Salomon Men's Synapse Mid Hiking Shoe,Deep Red/Rustic/Titanium,8 M US
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- Synthetic and mesh
- Rubber sole
- Anti-debris breathable mesh upper
- Sensifit smooth motion construction
- Quicklace system with lace pocket
- EVA molded footbed
- Non-marking chevron Contagrip outsole
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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: 13.3 x 10.2 x 4.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- ASIN: B0054TMNXY
- Item model number: Synapse Mid-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 27, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
i have only used the boot a few times on tracks and on a couple of off track walks. The fit is very good - i have a narrow heel, medium to wide forefoot and low volume fit. I have previously found salomon shoes (I have had a few0 just on the verge of narrow but these boots fit very well. The upper is very light but reinforced with 'sensafit' plastic ribs that extend from the laces to the sole. Their is also a shallow plastic rand around the boot and medium pronation/supination posts either side of the forefoot.
the sole is very thick and very soft - more like a runner than a hiking boot. The outsole has quite thick rubber, as distinct from salomon's trail runners which tend to have a thinner outsole with dubious grip for hiking. The inner sole (sockliner) is not particularly good for hiking - it is a spongy foam that absorbs water but is comfortable enough 9although it can move around when wet).
I bought the boot for summer dayhikes really, with the thought that it may be suitable for longer backpacking trips. I feel that the boot is probably not robust enough for long backpacking trips (although apparently used on the appalachian trail). This may be just prejudice - I have used salomon trail runners in the past on long walks and never had an issue (except for grip) but i feel that the sole on these are just too soft - you can certainly feel every rock through the forefoot, although (admittedly) it is not painful or penetrative. I am just used to more rigid boots I suppose.
The laces are not traditional laces but kevlar - almost like fishing line in dimension.Read more ›
I am in love with these!
Waterproof/Gortex will make boots incredibly HOT, something you dont want for hiking in a desert.
These boots are not hot. I wanted to be able to wear thin wool hiking socks to keep sweat down, & keep stink down, but my feet would have been in an oven with any other boot.
This weekend, I backpacked in the mountains & no problem, no pain. Yeah! The material is a little slick on the outside, so i was able to push away cactus from the trail (prickly pear, staghorn), but still didnt have any cactus spines penetrate the boot. Ditto, the trail was dusty, but no dust got in the boot. I carried a 24# backpack.
Now, originally when I ordered these a month ago, they were a bit tight in the toebox & I taped my toe (that I broke 7 years ago & can rub with certain shoes), but apparently these stretch just a tiny bit (like 2 millimeters), enough for me, to prevent rubbing & having to tape anymore.
These are the best hiking boots I've ever had for Arizona/ desert climes. However, these are not a military type boot, they are very lightweight.
To prevent the sensation of rocks under the sole, I added the blue Superfeet (under the stock insole). Superfeet are a very rigid hard plastic insert, & I didn't feel any rocks poking me under my feet (& I am over 200#).
I just ordered another pair to have a spare (because I think Salomon is now only making this boot with [drumroll], sigh, Gortex-like material).
I bought these for Disc golf and they have great grip for traversing varying grades with loose rocks and dirt surfaces.
The high tops give your ankle a little extra support and protection, but the shoe is not a cold weather shoe, or even a low boot when it comes to fowl weather.
So these are good for hot weather and trails.
While they are not quite a versatile as a hiking boots, they look much nicer and are much lighter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These boots are perfect for the non Gortex crowd. Great grip, great comfort, great support and super light. I just used these on a 50mile section hike of the Long Trail in VT. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the perfect shoe for most of my activities such as gardening, hiking, walking around town. The easy cinching no knot laces assure quick and simple fit and an equally quick... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Herbert.Malkus
This is true size, true width...
So I cannot wear...Too big for me....
I thought smaller fit, but true size...
Very light and sporty. Great traction and I really like the shoe string innovation. Great all around shoe.Published on July 14, 2014 by Charlie Preston
I usually ware 10.5 US, but this shoe was just a lil' bit large so I switched it to size 10.
They have an amazing support for the foot 360º. Read more
Love the support the insoles offer, as I work on my feet for 10 hours a day. Still getting use to the lacing system, this is my only uncertainty. Read morePublished on June 25, 2014 by Billy Joe Bob
10 1/2 feels like 11 1/2 comfy but wish we're smaller how do I return these for a smaller size?Published on June 17, 2014 by Steven J Cleaver