Check out this list of the best Salomon footwear for tactical training and long distance endurance events.
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX review by Breg:
This is my third pair of these. They are comfortable shoes with the emnphasis on sturdy construction and stiff midsole. I use shoes hard and generally wear them out very quickly, but these will take a lot of abuse before giving out. You can walk on rocky trails with these because the sole and midsole are strong enough to protect and support your feet. The Salomon Men’s XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX Trail Running Shoe are good for mountain biking also. The lacing system is very effective and quick, and if you break them they are replaceable at any Salomon dealer.
Salomon-Speedcross 3 review by kyle:
Bought these for the Tough Mudder in Beaver Creek, CO. Worth every penny. Never slipped, even on very muddy hills. These even had very reasonable tread/grip on the snow obstacles. The laces hold tight, the shoes produced no blisters, they didn’t hold very much water or mud and therefore didn’t noticeably increase in weight after they were wet. I typically wear a size 12 and there was no variance in the Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe
– my typical size fit perfectly. I really can’t think of anything remotely bad to say about these shoes. Would definitely recommend these shoes for Tough Mudder. Also, many people throw their shoes away at the end of the race.. I think these have multiple runs of Tough Mudder left in them!
Salomon Kaipo Mid CS boot review by Jeremy:
These appear to run about 1 to 1.5 sizes smaller than other brands/styles I own. I have a wide assortment of winter, hiking and duty boots from different brands so I know my size range. I’ve now sent back two pairs of Salomon Men’s Kaipo Mid CS WP Winter Boot and am anxiously awaiting pair number 3. I really hope they fit this time because I definitely like their style and offerings, being rated to -13ºF.
Started with the Salomon Men’s XA Pro 3D Mid LTR GTX Hiking Shoe were fantastic. I wore them almost completely out after about three years of serious hardcore tactical combat, trail hiking and camping.
So these are a replacement. The Salomon Men’s XA Pro Mid GTX Hiking Shoe are a step up. They are an improvement.
Salomon XA Pro 3D GTX review by Robert:
just bought my 7th pair of the same shoe – i’m pretty hard on my kicks & these are by far the longest lasting shoe i’ve come across. asymetric lace is more cormfortable than traditional & it keeps me from trashing the soles sooner. The Salomon Men’s XA Pro 3D GTX Trail Running Shoe are Awesome sick shoes for sure
Salomon Fell Raiser review by Michele:
After running few trails and Tough Madders in my Brooks Pure Grits, my friend talked me in to signing up for the Spartan race. I end ups signing up for three of therm. After reading about the Spartan races how much tougher they are (…and yes they are much tougher than the Tough Mudder, I did both), I decided I probably need better pair of trail shoes for hard core obstacle races. I was debating between few models of Inov8’s and Salomon Fell Raiser Trail Running Shoe; however, after some research I decided to go with Salomon’s.
Salomon Discovery GTX review by Patrick:
First let me start by saying I am merely a day hiker, nothing extreme or expedition. That being said I have worn merrel for alot of years. So this time around I needed something a little higher for support and wow. These things do fit like a slipper they are extremely comfortable to wear. The laces are tough since I usually pull pretty hard on them and the hook lace system I have always preferred. Some people say the Salomon Men’s Discovery GTX Hiking Boot fit like a ski boat and I could see that perhaps as Salomon makes Ski Boots. I just got back from a weekend from leyus caves to mt. adams and goldendale area. I forgot I was even wearing these things. What I mean by that is, “there wasn’t anything I noticed like heel strikes, sore foot, blisters or anything that would even have me look down as if something felt wrong. My new favorite hiking shoe/boot.
Salomon Quest 4D GTX review by PBmitch:
I am in Afghanistan and I needed some light boots that would breathe and give ankle support for the mountains. I carry a decent amount of weight and the slopes here are steep and jagged. The Salomon Quest 4D GTX boots have been amazing. I put on my Belleville boots a few days ago and was just disgusted in how terrible they felt on my feet. The Salomon’s are the best boots I have ever worn. A++
Salomon Authentic LTR review by SH:
These are listed as ‘shoes’, these pass easily as lightweight boots. Wore them for the past week snowshoeing, wearing them with gaiters and my feet stayed warm and dry throughout.
In particular, I appreciated the depth of the ankle cinch point for the laces – it’s right above the ankle bone for me and it adds to the comfort. The tread on the Salomon Men’s Authentic LTR CS WP Shoe,Tempest/Asphalt/Seaweed Green,10.5 M US is about 1/4″, which slipped in mud that the Keen Targhee II was ok in.
The only thing I don;t like so far is silly – the tape loop at the back is folded flat, so it’s hard to hook a finger in when slipping the boot on.
Question: Do any of the Special Forces use Salomon? Yes; the Army Rangers are issued boots by Salomon.