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Salomon Cross Hike Mid GTX Boot - Men's

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Cross Hike Mid GTX Boot

You're pretty serious about checking off your state's major peaks this summer, and the Cross Hike Mid GTX Boot was built just for such lofty goals. This versatile hiking boot combines agility and traction to conquer any conditions, anywhere in the world, with the waterproof protection of Gore-Tex, the grip of multi-directional lugs, and the support of a mid-height shaft.

  • Performance-driven boots for highly motivated mountain missions
  • Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex lets you hike wet trails
  • Lightweight mesh uppers wrap your feet in seamless comfort
  • Cushioned footbed and supportive midsoles handle long miles
  • Chevron lugs bite hard into muddy or variable terrain
  • Minimalistic lace system can be tightened with one hand
  • Item #SALZ9C8

Upper Material
Feather Construction (synthetic)
Waterproofing
Gore-Tex membrane
Closure
Quicklace
Footbed
Molded OrthoLite
Midsole
EnergyCell
Sole
rubber
Claimed Weight
[size 9] 14oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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>Rating: 4

Loose but very Grippy

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
9
Height
5` 6"
Weight
175 lbs

I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. My first thought on these when I first saw them was they would be a more do it all Speed Cross with the traction pattern. They are true to size and fit just like any other pair of Salomon's. However, When I first put them on I couldn't get them tight. There were comfortable but I noticed right away my ankle felt loose and had no support. I took them on a few hikes and really enjoyed the grip as well as the waterproof Gore-Tex. But I couldn't get over the fact that my ankle felt so loose. They were much warmer than I had anticipated and I never once had to worry about slipping with the great traction. If you are on a casual winter hike these will be a great shoe. If you are really looking to push yourself and need ankle support I would look elsewhere. Everything on this shoe checked out except the ankle support. I will continue to wear it as long as I don't need that ankle support. Its the perfect shoe to hit the local snowy trails this year if you are taking things easy.

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>Rating: 4

Great Tri-Star Contagrip needs 5 Eyelets

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

Solomon CROSS HIKE MID GTX Request/Review: Tri-Star Contagrip is awesome! But needs 5+ Eyelets! Solomon CROSS HIKE MID GTX, was my Concept to Salomon a couple of years ago because I wanted the awesome Speedcross GTX to be offered in a mid-height, but I was thinking more Sock-Like Flyknit Integrated Ankle Gaiter or a Welded Zip Mid-Upper design instead of a padded ankle to help to keep debris out so you don't have to wear Solomon's gators. A little ankle support is always nice. The CROSS HIKE MID GTX is made on the same exact awesome chassis/platform that uses the same midsole as the standard width Speedcross GTX. Also, I requested a pair of Speedcross GTXs with a more every-day sticky grip but still aggressive. The Salomon Designers delivered with the new tri-star Contagrip for more every-day use on all-surfaces including tarmac and concrete which typically wears down the Speedcross's softer cleat-like aggressive chevron-shaped lugs. The Contagrip's softer durometer and flexibility are still comfortable and aggressive, but the tri-star pattern offers more underfoot comfort when walking on harder surfaces, which is by far the best feature of this hybrid sneaker-boot. The Quicklaces are not too long, but there is one design flaw that needs to be addressed, and that is a needed addition of at least one more Eyelet. The CROSS HIKE MID GTX's need to have 5 or more Eyelets, 4 eyelets are just NOT enough! These hybrid sneaker-boots only have 4 eyelets and that is NOT enough for proper lockdown and support. I was able to modify the Quicklaces and double-loop them through the midsole to get a better lockdown. So it's not that the laces are too long, it's that the upper needs an additional eyelet. The second version of the CROSS HIKE MID GTX 2 should be great if Solomon and their Designers listen to these comments. As a fellow Designer, I still don't know why when designing a mid that the ankle portion cannot look appealing and be made out of the same durable material of the lower portion of the shoe. The ankle portion always looks like a complete afterthought, which I can't stand aesthetically or the feel of. Again I would've personally preferred a more Sock-Like Flyknit Integrated Ankle Gaiter or a Welded Zip Mid-Upper just like Solomon's Snowcross Advanced and Snowspike CSWP mid-upper construction that provides a smooth, glove-like, fit and feel! Also, the tongue of the sneaker-boot could've been designed more aesthetically pleasing and with a lower-profile with gussets to better keep out debris, and not have an unnecessary bulky seam down the middle. Regarding these hybrid sneaker-boots, Solomon should have used the exact same materials and laminating manufacturing process as the bad-a$$ Speedcross 5 GTXs! I did receive an email directly from Salomon mentioning that about premature delamination, and kudos to the brand for mentioning potential material and manufacturing defects, that's very rare and much appreciated. After a 4 mile light hike/walk I did notice where the four-foot bends slight delamination starting. I was one of the first people to purchase the Men's CROSS HIKE MID GTX, and I know for a fact I received stock from the first batch with a manufactured date of 6/2020. Salomon acknowledged and addressed the issue, so they should be fine now to purchase. And Salomon honors their 2-year warranty :) And as I've always stated to corporate, if there's footwear that's popular make it in two different Widths, one Performance Width which is what I need and desire, and one Wide Width to make every end-user happy. There are other Solomon options such as the awesome Speedcross 5 GTX and X ULTRA 3 MID GTX with the correct amount of eyelets for proper lockdown. If you're looking for something similar and you have wider feet check out the SALEWA Ultra Flex Mid GTX. Keep pushing the Design limits! GearFreakNY :)

>Rating: 2

No ankle support

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small

Impossible to cinch the ankle cuff without over-tightening the rest of the boot. Feels like wearing untied Air Jordans. Otherwise comfortable and grippy soles, but without ankle support had to return.