Available in men and women-specific fits, the new Salomon Outline GTX is a multi-functional mid shoe which has been designed to be worn in both the city and the mountains. The design is modern and sleek, and I really like how they fit my feet – they feel snug, sturdy and supportive and have a narrow fit on the heel, meaning no slips. They are exceptionally lightweight and unlike other ‘hiking’ shoes offer the flexibility of a trainer. Even though they look like a smart pair of sneakers, they come equipped with 5mm deep lugs offering enough grip to make them suitable for trails and hill walks. They also feature a Gore-Tex membrane, meaning they are completely waterproof – I haven’t tested them in hot weather yet, but breathability hasn’t been an issue so far. The lacing system is easy to use and they have a high traction, non-marking outsole, plus protective toe cap. Weight 300g. The Outline GTX is also available as a boot for £130.
VERDICT: Very comfy shoe for everyday wear and low-key adventures, nice sleek design.
BEST FOR: Everyday wear and easy hikes.
Review by Chantelle Kelly