Salomon Techamphibian 2
These shoes do look cool, they are lightweight, etc.,…
Price Paid: $90
These shoes do look cool, they are lightweight, etc., and when I tried them on for the first time, they were comfortable enough. Not great, but I thought that would improve after some wearing.
What is really no good at all, and that's why these shoes have become unwearable for me and why I rate this a one-star shoe is this: The front laces loosen after a short while, so I have to adjust them every 10 minutes or so of walking. What's even worse is the heel strap which loosens after about 10-20 steps. So while walking, I keep pulling those straps. Driving me crazy.
If you have a look at how those straps are supposed to work, it's clear that they *cannot* remain fixed unless there is a constant force pulling on them. Which is apparently not the case with my feet and my style of walking.
I'm surprised that only a few others reported on this issue. Maybe everybody else has feet that fit better into this shoe. For me, it's — unfortunately — the worst shoe I ever had.
A detail: I bought these in Germany, hence the high price. Also, these were not made in China, as others reported on their shoes, but Vietnam (or other, can't find it anymore, but definitely not China). So it's probably a different, more recent version of this shoe than the one reviewed by others.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Salomon's Tech amphibian II sandals are problem solvers. They first solve the problem of fording a river without the hassle of wearing soggy, heavy footwear after you cross. Instead wear these comfortable amphibious footwear, cross the river, and walk in stride to your destination . The second is no more sweaty socks on the trail. Your feet are now free to breath; can't you just see it... No more blisters on the horizon. This improved Tech Amphib combines shoe support and protection with the lightness of a sandal. Cleverly concealed smooth internal stitching allows friction free, comfy transition, no matter the activity.Amphibian II sandal Features:Material: Breathable Mesh; Bamboo liningSole: Contragrip: It's like 4 wheel drive for your feetLacing: Quicklace: Activated by pulling on laceUses: Multi-Sport: Running, Kayaking,fording RiversWeight: Mens Size 9 - 11 oz.(312g)
- Mountain Hideaway refers to the men's version
Description of Salomon Techamphibian 2 Running ShoesSalomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Driven by passion for skiing and design innovation, Francois Salomon and his son George designed and perfected many of the first modern ski bindings. Today, Salomon products are sold in over 160 countries and the brand is a global icon. Through performance driven design, Salomon delivers innovation and progression to mountain sports converting new ideas into action and expanding the limits of possibility. Salomons heritage, culture, and commitment are tied together by one simple concept the worlds leading mountain people creating the worlds leading mountain product. Race-ready, ultra light trail shoe with aggressive tread and GORE-TEX for winter conditions.FeaturesThe improved Techamphibian 2 combines shoe support and protection with the lightness of a sandal.Optimized fit for women.Synthetic leather and textile mesh upper keeps the shoe breathable while keeping debris out.Cleverly concealed smooth internal stitching allows for a friction-free, comfortable transition, no matter what the activity is.Patented convertible heel is able to convert the shoe to a sandal, and vice-versa.EVA-molded TPE foam cushions and protects your feet.Quicklace technology gives you easy-on, easy-off while offering a secure, customized fit.Lace pocket keeps the lacing and closure out of the way so it doesnt snag.Internal Sensifit technology wraps your foot with a precise and secure fit.Adjustable heel strap allows for a precise fit in the back of the shoe.Die cut EVA footbed with AgION antimicrobial treatment.Supportive PU midsole.Non-marking Contagrip outsole has sipping for efficient water evacuation, spikes for better arch stability, a tire tread-inspired design, and provides increased ground contact for grip on all surfaces.
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
The Tech Amphibian 2 MAT Men's Shoe is a soft, breathable and comfortable versatile shoe. The Tech Amphibian 2 from Salomon is a great travel shoe as well as a quick drying amphibious sandal.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Salomon Men's Techamphibian 2 Mat Shoe DECENT FEATURES of the Salomon Men's Ta 2 Mat Shoe Breakaway lace system Articulated collar Patented convertible heel Lace pocket EVA molded foam Adjustable heel strap Quicklace Internal sensifit Heel Strap Quick drying breathable mesh Anti-debris mesh Breathable open mesh The SPECS Weight: 340g/12 oz (SIZE 9 US) Midsole: Molded EVA Midsole: Drainage ports Outsole: Non-marking Water Contagrip Outsole: Non-marking Contagrip Sockliner: Die cut EVA Sockliner: Agion antimicrobial treatment
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version