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Dropline Mid Hiking Boot - Men's

4.266666666666667 out of 5 stars
15 Reviews
Current price: $99.98 Original price: $199.95
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Color:Black/Ombre Blue


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Why We Like The Dropline Mid Hiking Boot

The Salewa Dropline Mid Hiking Boot's lightweight and agile construction lets us make speedy moves up the trail while keeping our feet and ankles protected. The reinforced uppers keep our feet stable and secure, climbing laces dial in an essentially perfect fit, and the grippy sole centers the foot's pressure for a natural rolling step.


  • Agile hiking boot designed for speed in the alpine
  • Reinforced air mesh keeps feet cool and dry while trekking
  • Exa-Shell upper ensures a precise fit and abrasion resistance
  • Stretch gaiter keeps trail debris out of the boot
  • Multi-layer footbed offers customizable forefoot cushion
  • Shock-absorbing midsole creates smooth, dynamic steps
  • Pomoca sole delivers high-performance grip on the trail
  • Anti-rock heel cup delivers additional stability and protection
  • Item #SFWZ03Q
Upper Material
Multi Fit Footbed+
Pomoca (rubber)
Claimed Weight
[single] 13.1oz
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 15 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 11 reviews

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1 out of 5 stars

November 25, 2023

Overall, the boot failed its purpose. This is my only bad experience with Salewa. These boots were a bit lackluster and started coming apart after 5 days of minimal use. The boots ended up coming apart completely after 3 weeks of usage. No amount of shoe goo is putting them back together. On a positive note, they were comfortable. Customer support took care of me, but I wouldn’t recommend this model of boots to anyone wanting a good pair of boots

Edwing P

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

4 out of 5 stars

October 5, 2023

Mixed Bag

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 10"

I run, and these were purchased to speed-hike, scramble and jog down rougher mountain trails while carrying no more than 12lbs. My feet are regular width US Men's 8.5. Familiar with the Salewa fit (slighly small) from my spring mountaineering boots, I went with the 9. These come with two footbeds, one (in the boots) allowing for a wider forefoot. I found that the narrower ones (in an included box) made for a good fit while leaving toe space. The cuffs and collar give decent ankle support. However, I'm not a fan of the lacing system, which makes for some pressure points on the front-insides of my bony ankles. It took quite a bit of adjusting and experimentation to find a way to lace them up without causing ankle pain from the collars, and I very nearly decided to return these before getting to a point where I thought they were acceptable. After a couple of several-hour trail uses (a desert trip and a local mountain hike/run) totaling about 20-miles, heels don't move, good toe space and excellent flexibility. But I'm not sure what they were thinking with regard to the dirt-cuffs being down inside of the collar padding, as it's possible to get small rocks down between them. And the ankles still aren't entirely comfortable. Good fit and usable, but the collars and lacing could be better.

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5 out of 5 stars

July 19, 2023

Great shoe

Joseph B

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

3 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2023

Light and quick drying, narrow fit though.

This is my 1st time with this style from Salewa. And the last. The toe box is very narrow compared to other styles from Salewa and causes pain after about 3 miles.

Andrew J

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 12, 2023

Lightweight and dry quickly

Very comfortable for trails or climbing difficult terrain. My only complaint is the small fabric at the heel rubs and can cause blisters with thin socks. They are incredibly light and provide great ankle support. They are very good for the price and have handled numerous camping trips while still looking and feeling like-new.

Louis D

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 27, 2023


So far these are great. I’ve taken them on 3-4 hikes ranging 2-8 miles. Break in time required for these boots was near zero. I am not a fan of the lacing system, specifically on the top portion and am betting that will be the first point of failure. The tongue and internal gator did cause some discomfort in the beginning but after a mile or so worked itself out. Overall, they are lightweight and breathable, exactly what I was looking for.

Mark R

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 27, 2023

Still breaking in, super comfortable.

Quality build.

Christopher F

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

May 24, 2023

Galewa Dropline boot

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:

This is the highest hiking boot I have ever used. I have owned 4 pairs of other Galewa mid hiking boots and they have all been comfortable out of the box, but after one hike in these I can say they appear to be as advertised. As light as they are, they also offer a snug enough fit with plenty of support around the foot and ankle stress points.

David C
5 out of 5 stars

March 7, 2023

Love them I bought 4

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
6' 4"

Seriously bought 2 in green and 2 in blue, I love the style and the fit. Not the best with larger rocks when I would slip going downhill, they are better for smaller rock/gravel situations. Another reviewer mentioned they were terrible for long distance backpacking. They aren't made for that. This is a single day lightweight trail running shoe. Cushioning is great.

cecerem c
5 out of 5 stars

October 22, 2022

GOAT Shoes

Honestly one of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. I use these for work and love the durability of Salewa. Will purchase again.


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