Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX Hiking Boot

Score

  • Comfort – 8/10
  • Stability – 7/10
  • Traction – 7/10
  • Durability – 7/10

The Mid 2 GTX is one of those rare hiking shoes that offers the extra comfort you would normally experience in a trail running shoe.

It also does a reasonable job of keeping your feet stable and protecting your toes from stones as well. On the rear, performance is average in snowy or wet terrain.

Overall, this is the type of shoe we recommend for experienced hikers who can navigate unfamiliar terrain.

WHAT WE LIKED

  • With a cushioned collar and flexible upper, it gives you a snug fit. (The Sensift technology adapt to your feet, giving it all the supports it needs)
  • It keeps your stable ankles stable in uneven rocky terrain but struggles when you are going off-trail
  • It provides reasonable traction on rocks and granites
  • The Gore-Tex lining sheds water fairly quickly and performs well even in snowy conditions

WHAT WE DISLIKED

  • Doesn’t grip muddier or wetter trails that well. (When compared to rockier, uneven terrain)
  • Due to a thinner outsole, you experience the impact of rocks on your feet

Bottom Line

Go on a 10 day hike? Are you looking for a lightweight option that doesn’t compromise on support? The X Ultra Mid 2 GTX from Salomon is the best buy.