Salewa Firetail GTX

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This is a highly durable, functional, comfortable…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: kevlar, gore-tex ect.
Use: heavy daily outdoor work use
Break-in Period: 2 weeks
Price Paid: $120

This is a highly durable, functional, comfortable shoe. I burn through most types of gear quickly, especially footwear. It isn't unusual for me to break down a new pair of Gore-tex shoes in a matter of weeks. I have had equivalent versions of North Face and Asolo shoes wear out in less then 4 months. This shoe is going on 8 months for me with heavy daily use and it is just beginning to show signs of wear.

I don't use this show as an approach shoe but rather a daily work shoe. I work outside in many conditions in all parts of the country.

My only complaint is that the "waterproof" aspect of this show isn't perfect, but is on par with competing brands/models.

Overall, I will buy another pair, great product for the money.

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Whether it is for a walk around the neighborhood or for a tough hike up a mountain, these shoes have got you covered! The Men's Firetail GTX by Salewa are perfect for all of your outdoor adventures. Extended lacing and a multi-fit footbed allow for a truly customized fit. PRODUCT FEATURES Salewa offers a footbed that allows an individual adjustment of the fit The connection of the Salewa 'Y' to the 3D lacing spreads the lacing force onto the whole foot and controls the movement of the heel The extended technical lacing towards the front of the shoe allows personal adjustment for comfort and fit The innovative sole construction combining the lightness and the excellent efficiency of EVA with the cushioning and durability of the PUR heel shock absorber

- Appalachian Outdoors

Description of Salewa Firetail GTX ShoesWhile wearing the Salewa Firetail GTX Shoes one must question their own definition of divinity. Theyre as strong as an Ox and as light as a feather. Outfitted with a GORE-TEX Comfort Lining and VIBRAM Approach outsole the Firetail GTX makes great use of its surroundings, exploiting the rugged terrain it calls home. Featureslightbreathablewaterprooflow cuffLINING Microfiber, Armoured Mesh, AramidicRubber 360 RandLINING GORE-TEX Extended ComfortOUTSOLE Vibram Approach

- US Outdoor Store

Extended lacing and multifit footbed allow a true customized fit The only real approach shoes that can be used on the most technical trails to approach the wall They are light enough to be easily hung on the harness while climbing and allow a comfortable retreat thanks to their fit and the dampening of the EVA midsole with PU Shock Absorber Comfortable and cool enough for a daily use GORETEX the sticky vibram outsole climbing rubber rand and a special Aramidic protection on the midsole make it state of the art


The Men's Firetail GTX from Salewa gives extended lacing and multi-fit footbed that allows for a true customized fit. The EVA midsole with PU Shock Absorber, GORE-TEX, sticky vibram outsole, climbing rubber rand and a special Aramidic protection on the midsole make it state of the art. This revolutionary generation of approach footwear creates a link between the comfort and lightness of trail runners with the technical features of an alpine approach shoe.


The Salewa Men's Firetail GTX Hiking Shoe represents an evolutionary step forward, the missing link between a technical approach shoe and a lightweight trail runner. Specially-designed Vibram outsoles, climbing lacing, protective rands, and a customizable fit enable the state-of-the-art Firetail to handle approaches and descents on the most technical trails with ease and, thanks to the Gore-Tex insert, in any weather.