Salewa Wildfire GTX
This shoe is everything you want it to be, plus a…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160
This shoe is everything you want it to be, plus a little more. The fit is great and it's very comfortable. Like hiking on clouds. The shoe is also very multifunctional as it can be used for major backpacking trips to day trips to just wearing it around with a pair of jeans.
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I love this shoe. I have had it now for about a month and it's everything I hoped it would be when I ordered them. From the minute I put them on they felt like they were made for my foot. I have taken them out on several hiking trips now and they never cease to amaze me. I have gone from the Merrell Moabs, which I thought were going to be the most comfortable hiking shoe I ever owned, until I got my pair of Wildfires.
They required no break-in time, which is a guarantee from Salewa. If you receive a blister they will refund you. The technology they put into the lacing system and overall shape of the shoe is on point. I have the GTX so they have the Goretex lining. Still breathable and my feet do not overheat.
I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a nice sturdy shoe with a sharp look.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The new Wildfire GTX from Salewa offers customizable fitting with the new MFF+ foot bed. It's comfortably made with ballistic mesh, while the EXA shell keeps it light and durable. GORE-TEX lining keeps this shoe waterproof and breathable. It's ready for the most technical approach trails.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The glove-like fit and sublime support of the Salewa Wildfire GTX approach shoe, is bolstered by a Gore-Tex liner that keeps your feet dry from creek water and slush piles. The 3F heel retention system, Power Grid forefoot webbing, and Hexagonal Support Rand are all welded to the ballistic mesh upper to give a cradled and precise fit. The technology packed into this approach shoe will keep you dry and upright in challenging terrain. The 3F Systen EVO wrap surrounds your instep and heel to offer heel retention that provides blister-free fit, and excellent ankle support Climbing shoe lacing for more accurate lacing in the toe area for support and performance MFF+ is a multi-fit foot bed technology that allows for even adustability GORE-TEX(R) liner for waterproof protection, breathability and durability Silver treatment reduces bacteria, thus the dreaded shoe stink Vibram(R) Tech Approach EVO outsole for traction and edging on rock
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
The waterproof Salewa Wildfire GTX Hiking Shoes fit very close to your feet for excellent sensitivity when you're scrambling on rocks and logging miles on the way to your favorite climb. The compact toe area and the built-in arch support will make your approach more sensitive and dynamic. Shoes feature GORE-TEX(R) linings for waterproofness and breathability when you're on the trails. Technical lacing system allows for a precise forefoot customization for better edging and maximum precision. Toe flexibility increases balance and control for technical moves and increases grip on the rock. Spherical heels have an all-around free-form shape for maximum heel hold and the prevention of blisters. Anatomic last conforms to your feet, supports the arches and helps to create a blister-free fit. The innovative multilayer MFF+ insoles allow for customization in the fit of the shoes to accomodate greater range of foot shapes and sizes. Ballistic mesh uppers are reinforced with the EXA shell technology for lightness and durability. Vibram(R) Tech Approach EVO soles provide unbeatable climbing and edging performance on the most technical approach trails.
- REI refers to the men's version
The Salewa Men's Wildfire GTX Hiking Shoe boasts a close, blister-free fit, flexibility, and support all in a sleek, less-is-more design. From a rocky, techy approach to the wall to boulder-hopping and navigating scree fields, this new generation of approach shoe can do it alland, thanks to its Gore-Tex waterproof breathable protection, can do it in any weather. The Wildfire's Exa Shell system features the 3F heel retention, Power Grid forefoot support, and Hexagonal Support Rand that are welded directly onto the ballistic mesh to give you a close, sensitive fit that provides feedback. Combine this with a durable but tenacious sticky rubber Vibram outsole and a flexible forefoot, and you're ready to tackle the roughest trail or the trickiest approach.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version