Salomon Techamphibian 3
This is a fast drying water shoe great for hiking…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60
This is a fast drying water shoe great for hiking or cycling.
- Easy to get on
- Decent traction
- Dries fast
- Heel loosens
I originally got these for hiking the Zion Narrows trail a couple of years ago. They worked great for that purpose. They had decent traction on slick rock, dried relatively quickly and they nicely protected my toes while still being well ventilated for hot weather.
For the same reason I have worn them canoeing and on cycling tours. After being caught in a total downpour on my bike, the next morning I woke up at my campsite and the shoes were dry. The soles on the shoes are stiffer than other water shoes which gives decent support when pedaling a bike. I have also worn these running on the beach, but I feel the sole is a bit too stiff for that purpose.
I have wide feet and need a big toe box and these shoes fit me well and the length is true to size. The lacing system and strap in heel make them pretty adjustable. However, the strap in heel is also a nuisance and is the only real complaint I have about them. The straps supporting the heel cup easily loosens over time and continually needs to be retightened.
These shoes don't have as much cushioning as regular shoes and are not shoes I enjoy standing around in for lengths of time, but they are more supportive and protective than wearing sandals in wet conditions. The treads have also held up well over time.
Like other Salomon shoes, these have a quick kevlar lacing system. They are nice, but if the lace breaks you need to buy a special kit for replacement parts, which generally needs to be special ordered. I recommend ordering the lacing kit ahead and throwing it in your pack "in case." That said, I had used my laces for a couple years before one broke.
I would recommend these for anyone planning to do canyoneering, bicycling, or canoeing
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Salomon's Techamphibian 3 Shoe is the latest evolution of the classic amphibian shoe, with a softer liner, better tongue construction and more performance oriented details throughout.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
From land to sea, the Salomon Techamphibian 3 water shoes keep your feet supported and cushioned with an agile, water-shedding design.
- REI refers to the men's version
The next generation of a proven design that has conquered canyon rivers for years, the Salomon Techamphibian 3 Shoe brings intuition and durability to your multi-environment adventures.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Salomon Men's Techamphibian 3 Shoe FEATURES of the Salomon Men's Tech Amphibian 3 Shoe Breathable Open Mesh Anti-Debris Mesh Quick Drying Breathable Mesh Articulated Collar Patented Convertible Heel EVA Molded Foam Breakaway Lace System Lace Pocket Adjustable Heel Strap Quicklace Heel Strap Internal Sensifit Outsole: Non-Marking Water Contagrip Sockliner: Die Cut EVA Midsole: Molded EVA Drainage Ports SPECIFICATIONS of the Salomon Men's Techamphibian 3 Shoe Weight: 10.8 oz / 305 g Midsole Height: 8mm / 18mm Lining Material: Textile Neoprene Lycra
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Salomon Mens Techamphibian 3 Shoe - The latest evolution of the classic amphibian shoe, with a softer liner, better tongue construction and more performance oriented details throughout. upper material Quick drying breathable mesh Anti-debris mesh Breathable open mesh tongue/collar Lace pocket EVA molded foam protection Breakaway lace system Fit management Quicklace(TM) Adjustable heel strap Heel Strap Internal sensifit Patented convertible heel lining material Textile Neoprene Lycra outsole Non-marking Water Contagrip(R) midsole Drainage ports Molded EVA sockliner Die cut EVA
- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version