Friday, May 16, 2014


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

Like old cell phones that were the size of American footballs…hiking/waterproof lug sole boots were the equivalent, weight wise.

Now---over the past two decades, new materials, multi-tasking needs and lifestyles- and the influence of sneakers on design (comfort/lightness)…shows up in most reworked footwear lines with regards to hiking/performance/trail running kicks.

For 2014---Salomon delivers on good looking lifestyle and more minimalist footwear for streets, trail and trek locales.

Cuuute….the wool/leather all-weather (except summer heat) HIME High $160 and Mid for women-that  comes in an urban chic charcoal/black -with weather tough-grippy Contragrip® rubber sole.

Durable Contragrip® nice tread too last for years

wool ribbed cuff , felt/leather upper- with grippy outsoles---lace-up

faux fur collar-in the Hime High

KAIPO CS WaterProof Mid $140- mid high with a slimmer profile than previous day boots/hikers…with Climashield™-Salomon's proprietary waterproof membrane protection combined with Climatherm® insulation-4 layers of protection for thermal efficiency- keeping toes cozy freezing temps down to -18Fº. The winter Contragrip® is a specific rubber compound for icy gripping purposes with a lug design based on snow tires. Wish-our running shoes had a version of this.

men's KAINA CS waterproof-other attribute-toe bump, padded inside for comfort and moisture wicking, lace up for great fit with laces that hold.

women's Kaina CS Waterproof -2 color options….

re-worked XA Pro Mid GTX® $170-moving fast hiker-waterproof, improved collar for comfort, new outsole =grip

Anka CS WP-women's

TOUNDRA-men and women-black/white is the ultimate in warmth-using NASA's Aerotherm® insulation technology-with über weight/insulation ratio…Gore-tex® waterproof version also available-waterproof/breathable comfort.
Toundra mid-waterproof-women-gussetted tongue and protective rubber toe cap, winter Contragrip® outsole
Backpackers' boots---comfort, stability, waterproof...
Comet 3D GTX women's  $200 upper and Conquest GTX -men's $180-both available now

Quest 4D GTX women's $180

Quest 4D GTX men's+women's (l-r)
Low profile 'adventure' shoes are multi-taskers…the X-Ultra series delivers out of the box comfort, with great comfy, secure fit via Salomon's Sensifit™ and Quicklace™, Contrafit® toe/heel cap and Gore-tex® versions (waterproof/breathable), and an advanced chassis for stability and support.

X Ultra GTX-women's
Contragrip® outsole

Men's X Ultra

OS Tendon-runs down middle
TRAIL Runners-get winterized...

XR Mission-women's

Salomon's Run S-Lab Fellcross 3 ($170) is the latest edition to the lightweight, low profile series of S-Lab trail runners. Grippy, with an enhanced TPU film that repels dirt, new water tough fabrics and foam for improved drainage,,,with Sensifit™ and Quicklace™ technologies for great fit, comfort and fast on/off. 4mm heel drop, dynamic traction, Endofit™internal fit sleeve for seamless comfort-no chafing/ rubbing and a Profeel film and OS tendon under the forefoot- for maximum efficacy and protection that doesn't feel like lead weight-but flexible and lightweight.