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Be kind to your feet and lace up the Salomon Men’s Wings Sky GTX Hiking Boot next time you step foot on the trail. A waterproof breathable Gore-Tex membrane keeps your feet dry as you scramble to the mountaintop. The comfortable Ortholite sockliner provides heel support and added cushioning throughout your trek, and there’s no need to worry about slipping and sliding with the Contagrip rubber outsole, which delivers excellent traction on any terrain.

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The best

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.5

You can't really beat Salomon in my opinion. This is a great trail weapon especially in wet conditions. Not that great in the snow because they are insulated but still a great trail weapon!

Looks great, feels great.

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

I purchased these boots in early February. I wore them casually to see how they feel and after wearing them all day my feet felt fine. I have hiked with then 4 times on a 6 mile hike over hard gravel, blacktop, hard packed dirt, ice, and snow. They are comfortable and fit true to size. (13). I have also snow-shoed with them on two occasions. I have not really tested them through extreme wet conditions. I could rate them a 5 but since these are my first real pair of hiking boots I cannot compare then to anything else I had.

Really nice boot

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
  • Fit:True to size

This boot feels really high quality, comfortable, light. I first tested grip on wet rock and found it was too slippery, so I never hiked in it. Too bad because I would have kept it I'm sure.

Good Boots for what you get

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

These are great boots but there are a few things to consider. They are extremely breathable for a gore tex product so winter hiking can be a little cold. The arch support is high and designed to be used for running so light walking can be somewhat irritating on the middle arch and when standing still. The laces seem to keep coming undone also but they are long enough to double the knot. Mine do not have the traction on the pic. much less knotty and more like a sneaker. Keep that in mind for rocky and slippery surfaces.

Perfect boot for certain activities

  • Fit:True to size

These are great boots if you know what you are getting. They are definitely a hybrid of a trail running shoe and a boot. I wrote up a review of my pair here if you are interested in what I think you should know before buying:

Perfect boot for certain activities

Crap boots

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

After owning them for less than a year they have a hole in them. BIG gaping hole. They are very sweaty and they get wet easily. At first they were waterproof but a few months later they were getting wet.

if they leaked, you should have contacted Gore has a lifetime guarantee -- report to them, and they give you a claim number and you can choose ANY boot to replace it. Since it is GOre Tex, they have lifetime guarantee. I have had a few leaky pairs of high-end boots and each time Gore Tex replaced them...don't bitch about it...there is a warranty, if it fails before, report the manufacturer , if it leaks contact the developers offering it, if not get another/different pair.

Great hikers, but not much support

    Great boots for trail runners. But if you're looking for a boot for hiking with any type of load, these wouldn't work (at least for me.) The fit & finish is exceptional (like all Salomon stuff) and the weight makes them perfect for trail runs. But, I was fearful of using them for any hiking where support was critical. I returned these and went with a heavier boot.

    Favorite boots

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I've used these for almost two years now. As good as new. Durable, awesome looking, comfortable. They feel like my running shoes, are light for hiking boots, and great waterproofing GTX. Definite recommend!

    Great lightweight boot

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    For the low weight and bulk of these boots, they offer great support and grip in many different settings. Ive been out on the trail with these guys in many different situations from quick summer dayhikes to all-day postholing in 15 degree weather. They keep you surprisingly dry for their light weight and all. I once had to stand in a shallow (3-4 inches) creek for a few minutes to help others across a log bridge and my feet could just barely start to feel the slightest wetness. For a lightweight trail boot that was impressive.

    They break in quick and are very forgiving during the process. I do agree with some other people about the clammyness though. Its not something Ive experienced consistently, but if the conditions are right they can get clammy. Nothing thats a deal breaker for me, but it happens.

    Fit is great. They dont jam up on my toes too much on steep descents and the ankle support is perfect. I like my boots as flexible and "natural" feeling as possible so I could understand someone thinking the support is a bit light, but they are a light weight boot so hopefully you arent expecting mountaineering type boots here.

