Hit the trail.
- 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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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).
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
Salomon X Ultra Mid GTX Hiking Boot
Is it made in USA?
Is it made in USA?
Made in China
Nope, they're made outside the country.
My box says Vietnam.
Afghan Boot abuse.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
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!