Boulder, Colo. (July 27, 2016)- With the Italian Dolomites as testing grounds and headquarters of technical mountain brand Salewa, the product designers understand everything mountain adventurers demand. Since the summit of an adventure is only halfway, the new Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX is designed to support the second half of the day, because more often than not, the return descent can be the toughest on feet and leg muscles.
“Talking with mountain guides, we learned that the hardest part for most mountaineers is not reaching the summit, but the descent,” says Footwear Product Manager, Giordano Vechiet. “This is when footwork gets careless and stumbling or tripping become more likely, and why we developed the Mountain Trainer Mid GTX.”
In addition to stability and durability from start to finish, the new Mountain Trainer Mid GTX provides the extra flexibility and additional comfort needs for proper muscular recovery during the descent of alpine treks. This feat is made possible from combining a new Bilight Technology midsole with the Flex Collar. The Bilight midsole is a TPU injected construction ergonomically designed to cradle your foot for comfort and is mechanically inclined to act like a spring, providing the heel zone with enhanced flex and cushioning on steeper terrain. The Flex Collar, adopted from Salewa’s mountaineering boots, add degrees of motion in the rear flexion of the ankle for natural movement and comfort during descents while reducing ground impact and promoting overall faster muscle recovery.
Underfoot, a lightweight, compact Vibram WTC outsole offers a solid yet natural walkability and optimal traction for mixed terrain. Lastly, the Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort Liner provides reliable waterproofing and excellent breathability, keeping your feet dry, warm and comfortable all the way back to the camp, car or home.
Mountain Trainer Mid GTX – Main Features
- Weight: m: 670 g; w: 550 g
- Upper: 360° full rubber rand, 1.6 mm suede, robust fabric
- Lining: Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort
- Midsole: TPU, Bilight Technology midsole
- Insole: mid stiff, nylon
- Outsole: Vibram® WTC
For more information about Salewa contact Cassie Abel: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Salewa booth at Outdoor Retailer August 3-6, Booth #35073.
Behind SALEWA stands 80 years of experience in the vertical and on high-alpine expeditions. As a leading international mountain sports brand, Salewa inspires people all around the world to live and experience the mountains with the appropriate apparel, footwear, equipment and technical gear for their alpine activities. Founded in 1935 in Munich, Germany, the family-owned, management-led company today has its global headquarters in the heart of the Dolomites, in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy, developing innovative, functional and premium products with a trusted network of alpine institutions, active mountain athletes, specialized partners and professional mountain guide organizations.