Today I want to look at another member of the Salomon hiking boot family, the Salomon Comet 3D GTX hiking boots for women. These boots are getting some great reviews across the board.
The Salomon Comet 3D GTX Hiking Boots for Women
Salomon are a well known and well loved maker of quality hiking boots. The Comet 3D GTX are a very popular and functional pair of hiking boots.
Brand and Model
Salomon Comet 3D GTX Hiking Boots For Women
$210.00 (Guide retail price, subject to change)
Average User Rating
Tried and trusted Gore-tex waterproofing; lightweight; gusseted tongue; rubber toe cap for additional protection
Some user reviiews commenting that the traction isn't great when on slush or snow
Day hiking, backpacking, genreal outdoor use
The first place to start with these boots is on their look. They look pretty smart and they are specifically designed with a feminine eye in mind. That is their sleek and slender look is not accidental.
Looking at their construction, they are a sturdy boot with a high cut profile that provides good ankle support. Perfect if you like to hike in steeper more challenging terrain.
They utilize EVA midsoles which offer lightweight cushioning to provide all-day comfort.
There is plenty of other cushioning across the comet 3D boots so your feet will be kept comfortable across any challenging terrain or obstacles.
The contra-grip sole delivers plenty of traction and optimal grip on a whole range of surfaces.
There are several color combinations to choose from, so there should be something in there to suit your taste. I think these boots seem like good all rounders so perfect for day hiking or longer trips backpacking.
The Nubuck leather upper holds feet firmly and safely in place which all goes to reducing strain on your toes, particularly important on the downhll. The boot is also reasonably lightweight.
The gusseted tongue ensures any bad debris is kept out and the lacing system on the Comet 3D boots will ensure a snug fit for most foot sizes.
The Comet 3D boots are of course waterproof. Gore-tex waterproof liners ensure your feet can breathe, letting sweat out while keeping the nastier elements from getting in. This of course means the boots have moisture wicking ability to control the internal climate around your feet. Moisture is wicked away from your feet. Always good to have on a pair of hiking boots to help prevent blisters.
The boots have protective rubber toe and heel caps. This is definitely a nice to have to prevent any toe stubbing and provide that extra bit of stability on the trail.
The Salomon Comet 3D GTX are a sturdy pair of hiking boots that will work well for all types of hiking. From short day hikes to longer multi day backpacking trips, the Comet should cover most requirements.
I'm not so sure they would be great for day-to-day use, might be a bit too technical looking for walking about town but I'm sure they'd look OK with a pair of jeans.
The BEST backpacking boots available. Salomon has a large selection of many types, styles of top quality footwear! I wore these boots for two days [8 hours at a time] before traveling to the Smoky Mtns. in TN for a 40 mile hike.....Read More Here.
These boots feel great on my feet. I've hiked 25+ miles in them already and they've held up well. They do get a little warm, so I would suggest a thinner pair of wool hiking socks rather than thick wool.....Read More Here.
Amazon Rating 4.5 out of 5
Pros and Cons
- Tried and trusted Gore-tex waterproofing
- Functional gusseted tongue
- Rubber toe cap provides added toe protection
- Some reviewers commented that the traction could be better in slush / snow
- Be careful with sizing, may run wide for some
Salomon Comet 3D GTX Hiking Boots for Women Features Summary
- Nubuck leather upper
- Contragrip Rubber Sole
- Gusseted tongue
- Heel height approx 1.5"
- Shaft measures approximately 5.25" from arch
Overall, the Salomon Comet 3D GTX look like another great pair of boots from Salomon. They will suit nearly all hikers and so are a good fit for most types of hiking and trekking. So whether you're a day hiker or a multi-day trekker, these boots should meet most of your needs.
Have you tried the Salomon Comet 3D GTX Hiking Boots? What's your experience with them out on the trail? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.