    Overall awesome boots that have become my go-to for everything.

    if they did get wet, call Gore Tex...I have had a few pair that got wet, leaked from mist, rain etc...and Gore Tex replaced them with WHICHEVER boot I is lifetime guarantee, so you should not have felt any wetness whatsoever. I hike all the time and always hop over a few logs to avoid the swampy giant puddles at my favorite climbing some Zamberlans Gore Tex and now run right through it as friends have to walk around -- feels awesome to stay dry...few times have leaked, sent back and replaced em each time...if you spend time outdoors,. get a pair you like for the use and call if they fail you.

    Light and comfortable

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    These boots are very light and comfortable. they provide great support. They work in all kind of terrain. Great grip from rock hopping to snow. Actually snow traction is amazing. 100% waterproof.

    On the downside the plastic on the toe box scratches very easily. Haven't had any leaks because of it yet.

    They are kind of clammy even in moderate heat. I never have a sweaty feet but these boots build up quite a bit of sweat.

    great warm weather hunting boot

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Bought these to use for everyday at work and for hunting out west early season and Kansas deer November. Haven't had a chance out west with them yet. But so far around home working and everyday they're great. Light, supportive, comfortable. Have used them on the ski slopes making snow didn't get wet or cold. Definately would buy them again.

    Great Buy

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Walked/hiked serious mountain and canyon trails with some bushwacking involved. All in and around the Tetons. All day long carrying fly fishing gear and packs into and out of remote areas hopping boulders, stream and river crossings and serious up and down in rocky terrain. Ten hour plus days on many occasions. Still look like new. Muck and water proof but also an accidental knee high river crossing.

    The results: Contragrip is awesome, comfort was good and great after the first day, the orange color gets mixed reviews from others but looks a lot better than you would think. The durability has exceeded expectations for such a light weight. I mean I punish these especially on the descents into fishing areas and they are still like new after 40+ hours of use. They dry quick. If you are a person who Salomon fits perfect like me. You can't go wrong with this boot. It has exceeded my expectations. I love 'em!

    Great Buy

    So far.... a great performance boot

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Bought these boots true to my size, 11 great fit, have logged 36 miles in them out of the box, carrying a 30lb backpack. Love the lightness, support is fantastic and have repelled water nicely so far. If you are considering a move to a lighter boot and need the ankle support, I would recommend these without hesitation.

    Worked for me, period.

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Used these for 6 days of extremely wet, muddy hiking on the North Coast Trail (Vancouver Island). Held up feet were dry the entire trip, and that's saying something from the amount of mud and slop we went through. They are extremely comfortable (feel like a high-top trail runner) and light, and pared with a solid pair of merino hiking socks (I used Stoic) my feet were blister free the entire trip. Overall, after 1 week-long trek I am very, very pleased with these boots. Oh, and the size fit true for me (usually a 9.5, and that's what I ordered and were a perfect fit).

    not for me

    • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it

    These boots are light, but they flexed too much for me and had too large for a toe box. they are stiff in the heel, but too much flex in the toe which also made me wonder why they are so high on the ankle.

    Lightweight and fantastic

      Got these for a multi-day back country trip into Rocky Mountain National Park. Very lightweight, felt like trailrunners, but plenty of support for humping my pack up and down trails over various terrains. My feet felt great in 90degree weather, sleet and freezing conditions and had no problems on pine needle covered trails or during an ascent of Longs Peak. Great boots.

      Lightweight and fantastic

      Me Like!

        I've been a big fan of Salomon trail shoes for a number of years, so when I was needing a boot, and these were on sale, I did't hesitate.

        Fit was fine right out of the box for me. Within a couple days of getting the boot I spent 10 days or so in the mountains of SE Utah with a few miles of side trips to Canyonland. Both on mountain trails and desert slick rock the boots were comfortable, lightweight and seemed to have good grippy soles.

        I was also surprised that they weren't to hot for the desert hiking, that was one thing I was worried about.

