User Review: Salomon Men's Mega Trek 6 Light GTX
Materials: Leather, curdura, rubber, Gore-Tex liner
Use: dayhikes, light backpacking
Break-in Period: still working on it, but not out of the box comfort
Weight: very light for ankle support provided
Price Paid: $45
I found these boots in an insurance salvage store at an incredible $100 savings off of the retail price of $145. So, I thought, what the heck, I'll give 'em a try. They fit very snug, which is a good thing on the trail, but they have been tough to break in.
The first day I wore them around work, and I work mostly indoors, they hurt my feet. I may have had them laced a bit tight, but I just laced them as I would if I was going on a hike. I would definitely say they do not offer "out of the box comfort" as I have seen them described elsewhere.
If you are looking for a boot with some serious ankle support these might be a good choice. They definitely feel like a product from Salomon- a stiff ski boot. I have yet to use them on a trail, but I'm sure that I won't have to worry about rolling an ankle if I do.
I definitely prefer my old school Vasque Skywalks and Sundowners to these boots, but I can't complain much for the price I paid. They definitely seem well made and tough as nails. They may run a bit smaller than other brands, they seem just a bit tight compared to my Vasque boots of the same size.