Winter's just another word for a longer hiking season.
Don't pack it in and accept a fate of couches, television, and endless snacking once snow covers your favorite hiking trails. Take destiny into your own hands and enjoy the mountains during winter with a little help from the Salomon Men's X Ultra Winter CS WP Boots—these waterproof and insulated boots have all the right ingredients to get you up into the snowy mountains whether it be by foot or snowshoe.
Behind their full-leather upper is Salomon's Climashield waterproof, breathable membrane to keep your feet dry from all the deep snow you'll be stomping through up there. They're insulated with Thinsulate insulation, which will provide sufficient warmth for most temperatures you'll encounter below treeline. To ensure longevity of the boot, the heel and toe are reinforced with protective rubber heel and toe caps, and the sole is a stout rubber compound lugged to offer superior traction on icy surfaces. To keep your feet comfortable, the boots are equipped with a breathable textile lining, Ortholite insole, and an injected EVA midsole with a supportive nylon shank.
- Thinsulate insulation
- Climashield waterproof membrane
- Nubuck leather upper
- Protective rubber heel and toe cap
- Textile lining
- Injected EVA midsole with nylon shank
- Ortholite insole
- Ice Grip rubber sole
- Item #SAL00FY
- Q & A
Agree NOT waterproof
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 9
I'll preface my review by saying that all waterproof items are only waterproof to a certain degree. These boots are great for winter and very warm, but do run a bit small due to the additional 200g of insulation. Wish that Salomon would create a Gore-Tex version of this winter boot, since the in house waterproofing doesn't seem to work as well. After snowshoeing in some loose powder for a few hours, the shoe did get slightly wet inside and got colder fast. Contagrip is decent on ice and snow, and lacing system locks in nice and tight, but I also lost one of the D-rings for the gaiter attachment after just one weekends use.
First Solomon disappointment. Not waterproof at all.
How does this boot compare to their X Alp MTN line of boots? Do both shoes occupy a similar role?