Handles anything the mountain throws at it.
Trek through treacherous terrain with the Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer Hiking Shoe underfoot. Its 3F System Evo uses aluminum stays at the heel for flexibility and mobility that won't interfere with the shoe's much-needed support. Salewa made the Mountain Trainer's upper out of Cordura for breathability, reinforced it with suede for durability, and gave it a 360-degree rubber rand for rock protection. The breathable lining features Cleansport NXT's odor-resistant treatment for long-lasting freshness. Climbing-style laces secure the shoe's fit from heel to toe. This shoe also features a conforming Multi-Fit Footbed + for customized cush, a mid-stiff nylon midsole for stability, and Vibram's rugged Alpine Approach sole for supreme grip.
- 3F System Evo
- Cordura upper with suede reinforcements
- 360-degree rubber rand
- Breathable mesh lining with Cleansport NXT antimicrobial treatment
- Climbing-style laces
- Multi-Fit Footbed +
- Mid-stiff nylon midsole
- Vibram Alpine Approach sole
- Item #SFW001N
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 11.5 US
FYI- Size 45 (11.5 US) is almost a full size larger than the the original Firetail model (their best design). New factories maybe. Backcountry/Salewa size chart isn't correct for this model either. Otherwise it's well made. I prefer the Gore-Tex versions, but these were on sale. I didn't keep them because I'm not in love with Salewa's color options this season. I really like the brand, but they seem to have changed.
Also disappointing return wasn't free.
I read other reviews and figured I would give them a chance but after 100 miles they still haven't broken in. The result is that they are just too uncomfortable to wear. I have been happy with other Salewa shoes but these are getting thrown away.