Salomon Excentrek

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Superb shoe with many capabilities. Hard wearing X-hiking…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: Unknown
Use: X-hiking shoe
Price Paid: around £50

Superb shoe with many capabilities. Hard wearing X-hiking shoe with long life if kept out of water

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Leather and mesh upper. Padded tongue. Quick-drying…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Materials: Leather upper w/ventilationg mesh
Use: Light day hiker
Break-in Period: zero
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Price Paid: $99 Cdn.

Leather and mesh upper.
Padded tongue.
Quick-drying lining.
Molded foam footbed.
Super Texon® insole for stability.
Full foot shock absorbing PU midsole.
Contagrip® CX outsole for traction.
Wt. 2lbs. 12oz.

I bought this shoe hoping it would make for good approach footwear with moderate rock climbing ability. After looking at the Exit Low, I decided the Exentric had better overall support (probably due to the leather upper). The Exit felt too much like a runner.

I've had a heck of a time finding a decent lightweight approach shoe due to my narrow heel. But the Exentrics fit very well. Unfortunately, the roomy toe-box makes for sloppy climbing (particulary edging). Also, the outsole lends itself more to dirt and mud than rock. This aside, I managed to do a grade II 5.4 rock climb in them.

For those with narrow heels who expect to spend most of their time on dirt with a light to moderate (20-25 lbs) load, this may be a good shoe. Note that it is not waterproof (and cannot be made so).

For those expecting any kind of rock performance, look elsewhere.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS. Salomon's Exentrek hiking shoes combine comfort, durability and a cool look-ideal for trail hiking, walking the dog or hanging out. Mesh panels allow easy passage of healthful, ventilating air Terrain-holding Contagrip(R) traction outsole Toe and heel bumpers Thickly padded collar and tongue Contoured, anatomic midsole Removable cushioned insole Ultrasuede and synthetic uppers 1 lb. 6 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China. Runs large, order size smaller.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the women's version

The Excentrek Shoe from Salomon is a great light hiking shoe with a Contragrip outsole. Ideal for hiking, treking or a climbing approach shoe. The Excentrek is comfortable, durable and has a stylish appeal. Made to allow your foot to breathe while you are walking and provides you with stability and friction when you are on rocks or uneven terrain.

- RockCreek refers to the women's version

Salomon Excentrek

Discontinued

The Excentrek has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$34.95 - $59.95

The Salomon Excentrek is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 4, 2007 at Sierra Trading Post.

If you're looking for a new approach shoe, check out the best reviewed current models.