The Salomon Elios Mid WP is a good-looking boot with a good durable upper, a stiff toe box and a heel cup that offers plenty of support on rougher terrain. There is a waterproof lining too and this combined with the ankle cuff should help keep feet dry. The outsole has a good aggressive lug pattern too for grip in mud. But for really rocky terrain the sole and upper could be a little stiffer. Also the lugs could be even deeper for rougher terrain. But for general outdoor use this is a great boot and it would be great for many children.
Upper synthetic suede with waterproof lining
Sole Contagrip, EVA cushioning
Sizes 11.5 –5.5
Weight 518g (pair, size 11.5)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 23
The Salomon Elios Mid WP is a good outdoor boot that offers most of what many children will need when heading to the easier hills.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2010