Miles and miles.
If you aspire to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide, or just a new backpacking route with the gang, you need dependable footwear that will provide comfort and stability mile after mile. Salomon's Quest Prime GTX Hiking Boot packs all the support and cushioning you'd expect from burly leather footwear in a much lighter package than you'd expect. Weighing in at only 20 ounces, the Quest Primes have an athletic silhouette and provide a breathable and impenetrable shield from the elements thanks to its Gore-Tex membrane and Extended Comfort liner. Rugged Contagrip soles with a generous rubber toe cap protects toes from stumbles and sharp rocks, while the plush, supportive Ortholite footbed and EVA midsole absorbs shock during long days on the trail.
- Durable boots in a lightweight package
- Gore-Tex membrane and liner are waterproof and breathable
- Split-suede uppers protect from the elements
- EVA midsole with rugged Contagrip sole
- Cushy Ortholite footbed with heel retention
- Lace closure helps you dial your fit in
- Item #SAL00S5
- Q & A
Nice Boot, Runs Big
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 8
I normally wear a size 8-8.5 shoe and tried these on in a size 8. For reference I have short paddle shaped feet that get continually wider from heel to toe. These worked fine in width but were too long. If a size 7.5 was available at the time I would likely have kept these as they felt like quality boots!
Salomon Quest Prime GTX, The Perfect Day
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
'm always in the process of researching and/or evaluating new gear. Because of that process I think I have found my new day hiking boot. Being a Salomon owner of the 3 pairs of the now phased out Comet 3D GTX and now the owner of the Quest 4D GTX as my main backpacking boot. I'm looking for my new day hiking boot.
Over the last 6 years besides Salomon's I have worn Merrell's the Moab Ventilator & the Chameleon Shift Mids. As for me the Merrell boots seem to be best used as a urban boot. That bad weather shoe for the urban trekker. They just don't have what it take to make it in the wild.
So the Salomon Quest Prime GTX, will be my next perchase for foot wear. I'm loving my Quest 4D GTX as my backpacking boot, and I think the Quest Prime GTX can take the role as the day hiker.