In the world of hiking there’s hiking shoes and hiking boots, and then there’s the Salewa Women’s Mountain Trainer GTX Hiking Shoe. Taking elements from Salewa’s more alpine-inclined boots, this burly hiking shoe maintains many of the same features you’d expect to find on a mountaineering boot but in a more nimble package for fast, summer ascents.
The upper is composed of durable suede with wear-resistant Cordura reinforcements throughout. A full-wrap rubber rand protects against abrasion from rocks and logs, while a mid-stiff nylon midsole give the shoe a stiff and supportive feel when working your way up technical climbs and exposed sections of trail. The climbing-style laces ensure a comfortable fit. A Gore-Tex membrane give the shoe the waterproof, breathable performance any serious mountain shoe requires, so it won’t be the end of the world when you take a slip during creek crossings or inadvertently step square in a puddle along the trail.
Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane
Suede leather upper
360-degree full rubber rand
3F ankle support system
Climbing-style lace closure
Cleansport NXT permanent odor control
MFF+ multi-fit footbed
Mid-stiff nylon midsole
Vibram Alpine Approach sole