Salomon Women's X Ultra 3 MID GTX W Hiking Boots


  • 100% Synthetic
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately Mid top from arch
  • These shoes are specifically designed for a woman’s anatomy; It holds your foot in place even during technical descents, and prevents slippage so you can enjoy more stable and safer descents
  • An asymmetrical chassis designed to accommodate a woman’s anatomy maximizes stability and cushioning, while minimizing fatigue on rugged terrain
  • Two different types of rubber are strategically placed on the sole, resulting in a more intense grip; a special patterned area on the heel grabs terrain more aggressively, giving you more control when you're moving along at a healthy clip
  • Salomon 2 year limited warranty


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Specially designed to accommodate women, the best selling x ultra mid 3 gtx w has evolved into an even more effective hiking shoe. Thanks to descent control technology, this shoe efficiently tackles technical hikes and really shines during tough descents. Wear this pair and head downhill with a spring in your step, even in wet conditions. 

Product details
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : Yes
  • Product Dimensions : 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 14 Ounces
  • Item model number : L39869100
  • Department : Womens
  • Date First Available : December 5, 2017
  • Manufacturer : Salomon
  • ASIN : B073JY8MWC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,623 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
    • #10396 in Women's Shops
    • #14 in Women's Hiking Boots
    • #13 in Women's Trail Running Shoes

And I’m only slightly exaggerating!

I log about 4-5 miles of walking every day, and I live in Pittsburgh where weather conditions can be dicey in the winter. I purchased these mainly to be my winter walking shoes. The waterproofing appealed to me and I hoped they’d have good traction for snow and ice. My husband and I also had a trip to Acadia National Park planned for early November and I thought the Salomons might come in handy there.

WOW, did they ever! I am a huge klutz with poor balance (if I were a D&D character, my Dexterity would be 2). The hiking trails at Acadia were almost all very steep grades, rocky, boulder-strewn, and wet — exactly the sort of conditions where I’d normally slip, slide, and turn my ankles. Honestly, I wanted to turn around and go back to the cabin but my husband insisted so, up we went. These shoes kept me upright the whole time. They gripped the wet rocks and supported my ankles so well it felt miraculous. I really think if I hadn’t been wearing these shoes, I would have fallen and badly injured myself.

The waterproofing is also legit. Throughout our trip to Maine, we had to walk through mud and rivulets of water — absolutely no water penetration on the X Ultra with the Gore-Tex. Now, I’m not saying they stay waterproof if you had to wade through deep water, but in ordinary wet terrain hiking conditions they were great.

I’ve recently had a chance to test them in an urban snow and slush covered setting, and so far so good. Nice grip on most surfaces and the waterproofing is still holding up (and as a bonus helps to keep the shoes warm.)

Spend the money on these hikers; you won’t regret it. My only two very moonier complaints are that the tongue of the shoes is very thick which makes lacing bit difficult. And I have to double-knot or the laces comes undone. Once double-knotted they stay tied, though.

They do run large. I normally wear a 7.5. Ordered the 7s and they are still quite roomy in normal socks, but in a thick winter sock they fit perfectly.

I just returned from hiking in the Pisgah State Forest outside of Asheville ,NC. I am not a "hiker". I usually run, but we went hiking on this last trip. The longest I spent in these boots was 8 hours and they were super comfortable. I have an almost flat foot with a history of bad plantar fascitis. Everyone thinks that a flat foot needs a strong arch support, but it's not always true. My feet are flat but strong, and easily aggravated by things bunching under the arch. I didn't give these boots any break in time and for my flat foot, the orthotic included, irritated my foot and felt like a big ball on the wrong spot on my foot. So I swapped out the included orthotic and put in one that I use in my running shoes. My first short hike, I got a little scared because I wasn't used to a foot being really supported. As I walked, I realized that the muscles in my feet were working a bit differently but there was no impact under the arch and therefore the underside of my foot never got fascitis. The next hike, my feet were much more ready and that's when I really started enjoying the feel of these boots.
I'd read reviews that said the boots were not waterproof so I was really scared when I started going through puddles of melted frost. I don't know what the deepest puddle was, but my feet remained dry. Honestly I tried to avoid a lot of wet, but I wore them while it rained lightly and my feet were dry.
As for traction, they really do have great grip. There were many parts of the trails where it was a steep incline covered with wet leaves. The boots really gripped on both the ascent and descent. I was worried they'd slip, but I definitely felt a confidence with how firmly my foot felt on the ground.
The boots are very lightweight as well. I am always a size 6 and I ordered a size 6 and there was room for 2 pairs of socks. It was a bit tight to begin with in 2 socks, but the toe length was perfect (I have a normal width foot but square-ish foot shape) and the toes really had a lot of room.
As others have said, the laces are very slippy at first and they came loose twice on my first hike. After that, I took the laces and kind of scuffed them up. Once the laces lost that brand new, shiny coating, they gripped very well and did not loosen on steep inclines. I def recommend scuffing up the laces first. The temp outside was 40 deg down to about 28-32 and my feet were warm in 2 pairs of socks. Because my feet didn't really sweat in that cold temps (cold for me, I'm from Florida), I can't say how they'd do in hot weather although I wouldn't hesitate for the next time I am out in hot temps.
The boot was very attractive on my foot and I received compliments on them from tour guides. They are definitely worth the money.
Back to the flat foot/arch issue. After 3 hikes, I put back in the orthotic that came with the boots. My feet were now used to the boot and the arch no longer felt like a ball was under it. Next time I go hiking, I will leave the orthotic in. So bottom line, if you have flat feet/or get plantar fascitis, you really should take some walks in these boots first so your feet can get used to the feel and not freak out in the middle of a hike. I didn't do that because I 'just wanna go' but if you have any impulse control, take a few break in walks before the real hike.

