Salomon Eskape Aero

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High quality, entry-level hiking shoe. To first start…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $73.99 (On Sale)

Summary

High quality, entry-level hiking shoe.

Pros

  • Looks
  • Comfort
  • Grip

Cons

  • Water resistance

To first start off, this shoe is super comfy. Nice materials and are used for the tongue and upper, while still remaining tough and rugged. SENSIFIT foot wrapping is snug and comfy and their wasn't any movement in the shoe. The shoe is lowcut and that can usually cause problems around my ankles but there were none!


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Lace up is quite easy and tight. All the eyelets on this shoe are metal. Laces were a little short IMO, but the tension was perfect.


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Water resistance is subpar. What do you expect? If you want waterproof, buy the GTX version or coat it in Nikwax.

Contragrip is grippy. Performs just as well as Vibram and I also like the chevron tread pattern. It extends out the the center of the toe to reinforce the toe box. It handles wet surfaces well except for some rocks.

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Ventilation is good. My feet felt pretty cool and they didn't feel very congested despite the tight feel.

Construction quality seems high like always from Salomon. 

Other shoes you might consider: Merrell Moab Ventilator , TNF Hedgehog III, Patagonia Drifter.

EDIT 10/26/13:

Still a great shoe. I've been a lot of hiking in the shoes and they're still performing well. I've also been doing some rock scrambling in these shoes and they've been able to grip onto rocks at steep inclines. 

The shoe is still holding up and has shown no signs of wear. The only visible wear is see is that the lacing hardware is scratched up.

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Salomon's Eskape Aero is very light and amazingly comfortable. The Eskape Aero provides the cushioning, breathability, and protection you need for hiking, exploring, and everyday adventures.

- CampSaver.com

You never know when the urge for adventure will strike, which is why you lace up the Salomon Men's Eskape Aero Hiking Shoe day in and day out. The highly breathable mesh uppers keep feet dry and comfy while the Sensifit lacing system and Endofit internal sleeves provide a seamless, slip-free hold. Geometric lugs on the Contagrip sole stick to city streets, muddy trails, and everything in between.

- Backcountry.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. Salomon Men's Eskape Aero Shoe FEATURES of the Salomon Men's Eskape Aero Shoe Upper: Breathable Open Mesh Protective Synthetic Toe Cap Mud Guard Protective Heel Cap Sensifit Heel Foam Outsole: Non Marking Contagrip Chassis: Advanced Chassis Midsole: Injected EVA Sockliner: Die Cut EVA SPECIFICATIONS of the Salomon Men's Eskape Aero Shoe Weight: 13.2 oz / 375 g Lining Material: Textile

- Moosejaw

The Salomon Eskape Aero hiking shoe does it all, and is lightweight and stable so it won't slow you down. Very light and amazingly comfortable, the Eskape Aero provides the cushioning, breathability, and protection you need for hiking, exploring, and everyday adventures. Take these Salomon hiking shoes out for any adventure - cross-country, cross-training or just across town. Available Color(s): Swamp/Asphalt/Deep Red. Upper material: Textile - Lightweight, breathable abrasion resistant materials allows for breathability and comfort. Breathable open mesh. Height: Low-cut profile for freedom of movement. Protection: Protective heel cap provides rearfoot stability and protection. Mud guard protective material all around the base of the shoe. Protective synthetic toe cap. Fit management: Sensifit system works to cradle the foot providing a precise and secure fit. Lining material: Textile - An abrasion resistant lining that allows for excellent breathability and quick drying. Outsole: Delivering optimal traction on varied surfaces, Salomon's non-marking Contagrip outsoles use the ideal combination of specialized rubbers for each specific use. Chassis: Advanced Chassis Salomon's lightweight advanced chassis, placed between the outsole and midsole, maximizes motion control, energy management and push through protection for an efficient, stable and responsive ride. Midsole: injected EVA. Sockliner: Die cut EVA provides excellent step-in cushioning. Upper construction: Heel foam. Weight: 13.2 oz (Based on size 9)

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Very light and amazingly comfortable, the Eskape Aero provides the cushioning, breathability, and protection you need for hiking, exploring, and everyday adventures.

- RockCreek