Top end, waterproof trekking boot with excellent foot hold, ideal for use over rugged terrain
Contagrip 2 outsole with aggressive lugs
Advanced chassis system
Rubber toe cap
Wing sole construction
Part Nubuck leather upper
Salomon's lightweight advanced chassis, placed between the outsole and midsole, maximizes motion control, energy return and shock absorption for an efficient, stable and responsive ride.
Mountain Contragrip Outsole
Designed and built specifically for Mountain, Trekking and X-Mountain product ranges this durable, high wear, abrasion resistant rubber provides excellent grip and durability on all types of mountainous terrain. These outsoles are designed for their specific product with the ideal toe off and braking zones, deep self cleaning lugs, and a defined outsole edge providing confidence and stability on technical terrain. In simple terms, they put the right rubber in the right place to give you maximum traction and durability.
Polyurethane midsole offers supportive, durable and long lasting cushioning
I bought a pair of these in 2003/4 to replace my Scarpa Alps, and these are my first predominantly leather free boots. I was looking for a good 3 season all rounder, and these certainly lived up to the challenge. A very good fit helped by the sensifit lacing system, although you need to get it right, which can take a few goes, otherwise they will pinch. They have certainly kept my feet dry, even when pushed to the limit in gully bashing. They initially gave me some trouble with bruising my shins, but after a few outings this soon stopped. The only downside is that they now stink. Yes they have been through a few bogs etc and gullies with stagnant water, but I've always washed and cleaned them well afterwards, yet they are still rather fragrant.