Salomon Women's Quest 4d 3 GTX W Backpacking


  • 100% Synthetic
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 6" from arch
  • WATERPROOF BACKPACKING SHOES: Designed for maximum traction on mixed terrain, the Quest 4D 3 hiking boot features our 4D Advanced Chassis to help guide the foot & reduce fatigue, even on the roughest terrain
  • ANY PATH YOUR WAY: Light & cushioned with running shoe adapted technology, yet supportive enough for backpacking, the Quest 4D waterproof hiking boot helps you get to the next camp site with happier feet
  • ADVENTURE AWAITS: Whether you love a local day hike or hitting the trails for a multi-day adventure, Salomon makes innovative hiking & backpacking shoes & boots for men & women to help you go the distance


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Quest 4D 3 gtx women is all about walking comfort, with technologies to reduce fatigue over the duration of your treks. Light and cushioned with running shoe adapted technology, yet supportive enough for backpacking, this boot helps you get to the next camp site with happier feet.

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Driven by a passion for skiing and design innovation, Francois Salomon and his son George designed and perfected much of the first modern ski equipment. During the following 60 years, Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in boots, skis and apparel and brought innovative solutions to footwear, apparel and equipment for hiking, adventure racing, mountaineering and trail running. Through performance-driven design, Salomon enhances mountain sports by converting new ideas into action and expanding the limits of possibility.

Product details
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 12 x 11 x 4 inches; 1.38 Pounds
  • Item model number : L40156600
  • Department : Womens
  • Date First Available : February 20, 2018
  • Manufacturer : Salomon
  • ASIN : B074KG5MFC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,979 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
    • #55170 in Women's Shops
    • #14 in Women's Backpacking Boots

Did a bit of research before buying new boots for a hiking trip, these came in on top. I got them a solid few months in advance, expecting a break-in period but these boots were ready to roll right out of the box. They are pretty light and the waterproofing held up through rain, mud, and snow. Had no issues with breathability or temperature, despite a tank top to puffy coat temp range in the mountains. The sole held up great through tons of awkward shifting-rock landings. The lacing system is really nice, there is a transition “clip” between the foot and ankle which lets you vary the tightness in one area, independent of the other. No moving parts, you just tug the lace into place and it stays. Tug again to pull it out. The tongue is connected to the shoe most of the way up so they didn’t shift around at all. They cleaned up quickly and still look great after taking a beating over a full week of adventures.

I LOVE these boots. They are extremely comfortable, very supportive, and most definitely waterproof! We do a lot of waterfall hunting, so a lot of creek crossings, and frequent muddy conditions. I also tend to roll my ankles, so need a higher boot, these fit the bill. Almost went up in size, but took a chance and they fit great (other brands I have had to go up to two sizes larger!). Will be buying more when these wear out!

I love thes boots. I have a narrow heel but I like extra room in the toe box. When I lace these shoes they grab my heel and arch area keeping my foot very secure and super comfortable. I hike in the mountains on animal paths and cross country. I had a problem with damage to the ball of my foot which took me a year to be able to hike again. I still have problems with my winter boots for hiking because of that problem. I bought these shoes to take the place of my winter boots. I worried about my feet being cold, but I found that wearing Smartwool socks is working for me. I have been out the last two days in snow with my feet perfectly warm. The tread of my boot is deep and really good for traction. I can’t say enough good about these boots. I like them so much that I’m guessing I will be wearing them year round.

These are excellent boots.
I have a morton's neuroma on my left foot and wearing shoes with any flex increases my pain. Because I am a recovery nurse I don't want a surgical intervention and I stand for at least 11 hours on my work days; I bought these for work and they are amazing! I can stand all day and my feet feel good by the end of the day. I did buy wool compression socks that have padded soles because these boots don't feel very padded. I did buy a second pair, half a size larger because these were tight, in the foot-box, with "heavy" wool socks for hiking. They might run narrow for people with Birkinstock feet. I have been hiking in my second pair and I absolutely love them; for 15 years I have been hiking in handmade Italian leather boots and last winter I bought a pair of Salomon boots for snowshoeing and I am a convert!

