Sometimes hiking is about getting up, checking the view, and getting back down before the storm hits. When that's the plan, the Salomon X Ultra 3 Women's Hiking Shoe is the shoe you want. At 11 ounces, it won't slow you down, but it doesn't sacrifice comfort, grip, or durability to keep things light.
The Contagrip sole is plenty burly, while the EVA midsole and footbed provide all the cushioning you'll need to handle rough and rocky trails. Salomon's Advanced Chassis serves up plenty of stability and the Sensifit construction and Ortholite liner cradle your foot in a supportive and loving embrace. New for the X Ultra 3, Salomon added its Descent Control technology, which offers added grip and confidence on technical descents.
- Lightweight hiking shoe for technical trails
- Heel and toe cap protect from rocks
- Sensifit wraps foot for secure fit
- Women-specific design is anatomically shaped
- Stiff chassis offers lateral support
- EVA midsole and footbed provide all-day comfort
- Descent Control technology enhances traction on tough descents
- Item #SAL016L
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love these shoes! I have worn them EVERYWHERE! They are so comfortable and they feel great on my feet. As someone that always manages to find a rock to stub her tow on, the toe cap has definitely been beneficial! Only downfall, not waterproof.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I tend to like to go lightweight when hiking here in Utah, Idaho and the NW and have chocked up many miles in my Salomon Trail Running shoes. They've been great for the short hikes that aren't too rocky, but when you're hitting a trail that is mixed with plenty of rocks and rougher terrain, and my longer distances where I've carried a few more supplies (and weight), I needed to up my game and get more solid support and cushion between my foot and the ground but still stay light and relatively minimalist; these have been the perfect answer. They're more comfortable and solid, have great grip and I'm confident with the durability. Ordered true to size for my hiking shoes/boots (1/2 size up from my street shoe size but no more).
In the specs it says it has Gore-Tex for waterproofing but in the description I didn’t think this was the gtx version just the ultra x 3. Can you clarify please.