Salomon Techamphibian 3

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This is a fast drying water shoe great for hiking…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60

Summary

This is a fast drying water shoe great for hiking or cycling.

Pros

  • Easy to get on
  • Decent traction
  • Dries fast

Cons

  • 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 

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for sharing this helpful review, Allison.


2 months ago
G00SE MODERATOR

Nice review, Allison! Thanks for sharing.


2 months ago
Ashleigh MODERATOR

Thanks for the great review, Allison. Welcome to Trailspace! These shoes look really useful. I am envious of your Zion Narrows trek!


2 months ago
Daniel Oates

Looks like techamphibian is a great name for them, great trail runner water shoe!


2 months ago

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Retailers' Descriptions

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For adventures in wet and dry terrain, the latest evolution of the Salomon Techamphibian 3 Water Shoes features a softer liner and more performance-oriented details throughout for a secure, comfy fit.

- REI

Make sure you're fully outfitted for your next river adventure and step into the Salomon Women's Techamphibian 3 Shoe. The newest and most refined version of a proven design, this water-ready shoe eagerly jumps to rapid navigation days and side hikes from camp.

- Backcountry.com

Free Shipping. Salomon Women's Tech Amphibian 3 Sandal FEATURES of the Salomon Women's Tech Amphibian 3 Sandal Upper: Women's Specific Design 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 Optimized Fit For Women Heel Strap Internal Sensifit Outsole: Non-Marking Water Contagrip Sockliner: Die Cut EVA Midsole: Molded EVA Drainage Ports SPECIFICATIONS of the Salomon Women's Tech Amphibian 3 Sandal Weight: 9.2 oz / 260 g Midsole Height: 8mm / 18mm Lining Material: Textile Neoprene Lycra

- Moosejaw

Salomon Womens Techamphibian 3 Shoe - Closeout - 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

Saloman Tech Amphibian 3 Water Shoes for WomenThe Salomon Tech Amphibian 3 Water Shoes for Women are a great choice for your outdoors adventures, whether land or water. These water shoes are designed with a molded EVA midsole and die cut EVA to provide lightweight cushioning. The quick-drying, breathable mesh upper keeps your feet fresh and safe from debris. With the perforated EVA molded foam, you can have a faster water drainage, so your shoes dry faster. Thanks to the heel strap and quicklace technology with lace pocket, you can adjust the shoes for a better fit. The non marking Contagrip delivers optimal traction on many different surfaces. The internal sensifit wraps the foot for a snug, and secure fit. These shoes are available in different sizes, choose the one that fits you best. The Salomon Tech Amphibian 3 Water Shoes for Women, are specifically designed for optimized running performance.

- SunnySports