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  • Waterproof leather uppers feature breathable polyester mesh panels to keep feet comfortable; luxuriously soft polyester textile lining material wicks moisture away from feet
  • Gore-Tex® waterproof bootie liners let feet breathe while protecting them from the elements for dry comfort
  • Precise and secure fit cradles the feet
  • Mid-cut profile adds ankle support and protection, providing all-day comfort on the trail
  • Tongue gussets block debris from getting inside the boots and create a smooth transition across insteps for extra comfort
  • Mud guards and integrated rubber toe caps provide durable protection from roots and rocks
  • Advanced chassis underfoot provides stability and maximizes motion control for an efficient, stable and responsive ride without excess weight
  • Injection-molded EVA midsoles provide excellent cushioning underfoot and anatomically designed support
  • OrthoLite® sockliners combine a specific OrthoLite foam and contoured EVA heel cups for enhanced heel support and cushioning
  • Contagrip® rubber outsoles provide dependable traction


View all Salomon Men's Day Hiking Boots

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Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Over-the-ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Suede leather/nylon
Lining Waterproof breathable membrane/polyester
Midsole Dual-density EVA
Support Thermoplastic urethane plate
Outsole Rubber blend
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 12.4 oz.
Gender Men's

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from on my 2nd pair Good shoe-boot. It's mobile and durable. It is waterproof to the extent that if you let it get submerged in water it will take a day or so to dry out completely (that's the nature of goretex.) GREAT TREAD, doesn't break down and has a solid grip on wet rocks, where many other boots fall short. It is also doesn't get too hot where a lot of hiking boots are designed to keep your feet warm. It's not every day you can find a boot that you can wear outside everyday in Austin, Texas. The only drawback (and perhaps its just personal preference) is that its black and grey. Pretty dull colors, it doesn't have the earthy tones that a lot of newbie outdoorsy people look for.
Date published: 2015-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes hiking even better I bought these boots just before hiking Longs peak in RMNP via the keyhole route. I wore them a few times to break them in a bit and they were comfortable right away. On the Longs peak trip I hiked 26 miles in them over 4 days including the 14 hour trip to the Longs peak summit and boots worked perfectly. They were very good in rocks and on the slick granite on Longs. I never had a blister develop. I did have to double tie the laces to keep them in place. I spent an hour in the store trying on boots, which says a lot for the REI staff, and these were the most comfortable and fit my feet the best. I will definitely buy another pair.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jack of all trades As a wilderness ranger I go through many pairs of boots. I decided to get these after a fellow ranger recommended these, and they felt great on most terrains. They are very comfortable and being a pro-sandal backpacker these are a great alternative, as they are light and flexible. The thing I had trouble when using these boots was when I had to scramble on granite, I realized these did not have the best traction on rock and that was a bummer as a large amount of my job was to crosscountry on large amounts of granite. That is the only criticism I have of these, but everywhere else they excel.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent hiking boots, upper shin is firm though I have wide, flat-arched feet, so finding shoes that don't kill my feet is a challenge for me. These are extremely comfortable however - I've walked hours and hours in these without any discomfort. This boot is lightweight enough to double as a day shoe (I've been walking around NYC in them as well as hiking) and still durable and sturdy feeling. I have no problem subjecting them to the gnarliest trail. Three minor issues I have with these is that they don't breathe that well (they are water resistant though, so this was expected), the top of the boot can be too firm when laced snugly (a little lack of cushioning up there) and the laces are rounded, and seem to become loose when not double knotted very tightly.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More a shoe than a boot This is advertised as a boot, but I would classify it more of a mid height trail running shoe rather than a boot. If you're looking for something that provides more support than a shoe, something that you can throw on quicker than a full blown boot, and is still waterproof, these are perfect! I recently switched to Salomon shoes/boots a couple years ago as I have been very pleased with the fit and these don't disappoint in that area. As a "boot" I'd give it 2 stars as the sole is way too flexible for my liking to be a hiking boot, but as a shoe I give it a solid 4 stars! I've found that Salomon soles wear fairly quickly, we'll see how these ones hold up, at least there's a lot of meat there to wear down.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Add Superfeet or SOLE for excellent boot! My first hike with these boots was an 18mi day hike through a very rocky section of the PCT in SoCal. It took me about 4 days to recover from that hike as my feet got beat up and tenderized from the rocks. I bought a SOLE insert and have loved these boots since. I mainly do cross country (off trail) backpacking and these boots have held up great. Only looking for a new pair because after somewhere around 500+ miles, the tread is a bit tired. And...gore-tex or waterproof never works. I'm glad they released a non-GTX version of this boot - mesh drys faster and your socks will always get wet if trail conditions go bad.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for hikers that don't like boots. I tried these for about a month before returning. Bottom line I felt like these were very light, but I felt like they were a basketball shoes with beefy treads. Bottom line if you are used to a real hiking boot you may not like these. If you transitioning from hiking shoes to boots this would be a perfect fit. You can actually run comfortably in these shoes. I thought I would keep these shoes as they are good for moderate day trials. However no matter how much I tied those laces tightly, after a few hours, they would come loose and I would have to retie them. Because of that I returned them and bought a pair regular hiking boots.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solomon made the perfect shoe model here Hiked 700 miles straight in these bad boys and liked them so much I did another 500 in another pair. Honestly, I'm a harsh critic of gear (ask REI customer service). But Solomon created the perfect model shoe here. The tread is tough as nails so much so I think it might be better than the tread on the Quest 4D II. These are light but still provide the boot-like support you might want without being the bulky boots you used to have. The goretex works well too for the first few hundred miles. I see reviews about these not being "waterproof" whatever that means when you're being poured on -- but I can assure you if water does get in these and you're upset about these shoes because of that you should return these and never go back on a trail again.
Date published: 2015-11-03
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If I have flat feet, can I use my orthotic insoles in this boot? Thanks!