I love my feet and I will spoil them with comfort and a bit of cuteness. I been using Salomon for 5 years and I absolutely love their products.
This particular shoe fits as expected, I am a size 9 and ordered the 9.5 for extra room. If you are not backpacking or doing extensive hikes I would recommend you use your regular size instead of the additional space. I put lots of mileage so my feet tend to swell after 12 miles or so.
These are water repellent and so far I have gotten lots of compliments on the style and color. I got the purple and it’s very bright. The sole is cushioned and not hard. One of the best features about this shoe is that they don’t feel heavy, they are lightweight considering the design. Definitely recommend this product.

My standard shoe size is UK 6: Running shoes UK 7. I tried the UK 6 first and were just a little small. uK 6-5 with thick socks are perfect.
I am hyper mobile and overpronator. These boots are amazing. Feel light comfortable and great for my feet. I wore them around the house for a day and then work for a day. Tbh they are more comfortable than my trainers.
Not been out on uneven terrain yet nor in the wet.

Lovely, good quality shoes that I really wanted to fit me. I read the reviews before ordering and followed the advice of going a half size up (4.5 in my case). Unfortunately, when they arrived and I tried them on, they were a little too large (I do not plan on hiking in cold weather which requires a thick sock). I was tempted to keep them as I really loved them, but the fact that my big toe was pushing against the soft top instead of the reinforced tip, I knew this would lead to a toe hole after a few long hikes. So I ordered size 4 instead. I am spot on size 37, so normally size 4 fits me well. It seems that Solomon, however, has a slightly different sizing as their size 4 translates to 36.7 (???) and these were too small. I returned both and spent a bit extra money for a pair of Scarpas in size 4 which fit perfectly.

I can't talk about the boots comfort as tried these on, with a regular pair of hiking socks, and they're way too small,
I'm a 5.5-6 so ordered the 6 and too small both in width and length...annoyed as now having to return at my own expense for refund.
Besides the siege, the boots themselves felt quite hard with no give so can't imagine would be very comfy on a long hike.
Really disappointed and learnt invaluable lessons - check the returns policy before buying and...with it so important to get comfort and fit from shoes when put on 10mile hikes, go to a shop and try as many on as possible. Don't go by brand name & customer reviews and then buy online

Excellent boots comfortable right from the start. Great fit.

Updated review. Still brilliant fit and comfortable. But sadly unlike my other Salomon boots the goretex lining doesn’t work. Even in damp grass they leak. My feet end up sodden even on a short walk. Really disappointed as I have been buying Salomon for years.
I am currently awaiting a response from Salomon. It would appear I am not the only one having problems with this style. It may be a rogue batch but will not buy this style again. It has not put me off buying Salomon as I have just ordered my winter boots the 4d GTX. I also have some walking shoes which are great.

These boots arrived quickly as expected. Nice looking boot and appear very well made with chunky soles and rovust lacing. Good arch support. I take a shoe size 5 but ordered a 5.5 to wear with thick socks. Length was perfect -little longer than my toes for downhill walking. But width at widest part of my foot too narrow to wear with anything but thinnest socks so returned.