Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX Multifunctional




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Fit – Most users felt that the shoes fit perfectly after a little break in period and come in handy while hiking in uneven terrains. A few users felt the toe box was narrow and the heel box was too wide for them. Some also felt size issues with the shoe.   

Comfort – Almost all the users were impressed with the great comfort at the sole area of the shoe and felt that it provided all-day comfort. The toe box is narrow and stiff, caused soreness to feet, felt a few users.

Traction – The shoes with ContaGrip technology had great grip on both wet and loose rocks and muddy trails, so the users experienced. A few users, however, found that the shoe has a poor grip on inclined and steep surfaces and tend to slip in wet terrains or light muddy surfaces.

Protection – Most users were satisfied with the flexibility of the shoes for the proper support. The ankle and side supports are also liked by the users who stated that the shoe has great protection from water-related injuries.  Two users felt lack of protection in the arches and the front section stating that the shoe did not provide enough support while walking on the sharp surface.

Support – The ankle, tarsal and arch support of the shoe make it suitable for hiking as well as all-day use, so the users said. A few people felt that the arch support was not adequate for a long hike.

Quality – While most users were satisfied with the sturdy construction of the shoes stating that they served in all weather and work conditions. Some users found a defect in the stitching and said that the shoe construction was not up to the mark.

Waterproof – Just as advertised, the shoes served excellently even in extreme rain and muddy trails, which impressed the users. Two users, however, felt that the shoes were not waterproof.

Breathability – The feet remain dry for long hours without any hot spots or blisters, so the impressed users said. The users also liked that the ventilation kept their feet dry even in sweaty conditions, thereby making the shoe perfect for summer and springtime use.  

Weight – The users felt that the light weight of the shoe makes it perfect for hiking long miles and even for multi-day hikes without any fatigue or tension.

Insulation – During winter, the boots remained dry and warm keeping the feet toasty for long, which satisfied the users.

Durability – For hiking long miles in rough terrains and also for daily rough-use, the boots are sturdy enough according to the users. A few users felt that the shoe was not sturdy enough and experienced tears in the insole and the sides after aggressive use.

Looks – The strategic design and the stylish look impressed the users thoroughly. However, a few users felt that the shoe was a bit narrow.

Price – Almost all the users felt that the shoe was worth the money with all its excellent features. One of the users has felt that the shoe was not worthy enough. A few users have found price discrepancy in online and local stores.



Be it hiking in diverse terrains or using for daily work, the boots with sturdy build-up come with great ankle and arch protection. The ContaGrip soles will provide you excellent traction in sand, mud, water, rock and smooth surface so that you can hike in every terrain possible. Moreover, the breathability and insulation of the shoe ensure warmth in winter and air circulation in summer – so, using the shoe in all weather is also viable. While a few users found fitting, comfort, and protection issue, they also agreed on the durability and lightweight of the shoe.

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The Salomon Men's X Ultra Mid 2 GTX is packed with all the necessary features to conquer all kind of terrains in your rugged trails. Gore-Tex's waterproof technology and breathable protection guarantee a comfortable hiking experience, keeping up with you throughout the day. Not only this, it also comes mated with a waterproof leather upper with a polyester mesh that holds your foot stable with a precise, and perfect fit as you chew up the rugged terrains. While a ContraGrip sole and a protective rubber toe cap keep a check on your reliable footing on every object, be it the rocky terrains in some remote mountain or uneven tracks below a treeline. The EVA midsole cushions each step, giving you a plush, comfortable feel, boosting your confidence, feeding your craving to conquer more.

Salomon has packed these shoes with features to chew away miles of the rugged terrain, Contragrip rubber sole gives unmatched traction and stability while GORE-TEX Performance liner ensures the breathability and waterproofing of the shoes. Not just this, the fit is always true to the size and the TPU Advanced Chassis with EVA Midsole provides a secure and snug fit around the foot which is comfortable out of the box. The protective rubber toe cap gives added protection and comfort. The idiomatic heel strap offers ankle support and added stability. The individualized gusseted tongue keeps out the debris.

All in all, these boots are bound to keep your feet comfortable from sunup to sundown in all weather conditions.


It comes with waterproof leather that features breathable polyester mesh panels, which keeps your feet comfortable and odorless, making your hike most comfortable. In addition to that, the leather uppers last long, great for a long hike. 


The EVA midsole technology cushions each step and also provide great support.


Contragrip® rubber outsoles on this shoe provide perfect grip on uneven tracks. The low profile lugs and under arch shanks provide great traction and support on rocky terrains, with great comfort,  gripping the trail surfaces.

Ankle Collar

The height of the shoe is over the ankle and the mid-height cut collar provides additional coverage and protection.


The gusseted tongues keep debris out.

Lacing System

This shoe features single-pull lace with lacing closure. There are links on both the side of the boot, ending in metal D-ring for the laces.

Toe Cap and Heel Counter

The protective rubber toe caps provide extra protection in mountain trail environments. Slingshot heel straps and padded heels cup covers the feet for better security and comfort.


The footbeds are Ortholite shaped EVA. In addition to that, the thermoplastic urethane inserts provide support and stability, which is perfect for walking over roots and rocks.


The polyester linings wick moisture away from feet. 


The GORE-TEX® waterproof liners let the feet breathe while protecting them from water, mud, and slush, keeping them dry and comfortable.

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