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 mid-waterproof-women-gussetted tongue and protective rubber toe cap, winter Contragrip® outsole|
|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)|
|X Ultra GTX-women's|
|Men's X Ultra|
|OS Tendon-runs down middle|