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Mountain Trainer 2 GTX Hiking Shoe - Men's

4.133333333333334 out of 5 stars
15 Reviews


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Why We Like The Mountain Trainer GTX Hiking Shoe

The Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer GTX Hiking Shoe lives for ridgeline scrambles and fast ascents up exposed routes. Taking all the burly ingredients of Salewa's mountaineering boots and implementing them in a low-top hiking shoe, the Mountain Trainer delivers all the rigidity and support you'd expect from an alpine boot but in a more nimble design.


  • Performance hiking shoe for technical summit missions
  • Suede upper with full protective rubber rand for abrasion resistance
  • Extended climbing lacing gives a custom fit
  • GORE-TEX lining delivers breathable waterproofing
  • PU midsole provides long-lasting shock absorption and energy return
  • Agile, stable Vibram sole offers all-terrain traction
  • Aggressive lugs with deep grooves self clean and give reliable grip
  • Item #SFWZ032
Upper Material
suede leather
mid-stiff, nylon
expanded PU
Claimed Weight
1lb 1.5oz
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

Overall Rating

4 based on 15 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 3 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 7 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

September 12, 2023

support and style

Daniel S

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 24, 2023

Great grip and comfort on boulder fields

I got these specifically for White Mountain, NH traverses where the entire hike is spent on jumbled granite boulders. I was looking for a stiffer sole to save feet but with good grip on wet exposed rocks. They work perfectly, better than anything else I’ve tried.

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Originally reviewed on Salewa

3 out of 5 stars

August 5, 2023

2020 Mountain Trainer model was better

Long time Salewa fan here. Compared to the Mountain Trainer I bought in 2020, this years model gets 3 stars. The laces are way too slippery and the construction and holes for the laces are a step back in practical use. On the bright side: it’s a pair of Salewa’s, and they fit my feet perfectly. Berg heil!

Pim Schilperoort

Originally reviewed on Salewa

4 out of 5 stars

July 2, 2023

Great for trekking

Well made with good materials


Originally reviewed on Salewa

5 out of 5 stars

June 23, 2023

Great for Problem Feet! But buy large

I have arthritis in my feet and the MTN TRAINER 2 GTX SHOES are great for stabilizing my joints while I walk. I love how stiff and solid these shoes are. So far I have used them around my neighborhood for 3-4 mile walks and hope to take them on some longer off road hikes soon. One thing, buyer beware: they run EXTREMELY small and narrow. I normally wear a women’s 8/ men’s 7 and had to buy these in a men’s 8.5. Once I got the right size I am very pleased with my purchase.

Lori R

Originally reviewed on Salewa

4 out of 5 stars

May 29, 2023

Runs a little small

They run small. Excellent shoes great quality, just wish I had ordered them a little bigger. Tried to break them in but still too small had to resort to removing the insoles. Surprisingly still comfortable.


Originally reviewed on Salewa

4 out of 5 stars

May 17, 2023

Falta sujecion en el talon

Buen zapato, buena suela y adherencia, pero no a faltar un poco mas de sujecion en el talon, quizas deberia ser un poco mas alto. Los cordones les falta un poco de fluidez, los anterioers corrian mejor. Un saludo

Xavi G

Originally reviewed on Salewa

5 out of 5 stars

December 10, 2022

Best hiking shoes all weather proof

Great hiking shoes, super grip and control on rough and muddy terrain


Originally reviewed on Salewa

5 out of 5 stars

October 31, 2022

A True Winner

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
10 1/2

I have worn this shoe on and off for almost two years and I have no complaints. It has a good grip, a very strong sole and still only showing light wear. The only thing wearing out is the shoe lace. The tongue of the shoe does a great job keeping grit out of the shoe and the sole performs well walking over small to medium rocky ground. The shoe breaths very well and it is waterproof for sure, all thanks to constructed with real Goretex. Plus they looks good. I have not put it though the wringer but I have worn it many times in all terrains to prove its versatility. A winner

Mudiver M
2 out of 5 stars

March 27, 2022

Good shoes, but...

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
12 US
6' 2"

These are nice shoes, but there's a caveat. If you ever need to replace the laces, be aware that Salewa doesn't stock orange replacement laces - just black ones. Big deal? Maybe. More importantly, the way the shoes are designed - without standard eyelets - you can't re-lace the shoes yourself without an engineering degree and a full set of power tools. And Salewa made it clear to me that they don't care - when I was lucky enough to actually get in touch with them. Bottom line? They should have proper replacement laces available, they should find a new shoe designer and they should pick up the phone and solve problems when loyal customers call.

Daniel A