet more comfortable on long hikes, and the removable Ortholite® footbeds add shock absorption while their antimicrobial treatment deters odors.

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5 5

Good to Go

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

My boyfriend has been wearing these Quest 4D GTX boots while running pack trips (with horses) for the past few wet weeks in the Tetons and is the only one in the group who has had dry feet. He is a size 11 and the boots fit true to size. He also beats up gear and these have remained durable and reliable in mountain environments from early in the morning to late at night. He - Teton Outfitters - gives them a five stars. Wants to live in them for as long as possible.

Need advice on size........i wear 8 running...

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Need advice on size........i wear 8 running shoes and 8.5 combat boots. What size should I go with on these? Thanks!!

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Hey,
I would suggest wearing an 8.5 in the Quest 4D.

5 5

Backcountry champs

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have worn these boots for over a year. Straight out of the box they are extremely comfortable and fit well. They break-in quickly and I did not have any blisters or hotspots.

They took me on over 50 backcountry miles hunting deer and elk in Colorado this past year. I am not talking about groomed trails; I am talking about off trail hiking while climbing over deadfall and going up and down mountains. They kept my feet warm, dry and comfortable. Temperatures ranged from -10 before dawn to 50's in the afternoon.

I would not recommend these boots for sustained cold or non-aerobic winter activities. These will work in the winter if you are on the move but there are betters boots out there for extreme cold.

These are a great 3 season boot that can take you into the winter if you are on the go. On trail or off, these rock!

5 5

Best 3 season + boot on the market

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

I have had these boots for about 6 months, I put a montrail insole in them and they are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. right out of the box and certainly after a hundred miles or so they are so plush. I had to get a half size bigger than my usual size to give my toes more room and prevent the painfully annoying toe bump on down hill sections. This conveniently also allows for thick heavy wool socks in winter use. I have had these thigh deep in snow with gaiters on and they stayed very dry and warm in about 10-20 degree weather. If you're getting much colder than that you would probably want to consider a dedicated winter boot.

The army green color is bad ass, goes with most anything. They have held up super well and the sole still looks new with very minimal wear.

They have felt solid and supportive for up to 50 pound winter packing, and light a nibble enough for summer time day hiking.

Excellent boot all around.

5 5

Salomon Quest - Sooooo Light

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

I got these boots about 3 months ago. Their fit straight out of the box is great. I did have a little hot spot at first but after about 2-3 (5-6 mile) hikes the hot spot disappeared as they got broken in. Shortly after the break in period I took them up El Cap (with about 35 lbs on my back) in Yosemite via Yosemite Falls. These boots were so light I set my best time yet to the top of the falls.
Pros:
- super light weight
- great grip in all conditions from sand to wet to smooth rock
- the ability to have different tension on the lower and upper boot. It really does make the fit better without cutting off circulation to your foot.
- waterproof. I was ankle deep in a stream and not a drop got in.
- great ankle support. running down the falls when my feet got squirley these things held my ankle right where is was supposed to be.
- Cool. I found these boots to vent much better than my full leather boots. Which was nice hiking in 80-90* temps.
Cons:
- Not great for heavy pack carrying. If you haul more than 45-50 pounds on your back for over/multi night camping you will want a beefier boot. But for lighter weight pack overnights and even just a day hike these things will do the job quite well.
- Winter/snow... I haven't had these things in snow yet but based on my experience with them so far I don't think they will fair to well as far as warmth and prolonged water exposure. For winter/snow a full leather boot would probably be needed.

***Any decent hiking boot (more than $150) is designed to have you replace the insole with a insole designed for your type of foot. This review is based on the stock insole but I will be replacing them soon for an even better fit.***

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Thanks Derek, not only your whole review was great but your last paragraph about the insole was a real revelation to me. I have been doing this for years with expensive boots.

5 5

Time to retire these boots

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Time to retire these boots after 3+ years of outstanding use. These have been on my feet with me to the top of a 12,666 Foot Summit, and many miles of good and crappy trail and this last weekend the GoreTex liners finally failed on a creek crossing. As in my previous review these fit my 10-1/2 EE wide foot perfectly and the locking lacing system beats any other hiking boot or trail shoe I have ever owned! Time for me to get another pair of these before Salomon decides to quit making them! (Pro Tip! Take out the manufacture insoles in these boots and get a pair of Super Feet insoles "green" and these boots will feel like a million bucks on your feet).

Time to retire these boots

What is a good crampon for this boot?

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What is a good crampon for this boot?

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I don't know the use of the campon so I can't make a recommendation there but for compatibility it will have to be a full strap attachment like BLD1066. A step in or hybrid crampon will not work with these boots.

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I have used the Black Diamond Contact Strap On Crampon on these and it worked in a pinch but the boot fails to be firm enough and needs a 3/4 inch steel shank to support the use of a crampon.

What kind of weight-rating do these boots...

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What kind of weight-rating do these boots have? I need to carry 80+ in my pack (for over three months). I love what I've heard/read about these boots but am unsure as to whether I need to opt for a heavier/leather boot. Thanks!

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That's a lot of weight. I would not hesitate to go with a heavier leather "true backpacking" boot. One rolled ankle and you'll be hurting, so best to prevent that rolled ankle before it happens.

Look at good brands for backpacking boots. They will be expensive (~$300-400) but worth every penny.

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Agreed. These boots will handle maybe 45-50 pounds. For that much weight you need a full leather backpacking boot. Look at something like the Lowa Camino GTX Freeflex Backpacking Boot or the Asolo TPS 520 GV Boot.

5 5

Great boot

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

Had these for about a month and so far so good. Love how they fit perfect out of the box. Very true to size.

