We love to run in the countries in which we are traveling.
Amanda won a nice trophy at a 10K road race in Bangkok
while wearing her Salomon Amphibian shoes. We run
most off-the-bike days and like to hike too.
In Vietnam Rich was given assistance from the staff at the
local truck wash. Caked with mud and soaked to the bone
after a day of riding in a drenching rain we simply dunked
our Amphibs in a bucket of soapy water then rinsed them
off. They were dry by the next morning.
While cleated cycling shoes and clipless pedals are more
efficient for the Tour de France rider, they lack versatility.
We love the Salomon Amphibians for just that reason.
One shoe can be used for:
- Cycling with toe clips and straps
- Kayaking and other water sports.
- Tent Camping (fold down heel)
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It takes the balance of a tight-rope walker to stand with one
foot in a tent while trying to shoehorn a hiking boot onto the
The Amphibs have a nifty fold-down heel that allows them
to be slipped on easily for that late night visit to the bushes.
With the heel in position a cinch strap allows for extra heel
and ankle stability for hiking or trail running.
The lace-locks are far simpler than tie laces and leave
little to get caught in the pedals.
And best of all for those planning to travel long term, these
shoes have held up well. We have worn them most every
day in tropical Southeast Asia. They do not smell and are
still going strong. The above three photos were taken on
the island of Langkawi, Malaysia after seven months of
wear and tear. The stitching has not come undone nor
has the heel shown much wear.
In a world where most consumer products are made to fail
after a short time there are few items that are versatile,
durable and reasonably priced. We've put our Salomon
Amphibian shoes to the test and they have proven to be
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