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Salomon Quest 4D GTX Hiking Boots - Men\'s


    Salomon Quest 4D GTX Hiking Boots - Men's

    Bringing trail-running shoe technology to a full-on backpacking boot makes the waterproof, breathable Salomon Quest 4D GTX hiking boots nimble, supportive and lightweight. See details

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    Bringing trail-running shoe technology to a full-on backpacking boot makes the waterproof, breathable Salomon Quest 4D GTX hiking boots nimble, supportive and lightweight.

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    Bringing trail-running shoe technology to a full-on backpacking boot makes the waterproof, breathable Salomon Quest 4D GTX hiking boots nimble, supportive and lightweight.

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    Bringing trail-running shoe technology to a full-on backpacking boot makes the waterproof, breathable Salomon Quest 4D GTX hiking boots nimble, supportive and lightweight.

    • Long-lasting split suede leather and nylon mesh uppers offer flexibility, breathability and lightweight comfort
    • Seam-sealed Gore-Tex® membranes offer excellent protection from water yet allow moisture vapor to escape, keeping feet from overheating
    • Rubber toe caps and heel slings protect toes and uppers from bumps and abrasion
    • Padded, gusseted tongues relieve lace pressure while keeping trail debris and moisture out
    • Wicking polyester linings absorb and disperse excess moisture for comfort
    • Removable Ortholite® footbeds add shock absorption while antimicrobial treatment deters odors
    • Dual-density EVA midsoles absorb shock to supply lasting comfort and support
    • 4D Advanced Chassis™ thermoplastic urethane midsole supports help control flex, reduce ankle strain, enhance stability and protect feet from rough terrain
    • Contagrip® rubber outsoles keep you moving across rough surfaces, both wet and dry
    • Fit tip: runs true to size

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    Salomon Quest 4D GTX Hiking Boots - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Suede leather/nylon
    Waterproof breathable membrane/polyester
    Dual-density EVA
    Thermoplastic urethane plate
    Rubber blend
    2 lbs. 13 oz.
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    Salomon Quest 4D GTX Hiking Boots - Men's