Asked by: JensonW
I also have flat feet and have had plantar faciitis. I use orthotics with these boots and I adore them.
Answered by: Meriah
Date published: 2017-03-20

Would these boots be a good choice to hike the Wonderland Trail? Pack weight may be about 35 pounds.

Asked by: DaveP
Just did a 2 day snow shoe trip in the upper peninsula with these boots in rather warm conditions. Snow was very wet and after a full day of hiking through slush, the insides did get damp. I think moisture eventually made its way through the fabric over the toe. Hiking in dry snow was never a problem in the past though. The occaisional puddle was also no problem.
Answered by: Sidd
Date published: 2017-04-22

Are these boots suitable for use with crampons for general mountaineering?

Asked by: mikej453
No, these boots are not stiff enough to use a crampon or to be used for general mountaineering.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-07

I will be doing a 10-day backpacking trip in the Rockies with a pack weight starting out at around 60 pounds. Do these boots offer enough support to carry that kind of weight?

Asked by: Jake225
For a longer backpacking trip, we recommend backpacking boots that will give better support and help you carry the weight.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

Picked these up last week and overall really like them. I did develop a pretty bad blister on one of the heels on my first hike (6.5 miles 2600ft gain). Wondering if anyone has had a similar issue and if it resolved as the boots broke in?

Asked by: RobertC
The X Ultra Mid II GTX Hiking Boots have been very well reviewed and there have not been consistent reports of these boots causing blisters. We recommend breaking them in more.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-22

Looking for a boot that has between a 6 to 8 mm heel drop. I really like these boots, but can't find any info on the heel tstack height. Anyone know what the heel to toe drop for these?

Asked by: Tshoes279
​ We do not have that information available. We encourage you to contact Salomon directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-23

What is the boot rating on these? As in crampon compatibility rating (B0, B1, B2, B3). Thanks

Asked by: Bryan Friestad
We don't have a crampon rating on the Men's X Ultra Mid II GTX Hiking Boots. We recommend contacting the manufacturer for this information.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-19

wore these boots around house and on errands to break them in. Tried a 1 hour hike but had to stop after 20 minutes. Experiencing pain on inside ankle bone on right foot. No pain when I'm not wearing these boots.. Do they need more breaking in?

Asked by: kromax
It is possible the laces were too tightly bound around your ankle or they need more breaking in. We recommend wearing them around your house a few more times and, if still causing pain, we recommend exchanging.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-25
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