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Hit the trail.

Support a healthy stride with the Salomon X Ultra Mid GTX Hiking Boot. You've got your hydration pack, some snacks, and your camera; now all you need is a steady pace and some weather-resistant footwear while you make your summit attempt. With the waterproof protection and total breathability of a Gore-Tex XCR membrane, the X Ultra Mid GTX Hiking Boot helps ensure you reach your photo opp in comfort.
  • Injected EVA midsole adds targeted cushioning underfoot to lessen impact on joints
  • Contragrip rubber sole gains traction even on steep and slick surfaces
  • Advanced Chassis technology utilizes multi-layer, three-dimensional padding for added stability on uneven terrain
  • Ortholite technology conforms to the natural contour of the foot for unsurpassed comfort and support
  • Protective rubber toe cap helps keep you safe from rocks, tree stumps, and other unseen trail debris
  • Gusseted tongue helps keep out sand and small rocks

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5 5

Outa the box and onto the rocks

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

I started out with a few pairs of the Salomon 3D fast-packers, but they don't seem to make them anymore, or this is just the next generation in that price point, but anyway, great out of the box boot. Wore the GTX's for about nine hours before getting them on the actual "trail" . . . Just came off the "Cirque Section" of the Sierra High Route and the boots not only gave me no problems, fit-wise, or blisters, but they gave me a lot of confidence in their ability to stick to the many steep granite slabs I had to run up and knife-edged boulders I had to step across.

5 5

AMAZING!

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

Just got these tanks on a cloud. I've never put on such a pair of comfortable hikers, these Salomans are stellar. I haven't hit the peaks with them yet, but without trial I can bet and assure they will come through. These hikers are extremely well built. Top notch craftsmanship period. I love the insole system design, superbly archodynamic (I make up words). These boots are light, feather light... yet, have tough perfectly placed protection guards so you'll know your twinkies and heels won't be injured; additionally, they are super flexible, so break in time's gonna be minimal. I'm stoked with these... a happy camper.

And of course, Backcountry's service and 2.99*10^8 m/s shipping never fails.

I will be updating once I put them on the foothills.

Peace!

5 5

Great boot at an affordable price!

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

There's a reason Backpacker Mag loves these boots. I bought them completely last minute because I was tired of my AKU's giving me blister after blister. These boots were comfortable and ready to go right outta the box. Which was good because they earned their stripes on my 12 mile out and back trip in the Weminuche Wilderness in SW CO. I am 5'11", 195 lb with pretty normal feet (regular width and arches) and carried a 40lb pack. I probably wouldn't carry any more than 45 lbs in these boots but if I did, no doubt they could handle it. We encountered a VERY rocky trail during which I had phenomenal traction and during the stream crossings (there were approx 6) my feet were dry thanks to the Gore-Tex lining. I knew making a last-minute decision with Salomon wouldn't bite me in the rear and these didn't disappoint. If you don't have lots of money to spend (and who does these days) yet need aggressive traction and a water-proof boot, with ZERO break-in time, pick up a pair of these guys.

Great boot at an affordable price!
5 5

Great Boots!

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

Pros:Light, Breathable, Grippy, Look Great
Cons:None!
These are a great all-around boot. They're decently priced and very durable. I used them in the Alabama woods on a 4 day trek and they worked great. They kept the water out when it rained and when crossing streams. The grip is EXCELLENT in the mud, even muddy slopes. I haven't had a problem with breathability or slipperyness. But then again my feet don't sweat much at all. As for the grip, I walked on wet rocks by waterfalls and they gripped really well. They gripped well during creek crossings too.
The tread reminds me of mud tires. As for fit, I have narrow feet. I can see where they would be a problem for people with wider feet. Most of my shoes are Nikes, in which I wear a 12. I got these in an 11.5, but could've went with an 11. It's only a half inch of space which will allow me to wear thicker socks in the winter. Also they are really cushiony. They feel as good as my running shoes, and offer a great combo of stability and support. Overall, I highly recommend these to anyone wanting a cheaper, durable, quality boot.

can these be used in winter y conditions?...

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can these be used in winter y conditions? snow ? ice?

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Depending on how long were out in the snow and ice, I would feel comfortable doing that, thanks to the Gore-Tex. They breath pretty well to, which might translate into colder feet in the winter. It just depends on what you're wanting them for....

3 5

OK boots

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pros: lightweight, good looks, lacing, waterproof
Cons: slippery soles, lack of breathability, weird sizing

These boots are gore-tex and therefore pretty good when it comes to moisture...from the outside...I have found that in everyday use my feet sweat too much and I get wet from the inside out! what is the point of gore at that point?? Otherwise they look cool...the Salomon "contagrip" should be contaslip...any wet or especially icy conditions and it feels like the soles are made of ice skate blades...very unnerving when walking. Vibram should take note and get into the Salomon market. They are fairly comfortable and I wear a size 11-11.5 and in that size (I have the salomon trail runners in the same size and they fit true to size) they feel like there is just about 5-10% too much space in them...but if I bought a smaller size they would be too small...and thicker socks are a must for them to feel snug. In winter they are not warm at all (although uninsulated) even with wool socks on. They are a nice lightweight boot good for everyday and light hiking...but nothing extreme and are a hybrid boot in terms of "running/trail" shoe comfort and style with a light hiker...if it weren't for the Salomon shoe "sole issue" ...I own multiple pairs with crappy soles that fall apart or don't stick to the ground when any normal shoe would/should and the awkward fit...they would be B.A.

