Salomon Men's Synapse Mid Hiking Shoe,Deep Red/Rustic/Titanium,8 M US

4.6 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

Size: 8 D(M) US
Color: Deep Red/Rustic/Titanium
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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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Product Description

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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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,384 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: Asphalt/Black/Canary Yellow Verified Purchase
    I bought this boot because of good reviews, because it was allegedly designed for the appalachian trail and because of previous good experience with salomon shoes.

    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.
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    It is nearly impossible to find a non-waterproof, Non-gortex hiking boot (in fact I have never found one, but these).
    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).
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    Size: 9.5 D(M) USColor: Asphalt/Black/Canary Yellow Verified Purchase
    There is a reason Backpacker Magazine Editors like these, they are great. Salomon makes a great product, one day walking and they already felt broke in. Two weeks later 7.5mile hike in 2.5 hours with 45lb pack and no blisters, no plantar faciatis, no major aches or pains, good traction, light weight and most importantly comfortable. Not as much ankle support as my GTX 4D Salomon Boots but heck these are just a mid. All in all these will make the trip many a time on my feet.
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    I have been backpacking for about four years now and I think I finally found my backpacking shoe. I have tried many different shoes starting with Merrell's, Asolo's, Kayland Contact (which worked very well, just heavy) and now the Salomon Mid Synapse. They are light, required very little break-in (at least for my foot)and I have put about 70-100 miles on inlcuding some very rocky terrain in PA on the Mid State Trail south of State College. Backpack weight of 20-25 lbs on all trips to this point. Also, I'm only 5'6 and 153 lbs. I only add that information because I think someone's starting weight may deter them from a lighter shoe as there is less support but for me they have worked well. I can tell that they will wear more quickly than my Kayland Contact boot but that is the sacrifice with reduced weight of the shoe. Overall, very happy with my selection.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Asphalt/Black/Canary Yellow Verified Purchase
    First of all, these are Comfy shoes!

    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.
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