Salomon Women’s Quest 4D 3 GTX Walking Boots
Quest 4D 3 GTX is all about walking comfort, with technologies to reduce fatigue over the duration of your treks. Light and cushioned with running shoe adapted technology, yet supportive enough for backpacking, this pair of boots will help you get to the next campsite with happier feet.
A huge part of the uppers construction is the Gore-Tex membrane. Gore-Tex is well known for its reliable waterproof properties as well as its superb breathability. This means that all water is blocked from entering through the material but cool air is allowed to flow through at the same time as warm air is being released, creating a cool environment inside of the boot – ensuring a dry wear. Nubuck leather is also used on the uppers construction. This is a superbly hard wearing material which will protect the foot as well as wrap it snugly for much-needed support. A protective cap has been placed across the heel and toe area of the boot. This will offer much-needed protection to these key areas which could potentially be damaged or feel discomfort if the boot is knocked against rocks, walls and various other loose terrains that are commonly found along the trail. These caps can also offer additional support, helping to hold the foot securely in place inside of the boot. Placed on the upper area of the heel is a pull-strap. This will allow the wearer to firmly grip the boot, making it easier for application and removing. The Gusseted tongue allows the boot to sit snugly against the skin without causing irritation and also helps to block dirt and loose debris entering the boot and becoming lodged inside. The bootie construction offers support to the top of foot and ankle area, reducing the risk of injury and maximising coverage. Placed on the footbed is an Ortholite Moulded Sockliner. This offers additional cushioning to the footbed of the shoe and allows it to mould to the user’s unique foot shape, offering a personal, plushly cushioned fit. Strategically placed in key areas of the shoe lining is a 3D mesh. This allows warmer air to b released from inside of the shoe, reducing the feet becoming uncomfortably warm.
Dual Density Midsole
The full-length Dual Density midsole vastly improves comfort. Plush cushioning not only offers a snug and comfortable fit but it also offers amazing shock absorbing qualities. This improves overall comfort and reduces the risk of aches and pains occurring when the foot hits unforgiving surfaces. Firmer EVA is placed in key areas which will support the foot and allow for a more natural foot movement across the uneven terrain. A 4D Advanced Chassis also promotes a natural foot roll as it guides the foot through the gait cycle. The Chassis’ torsional stiffness reduces the risk of the foot rolling where it shouldn’t and further increasing the risk of fatigue, discomfort and possible injury.
High Traction Contagrip
The Quest 4D 3 GTX features a Contagrip outsole, providing unique traction technology. With a mix of compound, lob geometry and density, it gives the shoes brilliant grip and durability, regardless of the terrain underneath. Utilising different combinations of harder, softer and grippier Contagrip compounds, Salomon’s adventure running outsole provides the perfect blend of grip and durability to cover a multitude of terrains. Designed with specifically positions forefoot flex grooves and self-cleaning multi-directional lugs, these outsoles are field tested and proven to dynamically tackle rugged terrains.
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