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- Textile/Nubuck Leather
- High Traction Contagrip® sole
- Shaft measures approximately 6" from arch
- Weight : 640g ; MIDSOLE HEIGHT : 10 MM / 22 MM
- High hiker featuring rugged lacing hardware and protective rubber toe cap
- GORE-TEX waterproof protection
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From the manufacturer
Quest 4D 2 GTX
Move freely, stand your ground.
Quest 4D 2 GTX
For Fast Adventures on the terrain.
The updated Quest 4D 2 GTX retains outstanding stability and grip, with a more ergonomic tongue for improved comfort, laces that stay tied better, and fresh design details.
Lightweight - Protection - Stability.
- 560 G | 19,8 oz (Size US 7W).
- 640 G | 22,6 oz (Size US 9M).
- Nubuck Leather
- Women’s Specific Last
- Mud Guard
- Protective Rubber Toe Cap
- Protective Heel Cap
- Heel Strap
- Lace Blocker
- Heel Foam
- Gusseted Tongue
Foot Control and Protection with Active Comfort.
1. Dynamic Cushioning
2. 4d Stability
3. All-Mountain Traction.
Salomon's branded grip technology.
1. Sport-Specific Geometry.
2. Sport-Specific Density.
3. Sport-Specific Compound.
GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear
The updated Quest 4D 2 GTX retains outstanding stability and grip, with a more ergonomic tongue for improved comfort, laces that stay tied better, and fresh design details.This lightweight but supportive boot borrows from running shoe technology to provide stability and comfort while keeping the weight down. And a high-top cuff and full waterproof bootie ensure protection all year long.
Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Driven by a passion for skiing and design innovation, Francois Salomon and his son George designed and perfected much of the first modern ski equipment. During the following 60 years, Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in boots, skis and apparel and brought innovative solutions to footwear, apparel and equipment for hiking, adventure racing, mountaineering and trail running. Through performance-driven design, Salomon enhances mountain sports by converting new ideas into action and expanding the limits of possibility.
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00N9W05XI
- Item model number: QUEST 4D 2 GTX®-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 6, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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With about 484 miles left of the AT I received the new boots. I was like a kid on Christmas. I popped them on, they felt a little stiff but I know they had a short break in period. It was only 10 miles before they felt worn in. I completed my thru hike a couple days ago and I'll say that I will never use another pair of boots. These Quest 2's are amazing. Extremely comfortable, I never had a blister in them. The lacing system is unique, you can loosen or tighten each of the three top levels of the lace to how you want. I would usually just tighten all of them. I will say that the laces they provide with do not stay tied throughout the day. I've never had a problem keeping laces tied expect with the Quest 1 and 2. I recommend you double knot it.
The boot can take quite a beating. If you're unfamiliar with the AT, the last 484 miles of the trail going north includes the White Mountains, southern Maine (which some including myself believe is harder than the Whites), the 100 Mile Wilderness and then the summit of Katahdin. I took the boots straight from the box and into all that and it held up extremely well. I noticed that the seams on the front of the boots do come open though, same thing happened with the Quest 1s that I began with. Except this time is happened quicker. The boots still worked fine but I was a little upset to see that.
Against water, the Quest 2s do very well. You can fully submerge the boot up near its collar and as long as you remove your foot fast enough, you will stay dry. This was a great feature to have on the AT. Other hikers I was with would have to carefully hop around little 2-3 inch puddles of mud and water while I could just walk straight through it and stay dry. I remember one stream that I had to ford. In the middle of it I would have to put both feet completely under running water to get across. I figured I would just suck it up and deal with wet feet. To my surprise my feet were still dry even after having both feet completely under water for 3-5 seconds with each step across this overflowing stream. I couldn't believe it! Now that being said, water can and will get through the boots. If it's raining all day or you're hiking in snow, your feet will begin to get wet after a few hours of hiking so it's not completely waterproof.
If you're like me and need good ankle support, these boots will do the trick. It's a high cut boot so if you roll your ankle while hiking (which I do a lot) you will be fine. The same goes for overall foot protection. The soles of the Quest 2s are pretty tough, you'll have to step on a very sharp pointy rock to feel it.
As for traction and grip, the Quest 2s also excel in this area. I still slipped a few times on rocks and roots but so did every other hiker, I just seemed to do it less. I've had to go up some rocks that were nearly straight vertical up and down. The boot didn't slip at all. I felt like a vampire at times being able to walk up walls. Sometimes I feel the tread is too good, a few times I didn't lift my feet high enough off the ground and the tread would get caught and cause me to nearly fall down. Nice to know the tread is that good. After summiting Katahdin, I continued onto the Knifes Edge which is a very narrow and dangerous trail. It's all rocks and requires four point climbing in many sections. The boots almost made my feet stick to the ground, felt great. The Knifes Edge is not the place where you want to slip and lose your footing.
As I mentioned earlier, the boot is very comfortable. Almost like a heavy duty sneaker. I carried a load of 40-45lbs on the trail and the Quests (1 and 2) had no problem bearing that weight and keeping my feet comfortable. I also ran on the trail a few times when it was getting late and I needed to make up some distance. Obviously, I did so with a pack on my back. The Quests were able to handle this as well. A good ruck running boot if you wish to do so.
All in all this is an AMAZING boot, I'll probably stock up one or two more just for future hikes. If you're a traditional hiker like myself and is looking for a good mid weight boot, look no further.
- Nice lacing system
- Great traction/tread
- Does well against water
- Very durable and lasts long (Have nearly 500 miles on mine and they can still go. Over 1,000 on the Quest 1s)
- Good looking boot
- Almost zero break in time
- No blisters
- Great foot and ankle protection
- Can handle heavy backpack weight
- Easy to put on and take off
- Laces tend of come loose
- Seams wear out
There is a lot of synthetic and composite materials that makes it light weight and lends a tennis-shoe like fit. These are exceptionally comfortable, breath well, have a solid sole that breaks in after about 4 miles, and the speed laces are quick and easy to adjust on the fly. The ankle support is firm, the insole is very shock absorbing, and the arch support is more than I've found in nearly any other boot with the stock inserts. I have plantar fasciitis and these are probably the best boots I've found for long distance hikes without causing me any ankle, arch, or toe problems.
The only negatives I can list are:
1) that the laces WILL NOT stay tied after more than a mile or two. A bit frustrating, but easy and cheap to fix.
2) These are also a bit narrow...so if you have wide feet, you probably won't get a good fit. Since they're synthetic, they're not going to stretch as much either.
Other than that, probably one of the best boots you an buy.