        I didn't run in to any wet trails or rock so I can't comment on the waterproof-ness nor the ability to grip on wet, slick rock.

        Assuming these hold up a reasonable amount of time/miles, I would definitely recommend these boots.

        Unanswered Question

        Do these fit more like the Salomon XA Pro...

        Do these fit more like the Salomon XA Pro 3D (narrow) or the Salomon Quest/Cosmic 4D (roomier toe box).

        What is your weight

        What is your weight

        Greetings from NZ. I'm looking for a...

        Greetings from NZ. I'm looking for a lightweight-but-capable trail boot, and the Wings Sky seems to fit the bill in many respects. However, previously a pair of Salomon XA Pro Ultra 3D 2 trail shoes have given me blisters on the arches of my feet, probably due to the high arch profile of the shoes (and perhaps also to the narrow sole width at the arch, and the fact that the OrthoLite insole is rubberised at the arch). As the Sky Wings also apparently features a "high arch", is it likely that I would encounter the same problem with arch (!) blisters? If so, what other light-but-capable trail boots can you recommend (ideally, but not essentially, non-GTX!). Would any of the following be worth a look: The North Face Hedgehog Guide Tall GTX III; La Sportiva Hyper Mid; Salewa Hike/Alp/Mountain Trainer Mid? Many thanks!

        Having owned both the Wings Sky and the Salewa Alp Trainer, I did not experience any blistering with either boot. Between the two, the Salewa is more robust and has the advantage of a "no blister" guarantee. You can adjust the volume of the foot bed and so reduce the arch support if you want. Downside is it is a stiffer soled boot which you may not like if you just want an easy hike/ trail runner type shoe like the Wings Sky.

        Salewa's new Hike Trainer--a lighter and less stiff version of the Alp Trainer may be worth a look. Reviews have been very good and its styling is kinda cool too!

        Anyway, good luck in your search. Hope you turn up something that works for you.

        What's the weight on these boots? It says...

        What's the weight on these boots? It says "[pair] 18 oz" in the specs but that can't be right. Maybe 18oz each? Also, if you happen to know the specific weight for a size 10.5, that'd be helpful too.

        Hello, just received a pair of these in...


        just received a pair of these in size 10.5 US. While my right foot fits perfect, my left foot is slightly bigger and feels slightly constrained at the pinky toe. I have a wide forefoot and had a pair of rei medium weight hiking socks on.

        In anyone's experience, will these break-in after more use or should I consider bumping up to a size 11 (just don't want them to be too big) and the right foot is damn near perfect. Also, on downhills, do your toes generally start banging up towards the top? I have half inch space from toe to front on both feet it feels like. Thanks in advance to everyone. Cheers!!!

        These do not really "stretch " like a leather boot. I went up in size for similar reasons and I have not felt clumsy or as if I'm In clown shoes or flippers. Never looked back , I think this us due to the nimble feeling from the light weight and the lacing from the ankle up provides for a snug and glove like fit compared to heavier leather boots.

        Good luck

        Ive never hiked in boots before, usually...

        Ive never hiked in boots before, usually in running shoes. But, I was wondering if these would be good for short hikes, and really long hikes too?

        Are these boots suitable for heavy loads,...

        Are these boots suitable for heavy loads, extended backpacking, and high altitude 3 season climbing/scrambling? I'm planning a two week trip to do Maroon Bells and a various other Co 14ers in a few months and need to upgrade from the Vasque Bitteroot.

        If you like a sturdy boot for extended backpacking, this is probably the best youll get. The nice thing about salomon is that even when it comes to their boots, they are light!! Now as far as high altitude, if you are looking for warmth...these won't have much. Really depends on the type of temps you are going to be in. Definitely a solid boot though!

        Anyone know how good the traction is in...

        Anyone know how good the traction is in snow? And does the sole compare to vibram soles?

