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Warrior East 2017 – Footwear Preview From Salewa

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Over the past several years, Salewa footwear has become the choice of military, LE, and other tactical users. The Trooper (coming 2018) is the first dedicated tactical boot in their line.

The Trooper is an all Black model, based on the next generation of the Mountain Trainer Mid. However, Salewa has removed all of the metal, and the hooks you see on this prototype will be loops on the production model. Additionally, the Trooper is leather lined.

There will also be an updated version of the Mountain Trainer Leather. Like the Trooper, it will be leather lined.

It will incorporate a new outsole from Vibram.

Finally, Salewa is updating the Wildfire Vent with a wider toe box and forefoot and a new sole system from POMOCA, a name which you may recognize for their climbing skins. The outsole features a sticky rubber.

All three of these Salewa models will be landing in 2018.

OR – Salewa

Friday, January 8th, 2016

This is the Ultra Train GTX. It incorporates a Michelin outsole which combines Michelin’s two best performing mountain bike tires. Obviously, it’s available in all Black.


The Trek Tail was inspired by the Firetail but they’ve opened the toe box up a bit. This urban hiker features Nubuck leather but no waterproof lining.

Extreme Outfitters – New From Salewa

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Extreme Outfitters Salewa

OR – Salewa

Friday, August 7th, 2015

For Summer 16, Salewa is introducing two new lightweight mountaineering boots, the Raven 2 GTX and the Crow GTX.

The Raven 2 GTX is about 15% lighter than the precious model.  They did this by removing material where it wasn’t needed yet retained the crampon compatibility.  The Crow GTX is about 10% lighter than the existing Rapace but utilizes synthetics rather than leather.  Both are 3-season boots.  

Next up is the new is a leather lined, non-GTX Mountain Trainer for those guys who want an all leather boot.  It continues the same features of the Trainer.


The Alp Flow GTX came out this Spring,  It integrates WL Gore’s Surround technology and I absolutely love this boot.  These are being adopted left and right by government agencies and are offered now in Ballisco and Smoke.

This is the Firetail 3 which is the latest update to Salewa’s classic approach shoe.  Offered in GTX and non-gore versions.  They’ve updated to a wider fitting last.  Additionally, they are a very flat shoe and utilized a Vibram megagrip sole.  Check out the Blackout and Black Olive colors!


Salewa has broken into the trail running market with new Mountain Training styles.  The Lite Train (6 mil drop) and the Ultra Train (8 mil drop) both intros grate the new Michelin Outsole.  

Under development for two years, the Michelin Outsole integrates materials and lugs from their two most popular mountain bike tires.

OR Summer Market – Salewa

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

All of these new models you will see here are coming Spring 15. I really like the direction Salewa is moving and their styles will fit right in with niche military/tactical users.


First up is the Alp Flow featuring WL Gore’s Surround Technology. It’s based on the best selling Alp Trainer and incorporated the Gore-Tex Surround into a full grain letter upper. They were the first brand to feature this technology and it’s already available in the Escape and Ramble. For the Alp Flow, they’re using radiator technology to leverage the Surround material to force the hot air out and allow cooler air in.


Next is the Redesigned Rapace GTX (left) and Mountain Trainer Mid GTX (right). The laces are all the way to the end of the toe box. Additionally, they’ve added the new 3-piece adjustable footbed. Finally, they’ve lined the entire heel cup and collar with Ortholite foam which molds to the wearer, offering a better fit. Notably, the Rapace is also crampon capable.


Finally, Salewa is introducing a pack range to North America. Known for so clean, technical designs in Europe, they’ve chosen 9 of their proven styles to bring here. We’re giving you a taste with this Crest 25. It’s a 25 liter, lightweight alpine pack. It offers a breathable close fitting back panel and a clean design. Don’t forget, there’s also an integrated rain fly.


Warrior East – Salewa

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Salewa has a whole slew of new models coming and we will give you full coverage during next month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. But, we though we should give you a little taste of what’s to come.


To the left in the photo above, you see the new Wildfire Vent. It features a slightly wider last than precious Salewa approach shoes. The mesh upper incorporates to-toe lacing, and they’ve included the one piece insole from the Gore Surround models. The Wildfire Pro to the right is offered in Gore and non-Gore models and was developed based on feedback from Jackson Hole mountain guides. They’ve introduced a side opening tongue to go with the to-toe lasting. Both models of the Wildfire incorporate a new Vibram sole with rubber that is 20% stickier.

Darley Defense Days – Salewa

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014


The new Firetail EVO GTX is a new boot coming out this Fall. Built on the Firetail EVO lightweight technical approach show, it weighs ionly 460 grams. It features a sticky sole, multi-fit footbed, and Kevlar reinforcement. It also happens to be the first black boot on offer.

Major Rebranding At Salewa

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014


During a recent sales meeting in Europe, boot manufacturer Salewa unveiled a new logo. We understand they are also releasing many new products in the coming year and can’t wait to tell you about them.