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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

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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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.

5 5

Great design

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

I have high arches and a wide forefoot so have a hard time finding a good fit. If I get a boot wide enough for my forefoot (eg an Asolo boot in a wide size), then the heel is too loose. These boots fit my feet perfectly right out of the box. The rear of half of the boot feels like it is vacuum sealed to my foot, but the generous toe box leaves plenty of wiggle room up front (both up and down and side to side). Ankle support is excellent and easily on par with medium weight all-leather boots, and traction is superb. The insoles and midsoles give great underfoot support and comfort, and the front half of the sole is very flexible without sacrificing stability or underfoot protection. The forefoot lace tension is easily isolated from the rear foot lace tension by a locking hook that is the best I've ever used.
Nit: Gore-tex liner. Gore-tex just doesn't breath well enough to be used in everyday boots. It's great under really wet conditions, but in otherwise dry conditions my feet wind up damp because of sweat accumulating in the boot (I sweat faster than Gore-tex breaths). So, since the vast majority of my miles are under mostly dry conditions, my feet overall spend more time damp in Gore-tex than in non-Gore-tex boots. If Salomon offered these in a non-Gore-tex model, I'd snap them up in a second. Still, this boot is great overall, and I'll be buying another pair in the future.
Sizing: I usually wear a 10 and that's what fits in these, so I'd say the fit is overall true to size, but with a wider and higher toe box than most other boots (even wider and higher than recent Keen models).

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Agree, would love a non-GTX version being offered. Also, in sustained rains during the rain season here in Japan, most of my GTX hiking boots wet out pretty consistently after 3 hours. So I end up hiking for hours in wet socks anyway. A non-GTX boot would dry out faster and would be nice to have as an option.

5 5

Best hiking boots I've ever had so far.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So comfortable, lay really good on feet and actually makes you feel kinda safer when hiking rock mountains.
Love 'em :)

4 5

Small again.

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

This boot fit me in size 9.5. My foot runs about 9.5E. I think this boot probably is for low volume feet. I did put this boot on to walk to the park but after several different lacing attempts i could not get the tongue to close all the way. Great traction. Seemed to grab the sand as I was walking, kind of a weird feeling underfoot. I ordered the olive color, came much darker than I expected. It look like someone had put wax on it already?. But on a different note; I have a friend that was in Afghanistan. He said he wore the Salomon Ultra for 2 years in all kinds of terrain and it never wore out, he wears a size 10 but had to get a size 12. I'm giving these 4 stars because I think it could have worked for someone else but not me.

5 5

Comfort, versatility, and performance

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

This is my 2nd pair of Salomon footwear and I'm just as impressed with these as I was my trail runners. The Quest 4D GTX boots have to date been the most comfortable "backpacking" boot I've owned. The weight of the boots while on the heavier side is overcome by the sheer comfort of having these things laced around your foot. They provide excellent support without creating pressure points. Very efficient and effective lacing system with lace locks that work. Laces hold their knot and appear to be holding up well. They accommodate a wider foot such as mine well. Waterproofing hasn't been put to the extreme test but I suspect it to hold up just fine with its Gore membrane.

In short, these things tackle Colorado 14ers and the rough stuff around Southern New Mexico with ease. I fully intend to pick up another pair when I wear these out!

5 5

Great Hiking Boot

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

These boots have been great for me. I wear 11.5s in most every pair of shoes I have. I bought these in 12s for thicker/multiple pairs of socks. Glad I went with the 12s. These boots do have a softer sole towards the front but I have used them for extended backpack trips with around a 50lb pack. I did replace the insoles though with some orange Sofsoles. I had the inside back heels on both boots re-glued because they pulled apart within the first year. I also had to re-glue the toe tip protection as well. I am not surprised this happened as I have thrashed these boots. I would absolutely recommend these boots to anyone.

5 5

Value - comfort, confidence, performance

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

By far the most comfortable boot I've worn, but it's more than that. I've never worn a boot with this kind of performance confidence...grip, roll, fit, support...the boots have never come close to letting me down. they fit true to size and are great for my wide feet. The locking lace mechanism is great...the best I've run across. It's a dry, warm, comfortable boot. Not sure how you could go wrong. I have 200 miles on mine and wouldn't think of heading out in anything else.

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Have you done much off-trail hiking? I am strongly considering exchanging my Zamberlans for the Quest. The Zamberlans don't have enough ankle support, which the Quest definitely seems to have, but I am curious about the boots holding up off-trail since I need such a boot.

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Danp439793 -

My miles are mainly wooded trails, but quite a bit over rough terrain including rocks, water crossings, and steep inclines/declines over eroded, rutted out ground. The support is great. Like any boot, if I was going to be on pavement, I'd be looking for a padded insole. For off road use, the factory insoles have been fine.

These boots have saved my ankles numerous times. The lacing design is the best I've seen. Keeps the boots snug but comfortable all day. Have been ankle deep in water many times with zero leakage. Hard to go wrong with these boots.

5 5

Amazing Performance

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

I headed out on a climb in central Asian this summer. The plan called for two peaks with light snow pack at the summits. We got a total of 14 inches during our second summit push. These boots held up amazing, my feet were dry the entire time and a planted with confidence. On the other side, these boats are so comfortable i could nearly jog in them and have trail run in them after lighter hikes in the east coast. Try are so comfortable I have stop bringing tevas to change into at the end of the day. Truly a remarkable product.

5 5

Best boot I've owned

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

This boot is a phenomenal boot for backpacking. It's heavy duty, lightweight, and performs very well. I bought this boot to use on the Uinta Highline trail (89 miles) and my feet were comfortable every step of the way. It also worked well for climbing, believe it or not. My wife and I used these for our Grand Teton climb. We did the lower and upper exum ridge and used these for several of the pitches. After, we took them to Granite Peak in Montana and climbed the whole route with them. Others have said they are soft, but it all depends on what you're looking for. They are very light, and are plenty stiff for backpacking. Other heavier duty boots, or mountaineering boots might have a harder outsole, but these are plenty good for the vast majority of backpacking destinations.

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