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.
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.
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
Where to Buy
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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