There is something to be said about low-cut hiking shoes, but when it comes to long-distance backpacking trips, it’s time to break out the big boys. And we’ve worn our fair share of hiking boots throughout the years, but for a heavy-duty pair, nothing really compares to the Salomon Quest 4D GTX.
Made with Salomon’s 4D Chassis, these things are sturdy and stable. The outsole is made from Contagrip – Salomon’s version of Vibram – and offers flawless performance in any terrain or condition, whether wet or dry. Parts of the sole that wear out faster are made of harder rubber, while the parts that get less wear are made of a lower density, more flexible rubber.
The upper is made from leather and nylon, and the entire boot is lined with Gore-tex for protection from the elements, and they can handle shallow stream crossing up the ankle with no leaking. There is a removable, molded EVA Ortholite footbed inside, and a redesigned, gusseted, ergonomic tongue.
Sal0mon is a reputable brand, and for the best in stability and lightweight comfort on long backpacking trips, look no further. The Quest’s are seriously some of the most comfortable boots we’ve worn throughout the years, and they will last hundreds if not thousands of miles on the trail.
SALOMON QUEST 4D GTX FEATURES
- Leather and Cloth Upper
- Synthetic sole Contagrip Sole
- 6” High
- GORE-TEX waterproof lining
- Salomon 4D Chassis for stability/protection
- Molded EVA Ortholite removable footbed
- Available in a variety of colors