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Salewa Mountain Trainer 2 Hiking Shoe - Men's

$169.95

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Why We Like The Mountain Trainer 2 Hiking Shoe

When we want to move fast over tricky terrain, we know we can count on the Salewa Mountain Trainer 2 Hiking Shoe as the right option for the job the second we lace it up. It's got all of the performance and durability we need for quick missions on the trail, from peak-bagging day hikes to quick approaches on technical and rocky terrain. Its qualifications speak for themselves, what, with a cushioned midsole, moisture-wicking mesh upper, and Vibram MTN Trainer EVO outsole leading the charge towards us setting a new PR for the trail at hand (or foot, rather).

  • Hiking shoe for speedy hikes and approaches on tough terrain
  • Aggressive Vibram outsole grips on rocky and technical trails
  • Suede and rubber upper supports your foot and resists water
  • Cushioned midsole offers underfoot comfort through hard miles
  • Mesh lining wicks sweat and boosts breathability on warm days
  • Item #SFWZ03G

Upper Material
suede leather, synthetic
Lining
mesh
Closure
lace
Footbed
Ortholite
Midsole
expanded PU
Sole
Vibram MTN Trainer Evo
Claimed Weight
[single] 1lb 2.3oz
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
Activity
hiking

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>Rating: 4

Excellent design, size runs small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
13
Height
6` 1"
Weight
185 lbs

These are superbly designed shoes, with a stiff and very supportive sole. The lacing system is very adjustable and effective, and the two layer tongue system is innovative. However *** these are sized small — narrow and low volume, particularly in the toe box. The fit is totally different from the higher volume, wider “Mountain Trainer Lite” model, but this is a much more refined shoe. (I usually wear a 12, but need a 12.5 (46.5 European size) in the Mountain Trainer Lite, and the 13 (47 European size) in the Mountain Trainer 2 is a bit too snug for me).

>Rating: 4

Soooo close, but sadly doesn't fit

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
11
Height
5` 10"
Weight
180 lbs

The overall fit, design, and build quality of this shoe appear to be excellent. The length is perfect but the width is a little narrow, which is great for me. Unfortunately as a reviewer pointed out with the GTX this is a low volume shoe, so if you have a high volume foot this will likely not fit. - My arch is higher than most creating need for a higher volume shoe. Normally with a shoe like this I can spread the lacing wider until the shoe stretches during wear. On this shoe a tongue cover is sewn all the way around which sets a limit to how wide it will spread, and squeezes my foot too tightly. Note: I contemplated just cutting the tongue cover but it looks like the lining is one piece and after cutting the lining the lifespan would likely be reduce unless I sewed the edges to prevent fraying and to keep the lining tight. A gusseted tongue would have been much better.

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I wear an 11.5 in Merrell, is that a guide for how Salewa will fit? Also, do these have a reputation for being narrow?

Yes, the length of the Merrell and Salewa seem to be about the same. This is a little narrower than Merrell's I have tried. Also note that this is low volume shoe.

I would say yes, Salewa and Merrell fit similarly in most ways and offer a similar design. Shouldn't be any major differences in fit.