I had the previous version of the Quest, and after hiking a few hundred miles in them, I finally wore out the midsole. The insole was fine, the outsole was fine, and the waterproofing never failed, but my feet were starting to be sore after only 6 or 7 mi, which was unusual. Since the Quest 2 was the best pair of hiking boots I'd ever owned, hands down, I decided it wasn't that stupid to go on a 12 mi hike with brand new Quest 3 and no break-in. I was almost okay - I noticed blisters on my Achilles tendons when I was walking from my car after the drive home, that's how close I was to getting away with this crazy stunt. Honestly, I think the blisters could be explained entirely by tying the laces too loose or too tight. Haven't quite figured out the ideal tension yet.

The Quest 3 seems slightly softer than the Quest 2, but my memory could be biased, since it's been years since I've felt the new Quest 2. The Quest 3 is certainly just as supportive as I could've hoped - minimal fatigue and soreness after that 12 mi hike, when I was wrecked after a similar 10 mi hike in my old, worn out Quest 2s. Haven't tested the waterproofing yet, but given that I never once cleaned or treated my Quest 2s and the waterproofing was perfect after multiple seasons of slogging through all kinds of conditions - I'm not too worried.

Love these boots! Fits perfectly and are very comfortable. Boot strings stay tied and great ankle support. Oh...and it’s the best looking boot I’ve ever owned❤️. Feet stay warm in the snow and great traction when it’s wet and muddy. When standing most of the day while wearing the boot my feet do not get sore and tired as they do with my duty boots.

Fits well and very supportive. May run small depending on which socks you use. If you are using wool hiking socks, go a half size up to account for the sock and swelling at the end of the day.

Great boots, but buy a whole size or 1.5 sizes smaller than your normal women’s US size. They can be laced down to fit a low-volume foot, and have a narrow heel pocket. I am glad I found these, as most manufacturers of outdoor gear don’t make anything that remotely fits a women’s 6 (note: I bought the 5 in these!) that is sufficiently narrow to keep my foot from sliding around.

These are fabulous. They cradle your ankle and foot and give a very firm platform to walk upon. I have to wear orthotics due to fallen arches , and on top of that injured my ankle when it gave out beneath me. My orthotics fit inside beautifully and the whole experience was positive. I bought a size bigger than I take in shoes to allow for thicker walking socks and that seems about right. They arrived on time too.

These replaced an earlier pair of Solomons which had split but had a lot of use.
The product has moved on and for a really light three season boot which I use everyday for dog walking they are excellent.
They are not very good on snow tend to slip. Walked down a glacier in the Alps and spent a lot of time sitting down !!!!!
Do not let this put you off.

I absolutely love my Salomon boots. I was nervous to buy them online as you just don’t know how they will fit and I only had 2 weeks to wear them in before a hike up Snowden.
They were instantly comfy. I went for some walks in them and although they were comfy on the foot they hurt a little where the top of the boot meets your lower shin. I wore them constantly round the house and did 2 short walks and on the day of the hike I couldn’t of been happier in them! Snowden was covered in ice (we went in December) and my boots were awesome. I was walking more carefully but they had brilliant grip. We had to do a bit of scrambling and I felt very confident in them! I added extra water proof protection just to be on the safe side. I put my boots under a tap with flowing water and the water beaded off, but this would of been from the extra layer I added.
I got a size 6 and my normal shoe size is probably a 5.5-6 and the fit is brilliant with my thick hiking socks.
Awesome boots!!!

They look good took a couple of trecks to break in properly but now they are letting grit and stones in all the time so have to keep taking them off and clearing them out, driving me crazy and hurts too... Don't want to wear gaiters every time I hike that's the only time it doesn't happen. They are rubbish grip wise whether in mud, wet stones, metal grates or cobbles, never had an issue with other brands. Also think they are very heavy when wearing and the boot laces are far too long For the price Salomon you need to rethink your designs especially the soles. Would not reccomend or buy again

These boots are THE BEST boots I have ever bought and ever worn! I am a half size standard fit and these boots allow me to spread my toes. They haven't rubbed not once from very first wear. They provide lots of arch support and seem to relieve the arthritis in my toes also. They are super light to wear, warm n dry and I have tested them thoroughly and not to mention snazzy looking. Iv had loads of compliments. Overall... A highly recommended boot!!!