        In my experience, Salomon Contagrip soles are just as durable as Vibram. I also think they have better grip on slippery surfaces (such as wet rocks), but am not sure for snow.
        If this Wings boot has the same soles as my XT Wings running shoe, the lugs are not very big for snow traction. But if you don't want a "Winter boot" then you won't find much bigger lugs on any other summer GTX boots anyways. Keen does a good job of putting big lugs on their summer and especially winter boots. Hope this helps!

        I was on a 8 day backpacking trip through Yosemite and because of the heaving snow fall that year we spent 5 of it on snow. It snowed and rained on us the whole time and only on the last day did my boots start to soak through. Everyone in the group had different boots and the grip was as good or better. The only downfall to the boots are that they wear out quickly. Mine lasted two seasons but I put 160 trail and off trail miles on them so I guess that's not bad. I will take the wear out factor over breaking in boots for 6 weeks. I'm buying my second pair and have used about every brand of boot over the years.

        Could this boots be considered "everyday"...

        Could this boots be considered "everyday" boots? Walking the dog on trails, quick trip to the store if it's snowing, ok to drive in?

        How durable are these?

        How durable are these?

        Nick I'm curious to know if the salomon...

        I'm curious to know if the salomon wings sky GTX boots are ok to hike in the winter: snow, ice, in minus 5-10 degrees celsius.

        Best Answer

        Hey Jim,

        Sorry for the delayed response!

        These aren't specifically made for "cold" temperatures, but many Salomon prodcuts could be used for different applications. There isn't additional insulated materials to cater to colder temperatures and it's sole is still geared towards trail running. Although it is gore-tex, your foot could stay pretty warm assuming you're always moving but I'd probably recommend a harder treaded winter boot, like the Quest 4D.

        All in all, this would be OK for winter trail running, but if you're hiking, it'd look for a harder soled, thicker treaded hiking boot.

        Hope this helps,

        Will this boot be available in size 12...

        Will this boot be available in size 12 wide?

        I see these fab boots are offered as...

        I see these fab boots are offered as unisex...but when will the sizes be made for women? and if they are- where can I find them? been salivating over these boots for months, and am very sad they are not available for us girls... :(

        I see you can get an email when they come...

        I see you can get an email when they come in stock but no sze 13 US. Any chance of any of those coming in in the black?

        This page used to say sold out and now it...

        This page used to say sold out and now it says "2010 Model No Longer Available"?

        Have these shoes been discontinued or are...

        Have these shoes been discontinued or are there supply issues? I got one pair, which I love, and would like to get another pair, and I can't find them anywhere.

        (Is the Quest 4D GTX the same shoe?)

        Best Answer

        Hey Epaul,

        The shoes have not been discontinued! Salomon had a fiar amount of inventory but with the demand was unable to provide supply.

        I can say that the Wings Sky GTX will be around again this fall (maybe a new color ;) )

        THis shoe is very different than the Quest 4D GTX. The Quest is much more trekking and hiking as the Sky Wings is high version of our XT Wings running shoe.

        Hi All,

        Here's the response that I got when I emailed Salomon back on May 24, 2010. I am hopeful, but if the Backcountry reps think they're not going to get any in for a while, maybe Salomon's just trying to do some damage control. I own 3 other pairs of Salomon boots / shoes and am coveting the Wings Sky GTX boots in a major way. I hope they get size 10s in soon!

        Kasey, glad to hear you love our shoes, we sold a fair amount of these shoe to a local online store in Utah, Zappos also sold these shoes at one time but they may be sold out, also REI carried this shoes this spring we have Fall /winter stock coming in for Backcountry in the middle of June, and in august. You may be able to place a back order and have them in line to get the first pair once positive stock comes into the accounts.

        Using any local dealer is the best way to deal with Salomon but we have a CS line 5 days a weeks 1-800-654-2668

        Thank you hope this helps,
        The Salmon Team.

        Write your question here...I have been...

        Write your question here...I have been having trouble finding a back packing boot for "wide feet". Does anybody know if this boot comes in a wide size?