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Quest Element GTX Hiking Boot - Women's

4.037037037037037 out of 5 stars
27 Reviews
Current price: $142.46 Original price: $189.95
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Color:Ebony/Rainy Day/Stormy Weather


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Why We Like The Quest Element GTX Hiking Boot

When we are embarking on a big backcountry mission that involves bushwhacking and exploring we turn to the coverage and support of the Salomon Quest Element GTX Hiking Boot. This boot offers a higher then usual shaft that fends off trailside debris, a connected tongue that keeps dirt and rocks out of our socks, and a GORE-TEX laminate that keeps puddles and shallow creeks where they belong.


  • High profile hiker built for through hikes and backcountry missions
  • Leather and textile upper breathes well, fights of wear and tear
  • GORE-TEX lining wicks sweat while sealing out moisture
  • Lace closure and high shaft locks in a secure fit every time
  • Performance EVA midsole balances cushion, response, and support
  • Contagrip TD outsole grips variable terrain with deep lugs
  • Runs large, so we recommend sizing down for ideal fit
  • Item #SALZ9PY
Upper Material
leather, textile
molded OrthoLite
Contagrip TD
Claimed Weight
1lb 3oz
backpacking, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

4 based on 27 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 4 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 3 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 16 reviews

Fits Large

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4 out of 5 stars

May 10, 2024

Comfy supportive and grippy

Bought in Oct 2022, loved them... super comfy, supportive, grippy and kept my feet dry through boggy areas. However, now at the end of my second walking holiday (with occasional use at home) and the soles of my feet ache, the soles have worn and no longer feel cushioned and can feel rocks through the sole. Bit disappointed as have previously used salomons due to the comfort and durability.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 23, 2024

Great boot, great vomfort

I bought these for my wife, after explaining to her that Salomon’s is what I wore while in the military. She wore them to her job at a “range” that she is an instructor at , and she fell I. Love with the comfort and quality


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4 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2024

Great! Waterproof (to a point)! But ouch

I love these boots in every way except how they hurt an inch to 2 inches above my ankle. I don't know what it is...tieing the boots looser helps but doesn't fix the issue. The boots left a red abrasion after a mile hike on very uneven ground (didn't bruise though). I will say, they are waterproof! I walked through low flow rivers (about an inch to 2 inches in depth) without an issue! As far as slipping goes, I've only slipped on a wet log so far (I caught myself). I have gone free bouldering and hiked through mud/rivers. Great experiences! I felt like I had great footholds even with the smooth granite rock. 8/10 would recommend with 2 points taken away for the upper ankle pain. I got an 8.5 and I'm normally an 8. My heels aren't slipping at all but I still have room for warm socks.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 7, 2024


Love the way these boots feel. Very supportive, grippy soles, generous toe box. I did need to break them in a bit, but it didn't take long. Colors match the photos and I found these to be true to size. 10/10

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5 out of 5 stars

February 4, 2024

Truly excellent

Fourth pair of Salomon walking boots…… never disappointed!

D xx

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3 out of 5 stars

January 25, 2024

Not as good as the last version I had

I bought this same model about 9 years ago and they were the best boots I've ever had. I had to throw them away because they started smelling so bad from being wet all the time. This new version is harder to break it, and so far the crease across my toes is still quite sharp, and the top edge of the right boot is sharp and left an abrasion above my ankle after 1/2 a mile. I like how they are roomy enough for different sock thickness and the lug is awesome. If you buy these make sure you give yourself plenty of miles to break them in.

Jessica s.

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3 out of 5 stars

October 8, 2023

Comfortable but not waterproof

Boots are really comfortable, good for all terrains and provide great support but disappointed about the lack of waterproofness. My socks are wet after walking through a field with heavy dew.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 28, 2023

Great Value Boot

A brilliant option to pick up a bargain. Comfortable, waterproof, grippy and supportive. A good looking shoe fit for all weather and terrains. True to size.


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1 out of 5 stars

August 7, 2023


I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 10"

While these boots are sturdy and have a good grip, I agree with the other reviews that these boots HURT! I also have been a Salomon boots wearer for years. I backpack minimum of 150 miles per summer and usually have excellent experiences with Salomon boots. But these boots bruised both of my outer shins from being cut so high and stiff on my 22-mile Devil's Causeway Loop. In addition, as others have said, the bottom eyelet cut into the top of my right foot. Won't be wearing again...

Jennifer K
5 out of 5 stars

August 3, 2023

Backpacking Comfort

I am very impressed with the Salomon fit for women's shoes lately. These have massive toe room which makes them very comfortable for me. I am a size 8 in most women's shoes but I knew I was 7.5 for this brand - there was so much toe room I was disappointed that perhaps they were too big when I first tried them on. I have since used them on multiple backcountry trips on all kinds of terrain, including incline and downhill, and my toes were very happy! I only have one pressure spot on the side of one foot, which I need to put moleskin over for every trip. That is a bit annoying - but you can't have it all! Overall, I would purchase these again as my go-to backpacking boots.


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