Salewa Mountain Trainer

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I have been forever looking for a hiking boot modeled…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $129

I have been forever looking for a hiking boot modeled after the vintage light, split-grain Austrian kletterboot. Sometimes change should be questioned.

I have been hiking this season in Lowa boots and Merrell Moabs depending upon the terrain. I prefer the boot's stiffer sole on steeper hikes and ascents with snow encounters, but have issues with poor ankle flex in the boot on descent. 

I was headed to Aspen for a couple days and was desperate to find suitable footwear for the steep peak trails out of Maroon Lake TH. After a couple hours of internet searching the night before, I decided upon the Salewa MT, which I purchased at a local retailer first thing the next morning. The size 9.5 fit my 9.5 size foot perfectly. I returned home to quickly break the shoes in during a pre-departure hillside lawn-mowing exercise. 

After three days in these shoes I can favorably report that the stiff sole stands strongly on small edges, kicks steps across low angle snow, and holds securely on high angle trails and talus hopping.  No blisters and no signs of abnormal wear.  The low cut allows full ankle flex, making steep descents more like a ballet than a gorilla dance. The Salewa MT is light, tight and overall an awesome piece of mountain footwear. 

This German (made in Vietnam) technical hiking shoe ist Vunderbarr!!

Retailers' Descriptions

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The Salewa Mountain Trainer Hiking Shoe is made of a resistant suede upper, climbing rubber rand, extended lacing and sticky Vibram Alpine Approach sole make it the perfect every day companion on and off the mountain.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

The Salewa Mountain Trainer Hiking Shoes feature a wear-resistant suede upper, a climbing rubber rand, extended lacing, and a sticky Vibram(R) Alpine Approach sole that make it the perfect, every day companion on and off the mountain. 3F system offers an unbeatable combination of flexibility, anatomically positioned ankle support and unmatched precision fit Climbing lacing, with extended lacing toward the front of the shoe, allows you to dial in just the right fit Multi Fit Footbed allows personal adjustment for the perfect fit

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

Some climbs and via ferrata feature approaches as challenging as the vertical, which makes the Salewa Mountain Trainer Shoe ideal for these day-long adventures. Challenge-oriented, the Mountain Trainer boasts a sticky Vibram Alpine Approach sole for superb traction, while a tough suede upper keeps you comfortable as you navigate your way to your goal.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Resistant suede upper climbing rubber rand extended lacing and sticky Vibram Alpine Approach sole make it the perfect every day companion on and off the mountain Salewa gives a noblister guarantee

- Bentgate.com refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. Salewa Men's MS MTN Trainer Shoe FEATURES of the Salewa Men's MTN Trainer Shoe The Salwea Men's MTN Trainer Shoe has a resistant suede upper and climbing rubber rand, making it an awesome choice for all your alpine adventures. Sticky Vibram Approach Sole makes this shoe totally the best companion on and off the mountain. This shoe has sole segmentation, which is the greatest for rock scrambling via Ferrata. That's a climbing route in the Alps in case you didn't know. I sure didn't. 3F System EVO is the best for limiting the movement of your feet while adventuring. You'll be kept in place and super secure with this shoe. Climbing lacing on the Salewa MTN Trainer makes it more accurate in the toe area for added support and performance. You can never have enough of that. MMF Multi-Fit Footbed makes sure you'll get the perfect fit with this shoe. Silverized 100% Fresh technology destroys bacteria to keep your kicks smelling sweet, not sour. SPECIFICATIONS of the Salewa Men's MS MTN Trainer Shoe Outsole: Vibram Alpine Approach Insole: Mid stiff: nylon Lining: Mesh lining Upper: 360 degrees full rubber rand, 1.6 - 1.8 Suede Weight: 510 grams 3F System EVO: limits freedom of foot and controls movment of heel Climbing lacing: more accurate lacing in the foot for added support and performance MMF Multi-Fit Footbed: offers the perfect fit Silverized 100% Fresh: prevents smelly odors Moosejaw CANNOT ship this product outside of the United States or Canada. Sorry about everything.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version