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Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX Hiking Shoes $124.31 Delivered @ Wiggle (New Accounts)

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Long time bargainer, first time poster, so let's hope I did this right.

I've been wearing the X Ultra 2 GTX for 5-10kms every day for the past year and a half and they have held up quite well for the beating I give them (compared to the the 2 months the $200 pair of Saucony shoes I had before them) But it's time they were replaced and I've been looking for a deal on them for a while.

I wear them pretty much everywhere as they are light enough and very comfortable (and make you feel a bit taller) but they are primarily designed for Hiking/Bushwalking.
Fully waterproof with Goretex, I believe these are the top of the line Solomon hiking shoes.

Quicklace system is decent once you get the hang of it, but my last pair had them snap and I needed to buy a $10 kit to replace them but I believe this is mostly due to me not keeping them clean and having something getting caught and rubbing the kevlar laces.

Wiggle shoe sizes are UK size and they ship from there. (This is my first time using them)

Official Site
https://www.salomon.com/au/product/x-ultra-3-gtx.html
Review
https://www.switchbacktravel.com/reviews/salomon-x-ultra-3

2.45% cashback with cashrewards. ($3.04)

They may be a little on the small size compared to a standard shoe sizing, so you might want to research that before buying (a lot of people say to buy half size bigger than standard)

Original GETTHERE20 deal

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    Are these the same as my XA 3D ULTRA 2????

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      No, they look pretty similar though, I think yours are made for running while these are more of a hiking shoe.

      What do you think of the ones you have?

      • +2 votes

        Love them this is my 4th pair and change yearly!
        Got first 3 pair for $100 delivered each from wiggle 4 years ago!

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          same 3rd pair for me, wouldnt wear just about anything else anymore. amazing shoe for mountain climbing as well (not rock climbing, scrambling - think Tibbro)

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      I tried a pair of these on, One of the most comfy shoes I've worn. But made for running. I was after a hiker and the XA's would wear out in a few months doing 70-100km weekly.

      I still prefer my Adidas Trail shoes with Boost though. JD Sports are selling these for $100 at the moment.

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      I just bought these last week (only worn once), but they feel quite different to XA 3D Ultra's - much more arch support.

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    You should note the code only applies to new customers only

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    I think I looked at an older version of this in kathmandu, it was a lot more bright green, hoping this model will be more suited. Wonder if kathmandu have them in store for sizing?

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    after having 4 pairs of xa pro 3d gtx in a row i purchased a pair of these before my latest trip to tassie. these have a more aggressive grip, better protection on the soles (good for rocks) and were heaps better on the trails. these are my new preference.

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    Does anyone knows what size are they advertising in? Is it in UK or US? This might be a great replacement to my Merrell walking shoe. Edit: Nvm. Sizes in UK if anyone interested

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      UK size All shoes sizes on the website are listed in the UK sizes (unless stated otherwise)
      ….very confusing as it does not show that and people assume it's USA size I had to cancel my order and re-order when someone mentioned it above

  • -1 vote

    Very comfy but just don't as long as other some of the other brands. Wouldn't recommend for serious hikers particularly if u do any alpine hiking.

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    Thanks Kegsta I also have the Salomon Evasion 2 GTX I think these will be a nice addition and possibly an upgrade ….and now I'm one of the Wiggles ;)

  • +4 votes

    Can you run these GTX in SLI?

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    Thanks OP, mine are on the way.

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    This looks well cheap. Thanks for this one OP.

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    Thanks, got some Speedcross 4 for about the same price :D

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    I was going to buy the $30 Aldi pair. Do you think something like this would be significantly better for a first time hiker going for a trip to Tassie? Worth the extra money?

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      Hard to answer without trying the Aldi shoes. But I have tried other cheaper shoes and find they often skimp on the cushioning around the ankle and heel leading to blisters. Or go with a basic insole with no support (can always swap them out).

      I'd probably go for Salomon, they are a trusted brand, use GoreTEX which I've never had an issue with. The Aldi shoes look damn cool though. For $30 I'm gonna try and grab a pair. I imagine TenTEX would be as good as GoreTEX.

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        Cheers. Yeah it’s tricky because Aldi often makes better stuff than a generic cheap brand. I’ll definitely pick up the Aldi ones either way. I am trying to find a shop where I can try the Salomon on before I buy though. Thanks!

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          Aldi have some of the best bang for your buck hiking gear. I've used Aldi shoes in the pass and I've had no issues. I also have 2 pairs of salomon shoes. In the end you need to try it on get what is comfortable for you especially if you do a lot of hiking. If you are just starting out I would say aldi are good. I hike weekly and the aldi ones lasted very well, that said I have moved onto salomon shoes now.

