Salomon Comet 3D GTX
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200-ish
Possible defect attempted to cut my big toe off.
- Pros don't exist if a boot tries to hobble you
- Severe material creasing in the toe box
Fit great out of the box. Logged about 100 miles of smooth hiking before the material around the toe box (both boots) started cutting into the space between my big and second toe on both feet. This all happened in under a mile of hiking on the second day of a two-day backpack. It was so bad on my left foot that it was bleeding.
Could it be that I purchased a pair of defective boots? It's possible. Will I swap these out for another pair? No, I got lucky that I was able to finish my 17 miles.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Taking on a steep and exciting trail? Then slip on the Comet 3D GTX from Salomon Designed with superb cushioning and non-bulky performance in mind, the Comet is your go-to boot whenever you want to go on a multi-day hike 3D chassis offers excellent comfort and stability on steep trails while Contragrip outsole consists of rubber materials that provide a strong grip on slippery surfaces The boots also feature molded EVA midsole for enhanced comfort while maintaining proper foot position for injury-free hikes Breathable and quick-dry lining saves you from getting sweaty and soggy feet With Salomon Comet 3D GTX, hiking on rough trails just got easier
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
These nimble Salomon Comet 3D GTX hiking boots offer excellent stability, cushioning and waterproof protection that's well suited to day hikes and lightweight overnight trips. Sturdy and long-lasting nubuck leather and nylon mesh uppers offer flexibility, breathability and lightweight comfort; leather is waterproofed to resist stains and elements. Gore-Tex(R) waterproof liners let feet breathe while protecting them from the elements, keeping them dry and comfortable. External thermoplastic urethane heel slings and mid-height cut help keep feet stable; cushy foam around heels enhances comfort. Rubber toe caps help protect boots and feet from bumps and abrasion; gusseted tongues keep debris out of boots. Washable OrthoLite(R) foam insoles enhance comfort. EVA midsoles offer lightweight cushion for all-day comfort. Thermoplastic urethane inserts supply additional stability and support underfoot. Nonmarking Contagrip(R) rubber outsoles on the Salomon Comet 3D GTX hiking boots feature an aggressive tread for all-around trail traction. Fit tip: runs true to size.
- REI refers to the men's version
When you lace up the Salomon Comet 3D GTX Backpacking Boot, it's like shifting into four-wheel drive. The Comet's Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane prevents heat and moisture build-up while blocking external moisture (so your foot doesn't get drenched when it's raining and you're pushing your internal mph dial into the red zone).
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Salomon Men's Comet 3D GTX Boot FEATURES of the Salomon Men's Comet 3D GTX Boot Upper: Protective Rubber Toe Cap Heel Strap Heel Foam Gusseted Tongue Outsole: Non Marking Contagrip Chassis: 3D Advanced Chassis Midsole: Molded EVA Sockliner: Ortholite SPECIFICATIONS of the Salomon Men's Comet 3D GTX Boot Weight: 20.1 oz / 570 g Membrane: Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Footwear Lining Material: Textile Lining Construction: Waterproof Bootie Construction
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version