User Review: Salomon Men's Quest 4D GTX
Source: Recommended by store
Great right out of the box.
Let's start out by saying I have hiked in Salomon boots for 10 years plus because they are one of the few companies that have a wide toe box. They are comfortable boots and have been extremely consistent in design over the years.
This year was the first time I have noticed a major design change in the boots and was very concerned I would have to go on a search for a new boot. This boot still incorporates many of the solid proven design features that have made these boots a great hiking boot with as hard as I found it to believe improve on a great boot for hiking.
This model is extremely comfortable right out of the box, little break-in time, and has been great on short 5 to 6 mile hikes without any issues at all. Have used in training sessions for search and rescue in some less then favorable conditions for people to be walking in. The real test will be on a the new section of the IAT in Newfoundland where some of the trail is still just on the map not yet finished.
Some of the things that make this boot real nice is the lace lock which adds to the comfortable fit. The toe guard is already paying off as in the past I have had to retire boots because the toe has been destroyed. These little things make the investment a little better and make this a good all round hiker.
Update on this boot: So after a week in the back country of Newfoundland the boot far exceeded my expectations for comfort, support and durability. The claim of being waterproof held up as some of the terrain was wet and marshy, kept my feet dry. The breathabilty of the boot kept my feet comfortable, the ankle support was great! This is an overall great boot well worth the money spent.