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.

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.