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SALEWA® is run by mountaineers who live, work and play in the heart of the Dolomites. For over 80 years, SALEWA has consistently strived to build a better product to meet the needs of ambitious alpinists.

To engineer its game-changing functional products, the company blends tradition with innovation, drawing on an extensive network of research centers, alpine experts, and professional athletes. Founded in Munich in 1935, SALEWA is a family-owned, management-led business based in Bolzano, South Tirol.

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Mountain Trainer GTX

Mountain Trainer GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Salewa best shoe I have ever worn.. sturdy secure comfortable and looks great

from Colorado on January 09, 2019

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Wildfire GTX

Wildfire GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is my first pair of Salewa shoes. I ordered a half size up per other reviews. I have slightly wider feet so the 7 fits great. The tread/ traction is great and have been wearing them constantly since I received them.

on December 29, 2018

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Wander Hiker GTX

Wander Hiker GTX

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

This was the fifth hiking shoe I tried and it was the magical one. This model and another Salewa shoe - Firetail 3 GTX - both felt 1/2 size smaller than expected. I wear an 8.5 pretty consistently even in hiking boots, but that size was too tight in the toe box in both shoes. The Firetail was a slightly more stylish shoe, but is even narrower through the toes, so even in a size 9 it did not feel comfortable enough for hours a day. The Wander Hiker does have plenty of room in size 9. And has excellent arch support, which is important for my left foot with plantar fasciitis. My right foot sadly experiences pain through the metatarsal region after long periods of time. I've been breaking in the Wander Hiker by walking the neighborhood - longest period about an hour. So far so good. A little tingling but not painful. I can't attest to the waterproof quality yet, but I did get these specifically for that feature. These are meant to be my day trekkers for a trip to Patagonia, where the weather can change wildly and is often wet. Overall I'm pleased with this hiker choice.

from Washington, DC on December 29, 2018

Mountain Trainer GTX

Mountain Trainer GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Better than I thought they are great

on December 27, 2018

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Wander Hiker GTX

Wander Hiker GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these hikers for my son. After reading the reviews, I decided to purchase one half size up. They fit him perfectly. He said they are the most comfortable shoes he has ever had. Thank you Zappos.

from Bridgeton on December 27, 2018

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Wander Hiker GTX

Wander Hiker GTX

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I needed to go up 1/2 size in this shoe. Normally wear 8.5 - and tried both that size and a 9. The 9 gave more room in the toebox. This shoe is relatively nice looking, but a little bit on the 'sturdy' style side. But it will work well in Patagonia. The sole is fairly stiff, but there is good arch support (important for plantar's on my left food). Lots of protection if you are climbing/hiking rocky trails.

from Washington, DC on December 26, 2018

Firetail 3 GTX

Firetail 3 GTX

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I really wanted this shoe to work out. It had good reviews on Zappos and elsewhere. But tried it both 8.5 and 9 (I'm normally 8.5) and even with a 1/2 size larger, it was too snug, particularly in the toe box. My right foot is slightly wider than my left and it was uncomfortable. It's a good looking shoe, with a low profile and not clunky looking. Need a waterproof trail shoe for upcoming hike through Patagonia. Ended up with a different Salewa model.

from Washington, DC on December 26, 2018

Firetail 3 GTX

Firetail 3 GTX

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Overall the fit seems fairly neutral. If you're looking for a fairly technical and tighter fitting approach shoe that will handle some intermediate low angle rock, you'd probably want to look elsewhere. I got these as all around, waterproof, low top hikers and they fit the bill. They're very comfy out of the box, and very much waterproof. Good grip on both dry and wet ground.

from New England on November 28, 2018

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Mountain Trainer GTX

Mountain Trainer GTX

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

This is a ridged shoe. Toe area felt good. Heal would slip and slide causing irritation. Had to return shoes.

on November 02, 2018

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Mountain Trainer Mid GTX

Mountain Trainer Mid GTX

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I ordered my normal size and could hardly fit my foot in. Not sure what the problem was but am willing to try it again in a size larger just haven’t had the chance. Zappos was awesome as usual with the return. I have a few pairs of the low top version so I really want to make these work.

on October 18, 2018

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Mountain Trainer

Mountain Trainer

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have been wearing size 12 Salewa's for a few years now and this is now my third try to find a new pair, but all three were too small. Not sure if they changed anything, but no where to go but a full size up. Be warned.

on October 13, 2018

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Firetail 3 GTX

Firetail 3 GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Look better in pics. Look wide/big on feet. I returned.

on October 05, 2018

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Wildfire Pro

Wildfire Pro

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great shoes out of the box!

on October 05, 2018

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Ultra Train 2

Ultra Train 2

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have been eyeing this brand for some time, finally went for it. One of the best decisions in shoe's I've made in a long time, use to wear altra, but no more. After a few steps they broke in very nice, I realize Salewa can get pricy, but my first pair gives in to the idea they may be worth it. Solid buy!

from Spokane, WA on October 03, 2018

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Mountain Trainer L

Mountain Trainer L

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

i am returning these because they have a rocker bottom fit i used to wear these with the walking company but i developed hip pain(after wearing them for several years) i did not give them a chance to be worn because of this feeling.

