The Salomon Men's Quest 4 GORE-TEX® Hiking Boots are designed for long expeditions and tough conditions as they are grippy and supportive. Salomon has updated the chassis of these boots to the ADV-C 4D Chassis that protects ankle articulations on the outer foot and provides extra stability, as well as more support around the heel to reduce fatigue when wearing a heavy backpack. Inspired by the brand's trail running expertise, these backpacking boots respect the natural flexion of your foot for a smooth ride that flows from step to step which is enhanced by their EnergyCell high-performance EVA foam that provides shock attenuation. The cherry on top has to be the Contagrip® TD outsole that is designed for maximum traction on mixed terrain and extended durability,combining a deep, aggressive lug pattern with Salomon's most durable compound. No matter how tired you are or how heavy your pack, the Salomon Men's Quest 4 GORE-TEX® Hiking Boots will ensure a stable yet smooth ride on any terrain.