From the ground up, this is a high-performance boot. Nimble enough for running, and stable enough for harsh terrain, it eats up the miles. The Contagrip sole provides excellent traction across a range of surfaces on the trail and off. The 4D Advanced Chassis gives foot support and great torsional stability. The uppers combine several materials that are flexible and supportive at the same time. The lacing system was one of our favorites, and the comfortable ankle collar gave us peace of mind when bombing down steep grades. This boot begs to be pushed to the limit, and it delivers time and time again.
The Salomon did not go unchallenged in our review, facing fierce competition from the previous Editors' Choice winner, the Vasque St. Elias GTX, as well as the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid. Both are excellent midweight hikers, with the Renegade weighing a few ounces less, and that St. Elias over-stepping the Salomon in durability. For more midweight hikers, and several lighweight models, be sure to check our complete review of Men's Hiking Boots.
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