Alec Ochswrote a review of Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boot - Men's on January 28, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
I have heard and read so many good reviews on Solomon's boots, so I figured I would try them out. I bought these because I could no longer depend on my old boots to keep water out and prevent frostbite on my long hikes in the mountains. On my second hike with these, I briefly walked through a stream, no more than 4 seconds. I thought I felt a little moisture get into my shoes but I did not believe it since they claim to be completely waterproof. But I went back and put my boots back in for a few more seconds and pulled them out. Right after, I watched water sink right into the mesh on the top of these shoes and my feet were soaked my entire hike back. They also had the worst heel support I have ever felt in a boot and are the first to make my heels throb even after such minimal use. This product is not dependable, especially if you are relying on these boots for survival and I would not recommend this product to anyone! I would not even pay $40 for these after the performance I have experienced. My off brand $50 boots (which I hate) have performed better than these. Complete waste of money and I am truly disappointed in this highly respected brand.