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Salomon Ellipse GORE-TEX® Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

66% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

51% "Moderate arch support"

37 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/3/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Extremely pleased with these hiking shoes. I normally wear a 7.5 shoe but other reviewers said it ran large so I ordered the 7.5 and it fits perfectly with a sock liner and hiking sock. I'm impressed with the comfort of this shoe first and foremost. Two full days of hiking and no break in necessary. I'm using them to hike the Inca Trail in May 2014 and I've done this hike before and know these will be perfect. They feel supportive enough to go up and down mountains without impeding me with a stiff boot and trust me I've tried them on stairs to make sure. They have that "push off" feel like they are leading you on. A joy to wear and I personally like going with this neutral color myself rather than a bright color. Someone said the liner doesn't come out and they don't like that because they like to shake the sand out of their shoe. I say wear different socks or get different shoes for those sorts of treks as I dislike a liner that is free to move about and actually encourage stuff to get under it. I have no foot problems or arch problems but do get stiff hips from years of Taekwondo and these don't cause any strain on my hips at all. Lots of support yet a free toe area which doesn't cramp my toes going downhill. Nice supportive bottom that will throw out loose dirt. I'm excited to have to these and use them!

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/16/14
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Like everything about the shoe, but the sole separated from the shoe upper on both shoes after only moderate wear. Cheap glue. Unacceptable for a shoe of this cost.

Additional 18 Ellipse GORE-TEX® Salomon Reviews

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December 7, 2014

Junia k

from oakland, ca

I think these are actually true to size. People said they were big, but I got half a size up (7 instead of 6½) and that was definitely too big. I am returning them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 26, 2014

Nan-C

from New Jersey

I cannot get enough of Zappos delivery service! I ordered these lovely hiking boots yesterday. Shazam! here they are, on my feet. thanks to the other reviews, I am as happy as they are. These are very comfortable. The best thing is the gore-tex and I will get them a trial today in this New Jersey ice storm. 2nd is the cut and support of the shoe. Most shoes bother my ankles, but these stay south of them. Thanks everyone and Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Marmot, North Face

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

My home has a long, steep rugged driveway, and my regular sneakers weren't cutting it any more. These are comfortable, warm and water proof, plus offers excellent stability walking over stones and uneven terrain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 22, 2014

Jeri

 

These shoes are amazing! they are so lightweight and waterproof also! This is my 1st pair of Salomons and I bought them just because of the excellent reviews. I know I will get a lot of wear out of these this winter. The sole is not as tready as a Vibram sole that you get on other hiking shoes but it really is self cleaning. No dirt packs in the treads which is real nice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Puerto Rico

These shoes are very comfortable and required virtually no break-in time. I especially like the fact that the shoe gives my toes plenty of room while giving my whole foot good support. Even with all this built-in support, the shoes do not feel heavy on my feet. I have worn them walking several miles on flat pavement as well as hiking on fairly steep trails with no problems at all. The extra padding in the heel area is a plus, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2014

Susan H

from Statesboro, GA

These were really handsome, but the arch hit my arch funny -- it felt too far back for my foot, so I returned them. I considered a larger size to move the arch forward, but the length felt right, so I'm looking at other styles. I have a wide-ish foot and thought these were listed as wide, but they were marked Medium width.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2014

DFG

from Alamo, California

These are my first pair of hiking shoes, and so far, they are great. No slipping going down trails, like I had when wearing my Nike frees, and they provide a good amount of support. As others have suggested, they do run big. I usually wear a 7 1/2, ordered a 7, and probably could have done a 6.5, but with my orthotics, I kept the 7 and they are great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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May 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Stratford, CT

Best hiking shoes I've ever worn! I bought these shoes based on other reviews that mentioned a narrow heel and a roomy toe box - just what I was looking for and the minute I put them on my feet I was in heaven. After wearing them daily for a couple of months I ordered another pair so I'll have a backup when these wear out. I ordered my regular shoe size and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 19, 2014

Steve S

from Lexington,NC

Bought to wear outside to do yard work, especially in the morning when wet. Excellent shoes. Keep my feet dry and are very light and comfortable. Probably buy another pair to keep for when these were out and may no longer be available then. Highly recommend.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2014

Happy I

from Oregon

I've been wearing these 6 months now and I'm going to order a second pair before they go out of stock. So comfortable and supportive with no break in time. I wore a different pair of walking shoes yesterday and today the soles of my feet hurt! These are going with me to hike the Inca Trail in Peru next week and I know I can trust in them. So far they are waterproof. I wear a quality hiking sock with these and my feet are never sore or tired. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2014