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    Salomon Quest 4D GTX Hiking Boots - Men's is rated 4.5849 out of 5 by 106.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Boot I've Ever Worn This pair took me from GA through a Duncannon, PA as part of a full AT thru. Over all I put ~1100 miles on them before they blew out completely. They were probably only 900 when they started to truly deteriorate. They did start showing their age around 700 miles. To be fair, I didn't really hit rough terrain until they were 800 miles old (pretty much everything through MD is flat and soft). They lost their water-proofing around 600 miles. Right around this time one of the laces started to burn into the gore-tex portion of the tongue. I dearly loved these boots. They were far and away the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. These boots are perfect for day use, light winter use, and short and mid-range backpacking treks. They also do excellently for long-distance backpacking, but they are certainly not your full-weight trekking boot, nor should they be misconstrued as trail runners. They are a good alternative for those looking for a light weight shoe but ankle support. I would recommend these for long distance for those new to long distance or those looking for one step up in durability/comfort/protection from trail runners. I have marked these as "No Break-in" but all boots have some break in. These are just much shorter than the average boot. Also, "No Break-in" does not mean that you won't blister! Blistering is nigh unavoidable on a shoe or activity change. The only way to "prevent" blistering is to blister early and have the time to go easier on blistered feet. After these boots I transitioned to trail runners because I wanted to drop ounces and my ankles were strong enough, yet I would have happily purchased another pair or two to finish the trail. I purchased Salomon trail runners, which were also excellent. I have three pairs stock piled in case they stop producing the boot.
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boot in Combat So I wore these every single mission I had during my deployment and these boots held up fantastically. From two feet of snow to walking 5 km through uneven and harsh terrain, the boots never lost their comfort or durability. I relied on them to keep my feet warm and they never disapointed. I wore Smart-wool socks and sometimes Smart-wool liners too, and my feet stayed warm every time, even below 0*F, and there were plenty of nights well below zero where the boots stayed true to form. I will never deploy without these boots again, and plan on taking them back with me on my next go-around shortly.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the shoe, and LOVE the service A couple of years ago I was going to be doing some early season backpacking in the Sierras, so was looking for a sturdy, lightweight boot that would hold up well in snowy conditions. A friend of mine had a pair of Quest 4D GTX and recommended them highly. I decided to check them out, and was immediately pleased with them. My feet stayed almost totally dry despite walking cross country in the snow for hours, and required virtually no breaking in. I've used them on a number of long trips since then, carrying heavy loads, in both wet and dry conditions, and have been impressed with the way they've held up. I have also been impressed with how they both keep my feet cool when its hot, and keep my feet dry when its wet...Its hard to finda a shoe that does both well. So, I've loved the shoe, but the most impressive thing about them to me has been the customer service I've received following a minor defect in the shoe just inside the two year warranty period... On a recent trip (again, almost 2 years from the date of purchase) one of the plastic loops for the shoe laces through the mid part of the foot broke off during use. While the break somewhat affected the performance of the shoe, it was by no means serious enough to cause problems on the trip. Upon my return I emailed Salomon to see if there was an easy way to fix the problem. As the problem was not something that could be fixed, they sent me a BRAND NEW PAIR, no questions asked. Salomon has created in me a life long customer... I love this boot, and have come to love the company that makes it. Buy it...if you don't love it, I bet they'll do their best to make it right.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great boot---other than the durability I've finally given up on my long-time love affair with Salomon's hiking boots. While I absolutely love the fit, comfort, and support of Salomon's boots, the durability just isn't there. I purchased this particular pair in March 2013 and by the end of the year noticed multiple areas of both boots starting to separate (specifically the layers of the soles and the rubber cup at the front). Also, while the boots at first seemed waterproof, by month four I found my feet soaked from merely walking through the morning dew on a grassy field, another disappointment. While I certainly used these boots, it wasn't so extreme as to justify the short lifespan (REI noted that the soles were far from worn out when I returned them), especially when my coworkers put their various boots through the same use with no comparable problems. Recognizing this, at the 10 month mark I returned this pair of Salomons for a pair of Asolos. This marked my second consecutive return of Salomon boots for poor durability. The first pair were Salomon Fastpackers. If Salomon steps up their durability, my feet will be back in their boots in a heartbeat because I love everything else about them. I just can't justify spending over $200 on boots that can't last a year.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boots ever When I was trying on boots and put these on, they immediately felt right. That was over a year ago. Since that time I have used them for day hikes and backpacking. I have used them primarily in the mountains of Hawaii, but I also took them to Costa Rica, where I did a backpack trip that included an 18 mile day and a 12 mile day. I just got back from a 3 night 20 mile trip through Haleakala National Park. From the beginning they fit great and in all these trips I think I got one small blister, and that was where a sock was irregular. Obviously my feet aren't the same as yours, but these are the most comfy boots I've had in 35 years of backpacking, including boots by top manufacturers such as Vasque and Asolo. I waited to write this review to see how they held up, and it has been ideal. They show only normal wear and tear with no signs of coming apart. I love them. If they fit your feet, get them.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best boots I've ever owned This is the fourth pair of these I have bought this year; 2 for my son to walk across America and one each for my wife and I. We love these boots!
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and comfortable I've used these boots extensively this past winter in Colorado. They require almost no break-in, although I did have to wear them around town for a few hours until my feet got use to them. They have been very comfortable during 10 + mile hikes in both dry and snowy conditions. My feet have relt warm in just medium weight hiking socks in tempetures down to about 20 degrees. Traction has felt solid in most conditions and they work well paired with micro spiked for icy conditions. This is an amazon boot for what it's made for and will serve for several seasons. If you want a boot for serious conditions while using heavy crampons and an ice axe during steep icy ascents you may want to consider a firmer boot, but realize you will sacrifice comfort during the approach.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought them again Really great boots. Not the most durable boots around, but when you consider weight, comfort and it, the durability is more than acceptable. The first year I wore these boots I was working in the forest (research, not cutting trees) and 40+ hours/week on rough terrain. Sure, they aren't forester grade boots (which cost 2-3 times as much), but they worked very well. Enough protection for spending a lot of time off trail. The second summer I missed all of the time I spent outside and hiked at least 20 miles a week on trail, I did 40 miles in a week a few times. I know I put these boots to the test. If they fit you, get them. They aren't too hot in the summer, and are warm enough in the winter. I don't know if they are warm enough to be boots to wear to long snowshoe adventures. That is the only short coming I can think of. I put ~1000 miles on them, and liked them enough to buy another pair. The original boots are from early 2011, and seem identical to the new ones. I had to use some shoe goo on the outside of the boots during the past winter to reinforce areas that I thought were compromising the waterproofing of the boot. Strucurally they were fine, and the shoe goo worked. The boots have exceptional heel hold. I only had a problem last week when I experimented with new foot beds, which set my heel 1/4" higher. Which was dumb considering that the boots fit like a glove. If I could find boots that fit like these, with the articulation and heel hold, but had a more durable sole with a rigid shank, I would be exstatic. tl;dr: I bought a second pair because they exceeded my expectations.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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