Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX

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It is quite easy to get wet if it rains hard.  I…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
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.

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Despite some early reservations about the fit of this…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
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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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

A great choice for trail adventures, the Salewa Alp Trainer Mid Gore-Tex hiking shoes offer the support of hiking boots and the lightness and technical features of approach shoes.

- REI

The Salewa mountaineering heritage is evident in their new hiking boots. Salewa blends features mountaineering inspired features with a hiker's sensibilities. The result? A perfect balance of stiffness, flexibility, and remarkable comfort. Supple 1.8mm full suede upper offers the breathability and durability of leather construction with little break-in GORE-TEX(R) liner provides waterproof, breathable comfort Sticky Vibram(R) Hike Approach offer high performance traction typically reserved for approach shoes Full Vibram(R) toe rand in case you find yourself in class 5 scramble scenario Kevlar(R) fiber rands protect leather from abrasions Elastic collar construction offers ankle support with freedom of movement 3F system power: Unbeatable combination of flexibility, ankle support and precise fit Steel wire system provides addition heel containment, keeping heel from moving Climbing lacing delivers variable fit and customizable lacing Kevlar laces won't fray

- OMCgear

You don't like limits, and you don't want to sit down to change your shoes every time the terrain changes. The Salewa Men's Alp Trainer Mid GTX Hiking Boots combine the lightweight comfort of hikers with the technical features of aggressive approach shoes. Burn through the miles on the flats or scramble to the base of a vertical face. Either way, your Alp Trainers are ready to move.

- Backcountry.com

Combine 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 and you get a new unique hiking footwear line which we call Hike Approach A Mid cut version for more support and safety around the ankles Waterproof Light

- Bentgate.com