As the temperatures start to soar, keeping the feet cool becomes a problem, and whilst changing over to a pair of walking sandals is great for getting air to the feet, many walkers prefer the support, cushioning and toe protection which come from walking or hiking shoes. Fortunately Salomon has produced a great new hybrid shoe for walkers and hikers, which combines the lightweight and airy minimalist construction of a sandal, with the support and protection of a hiking shoe.
For the summer you really can’t beat a cabrio for improving airflow, and the Salomon Epic Cabrio has the same effect. The shoes are the most breathable shoes from the extensive Salomon range, and have an ultra lightweight design to save energy on hot summer days. Salomon has done away with the lightweight mesh from their trail shoes and has justleft the protective nubuck panels to let air flow freely through the shoes.
The Salomon Epic Cabrio is designed to be worn without socks, and to minimise potential sources of abrasion, internal stitching is hidden and the shoes feature a neoprene lining for comfort, with a moisture wicking footbed to keep the feet dry, cool and comfortable. The shoes use an innovative removable heel strap for maximum security on the trail, yet have the versatility to be converted into a slide sandal for the beach and riverside. A protective rubber cap keeps the toes well protected, and an injection moulded EVA midsole provides excellent shock absorption over hard baked summer surfaces. As with Salomon trail shoes, the Salomon Epic Cabrio features Salomon’s famed Contragrip outsole for exquisite grip over the full range of terrain, making it ideal for off road action and stability over a wide range of terrains.
If the size of the holes is a concern and you prefer a little more protection from the debris usually encountered on the trail, or want greater functionality to be able to head into the water, there is the Salomon Techamphibian 2. This next generation trail shoe come sandal come water shoe is ultra lightweight, and one of the most versatile shoes from the Salomon range. It features a patented convertible adjustable heel for a secure fit, with a similar design to the Salomon Epic Cabrio, but with an anti-debris mesh to keep the trail out of your shoes. A bungee cord quick lace system allows for quick and easy adjustment even when wet, and the quick drying uppers are perfect for when you want to head into the water to cool down.
If you want to stay cool this summer without scrimping on foot protection and comfort, the latest models from Salomon really take some beating, and are perfectly suited for all of your summer adventures.