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Salewa: Outdoor Apparel + Hiking Shoes & Boots

Embodying a spirit of adventure to its core, Salewa has been crafting innovative and quality shoes, backpacks, and apparel for over 75 years. Beginning as a simple saddle and leather goods producer, Salewa would find its true calling when it shifted to creating world-renowned mountaineering equipment after the Second World War. Early on, Salewa shoes, boots, and equipment held a solid reputation for quality, durability, and innovation. And this reputation has continued to standall the way to today.

Salewa hiking and mountaineering boots are some of the best in the world, full of innovative materials, features, and designs. Their constant dedication to improving the quality of each new shoe has continued to place them at the absolute forefront of the industry.  And no matter where your adventure takes you, Salewa has a shoe for you: from casual hiking to high-alpine and everything in-between. Hiking shoes like the Salewa Men's Firetail are built with their patented Megagrip technology, providing superior friction and purchase, while mountaineering shoes like the Salewa Men's Alp Trainer Mid Gtx are built with optimal waterproofing and breathability. Their dedication to quality also extends to each of their backpacks and pieces of apparel. If you need shoes to take you up the steepest mountains and through the toughest trails, it's hard to find better a choice than Salewa shoes and Salewa boots.

It is little surprise that Salewa has some of the most popular mountaineering and hiking shoes we carry at If you're serious about having one of the best and latest, look no further than Salewa.

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Boot – Tutorial

The Mountain Trainer Mid GTX is a lightweight mens summer alpine trekking boot with a robust suede leather and fabric upper plus waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX protection.Designed to provide extra flexibility and increased comfort on both ascents and descents during alpine trekking in mixed and technical terrain, the Mountain Trainer Mid GTX has a new midsole with dual-density Bilight Technology which is ergonomically shaped to cradle your foot and provide all-day comfort on longer hikes.

 Questions & Tips

Q: What does GTX or Gore-Tex mean?

Gore-Tex fabrics offer long-lasting, comfortable weather protection. The technology is based on an extremely thin membrane made of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). Its pores are too small for rain to penetrate, yet big enough for perspiration to pass right through. Gore-Tex products have a high waterproof rating (water column) and can withstand up to 28,000 mm of water pressure – more than monsoon rain. The membrane is bonded between an outer fabric and a high-performance lining. Depending on the construction, the result is either a 2-layer, 2.5-layer or 3-layer laminate. 

Q: How do I clean/ care for my Gore-Tex shoes?


Before washing your SALEWA shoes, be sure to follow the garment SALEWA's instructions to ensure the best result.

Clean the exterior of your SALEWAs shoes with a cloth or brush and lukewarm water. Do not use chlorine bleach as it may damage your footwear. Shake out sand, gravel and dirt from inside the footwear. To ensure a complete cleaning, remove and shake out the foot bed too, in order to remove the dirt settled under it.


After carefully cleaning your shoes, dry them naturally at moderate temperatures. Be careful not to put boots too close to a direct heat source or in too hot a room as it could damage them. Convection-style boot dryers work well too.

Q: How do I clean and care for my Gore-Tex waterproof clothing?



Zip the front closure, pockets and pit zips completely. Wash your garment in a washing machine on a warm cycle (40º C) using a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse twice and minimise spinning to reduce creasing. Do not use powder detergents or any products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers or bleach, as they will affect garment performance. Do not wash with heavily soiled clothing.


Line dry your garment, or tumble dry it on a warm, gentle cycle. Once it is dry, tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes or iron the dry product on gentle setting (warm, no steam) by placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. This will help reactivate DWR treatment on your garments outer fabric.

Salewa Warranty

Salew products are covered by a 2-year warranty against material and manufacturing defects. If you believe you qualify, please contact us.

For non-warranty exchanges and returns, please see our policy here.

Salewa Sizing Charts & Sizing Information