Salomon X Ultra Prime Hiking Shoe - Women's

Don't sweat the small stuff.

While the Royal Arches hike through Chautauqua may be a literal walk in the park, it certainly doesn't feel like it. That is, unless you're wearing the Salomon Women's X Ultra Prime Hiking Shoe. Constructed with a lightweight and breathable mesh upper, this hiking shoe features a glove like accommodation with its SensiFit system and women-specific design. In addition to its comfortable upper, the X Ultra Prime is equipped with a protective heel and toe cap while a molded shank and injected EVA foam midsole ensure hike-long comfort. Not to mention, the non-marking Contagrip sole provides ample traction and rugged performance in those scrambly situations. 

  • Breathable mesh upper
  • Protective heel and toe cap
  • heel strap
  • Molded shank
  • Injected EVA midsole
  • Ortholite sockliner
  • Contagrip sole
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Runs a half size large

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Because of the other reviews that said to get a half size smaller than you normally wear I bought a 6.5 and a 6. I tried the 6 on first and it fit me perfectly! I didn't even try the 6.5 on because it would have been way too big! These shoes are out of box comfortable! The toe box is just right for my wide foot! My toes can splay the right way when I'm walking and hiking and everything is awesome! And they have just the right amount of arch support! The only complaint that I do have is that the tongue on the left foot is hitting the top of my foot weird and causing a slight amount of pain. maybe I just need to adjust it different.

What I was looking for

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was looking for something to replace my Montrails and, though I didn't like the Salomon's I had ages ago, I took a chance on these. I use this shoe mostly for hiking and dog-walking and I love them so far. The rugged sole has good traction, but isn't clunky or heavy. They do run a bit on the large-ish side, but weren't as big as I was expecting based on the other reviews. I am a size 8 (sometimes an 8.5) and the size 8 fits me fine. They are roomy in the toebox, but I like that in a hiking shoe - don't want my toes banging the front anyway.

Unanswered Question

Can you tell me what the actual "Heep drop" is on these Salomon Ultra Prime Hiking shoes is please? Thankyou

runs large

  • Fit: Runs large

I've worn Solomon's for many years and found this model to be a half size too big. Nice looking, light shoe with traditional laces.

Initial Impression

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 6.5

My gearhead account manager recommended these to me as I was looking for a good pair of hiking shoes. I had had bad experience with hiking shoes so was extra picky. I got them, super excited, put them on and went for a 4-hour hike. Put them through very rough and rocky trails, they held up FINE, and very solid, full protection around my feet. Loved it. They also saved my ankle twice as I was going downhill and sliding. These shoes have very good support on their back. Very basic, nothing fancy, yet comfortable and tough enough. Very easy to adjust as well. I have the deep blue color, they look a little darker than the picture.

Ran a size large

    Super comfortable! I ordered a size smaller.

    good walking shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    they are very comfortable shoes. They give my feet good support and are very light weight. Excellent for walking long periods of time.

    Lightweight and just stiff enough

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 7.5

    I shopped around for a while for the right hiking shoes. I just moved to a very dry climate from the pacific northwest, where I was always wearing either Salomon goretex hiking boots or Salomon goretex running shoes. So I wanted something much more breathable, and these are perfect. They are light but with a nice stiff sole and decent support good for day hiking around the Wasatch. I have worn a ton of different Salomon running shoes over the years, and for some reason these hiking shoes seem to run a little on the large size. I normally wear an 8 in Salomon, but for these I needed a 7.5.

    Great shoes for hiking!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large

    Very comfortable shoe, great traction. Highly recommend.

    Salomon X Ultra Prime Hiking Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 6

    Me encantan super comodos, y excelentes para ir hiking, siempre eh usado nike, pero esto me facinan, los uso diario para mi trabajo ya que estoy de pie todo el dia no me hacen doler los pies para nada la talla es correcta