Salomon Cosmic 4D GTX
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140
I've had a pair of Quest and Cosmic boots from Salomon in the last 4 years, both boots have what I'm looking for. Roomy toe box, true to size, narrow heel pocket and good flexibility for trail and off trail hiking.
- Out of box comfort
- Would need a desert boot for cactus country
Hands down best midweight hiker, backpacker boots they've owned. I've owned stiffer, heavier, pricier boots but I would take these over all takers from best brands out there.
Again they fit a narrow heel with a roomier toe box, the lacing is great and holds foot in place. Comfort is straight out of the box, no pressure points, handles snow, rain, mud, never leaked. =Good high ankle support with a wide tread base for stability.
Price Paid: $250
Agree with the earlier reviews. These boots break in quickly, wear very comfortably and have good grip.
I find them slightly sweatier than leather boots, but lighter and more comfortable over the course of a day. The soles release dirt quite easily, also.
Price Paid: $175
Great comfort out of the box, but noticeably more comfortable after a few miles. Never a blister or hot spot. Boots were comfortably warm, not overly so, in 40 degree weather. Multiple hikes in rain, water crossing and some very light rock scrambling showed great traction on all surfaces and absolutely no water leaks.
I have nothing negative to say about the boot, although I'm sure the color is going to be an issue for some people.
I believe if you want a lightweight 3 season hiking/backpacking boot this is definitely one to consider.
Materials: synthetic/ Gore-tex
Break-in Period: about 8 hours
Weight: 23 oz
Price Paid: $225
This boot is very comfortable right out of the box and it broke in after about 8 hours of wear.
The traction seems very good.