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Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX®

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Customer Fit Survey:

87%"Felt true to size"

81%"Felt true to width"

87%"Moderate arch support"

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These are my second pair of Salomon. Love these. Although I have not "hiked" in them, I did spend an entire day walking around Universal Studios in them and they were both fashionable and comfortable. No complaints. Love the pull laces.
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Absolutely the best all around hiking shoe you can buy. These are your go to shoes for trekking out in the back country or on a walk around the park. Comfortable, waterproof, grippy tread, good looking and sturdy. Everything you need. My wife and I are very avid hikers all over the western US and these have not disappointed in the least. She switched to these after seeing me wear out and replace my last pair of these. She absolutely loves them. Her feet feel so much better from the protection of the rocky trails of Sedona we have been hiking the last few months. I am impressed and relieved about the grip of these shoes on the slickrock in the Sedona area. They stuck like glue on the granite when climbing Half Dome last winter with the cables down. Now on to Southern Colorado for some high adventure in the back country throughout this summer and fall. Life is good on the trail, especially with these shoes.
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Fit and size were perfect and great arch support. No pain whatsoever from my plantar fasciitis after my first hike with the shoe up to Snow Lake in the Cascades; rocky trail all the way. Minimal sole penetration. Very dry after fording shallow creeks. Easy, fast and secure lacing system. Really great trail shoe. Would definitely purchase Salomon again.
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Ordered 0.5 size larger as I'm tending to run that now. Fit very well. Have nothing bad to say. Gave 4/5 on Style as I hate Grey but was better than the other colors available. Mainly using for work shoes--not crazy hiking.
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These were the clear winner for my husband. Ordered merril, oboz, keen and Salomon. out of all these were the most comfortable.
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I have worn Salomon's for years in the best/worst conditions, in the Middle East, Africa, all over Europe and Mexico parts of Central America....they have always held up to the elements....BEST shoes I have ever had....and I've had different brands. The Service at Zappo's is second to none....they deliver when promised and if the shoe hasn't fit right they make it a priority to get the right shoe out ASAP....
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This was a bit of a splurge but my husband is super happy with them. They are comfortable and look nice. The lacing mechanism with the little pocket to tuck in the tie is really cool. Worth the price!
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I had to go from 9-1/2 to a 10 to get this to feel right, my feet are a bit wide and the shoes are not available in wides (EE). They are very comfortable and look incredibly well made. Once I got used to the drawstring closure, I loved it.
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Great shoes! Awesome for daily wear!
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My husband loves these shoes! He uses them for hiking. They are super light-weight and fit really well. He tried the regular width but this brand runs super narrow. He can only where these in the wide width which is a bummer because they only offer one color in wide (even on the Salomon website). He is a New Blanche guy and wears an 11 D in those always. He also has the Vasque Breeze II in 11 W. Those are also super comfortable and waterproof but are heavier because they are all leather. I’m hoping if I contact Salomon they will offer more colors in wide (EE) in the future. My husband’s foot doesn’t usually require a wide shoe so he was surprised he needed a wide. We recommend ordering a wide for comfort.
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First time I put them on I walked 5 miles. Absolutely no problems just floated down the rocky trail. I was concerned that I may need an 11 size but the 10.5 worked fine. There was plenty of room in the medium width toe box. Good looking shoes with the red highlights. I may get another pair soon.
I'd also recommend:
Adidas
Terry, Zappos Customer,
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This is the best lightweight hiking shoe I have found (having owned Vasque, North Face, Merrell, and Keen). Great traction in sand, mud, and over rocky terrain. Completely waterproof and very little sole wear after many tough miles. Excellent materials and construction. Comfortable right out of the box, with great heel retention and little debris infiltration around the cuff. My only qualm is that after several hours of wearing, the laces seem to tighten up in the forefoot, causing minor discomfort. Hoping the forefoot will stretch a bit with additional miles. Overall a great hiking shoe!
I'd also recommend:
Adidas, Vasque
Bob, Zappos Customer,
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Great fit. I got a wide and they were great but my stupid left foot and the arch made me have to return. Wide was perfect. Length perfect. Loved the shoe was hoping to keep them but my left foot said nope. They fit really well