Cari A

from WA

I love these shoes! I was skeptical, but they really are waterproof. I hadn't intended for these to be my everyday shoes either. Now I find myself wearing them more and more because they are so comfortable. I would buy these again in a heartbeat.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are the best shoes I have ever had! I can't express enough how hard of a time I have buying shoes! Highly recommend! These are well worth your money! I read reviews about your feet getting wet. I live in Washington DC and a couple of snowstorms ago...I went out to shovel in these. My feet were warm and dry! So I'm not sure what other reviewers were talking about. I can also attest to saying that these shoes are a very stable shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2013

Durango B

from Southwest Colorado

I had a pair of Salomon hiking shoes that lasted years and years and they finally had too many holes. I tried on some other brands but Salomon seem to fit me best. I bought these a week before a hiking trip, didn't get any blisters and found them to keep my feet dry while hiking through shallow streams. In some brands I need to order size 10.5 but the 10 fits very nicely.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Idaho

My experience is also that the shoe runs 1/2 size large. I ordered a 7.5 and an 8 (which I usually wear) and the 7.5 was perfect. What a great shoe; great support and comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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September 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Rapid City, SD

I bought these for my daughter for two-week walking trip in Scotland. She had to exchange her normal size (8.5) for an 8. She received them the day before departure, so there was no break-in time. She commented several times how comfortable and dry her feet were, and we walked in rain or wet conditions almost every day. She loves them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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August 2, 2013

RMK

from PNW

I purchased these because I like the rubber protected toe, the style/color, and the brand has been consistent in my view. I am a consistent 6.5 in almost all shoes, I don't have concerns or problems with aches or pains, or wide feet etc. When I received this shoe and tried it on, it was everything I wanted except one size too with too much room in the toe. Recommend for a slightly wider food need good arch support--order smaller by a half size. Great shoe, well designed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

I used these shoes on a fishing trip in Alaska and now I am going to hike the Subway in Zion's canyon with them. They are super comfortable and great quality. I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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July 20, 2013

Jackie

from United States

I needed shoes that were comfortable and versatile. These not only met, but exceeded my expectations. I bought the Thyme/Asphalt and absolutely love the color! I get compliments on them all the time. These shoes required no breaking in and were super comfortable from day 1. I spent 10 days on my feet walking from morning to night and never had one problem. At the end of the day my feet felt great! The soles are thick and rugged yet feel so light on my feet. I typically wear an 8 in most shoes/sneakers/boots. However, when I received the 8 they seemed just a bit too loose. I could feel my heels slipping in the back. I ordered the 7½ and they fit perfectly! I could not be happier with this purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2013

Cheryl L

from Montana

LOVE these shoes! They are lightweight, have enough grip a huge improvement from my old Merrills. Would highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2013

Mary M

from Born in upstate NY, lived in Seattle area for 20 yrs, just moved to Eugene OR. I'm a Certified Occuapational Therapy Assistant, so my work shoes are very important.

This pair is my second pair of Salomons from Zappos. This pair is a different style than my original pair. I like them because they fit like a glove and I have been able to discontinue using my Ortho inserts in these shoes. I do a lot of walking 3+miles daily and they have hurt my feet occasionally. The Zappos representatives have been helpful, courteous, efficient and I will place more orders through Zappos with confidence in the future.

Brands I'd also recommend: n/a

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2013

Lindsay S

from Berkeley, CA

These shoes were exactly what I wanted -- a walking shoe with excellent support and a wide and deep enough toe box. I have a hard time finding shoes that are roomy and have the right support both. I usually buy Keen's, but these are way more comfortable!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2013

Joanie

from Lincoln, Nebraska

These shoes are excellent! I was really looking for a tennis shoe to wear to to watch my son golf when it was cold and wet conditions. I found these instead and was a little wary when I ordered them. It turned out to be one of my best purchases ever! They are so light and comfortable. They have kept my feet dry and warm. They did not need to be broken in at all. To top it off the first 5 tournaments have been cold and wet and the last one it even snowed a little, so you could say I was the best dressed because of Zappos! I have gotten compliments on them and I am sure they rushed home and ordered them too! I love Zappos and I love these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Monte Rio, CA

I got these shoes so I could walk my dogs on trails during our rainy northern California winters without my feet getting wet and cold. I got what I wanted. These are good, comfortable, solid shoes. They have tough soles that will take on more rugged terrain, and they are very supportive. I even like the pretty turquoise color, which is a bonus, because I usually do not care what my walking shoes look like!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 2, 2013

Anonymous

from cleveland, ohio

I have trouble finding shoes that are comfortable. This one is comfy from the get go and it keeps my feet dry and warm. I also like that these tie like regular shoes rather than the 'pull and tuck' lace.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2014

Dana L

from Rossville, TN

Nice looking but had to return. I wore for just couple of minutes and it felt oddly tight around the arch area. I think it was just a little to narrow because it didn't have a lot of arch support. I would have put in my own insert if I was keeping them. It had roomy toe box and the heel hugged nicely.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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