User Review: Salomon Men's 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX
Materials: Cloth, Gore-tex, Synthetics, Rubber
Break-in Period: ?
Price Paid: $150
This is the first pair of civilian boots that I've owned, in a while. Trying them on, at the store, I was instantly surprised at how well they fit. While I don't look forward to if I will experience similar wear, with these shoes, such as another reviewer has related, but for now they seem quite solid. These are some of the lightest, most stable items of footwear that I've had.
Besides the comfort inside the shoe, I especially like the way that they made the outer toe reinforcement, in a layer of rubber conforming to the shape of the toe as it does. It's a sleek outer surface, on these shoes, nothing sticking out to collect mud. The plastic eyelets, near the upper, seem to have been a pretty good idea, as well.
I bought a pair of these at a Missouri-local outdoors gear store, Dynamic Earth. Truth be told, the outer appearance of the shoes was one of the items on the top of the list of deciding factors, for the purchase. I wanted a pair of black hiking boots - I suppose that that would be, largely, a matter of personal preference. Fortunately enough, they had these in stock. I don't foresee that I'd be disappointed with this item of footwear, at any time in the future.