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- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately 6.75" from arch
- Stability & protection : advanced chassis and mid-height deliver stability and support on rugged terrain
- All terrain grip: aggressive lugs with reverse chevron pattern help the non-marking contagrip sole claw into any surface, for confidence on every hike.
- Breathability and lightweight: open mesh and textile upper reduces weight and improves ventilation for warm weather hiking.
- Outsole: non marking contagrip
- Chassis: advanced chassis
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Ideal for fast hiking in warm climates, the x ultra mid aero combines fit, precision, and aggressive tread of x ultra, with breathability and mid-height support that make it great for even the most rugged trails. `
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: 14 x 11 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B012ATOXZG
- Item model number: X ULTRA MID AERO-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 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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Top customer reviews
Out of the Box: The first pair I received were nowhere near as comfortable as my Merrill's right out of the box. I wore them off and on for 24 hours and it rubbed a blister on the inside of my right ankle. There is also a thick ridge just above my heel caused by the top of the plastic piece outside of the shoe that was rubbing my heel. I took a gamble and ordered a replacement pair and I'm happy to say that both issues are gone in the second pair.
Build: The toe cap and bottom half of the heel are STOUT. The sole is also pretty gnarly. Everything in between though is almost laughable. These are "breathable" to a fault; you can literally see straight through the boot, if you can call it a boot. It's more like cheap running shoe material.
Fit: These fit true to size but, like a lot of people, I find Salomon's refusal to add a wide width to their options regrettable. I have slightly wide feet: Merrells regular width is a little too snug and the wide width is a little too wide. These salomons have an even more narrow width than the Merrell regular width. I bought a set of shoe stretchers for $20 and it made quick work of widening the thin material.
Even with the reinforced toe cap, I can't see these lasting as my MOABs.
[August 31, 2016 addendum:
Just wanted to let you know that after walking more than 500 measured miles in these shoes over a 3-month period, I think the shoes feel like NEW. The shoes have the same spring and resilience. And no new callouses or the like. The seams on these shoes are really foot friendly.]
My suggestions for getting started are these:
1. Loosen the cord laces all the way to the base of the boot tongues before inserting your feet. Do not overtighten when lacing them.
2. Insert your feet to be sure that the boots fit your size feet. Take a few steps around the house. If the boots do not fit, exchange them for the correct size.
3. If your doctor prescribed a heel wedge for one of your feet, put the heel wedge UNDERNEATH the Ortholite insole and walk around the house to be sure that the heel wedge works satisfactorily in the boot. I have a 1/4" right heel wedge to correct for a surgery on one of my legs.
4. If your doctor prescribed metatarsal pad arch supports for your street or athletic shoes, attach the metatarsal pads to the TOP of the Ortholite insoles behind the ball of each foot. I wear medium 5/16" metatarsal pads made by Hapad, Inc. The Ortholite insoles provide arch support only for normal feet. They do NOT correct for a specific person's foot issues.
5. If you have had athletic shoe problems and have not seen a podiatrist yet, consider seeing one before buying any hiking boots. Hiking or walking miles can be as problematic as other sports such as running. Which reminds me: these boots have virtually neutral pronation, unlike running shoes.
They wear like running shoes but have great grip and are obviously more sturdy, though are still very light. The upper front and sides are mostly mesh, so these breathe very well. I recommend light socks with these. All around a great hiking boot for warm, dry weather.