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          @cami087: Okay thanks for sharing. Do you have the higher or lower cut shoes from Aldi? Which would you recommend? I might just go for them over the Salomon to save some money. Still tempting to get some ones that will last a long time.

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          @lars06: I'm not exactly sure what the quality of Aldi's is like but after using a cheap pair of Rivers for $30 compared to Salomons, I would definitely recommend not skimping if you want long term shoes and comfort. Used Rivers shoes for a 30km hike in a day and it was pretty brutal, no comfort, lack of cushioning and my mate bought the same pair, and blistered up very hard. Used Salomons in Tasmania and it was pure bliss. I posted below what it was like and it was definitely worth the $180 I spent for the mids.

          Maybe Aldi is better but after my experiences using cheap shoes, I wouldn't go back from the Salomons I used. Comfort is worth the long term investment.

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          @lars06: I have lower cut but that's a personal preference. Some prefer the support of higher cut but I find it less comfortable. Hard to say what would last longer. If you check reviews on the salomon site some say that these shoes have split at the toe. I have a trail running version and so has a lot of mesh and the mesh has worn completely through. You can always try both aldis around the house and have a 60 day no questions asked return period.

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        I imagine TenTEX would be as good as GoreTEX.

        That'll be interesting to see. From reading user comments on forums, and product reviews, it seems like Gore Tex is hard to beat, even when it comes to other big-name membranes like eVent, HyVent, OmniDry, etc.

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      Do you have a link to the ALDI pair? We are heading to the Rocky Mountains for a week then 3 weeks hiking West Coast US in 1.5months. I have been looking at getting some hiking shoes over our plain joggers/gym shoes just don't know whether to go all out on the pair above or ALDI would cut it.

      • +1 vote

        https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/387046 It’s in the catalogue for this deal

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        I personally justify holiday purchases compared to the value of the holiday. $10,000 Rockies trip, I wouldn't want to have uncomfortable shoes after a few days of walking, but that's how I make myself spend the money =p

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          You have a good point and very close to our cost for the whole trip lol. I am guessing $30 hiking desgined shoes would be better for hiking than my $100 gym run around shoes (for hiking)?

          I haven't been uncomfortable walking in them before though, just the usual sore foot from walking/standing all day.

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      Used the Aldis for a 12 hr hike… so bad at the end. Bought some Merrells for another mega day hike and they were a dream in comparison. Spend the money if hike is longer than 4 hrs in one go.

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    PLEASE NOTE A BUG IN THE SYSTEM!

    I went to order a pair and when checking out with Paypal there was an error, this was due to Paypal's current server issues. When I went back to choose another method of payment the GETTHERE20 code was UNAPPLIED and I was not allowed to use it as it says "New Customers Only", even though I am a new customer with no orders.

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      That happened to me (I cancelled & re-ordered after I found out they use UK shoe sizes) I contacted 'online chat' and got these instruction
      I kindly ask you proceed the order and when you place the order, at the end of the checkout, there will be an option to ""add a note to you order"" ,
      please add ""Getthere20 voucher discount to be applied. Activity 2680

      Then we can manually apply the discount for you.

      then today in an email from PayPal……"Wiggle Australia PTY Limited has just sent you a partial refund of $20.00 AUD for your purchase" ….so all good :)

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    These are good shoes. I wear them to work if it's raining. Any other time and they get pretty warm, and I've also noticed that the sole is not as grippy as other (Vibram soled) shoes I have tried.

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    How comfortable are these shoes for overpronators?

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    Is this uni-sex? I can't seem to find any information on it in that regard.

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    heh they give a size guide, but doesnt tell you if the size you selected is UK or US

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    Would recommend, I bought the Mids at Kathmandu for like $180 (through friends and family voucher) and used them to finish Overland Track earlier this month. 70kms later and they're still in great shape despite all the ice, snow, dirt, mud, rain that we had to deal with. Most of the time, walking through puddles, barely felt anything as well.

    In comparison, a mate of mine bought Merrells for $300 and the soles are already coming off after the same amount of hiking. So I definitely recommend.

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    Went to try these shoes on at Kathmandu found they are very narrow in style and not suitable for broad footed people like me :(

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    Thanks OP, wasn't looking for these, but picked up a pair upon your recommendation. I'm normally a 42, but went 42.6 so hopefully that will work for me!

    Cheers!

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    Product shows up as no longer available.

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      Still accessible to me and I just picked up a pair. Most sizes still available.

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    couldnt justify myself a new pair, but picked up some for the mrs.

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    10% GST on these since shipped from UK?

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    Mine arrived today, huzza!

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