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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.
And I’m only slightly exaggerating!
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 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.
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.
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,
Excellent boots comfortable right from the start. Great fit.
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.