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Salomon OUTline MID GTX Women's Hiking Shoes | Review

Salomon OUTline MID GTX Womens Hiking Shoes

Designed for hiking but with sneaker-like comfort, Salomon's OUTline MID GTX women's hiking shoes offer comfort, style and practicality. Having put it to use for over six weeks now, I find it hard not to enthuse about these shoes. I have tested them out in many different scenarios: from a 'Lake and Riverside Trail' through the heart of River Lee Country Park to urban escapades in our local area and from a street art walk in Brick Lane and Shoreditch to a 'Water Vole Trail' that took us through grass pathways which were wet and muddy in many places. And these Salomon shoes have been fantastic - flexible shoes that can tackle any kind of trail or terrain.

Salomon OUTline MID GTX Womens Hiking Shoes

Sleek and stylish, the OUTline MID GTX Women's, according to Salomon, is suited for all kinds of outdoor adventures, with flexibility like a running shoe, but enough grip and waterproof protection for any trail.

Lightweight (just 380g) and made with great flexibility and foothold, OUTline is as comfortable as a running shoe. The shoes make use of the GORE-TEX technology and provide comfort and support in all kinds of conditions - rain, snow or cold. I found that they offer great stability in all kinds of situations from long walks on varied terrain to busy days exploring urban landscapes. The waterproof feature (GORE-TEX) and the breathability factor (due to the abrasion resistant textile lining) make them very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.

These shoes have excellent grip. Salomon's Contagrip outsoles use the ideal combination of specialized rubbers delivering optimal traction on varied surfaces. Whether it was walking on the wet flooring of a subway or walking along a muddy canalside path, I found the grip of the shoes to be excellent. The lugs provide good traction and chances of slipping on wet surfaces is thus quite less.

Salomon OUTline MID GTX Womens Hiking Shoes

Salomon OUTline MID GTX Womens Hiking Shoes

Salomon OUTline MID GTX Womens Hiking Shoes

Salomon OUTline MID GTX Womens Hiking Shoes

In terms of fit and comfort, the shoes score top marks. With little to zero wearing in, the shoes were ready for use straight out of the box. The fit is snug, supportive and sturdy. Very comfortable. The lacing system is easy to use and comfort wise there has been no issue so far. The inner sole of the shoes makes use of a specific Ortholite foam and an EVA heel cup. The foam creates a cool, dry and cushioned environment under the foot adding to the comfort. I have had these shoes on for the better part of the day on many occassions and there have been zero instances of blisters or any other discomfort. The heel support is very good.

Overall, a good pair of shoes.

What I liked the most about the OUTline MID GTX is the the slim, athletic style and the comfort & stability it offers. While these shoes might not be suited for difficult, hiking expeditions, they certainly are perfect for everyday adventures.

If you are looking for a pair of shoes for urban adventures, easy hikes and/or everyday wear, these sleek, athletic design OUTline MID GTX are the right choice.
Priced at £130 and available in two colours, the OUTline MID GTX can be purchased online from www.salomon.com
Salomon OUTline MID GTX Womens Hiking Shoes
Salomon sent us these products to test. All views, as always, are our own.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good! I have the X Ultra 3 which has excellent foothold; perfect for hiking.

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