Salomon X Ultra Trek Mid GTX

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Editor’s Conclusion
The Salomon X Ultra is popular among backpackers and hikers who want lightweight and a quick pace.

For use on all types of trails and off-trail in rocky areas, lots of knee-high grass and vegetation, muddy and wet surfaces, ascending and descending slopes. The flexible use of this mid-high shoe is broad for many environments and cool, wet weather.

You get Nubuck Leather, Gore-Tex waterproofing, a durable sole, good ContaGrip traction, support, protection, and performance for the uppers.
Editor's Pros & Cons

Versatile use for trekking, hiking or casual


Short break-in







Attention to choosing sizing, some users suggest the shoe runs narrow (wider versions available)

Key Features


The uppers are built with full-grain leather and water-proof Nubuck. This combination gives better wear resistance and longer durability. The protective heel cap ensures better stability for the heels on flat surfaces, technical surfaces, and slopes. The heel has a pull strap for general FIT adjusting.

The shoe has extensive mudguards for protection from knocks, abrasions, mud, and general dirt. A gusseted tongue not only aids fit but also helps to keep water, dirt, and grit from entering.

The Gore-Tex liner does a good job for water protection during wet and cold weather, but this has a slight downside; the shoe will feel warmer when hiking in warmer seasons.


The shoe has injected durable EVA foam, soaks up shock, and is eco-friendly. The designed-in molded shank ensures torsional rigidity to avoid twisting ankles. The Ortholite gives comfort to the footbed while being light material, this cushioning helps for breathability, and it can be washed regularly.

Between the OutSole and Midsole is a built-in Advanced Chassis that optimizes push-through protection for motion control and a good energy return.


The ContaGrip outsole has a multi-directional lug layout; the lugs have aggressive depth so that traction is good on soft and hard surfaces and not slippery on wet surfaces.

The ContaGrip compound has been made to vary in density so that the traction and sole will adapt to various types of surfaces. The level of durability is good.

Fit and Sizing

The X Ultra is available for ladies and men in a standard width, but several users suggest the shoe runs narrow. Therefore it is a good idea to use the Salomon sizing chart on their website.

The boot has a user-friendly lace locking system so that you can customize the fit.


The X Ultra Trek does have comparative rivals, even within the Salomon line-up of footwear.

Comparatively, Salomon's X Reveal GTX Hiking Shoe comes in at a higher purchase price. This shoe offers an athletic profile with an array of impressive features for comfort and extra stability.

Overall, the fit is generous with an extra cushion for the heel and collar. The ContaGrip outsole has been optimized for high traction capability, a designed-in terrain filter, and water protection via a built-in Gore-Tex membrane.

The shoe includes a protective toe-cap, gusseted tongue, welded uppers, and seamless construction.

The weight is light at 320 grams.


The X Ultra Trek Mid GTX Hiking Shoe is a versatile shoe, good for casual use, work, and of course, hiking and back-packing.

The pros for this shoe are protection, comfort, good support, performance, durability, and style. Built to be a solid, reliable multi-terrain hiking shoe in wet and cold weather and very good for multi-day trips for backpackers and hikers.

The price tag is higher than some comparative options but also lower than others. You get quality materials and good design purposes blended with style at a balanced price.