Salomon Mission GTX
I did a lot of research before I made my purchase…
Use: day hikes
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: £75
I did a lot of research before I made my purchase and the GTX seemed to fit the bill.
The boots are probably the most comfortable boots I've owned and very light with it. I also like the lace locking system.
The reason for only three stars is that the first time I used them in the wet (a walking holiday in Snowdonia) they leaked. Whilst I did a lot of trekking on wet boggy ground, there was very little rain during the week. Though my feet were not exactly wet, they were quite damp, whilst my walking companions were completely dry in a three year old pair of Berghaus!
Go Outdoors, where I purchased the boots, agreed to exchange but didn't have any in my size, so I now own a pair of Berghaus Explorer, not yet tested in the wet!
Here's what other sites are saying:
Lightweight and waterproof, Salomon's Mission GTX hiking boots are ideal for day hikes and overnight trips on moderate to rough terrain. The Contagrip(TM) outsole provides sure-footed traction while Gore-Tex? keeps your feet dry on wet trails.
- EMS refers to the men's version
The Mission GTX Trekking Boot by Salomon is a waterproof boot made for those heavy packing weekends, and long days out on the trail. Made with Gore-Tex membrane that keeps your feet dry and your mind happy, while the split suede leather breaks in right out of the box for extra comfort. Contagrip outsole provides awesome traction on dirt, mud and wet rocks, while the molded EVA midsole keeps you from fatiguing too quickly when out in the backcountry.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version
The Salomon Mission GTX hiking boots are a great choice for day hikes and trail work. These boots will keep your feet comfortable. Long-lasting suede leather and textile uppers offer flexibility, breathability and lightweight comfort. Seam-sealed Gore-Tex(R) liners offer excellent protection from water yet allow moisture vapor to escape, keeping feet from overheating. Padded, gusseted tongues relieve lace pressure and keep trail debris and moisture out. Rubber toe caps protect toes and uppers from bumps and abrasion. Self-locking eyelets help keep laces from slipping as the miles tick by; heel loops assist with entry. Wicking polyester linings absorb and disperse excess moisture for comfort. Memory foam at heels wraps ankles and feet for a secure, customized fit. Removable Ortholite(R) footbeds add shock absorption; antimicrobial treatment deters odors. Molded EVA midsoles absorb shock to supply lasting comfort and support. 2D Advanced Chassis(TM) midsole supports help control twisting on uneven ground and protect feet from sharp stones. Solid traction from Contagrip(R) rubber outsoles keeps you moving across rough surfaces, both wet and dry. Closeout.
- REI refers to the men's version
The upper leather construction makes this lightweight Mission GTX boot durable and perfect for light trekking. Features the latest Salomon technologies including Contagrip and 2D Advanced Chassis which provide a stable and responsive ride.Waterproof split-suede leather upper allow for longer wear and durability.Lightweight, breathable, abrasion-resistant textile materials allow for breathability and comfort.Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Footwear lining keeps your feet dry - from the outside as well as from the inside.Gusseted tongue - material bridge connects tongue to the upper eliminating the chance debris can enter the shoe.OrthoLite sockliner combines foam and an EVA heel cup to provide a cooler, drier, healthier, and better-cushioned environment under the foot. EVA heel cups allow for better heel support and cushioning.2D Advanced Chassis placed between the midsole and outsole, maximizes motion control, energy management, and push through protection for a stable and responsive ride.Molded EVA midsole provide lightweight cushioning and stability.Mud guard protective material all around the base of the shoe, and protective synthetic toe cap.Contagrip outsole delivers optimal traction on varied surfaces.
- Campmor refers to the men's version