Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX
Price Paid: $179
It is quite easy to get wet if it rains hard. I don't know from where rain get inside shoes. But I find the Gore-tex material inside the shoe does not cover the inner bottom of the shoe. That means if there is a crack in the sole, the water may get inside through the crack.
Maybe it is because my socks are wet so my toe gets one blister after the 50-km trek. It will be good shoe if you don't wear them in a rainy day.
Price Paid: $179
Despite some early reservations about the fit of this boot (found toe space fine, midfoot quite narrow), I took it on a rugged Catskills hike yesterday despite minimal break-in. I wanted to test the "Blister Free" promise, and must say i found them to be generally comfortable.
Once the grips were scruffed up and not as slippery, I found the running watery trails, slippery leaves, deep mud and loose rocks were no match for the Alp Trainer. The reinforced heel area stopped many an ankle roll, that i had experienced from other, lesser boots.
Let's see how they hold up over the next few months! More to follow.
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Free Shipping. Salewa Men's MS Alp Trainer Mid GTX Boot DECENT FEATURES of the Salewa Men's MS Alp Trainer Mid GTX Boot Multi Fit Footbed allows an individual adjustment of the fit Climbing Lacing provides more accurate lacing in the toe area gives more support and performance Salewa 3F System offers an unbeatable combination of ankle flexibility, lateral support, and perfection in fit Upper: 1,8mm full suede upper Lining: Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Outsole: Vibram Hike Approach The SPECS of the Salewa Men's MS Alp Trainer Mid GTX Boot Weight: 590 g
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
This superior Salewa hiking boot will go the extra mile while carrying those extra pounds, and provide ample support along the way. What do you get when you combine the comfort and support of hiking boots with the technical features of approach shoes (light weight, rugged and sticky Vibram soles, climbing lacing, Kevlar protected rands and elastic collar construction)? You get the new hiking Salewa footwear line - Hike Approach shoes. The Alp Trainer Mid cut version provides more support and safety around the ankles. A great hiking shoe with extra stability for carrying heavy loads, this Salewa boot does more than other hiking boots. Precision and comfort are key for a good performance of the athlete. 3F system power: Unbeatable combination of flexibility, ankle support and precise fit. Improved with a steel wire for additional heel containment. Limiting the freedom of movement of an athlete's foot is the biggest mistake that can be made. The Salewa "Y" combines fit, flexibility and support and allows the athlete to have range of freedom. Climbing Lacing: Adjustment to the personal needs is provided by the extended technical lacing towards the front of the shoe. Multi Fit Footbed: The truth is, our foot is a three-dimensional body, and is defined by length, width and height - Only Salewa boots offer a footbed that allows an individual adjustment of the fit. Weight: 590 g. Upper: 1.8 mm full suede upper. Available Color(s): Smoke/Steel, Walnut
- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version
As the rain begins to really come down you realize that this hike is not getting any easier but you are actually prepared for this because you are wearing the Men's Alpine Trainer Mid GTX by Salewa. Made with a Gore-Tex membrane, these boots are completely waterproof and they allow your feet to stay dry and blister-free. FEATURES Gore-Tex membrane keeps water out and lets your feet breathe so your feet stay dry and blister-free Multi-Fit Footbed technology gives you a perfect fit and accounts for the length, width, and the height of your feet Salewa's 3F system works with the natural bio-mechanics of your feet to allow maximum range of movement and complete support Extended lacing runs through the toe boxes to give you a customized fit Anatomically positioned steel wire transfers the laces' support around your entire feet and keeps your heels from slipping Vibram Hike Approach soles gives your feet great traction even on slippery surfaces
- Appalachian Outdoors refers to the men's version
Backpacker Magazine 2011 Editor's Choice Award winner. The new generation of hiking boots. Lighter, more technical, and with a superior design.The Men's Alpine Trainer Mid GTX from Salewa combines the comfort and support of hiking boots with the technical features of approach footwear, such as lightness, rugged sticky Vibram soles, climbing lacing, full Kevlar protected rands, and elastic collar construction. A Mid cut version for more support and safety around the ankles.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version