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I bought my first pair of these when a waterproof shoe I loved from another brand was discontinued. At first I wasn't sure about it but have grown to love the shoe. I walk two big dogs in a nature preserve every morning pre-dawn. It's filled with house-sized boulders, large trees, brambles, moss covered rock, streams and is generally more up and down than level. There are roots to trip over and stones to bang toes against. With nearly 60 inches of rain a year here it's often muddy. These shoes cradle my foot so well, never slipping and always comfortable. I arrive home with dry feet no matter what. They handle the technical side of the morning hike so well. My first pair were worn out after several hundred miles of daily abuse. I replaced them with the same shoe and love it still. The quick laces are great and not hard to replace if needed. Just today I received a new pair. I wanted another pair I could wear out in public that were not covered in scuffs and mud like the dog-walking pair. They look great with a pair of jeans. I spend the majority of my work time on my feet. I can dress casual but still have to look 'together' and these shoes do that for me.
Art, Zappos Customer,
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I ordered a size 10 and a 9.5 because I’m usually one or the other. The 10 was too big and the 9.5 felt too small. It was disappointing to say the least because I thought they looked great.
I'd also recommend:
The North Face
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Great arch support. However I was disappointed in the color. In the photo they look black. They are actually gray with black trim.
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My husband got these for a hiking trip. He ordered a size bigger then he normally wears in sneakers and shoes and they fit perfect for hiking, with just enough extra toe room. These shoes have a pouch in the tongue to tuck in the cord but on the pair he got the size of the opening to the pouch was very different on each shoe. One had a large enough opening to easily tuck in the cords where as the other shoe had such a small opening he couldn’t easily get the cord in. When you look at the tongue you can see how they are sewed differently. Thanks to Zappos wonderful return policy he was able to order another pair which arrived a day later and have no problem with the tongue pouch opening. They are equal on both shoes. Now he will send back the defective pair. Thank you Zappos for your great service.
Laura, Zappos Customer,
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Bought the mid height version of this shoe loved it so thought I would get the low model, for some reason they changed the lacing style to this stupid one pull version, am now shopping for shoes again.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I’m a mail carrier and I walked in the rain all day, got home and feet were completely dry. Great water proof shoe! At first I thought they were a little tight width wise but after a day of wearing them they feel fine now and very comfortable.
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I bought the wide Ultra 3 but the toe box was still too narrow compared to the Merrell Moab 2 Goretex.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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This is my first pair of Salomon boots and overall I like them quite a bit. They are light and I really like the quicklace design as it allows a snug fit and easy on and off. While I haven't really hit any mud with them yet I expect them to do well with the aggressive tread pattern and gore tex. As for the comfort, while they are comfortable overall I've noticed a couple of times where I've had to adjust the laces or my socks due to numbness in certain places as while overall they are sized properly, the toe box seems slightly tighter than it should be. I'm hoping that they'll get a little more comfortable after breaking them in but overall I'm happy with them.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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This is my second time trying out the Salomon lineup. I really want to like them. Running shoe genes with some beefed up features for the trail. My wife loves her Quest 4D boots. I see Salomon on a lot of feet out on the trail. They just don't seem to work for my foot. I have medium-wide flat feet. Not exactly the most athletic shape. I always experience heel slippage in Salomons, these were no exception. The lacing system is awesome with the push button release. I just need to cinch it down tight to keep my foot in place. To me, the right fit shouldn't slip even with the laces slightly loose. My size 12.5s were 16oz, getting toward the lighter side for a true hiking shoe. I also liked the mid and outsole for its stability. Seems like traction would not be an issue with these. If they fit your foot, and you are looking for a decently light, but still beefy running style trail shoe, give 'em a go.
Nate, Zappos Customer,
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I usually wear a size 10, but on this shoe the the toe box was too narrow. I then ordered a 10.5 and it felt much better.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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The left shoe feels great on first try. The right shoe feels snug in length and width. It also feels like there is an uneven arch support or a structural "bump" on the inside of the arch. (Note: my right foot has always been true to size in all my shoes and the left foot has always been fine although probably a half size smaller in all my shoes.) I sent back a pair of Merrell Moab 2's which felt at least a half size too small and hoped the Salomon's would work. I'll try a half size bigger, which I've never done before. How annoying is this? In all my years I've never had more trouble with shoes not being true to size. What's that all about? I want to love these shoes and probably will if the half size makes the difference. Not sure about that "bump" on the inner arch. We'll see. I will edit my review if the issues are resolved.
Richard, Zappos Customer,
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Fit and comfort are perfect. My one complaint it the toggle the tightens the cord. It’s hard to use. And the cord doesn’t look as durable as the one on my Keens. Hopefully I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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