5 5

Great lightweight/sturdy boot

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I purchased these boots to replace a pair of Montrail boots that lasted for 9 years and hundreds of back country miles, so I had high expectations. So far, these boots have been fantastic. I was looking for something that was relatively light weight yet sturdy enough to hike in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California and so far these have not disappointed. I've put about 20 miles on them and there was no break in required and the first time I wore them for 8 miles, they felt great. They lace on and off very easily. There is a groove on the side that keeps the laces tight all day. This will probably wear the laces out a bit sooner, but not a big deal. Very happy with the sole as well as I was a bit worried that it wasn't a Vibram sole, but so far it's been great. Haven't put them through water or snow yet, but based on the other reviews, and the Gore-Tex liner, these should be able to handle 3 season weather easily.

5 5

If I was going on a Quest

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

The Quest 4D GTX has narrow/moderate heel and a wide forefoot and toe box. The boot offers a generous amount of instep room for orthotics, but not too much that you can't keep your heel in place. The boots feels as if the Quest 4D was designed for my feet. The width in the forefoot and toe box allows ample room for your feet to change width throughout a long day found on a trail.

My first trip in the Quest boot was an overnight trip to Colchuck Lake in Leavenworth, WA. I was expecting minor discomfort considering the boots was fresh out of the box but as the trail got worse and the day progressed, my feet were still super comfortable. What's even more impressive was late into the night when bathroom duty called, the Quest was as comfortable as a slipper. There aren't many boots that feel good as a slipper after a day of hiking straight out of the box.

After that hike, I really wanted to see how the Quest 4D would handle a multi-day backpacking trip in the central Cascades, just north of Cle Elum. Twenty-five miles and 3 days later, my feet were still blister-free, and even more impressive, feeling great!

The only issue I ever had on the boots was on the rear heel of the left boot in which the sole was slightly delaminating. I'm not sure why considering the boots have only 50 miles on them and I've sold many pairs of these boots to customers and I haven't seen this issue. I'm guessing the pair I got was a slightly defective but instead of sending the boots back, I opted instead to fix the problem with some urethane adhesive. Even with this minor nuisance, I would still buy this boot again.

More pictures and details can be found on my blog:
http://sunrisegear.blogspot.com/2014/04/salomon-quest-4d-gtx-hiking-boot.html

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*** During a warranty process for a Salomon jacket, I mentioned to the Salomon rep that I had an sole delamination issue with my Quest 4D GTX . Salomon's customer service was top notch and went out of the way to ship me a replacement pair, via 2 day shipping, even though the purchase date was almost a year old. I feel very confident that Salomon backs their product and strives to keep their customers happy. 5-16-2014 ***

How well do these boots breathe?

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How well do these boots breathe?

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These boots have a gtx liner, so they won't breath as well as something that doesn't have a waterproof membrane. That being said, I tend to have hot, sweaty feet, but when paired with a good pair if wool socks (darn tough are my personal favorite) I haven't had any issue with my feet overheating. I love these boots so much I'm considering buying a second pair to have as back ups for when my other pair gives out.

5 5

Best fitting boot for my EE wide feet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Best fitting boot for my EE wide feet and the lacing system you can have as loose or as tight as you need it depending on the trail conditions. I don't recommend these to pair up with a set of strap on Crampons because of the lack of a 3/4 shank. I'd buy these boots again!

5 5

One Tough Boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Hands down one of the best boots i have worn. I'm currently deployed in the mtns of afghanistan and do alot of dismount patrols walking several clicks at a time. These boots wore perfect straight out of the box no break-in period needed. Perfect for cooler days they do make you feet sweat in warmer weather which was expected when i bought them. All around solid boot!

5 5

bartender, another round please.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Bought a pair of these before a 10 day backpacking trip a couple years ago. These boots were a pleasure to own for the following reasons:
-hardly any time to break in. i know this is more typical of non-leather boots, but it was a nice surprise
-true fit
-gore-tex keeps yo feet dry. as with any gtx product, you should expect to reapply waterproofing solution through the life of the product
-until recently, the tread kept me surefooted on most any terrain, save for really weird icy bumpy stuff
-chicks dig them. or dudes, if that's your thing. the green looks gooood. i haven't seen the other color in person, but it looks good too
-wore them a lot over the summer while interning as a program leader at a summer camp; while i'm generally a pretty warm person, i didn't find my feet to be overly toasty even while working in temps in excess of 90 degrees some days

things to consider:
i wore my pair past the point of when i should have had the sole replaced, which is why i'm now needed to get another pair of boots. that's on me though, not the quality of the boot. additionally, i noticed some wetness after much use (1.5 yrs +), but again, i didn't apply any more waterproofing. lesson learned. i put a lot of miles/hours on this boot, and after shopping around, i'm coming back to salomon for another round. while the price point is higher than a lot of other quality boots on the market, this boot pays dividends if you're someone who will actually put them to good use in the field. buy this boot.

5 5

One of the best

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

This is one of the best boots I've had. I've put about 10 miles on them so far and there was no break in period. Got them in the mail put them on and hit the trail. No complaints so far....great boots!!

4 5

Wear them everyday

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have really liked this pair of boots. They keep me dry, and they are not real heavy. I did have to put in some mold-able foot-bed liners and now they are perfect. I love Solomon products and these are wearing very nicely.

They may be a little narrow for some

5 5

for mushy days

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

great boot for mushy terrain and cold days

4 5

Just got these...

I don't think I can write an in-depth review without ever having taken them on the trail (yet!), but initial impressions are that this is a well-designed, well-built boot that will serve me well on cold wet trails. I'm looking forward to trying them out.

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