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We are looking for 10 enthusiastic Thru Hikers who have plans to hike either the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, or the Appalachian Trail this summer. Winners will receive a full head-to-toe product kit from Salewa which includes apparel, headwear, a pack, and best of all, FREE SHOES for a year! Sound like a dream come true? Well guess what, we are taking this opportunity even one step further. Each winner will not only be outfiited in the best Salewa gear for their thru-hike, they will also become an official #SALEWASHOEANGEL. Salewa shoe angels will be graced with the ability to give out free shoes to fellow hikers on the trail, and we will be updating their whereabouts and stories all summer long. That means whether you win our contest or not, be sure to check our site regularly to find a shoe angel on your trail. This is trail magic the Salewa way.

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motivation

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The Pacific Crest Trail

Along America's iconic Western trail you will encounter vast desert valleys, expansive mountain ranges, and pristine forest wilderness. The Sierra Nevada range, dubbed the "Range of Light" by writer and historic figure John Muir, is regarded by many as America's most scenic mountain landascape and is a highlight of this trail. North of the Sierra's, the trail enters the moisture rich landscape of the Pacific Northwest where hikers will find snow covered volcanoes and old-growth pine groves. This trail represents everything there is to love and cherish about the Western United States.

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    2,650

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    3 STATES

    crossed

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    489,418

    Ft. gained

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2,650

Miles

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3 STATES

crossed

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489,418

Ft. gained

The Pacific Crest Trail

mexico
british
columbia
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The Continental Divide Trail

The Continental Divide Trail meanders through the backbone of the Unites States where hikers will find some of the most dramatic and wild landscapes in North America. Higher in elevation and more remote then the PCT and AT, the CDT is challenging both mentally and physically as it traverses several towering massive mountain ranges, long stretches of open land and harsh climates. These landscapes are locally reffered to as Big Sky Country, and it is easy to tell why - this trail feels more elevated than most.

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    3,100

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    5 STATES

    crossed

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    457,000

    Ft. gained

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3,100

Miles

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5 STATES

crossed

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457,000

Ft. gained

The Continental Divide Trail

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mexico
idaho
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The Appalachian Trail

Wandering through North America's oldest mountains, the Appalachian trail is also the longest hiking-only trail in the world. While this trail might not reach the tallest elevations or enter into the most remote wilderness, make no mistake - many consider this the hardest thru-hike due to the constant elevation gain and loss. From the tranquil forests of The Great Smoky Mountains to the rugged terrain of Maine's Mt.Katahdin, the beauty of this trail resonates a lifetime.

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    2,190

    Miles

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    14 STATES

    crossed

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    515,000

    Ft. gained

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2,190

Miles

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14 STATES

crossed

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515,000

Ft. gained

The Appalachian Trail

georgia
maine
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Who is Salewa?

We are progressive mountaineers inspired by our Dolomite heritage who never stray far from this one belief – that mountains are a place where we express our true selves. For over 80 years, SALEWA has consistently strived to build better equipment to meet the needs of ambitious mountain athletes seeking something new. Here we join experience and imagination, relying on an extensive network of research centers and mountain professionals to craft products for those who are passionate about expressing themselves in the mountains. Whether taking on a long trail or climbing a tall peak, we stand with people who are shaping the future of mountain sports, challenging the status quo and redefining our mountain experiences. THIS IS PURE MOUNTAIN

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Men's Dropline GTX

Made for mobility in rugged terrain, the Dropline has a lightweight air mesh construction and optimum impact cushioning to enable you to perform for longer.

altaltWomen's Dropline GTX

Women's Dropline GTX

Made for mobility in rugged terrain, the Dropline has a lightweight air mesh construction and optimum impact cushioning to enable you to perform for longer.

altaltMen's Dropline

Men's Dropline

The Dropline was designed with a lightweight air mesh construction and a performance EVA midsole that provides cushion for a softer landing and minimizes impact on your muscles and joints.

altaltWomen's Dropline

Women's Dropline

The Dropline was designed with a lightweight air mesh construction and a performance EVA midsole that provides cushion for a softer landing and minimizes impact on your muscles and joints.