As the hiking season approaches in Tremblant, choosing the right footwear is crucial to fully enjoy the magnificent trails that await you. Whether you’re a trail runner or hiker, here are some tips for finding the ideal shoe that will allow you to experience unforgettable outdoor adventures.

Note that we recommend changing shoes between 500 to 1000km to maintain good traction, good impact resistance and good support. The more intense the activity, the lower this number is seen.

1. Type of hike:

  • Trail running: Opt for lightweight, dynamic and responsive shoes, offering optimal grip to climb up and hurtle down the technical trails of Tremblant with complete confidence.
  • Hiking: Choose sturdy shoes offering excellent ankle support and generous cushioning to tackle steep trails with comfort.

2. Boots vs. shoes:

  • Boots: Ideal for more committed hikes, they offer optimal protection against the elements and enhanced stability on difficult terrain.
  • Shoes: Lighter and more flexible, they are perfect for less technical hikes, offering better freedom of movement.

3. Type of soles:

  • Smooth soles: More suited to dry, flat trails, offering a light feeling underfoot.
  • Notched soles: For maximum grip on the rough and wet trails of Tremblant.

Available at the Salomon store in a wide variety of colors, the Speedcross 6 are lightweight shoes with high traction. They are good for all types of muddy terrain and for runners of all levels.

4. Sock type:

  • Merino Wool: Favor socks made from wool, as it provides natural temperature regulation and excellent moisture wicking to keep your feet dry and comfortable all day long.
  • Cotton: Avoid socks made of cotton, as this fabric retains moisture and increases the risk of blisters and irritation.

5. Waterproofing:

Opt for waterproof shoes if you plan to hike wet or muddy trails to keep your feet dry.

Did you know that the pores in the GORE-TEX membrane are 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water? This is what makes the membrane completely waterproof.

In conclusion, whether you are looking for performance for trail running or comfort for hiking, the choice of your shoes is crucial to fully enjoy Tremblant’s trails. In the pedestrian village, come and see the shoes available from the Magasin de la Place, Columbia, Explore! and Salomon boutiques. Our experts will be pleased to guide you in your purchases. So, don’t wait any longer, find yourself a good pair of shoes or boots and set off to discover nature in all its splendor.

Want to join a free trail running club?

All you have to do is go to the Salomon store before 12:05 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and we will explore the trails together, pushing our limits with inclusive and unifying training sessions.

This year, here are the leaders:

Tuesdays: Baptiste Tesson
Wednesdays: Patrick Lussier
Fridays: Éric Gagné (Temporarily absent, you can choose the route among the runners present)

We hope to see you there!