Salomon Triple Crown
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 13
I'm a 69 year old backpacker-not fast and light, but slow and fairly light. I first used the Triple Crowns on a four day Smokies walk primarily on the Lakeshore Trail the first week of May. I'm a size 13 low volume foot and use custom inserts.
Out of the box the shoe has done well. I tweaked the fit by adding extra padding between the laces and the tongue. Great shoe when for all day with light pack (15-20lbs) and numerous creek crossings. Dries fast. Plenty of support and structure without being too boardy. . I'm counting on the PU cushioning lasting longer than the EVA in my old XUltra Mids. So far I am thoroughly pleased with the fit and performance of this shoe.
This will be my Southern Appalachian backpacking shoe until the weather turns cold.