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Quest 4 GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's

3.7946611909650922 out of 5 stars
487 Reviews
Color:Rubber Black Fiery Red


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Why We Like The Salomon Quest 4 GTX Boot

We rarely start a backcountry trek without the Salomon Quest 4 GTX Hiking Boot. Our feet welcome the support of the Advanced Chassis midsole, which helps control flex, reduce ankle strain, enhance stability, and protect our feet from the roughest of terrain. The durable leather and nylon upper is coupled with a seam-sealed GORE-TEX membrane that is fully waterproof and breathable to keep us moving in dry comfort.


  • Backpacking boot built for strenuous treks in wet weather
  • GORE-TEX gives reliable waterproof, breathable protection
  • Nubuck leather upper with 4D Chassis for stability
  • Mesh lining enhances ventilation and quick-drying comfort
  • Ortholite footbed with EnergyCell midsole for shock absorption
  • Contragrip rubber sole ensures solid traction up and down mountains
  • Item #SAL1542
Upper Material
leather, nylon
mesh, synthetic
EnergyCell EVA
Claimed Weight
[single] 1lb 6.5oz
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

4 based on 488 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 68 reviews
2 Stars - 47 reviews
3 Stars - 55 reviews
4 Stars - 64 reviews
5 Stars - 254 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

July 3, 2024

Rugged. Sturdy. Comfortable.

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 9"

I wanted to test this out on a hike without breaking them in - so I did. The first hike was relatively easy but just about 1,000ft straight up. The boots were comfortable from the start and I didn't really have any issues other than the laces not being too secure. By the time I got about 20 minutes in, I was able to lace them up much more so the comfort and security I already had just got even better. Not much changed by the time I got to the top and back down again. The following day was a much more challenging climb on true alpine terrain for a 5 hour hike. This is what really put these boots to the test. They were very comfortable and supported my ankes well (and I do not have strong ankles). Stepping on roots and rocks felt like nothing and didn't change how the shoe performed. While through mud and water, these had great traction which proved its waterproofness, durability, and reliability. By the end of this day, I was able to fully lace up the boots and test Salomon's lacing system - it's incredible. The day after was the third hike where I was back to flat trails before reaching the halfway point which resulted in a lot of climbing on rocks. These boots perfomed very well the whole time while keeping their support and comfort. However, your feet will get a little warmer in these than in others but not awfully bad. Depending on the trek, don't be too quick to put mid or even heavyweight socks. But that being said, a heavyweight sock with this boot - you would crush the trails. A couple of things to point out, and these aren't exactly negative because I understand the reason for these hiking boots, but the thing to point out is the size of them. They are big and you could get a little warn out having to pick up your foot while navigating over objects - I still say it's worth it. Expect to hit a lot of roots and rocks with the toe guard until you get a good feel for them. The other thing is the heel. There's a little bit of a tail to these (which I like) but be careful where you're stepping, especially when coming down. Once the heel gets caught inbetween a rock you really have to catch yourself, get balance, and slowly move your foot out. Again, the heel is great on these boots and I wouldn't say that's a bad thing at all. Just be cautious where you're stepping. Overall: Excellent hiking boots that can blaze through any trail on any terrain, just make sure to take it slow, pick your foot up, and watch your step. Don't expect to move too fast in these cause they sure aren't built for speed. But if you're looking to go off into the woods without worrying about trail conditions, you'll need the Salomon Quest 4 GTX to get you through.

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5 out of 5 stars

June 26, 2024

Black / Fiery boots comfort out of the box

This are my fourth pair of the Quest 4 Gore-Tex boots have them for a month and I must say they felt to be the best so far very comfortable no break in period needed. The boots are very well made with no issues in the quality control department.I have already taking them through the mud and rain and my feet have remained dry so the Gore Tex is doing its job the boots breathe well. I love the color of this Black / Fiery Red with the red laces they truly look like proper hiking boots.

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5 out of 5 stars

June 25, 2024

Great fit and support for long hikes

Great fit and support for long hikes on rugged trails (e.g. Appalachian in New York). I've been able to walk for 8+ consecutive hours without blisters. Comfortable fit, even right out of the box.


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5 out of 5 stars

June 24, 2024

Excellent Hiking Boots

This is my second pair of Salomon hiking boots. I wore my first pair until there was no more tread and needed a replacement. The Quest 4 Gore-Tex is light weight and water resistant. The traction, stability and ankle support on steep inclines and descents are the reasons I bought this boot.


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5 out of 5 stars

June 24, 2024

Perfect for Kilimanjaro

I bought specifically for my 7 day trek to Kilimanjaro. The conditions were harsh; heavy mud, sharp rocks, steep inclines and slippery ice. The tread on the boots were great. I did not slip once and no water entered the boots. If not for this purchase, it may have been different in the mountain.


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5 out of 5 stars

June 21, 2024

Best brand of boot ever!

I have been buying Salomon boots for 30 years. They have always been great! Feel wonderful the first time you put them on! Love the quality!

Boot lover!

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5 out of 5 stars

June 21, 2024

Supportive Design

Between work (land surveyor), camping, and hiking ive put about 200+ miles in these (no joke). They need a breakin time The active support and the inner soul is perfect for my feet and body weight. I dont get winded either by carry a heavy load like my work instrument or a ruck. My only 2 complaints are the laces are way to long so i cut them down, and the part where the rubber toe and leather meet seemed like a failure point so i reinforced it with shoe glue. Since then ive had no problem with these boots and hope they last a while cause i really like them.


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4 out of 5 stars

June 20, 2024

Very comfortable

Work in the woods every day on various terrain. Wore loggers boots for many years and finally smarted up and got these. On my third pair now. I have a medium size foot width and these are a bit wider than I like. Would not recommend for narrow feet. If worn daily expect about a year and a half before the rubber toe protection separates and possible other material failure like holes in the mesh part of the boots. I have two older pairs that are really beat up. I occasionally wear them and they are still waterproof. That is the most impressive thing about these boots and what keeps me coming back. Rubber density of sole is perfect. Not too hard that it is overly slippery on wet rocks and not too soft that it wears out. I don’t wear on cement and the treads are intact on all boots. Overall very happy with these boots but could be some improvement on the rubber toe cap. That has failed on every pair and is separating from the boot. Also wish they offered a narrow toe bed. The middle of the boot is narrow and the toe bed is pretty wide.


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3 out of 5 stars

June 19, 2024

Great comfort Poor quality

Best boot fit wise of many I tried However the sole is coming away at the heel and the upper is splitting around the ball of the foot area This is at 16 months old !! For the price I would expect them to last much longer


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5 out of 5 stars

June 14, 2024

Salomon Boots are my choice

This is my fourth pair of Salomon Quest 4GTX boots and I love them. I work in law enforcement and have used Salomon boots for over 10 years. The boots are well-made and have plenty of support and cushioning. They are very comfortable for long work days. I have also purchased the Salomon Quest Forces but I prefer the hiking version due to the increased cushioning of the boot. I’ve also tried Lowas and Danners in the past, but my Salomon boots are superior.


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