Salomon X Ultra 3 Prime Gore-Tex Walking Shoe
If you want great performance, fit, and details without the overly technical look, X ULTRA PRIME GTX is the shoe for you. It delivers the same great comfort, stability and grip on any surface as X ULTRA 3, with a more classic look.
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 shoe – ensuring a dry wear. The bootie construction offers support to the top of foot and ankle area, reducing the risk of injury and maximising coverage. The upper also uses Waterproof Synthetic overlays to wrap the foot and hold it snugly in place, increasing comfort, stability and offers additional waterproofing, giving the wearer peace of mind. This material is also extremely durable, offering much-needed protection from loose debris along the trail which could cause damage to the boot and the foot. A protective cap has been placed across the heel and toe area of the shoe. This will offer much-needed protection to these key areas which could potentially be damaged or feel discomfort if the shoe 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 shoe. A Pull Strap on the upper heel area allows the wearer to firmly grip the shoe, making it easier for application and removing. The flat laces sit closely against the foot to prevent the risk of them snagging on branches and other debris. Further reducing the risk of a snag is a lace pocket. Once fastened, the laces can simply be slotted inside of the pocket to keep them securely out of place until the shoe is ready to be removed. 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. 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.
Injected EVA Midsole
Supporting mile after mile of trekking, an injected EVA lines the midsole – an industry leader on good merit, EVA is both light and flexible, with a great disposition as a cushioning material. It actively reduces forces pressed upon the underfoot for a smooth stride through the transition with ample of shock dispersion. The format assists with keeping weight down and maximising responsive cushioning whatever the terrain ahead. An 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 Outsole
The Salomon X Ultra 3 Prime GTX Walking shoe 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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