Why We Like The X Ultra 3 GTX Wide Hiking Shoe
Whether they're runners or boots, Salomon's footwear always has a speed-oriented, thoughtful design, and the X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Shoe is one of our favorite examples of this. The X Ultra is supportive and lightweight, with an Advanced Chassis that stabilizes the lightweight, breathable upper to keep you moving on the trail like you weren't carrying such a heavy backpack. Salomon backed this X Ultra with GORE-TEX Performance Comfort for reliable waterproofing and amplified breathability for trekkers who really like to move through wet weather in search of sunnier skies.
- High-speed hikers for adventurers with slightly wider feet
- Quicklace closure keeps your foot in place quickly and easily
- Synthetic upper fights off moisture while remaining breathable
- Gusseted tongue keeps debris out and the tongue centered
- EnergyCell midsole provides cushion and support to reduce fatigue
- Grippy outsole can handle any conditions to keep you focused
- GORE-TEX membrane provides waterproof, breathable protection
- Item #SAL01LK
- Upper Material
- synthetic, textile
- molded OrthoLite
- Chevron lugs, Contagrip TD
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- backpacking, casual, hiking
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
What do you think about this product?
December 17, 2020
Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX Wide Hiking Shoe
- I've used it several times
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 12.5 Wide
- 6` 0"
- 245 lbs
Simply Love these Shoes. The pair that I received do have the plastic tube in the lower eyelets to prevent premature wear in the lace fabric and also have the tongue pouch to store your excess laces after tightening. Before I purchased, I read tons of reviews in regards to sizing noting these run small, which in my opinion I thought was very subjective as I have owned several pairs of Salomon shoes over the years and have been true to size for me. After deciding to purchase and going with my gut and actually talking to a Solomon rep, I went with the 12.5 Wide. My instincts were correct about the subjectivity. Sizing has allot to do with where you geographically live and the types of socks you choose to wear. For me. I live in the south and do not wear super thick wool hiking socks. I also have a pair of the Salomon 4D quest 3 in 12.5 D and the fit is the same as these in a 12.5 Wide. Now I border a wide but typically get a regular D width in most shoes. If you are a true wide or double wide, these might be snug. I wear the same regular athletic sock or a lightweight hiking sock with both of these Salomon shoes. For me, the length run true to size as I wear thinner socks. My 4D Quest are the same width as these in a wide but the same in length. For the people that live in colder climates to size up 1/2 size might be warranted for thicker socks. Again I am completely happy with my purchase. I tend to use these casually and and maybe light hikes and not concerned with water over the ankle, in which case, I would wear my 4D Quest. I hope this helps someone with their purchase.
October 22, 2020
Updates may not all be improvements
- I've put it through the wringer
- Runs small
- Size Bought
- 12.5 E (wide)
- 6` 2"
- 190 lbs
Salomon has addressed the significant lacing problem with my last pair of these shoes, where the shoe uppers almost immediately began to wear out at the lace attachment points. Because the rest of the shoe design was bomber and was my “go-to” hiking shoe for all conditions except hot weather, I decided to try another pair, this time dialing in the fit a little better. As Salomons in this line (and the comparable trail running shoe line) have always run narrow, I hunted for a wide version. The pair I received were not wider, but certainly taller, in the forefoot area. This was not helpful, especially as the speedlace system does not allow one to micro-adjust any part of the shoe through alternate lacing patterns. Also, the tongue of the shoe was redesigned, rendering the lace keeper “pocket” unusable. Last, and one of the primary reasons I bought this shoe in the past, the rubber compound in the sole seems to be different— less grippy and more firm than in previous contra grip versions. This made me far less sure-footed on my first real hike out the door, even on granite stones. While likely more durable, I would sacrifice some of this durability any day for more grip while scrambling.
August 23, 2019
Doesn't last for long haul
Bought these for my son 3 years ago. After each summer of hiking had to replace the ridiculously constructed laces. Last summer, one of the fabric loops on the first "rung" of laces wore through. This summer, 3 more had worn through, and now the shoes cannot be laced up adequately. Warranty is not adequate.
February 28, 2019
As a Salomon employee, the X Ultra is one of my go-to hiking shoes. The low is a great option when I feel like i'm not carrying a heavy pack, and don't feel like I need extra ankle support. The grip and stability is perfect for evening walks on the backyard trails, or longer more technical hikes. Watch the below video for more info!
December 30, 2020
Shoes are small even as a wide. Laces are wearing through pull loop and may even wear though duets too. Should be improved with metal eyelets and metal pull tab for tightening
November 30, 2020
Is the X Ultra 3 GTX Wide Hiking Shoe a medium width (size D)?
December 1, 2020
Hey Richard! They don't specify, but Salomon does tend to run a bit narrow always.
June 17, 2020
Could you replace the quick lace with a standard shoe lace?