Is it true that these shows fit only narrow...

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Is it true that these shows fit only narrow feet?

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these shoes are narrow, I have narrow feet and they are borderline. The trail runners are very narrow also. It seems Salomon shoes run a bit on the narrow side in general

2 5

Not for someone with a wide foot.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I really liked the looks and construction of this boot. I knew the first time I wore them for any length of time the width was wrong for me. I was hoping they would break in and be a little more forgiving, the more I wore them the more they hurt my foot. I wear "D" width. These are just too narrow.

5 5

light and solid

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these. Fit is everything and if you have a narrow or perhaps also normal foot, these fit really really well. Heel stays solidly in place, but toes have enough wiggle room. I bought these in my normal hiking shoes/boots size and they are a good length.

Construction of the upper is very tough, no stitching getting loose and nothing holds on to the material so much as with other boots/trainers.

I do wish they came in a non-GTX version as well, as they will get soaked in continuous steady downpours during the raining season. I have not yet owned another shoe or boot that didn't though.

Mid-sole is a good balance between some cushioning and solidity which give you a very secure feel when scrambling over rocks. There is a bit of a rock plate I think but I do get a bit tired feet. This is usually after more than 40Km [25Miles] though.

The outer sole has good grip, and the rubber seems to last quite a lot longer than similar boots I have with Vibram under them. Was kind of amazed by the difference in durability.

Overall I have never felt so 'one' with a shoe. The fit and thickness of the sole is exactly right and it is a pleasure to climb up steep terrain, or run down it.

In short, if these fit you (and I recommend trying some different sizes and shoes on), I doubt you will be disappointed.

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the soles wear differently because it is a stiffer rubber than Vibram...the drawback is that with the stiffer sole you get less sticky grip on surfaces where you need it... i.e. mossy rocks, icy stairs/sidewalks, and wet decking.

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Yes, agree sticky and more grip in general also means a bit less long lasting. What I meant was my other shoes with Vibram sole didn't seem that much more grippy. Although they are, I thought the difference would have been more.

5 5

Just what I was looking for

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

I was looking for a light mid boot for the AT hoping whatever I bought would last 500 miles. I ordered the Talus from Columbia but there were design flaws in the lacing system so I returned them and ordered theSalomon X Ultra Mid. Perfect fit, good quality, no design flaws, very comfortable. I wear a 9.5 wide in normal shoes so I ordered the Salomon Mid Ultra in 10. It's a perfect fit with hiking socks. I coudn't be more pleased. I'm also confident it will hold up on the trail. Lastly, my scale reads 16.6oz per boot (size10).

3 5

Nice light day-hiker, or trail-runner.

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

The lacing system is hit or miss; great when they stay tight, but frequently slip, leaving the fit loose and sloppy. Fit like slippers, and provide decent support and traction. I wouldn't recommend for anything more than lightly loaded day hiking, or more rocky/technical terrain, as their very lightweight, and don't provide as much support or traction as a full-blown hiking/backpacking boot.

More versatile than sneakers for sure, but not very breathable. What's the point of a waterproof shoe, if your foot gets soaked from the inside?

Contagrip soles provide OK traction, but wear fairly quickly and just OK traction on wet/frozen surfaces.

With a better lace system, these would make great trail-runners, or light hikers, but breathability would still be an issue for me, and a little more aggressive tread, and some more support would suit my uses better, so I'm going to try my luck with some Vasque Talus WP's next time around. YMMV

Is it made in USA?

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Is it made in USA?

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Nope, they're made outside the country.

5 5

Afghan Boot abuse.

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

Working a K9 in mountains near PK border. Need to move light and fast, have traction, support and not roll an ankle. I have pair of Salomon Quest 4D's and a pair of Asolo Fugitives to replace a 10 yo pair of Asolo 95's; which were killer awesome. The newer Asolo's have a touchy breaking point wearers should be aware of, in that they hit a point on lateral support where they will let go and roll over. This can lead towards a smart ankle injury. The Quest's are great, but a bit much boot for light and fast. I have noticed with Salomon's there is no roll over breaking point to speak of. These X Ultra's are just as stable in the ankle, and wear like they are half the weight. Traction is great on sand, loose rocks on the steeps, or as great as it can be when your footing is unsure. The boot is agile so I am able to compensate for terrain falling out from under me pretty well. Considering I have a K9 pulling me off my feet half the time, these boots have improved my ability to stay off my rump and stay in control of my destiny.....if you get my meaning. A great boot for military use. Holds well for what it is under the burdens of full kit, weapon, 3 day assault ruck packed for dog and handler for cold nights 3 day ops. Good support for a light boot. My last pair of Salomon FastPackers I used until they fell apart. These are better. Salomon's work!

Update- Saomons still the champ! Finished a winter rotation and these boots carried me through water, snow, and assorted Afghani muck... There were enough to make it through the winter. I will be replacing these with a like pair for the next round!!! Cheers

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Jeff, great review. It had all the information I needed to help me make a decision. I've worn the Quest 4D GTX for a while now, but like you said, they are a bit too much boot. I tried a pair of Merrell's, but they are not as good as Salomons. I will definitely give these a try based on your review. Thank you

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Hi Jeff thanks for the in depth and comprehensive review. I'm curious about how you found the insulation against the cold with these boots. I know it gets pretty cold up in the PK mountain ranges and understand that these boots are uninsulated. What was your experience and how did you find them?