from mission on October 02, 2018

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Wildfire

Wildfire

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I ordered these shoes because they were recommended for feet with a narrow heel, prone to blisters. Because of my narrow heel, I have never been able to find a pair of hiking shoes that I did not get blisters from. At first, I thought I had finally found a shoe that I could wear hiking without pain and was super excited. But after only about 20-25 miles of hiking over 2-3 days, I ended up developing awful achilles tendinitis. The way the shoe is designed is great for preventing blisters because it’s got a deep heel cup that cradled my heel but that also put a tremendous amount of pressure on the attachment point of my achilles to heel bone. I am so sad to have to send them back.

on September 30, 2018

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Wildfire GTX

Wildfire GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These shoes are awesome. I’m currently using them hiking around Norway and will be off to Iceland soon and am so happy with my purchase decision. They look great, keep my feet warm and dry in the wet weather, and are light weight and comfortable for the 8+ miles I’m covering each day. The bottom tread is very tacky so i feel sure-footed even on slippery surfaces. I highly recommend them to anyone who looking for a shoe that performs great on the trails as well as looks cool around town.

on September 24, 2018

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Wildfire

Wildfire

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is the second pair of Salewa athletic shoes I have purchased, which is a statement itself. They are comfortable, which is a challenge for me because me feet are two different sizes. They feel good and they look good. What else could I ask for? Arrived earlier than expected and I have ordered from Zappos for years without ever having a problem. I trust them.

on September 21, 2018

Wander Hiker GTX

Wander Hiker GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These do run small. With the size I normally wear, the arch didn't feel substantial at all. As soon as I got 1/2 size larger, the arch felt perfect. Great shoes if you make sure you take the time to get the right size.

from Iowa on August 29, 2018

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Wildfire

Wildfire

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the look of this shoe on the foot. Laces come up high enough to cinch foot to back of shoe when going down hill. Great feel of heel on the ground and support. Disappointed it is more narrow than their other shoes. Would have bought it if it was wider or was available in wide.

from Folsom on August 25, 2018

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Mountain Trainer GTX

Mountain Trainer GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Ordered these after researching and trying a couple other styles by Salewa and others. Was still searching for what seemed to be an elusive replacement for Lowa Tempests (which don't fit me like they used to... 4 pairs later). But, on to the Mountain Trainer GTX: Fit and finish are excellent, with solid construction and intelligent design. They do feel a little short in length, but that seems to be changing as they break in and the heel pocket and upper collar soften a bit. Really like how secure my feet feel in these! The lacing and 3F system lock my foot in place -- no slop, no sliding and extremely stable while hiking some rocky trails near here. They are very stiff when new and have a slight forward rocking motion on the move; which is very like my old Tempests and something I like. The Mtn Trainer is not a lightweight shoe, but I don't honestly notice the weight. Also, it probably is not for the wide or thick of foot! I have an average width foot which is somewhat thin, top to bottom, and these fit very nicely with a lightwight merino wool sock (Smartwool Phd) Trying to get them broken in before a honeymoon trip to do some serious hiking on the Isle of Skye and the West of Ireland next month. So far, so good -- they feel like winners!

from Minneapolis on August 21, 2018

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Wildfire GTX

Wildfire GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I normally wear a 7 or 7.5 shoe, but had to get a full size larger in this model of the Salewa, but it was worth the hassle of returning not one but two orders (first a 7 then a 7.5) before landing on the 8 which fits perfectly. For a very sturdy hiking shoe, this one is comfortable right out of the box. It looks and feels great and is a perfect shoe to go from city to country to trail. Very happy with this purchase now that I've gotten the correct size. Happily Zappos makes returns very easy!

on August 21, 2018

Mountain Trainer Mid GTX

Mountain Trainer Mid GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These boots are bomb proof. I have hiked a bit In them and out of the box prime comfort. I would recommend that you take the time to break them in. I had a few hot spots on my feet the first 10-20 miles of hiking. Now they feet perfect. These boots aren't hot, flimsy, or uncomfortable. The waterproofing has been spot on all the way up above the ankle. I plan on wearing these for two elk hunts this fall. I look forward to how stiff these are so I can carry 40+ lbs. Will more than likely buy these for my father.

from Denver on August 15, 2018

Wildfire GTX

Wildfire GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have had these shoes for a few months now. I wear them for daily work and hikes. They are extremely comfortable. I have the Gore-Tex version and they aren't hot at all. I am 10.5 true and I went with the 10.5 for the tight snug fit that an approach shoe should have. The 3f system has been great for keep my heel locked into the shoe, and reducing the chance of blisters. I tested the waterproofing multiple times and it was perfect. My feet felt wet, but it was just my sweat the cold water making my feet cold. (I pulled the shoes off to check). I am for sure going to be purchasing another pair!

from Denver on August 15, 2018

Wander Hiker GTX

Wander Hiker GTX

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very well-made. Goodyear rubber soul. Quality in every respect. Nice surprise

from Dallas, TX on August 11, 2018

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