Salomon X Ultra LTR GTX Men’s Hiking Shoes
These great looking trail shoes arrived in my front porch last weekend. As soon as I got my grubby hands on them I could feel the quality and more importantly the strength in them. These are built for proper trails. They were comfortable on my feet straight out of the box. They had some slight tension in them but this was balanced throughout the shoe and will break in with little effort.
I took them for trial in and around Llyn Padarn In Snowdonia where there are some undulating trails but nothing to extreme (recovering from a bad running injury) The grips were fantastic (Contragrip sole) on the wet rocks on what was a showery day. No slips and I felt confident on the steeper gradients. The toe cap and heal provide plenty of protection and stability without being built like a tank.
Salomon shoes tighten via a single-pull tab they call this “Quicklace” and I have used the same system on a pair of trail running shoes made by the same company. You pull the tab to tighten and then tuck it all away in a pocket on the tongue. It works really well and It has never let me down.
Gore Tex lined so no problems with waterproofing. These shoes are ideal for the trails but if I was carrying quite a bit of weight in a rucksack I would go for a boot. These shoes are wonderfully comfortable and I know they will last me for years.
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