Across the Pond in Annecy, France, François Salomon and his wife decided to start their own business. This became the birth of the Salomon Group. What started out as skiing equipment company, turned into a full-fledged outdoor gear enterprise. If you’re a skier you can thank Roger Pitiot and the Salmon Group for designing the sliding forward flex control. In fact, a lot of the first modern ski equipment was designed by Francois and his son George. They didn’t stop with their skiing equipment. You can tell a lot of effort went into making the Quest 4D GTX Hiking Boot.
With their patented Non Marking Contagrip, loosing grip on any type of surface will not cross your mind. Salomon uses just the right amount of rubber to make it ideal for any type of surface. Rocks and dewy leaves didn’t stand a chance when I made my way through a trail in my local neighborhood.
Rivers, streams, and puddles are no problem for these boots. Waterproof Nubuck Leather and Gore-Tex Performance gives this boot all the protection it needs from the h2o.
Last thing you want is to have boots that just add more difficulty to your hike. The Quest’s will not do this to you. You won’t even notice these shoes being on your feet! Although you might notice a few squeaks out of the boots in the beginning. Just have to tighten up the laces a bit and that should quiet the dogs from barking.
If you’re going for a long hike (over 20 miles) you can be sure to have no blisters at the end of it. These are great for smaller carrying loads. The high top provides the ankle support all of us are looking for. Both the front and rear of the boot have a protective rubber cap.
Overall the Salomon Quest 4D GTX has all the main features that we are looking for! Dropping a couple bills on these will be one of the best investments you could make for your next adventure. Pick these up and you’ll have no complaints on the trails.