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Turn your old stroll through the woods into a mad dash with the Salomon Synapse Mid Hiking Boot. The Synapse is built around a platform that offers tons of stability, cushion, and forefoot spring to maximize your exit energy and keep you moving down the trail in a hurry.

  • EVA shaped footbed absorbs shock and adds stability
  • Contagrip non-marking outsole adds traction, whether on- or off-road
  • OS Tendon insert adds stability and forefoot spring for increased exit energy
  • Anti-debris mesh panels promote airflow while keeping dirt and rocks from getting inside
  • Protective rubber toe cap keeps you from banging up your toes on rocks
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Super light, with ankle support

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

I'm a huge fan of Salomon trail runners, and this boot takes the best from the XT and XR and gives you some additional ankle support, but still stays lightweight and quick drying. When my pack is above 40 pounds, this is the shoe of choice.

The tread could stand to be a bit more aggressive, but overall it's a sweet shoe.

Light Weight Trekking

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

These are by far the best light weight hiking shoes I have ever used. They did win the editors choice award two years ago in backpacker mag. Very comfortable and easy on the feet, the only issue as mentioned in previous reviews is they are not very water friendly, they tend to be very slick on rock.

All Day Comfort

    Wore these around the house and town for a couple of days to break them in, and then hiked for 16 hours on the first outing. Not only did I have not comfort issues, but I didn't feel a need to remove them when I made it to camp. Seriously comfortable. They held up well on a 3 hour bushwhack on very steep terrain with a 15 pound pack. You can lace them tight when you need and lose for wide trials with no problem. My only complaint about them is that the soles could be a little more grippy in water. They are fine on wet terrain, but when walking for an extended period in water like fishing they get just a little more slippery than some other light hikers I've owned, but the stability and wide foot make up for.

    Quality and Condition Concerns

      Very comfortable, however I did have two problems that lead me to return these.

      1 - The loop (see pic) that you pull on to lift the pocket for the laces ripped after only 6 hours. The rest of the boot appears to be of quality, but this is not a good sign after only 3 times off and on.

      2 - The rubber that they used for the tread does not bode well on wet surfaces. I went on a 12 mile hike the day after I bought them and I slid on any wooden bridges that we crossed. I had the same problem at a restaurant where the boots themselves were wet and I slid on the granite floor. Great on dirt, but if you get too close to that waterfall it may be the last one you see.

      For comfort I can see why Backpacker gave it such a rave review, this is a great lightweight option for a person with difficult feet (like me). The quality defect and traction are not worth the benefits though. Again very comfortable, but I am concerned about function. Hopefully their next design will address these issues.

      Quality and Condition Concerns

      How do these fit? Do they run small or are...

      How do these fit? Do they run small or are they true to size?

      Need the ankle support I come to appreciate...

      Need the ankle support I come to appreciate getting older.

      Do these fit the bill for ankle support ?

      Write your question here...Are the size...

      Write your question here...Are the size options in US or UK sizes? I require a US size 11. Is that in stock?

      how waterproof are these boots?

      how waterproof are these boots?