Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX - Men's
Great long distance hiking shoes. Perfect for any…
Great long distance hiking shoes. Perfect for any thru-hiker on most any trail.
- Wide comfortable stance
- Water resistant
- Cushioned feel
- Company backs defects well
- I personally can't remember getting any blisters in these shoes even during a 14-mile break-in hike
- Spoke with a few hikers that had small leaks at stitching
I was introduced to these shoes through Andrew Skurka. He mentioned he had used these and with his recommendation I tried them out. First, on the roller coaster in Northern Virginia on the Appalachian Trail where I experienced the best two days hiking in a pair of shoes for which I can recall.
Then I hiked 80 miles in the High Sierras up to Mount Whitney. The weather was hot and clear and the negatives people said about these shoes didn't really pan out. I think any shoes in the Sierras could get hot mid summer.
I also took these on the Vermont Long Trail and they performed admirably.
5 stars for a great shoe.