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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX
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Manufacturer's Category: Trail Running
Pronation Control: Mild
Weight: 11.5 oz
Height: 21/11 mm (Heel/Toe)
Drop: 10 mm
Features: Sensifit™ / Quicklace™ / OrthoLite® / Contagrip®
The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX is light, durable and stable for the most demanding of terrain in the field. With a streamlined profile plus great durability from the new outsole design, the trails are ready to meet their match: you. The upper is a breathable and quick-drying open mesh to keep feet from getting too stuffy. With Salmon's signature Quicklace system, you can pull on the shoes in a cinch so you can get where you need to go faster. The tongue is gusseted to keep debris out. Reduce odor and moisture build-up with the antimicrobial Ortholite sockliner that adds cushion with every step.
Energy Cell 2 foam absorbs energy from heel strike Higher density foam on the inner midfoot slows the rate of pronation 3D Stability helps you transition through the gait cycle with minimal lateral movement Heel stays stable with 3D Protection Contragrip outsole gives serious traction Sensifit upper wraps the foot in secure placement
Reviews: Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX
Reviewed by 16 customers
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Good pair of shoes.
Reviewer: Julius | San Diego
These are a good pair of shoes. They grip well on all surfaces (wet, dry, gravel, clay, mud, concrete, rock, etc.) once the sole has been broken in of it's mold release. They are a bit stiff at first but take a few days to break 'em in and to get use to them. The Gore-Tex fabric pretty much makes up the part of the shoe the harnesses your feet, it's waterproof and has a heavy denier so hopefully its as tough as it feel. The thing that concerns me can easily be changed, the Kevlar laces and the cinching system seem detrimental to the longevity. I fear that the Kevlar laces, being so thin would render the Gore-Tex useless due to eventual wear. Also, the cinching system rely on friction alone, its not a cord lock, it slips up and down and I notice it getting looser as I walk. So I'd recommend on getting shock cord with some real cord locks in place of the current system. The Ortholite soles are neat, the heal provides support and some cushioning while the foam by the toes provides rebound and thinner but effective cushion. Being a rugged shoe, the toe box has a rubber cap and some thick materials where the toes usually break through on most other shoes. Overall I'd recommend these, but not everyday if you live were it's mostly sidewalks to your destination. In my opinion it's best to use these on dirt, trails, and hikes due to the lack of stimulation it brings on flat, boring, city pavement. Oh yeah, the last thing that baffles me is the reflective materials on a green and black pair of shoes, it's like wearing a pt belt over a ghillie suit, but besides that and the lace, these are fine pair of shoes.
Shoes run very large
Reviewer: CBnVB | Virginia Baech
These shoes run very large. I wear a size 13 in virtually everything, but apparently not in these shoes. Since they were on sale, I'm not able to exchange them, and that will effect my future dealings with TacticalGear.com.
We're sorry to hear these shoes didn't work out for you. If you would like to contact our customer relations team, we would be happy to help facilitate and return and see what we can do to ship you out a size that works better for you! - TacticalGear.com
Reviewer: Ron | Ashley
This shoe is well constructed and very durable. I live in a northern Midwest state where winters are cold, snowy and often filled with inclement weather. I picked this shoe for protection from moisture and able to keep my feet dry during my outdoor runs. I love the quick laces and waterproof uppers. This shoe fills my nasty weather needs. The only drawback is the cushioning feature. I wear a neutral shoe and prefer plenty of cushioning however I use inserts to give me that added support I like. This is my second pair of shoes I have worn and will look to buy more in the future.
I will come again for my footwear needs.
Reviewer: John Righeimer | Somonauk, IL
Quality, fair cost, and fast delivery.
Reviewer: Bobber1 | Palatine, IL
I'm not a trail runner, but I like to have nice shoes to wear everyday, or whenever I'm out in the woods (every weekend).
These fit great, and I love the fact I don't have to dodge puddles to keep my socks dry.
Reviewer: Greg L. | Baltimore, Maryland
Comfort and styling are par none, they are a little warm for summer but not terrible as far as durable I have yet to see, took my first run in them with 100lb weight vest they gave me no issues what so ever, sure to be great for trekking and I wish all shoes had this lacing system just a little unsure of how they are to be replaced in the event they fail... Sounds simple but you'll have to see the laces to understand,
Other than that I would highly recommend them
Reviewer: OJ | Williamette Valley, Oregon
I bought these two weeks ago and I have already put many miles biking in them, just did the McKenzie River trail this weekend on my mountain bike and these shoes held up to the lava rock punishment really well. I honestly thought I was going to see way more damage on them after the ride, but they took every hit well. These shoes are comfortable and offer great arch support for riding. They also survived climbing around on lots of jagged lava rock for a few hours no worse for the wear. So far, I am satisfied, and glad I gave Salomon a try.
The Perfect Sneaker
Reviewer: Brett | Memphis
These are simply the best sneakers I've ever owned! Incredibly comfortable (no need fo insoles), fits like a glove, totally waterproof. Not for the summer though, since they are a bit warm. Perfect for the fall and winter. It will keep you dry and warm. I also have the XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX boots, perfect for the snow. I'll keep buying them until they stop making it.
A hard shoe
Reviewer: Keith Conover | Pittsburgh, PA
This is a well-made, tough shoe. I generally like Salamon shoes - I have a narrow heel and a low-volume forefoot and Salamons are built on a last close to my foot.
However, there are two major problems with this shoe that I find make my feet hurt after an hour of running or even hiking. There is minimal shock-absorption under the heel but particularly under the head of the metatarsals. Unlike my other shoes, and despite my replacing the insoles with custom orthotics with good shock-absorbing qualities, the bottoms of my feet are twice as sore as with other trailrunning shoes. Part of the problem is the Kevlar-type laces. Unlike nylon or polyester laces, they have no "give" at all - which means that the shoe doesn't accommodate the slight bulging of your foot with every footfall. This increases the downward stress on the metatarsals, making the lack of shock-absorbency even more acute.
I've had them long enough I can't return them, but if I could, I would, and then try another pair of Salamon shoes.
Grand Canyon R2R- Off The Hook shoe
Reviewer: Lance | King George, VA
My only complaint with these shoes is they are narrow fitted and I have a wide foot (E to EE); I suppose the narrow design is one of the European made characteristics. When I bought them I had to go with one full size larger to compensate for the narrowness. Otherwise, these shoes are great. I just wore these shoes on a one day (15 hour) Rim 2 Rim (R2R) thru-hike at the Grand Canyon. If you've every done the R2R (Kaibab trail) you know the trail is well established, but still a mixed terrain event. 23+ miles 5K feet down, 7+ miles across (August hike- very hot), and finally 6K feet up and out of the canyon. These shoes worked great. At first I debated between wearing these or my GTX boots; glad I went with these. My feet never got overheated, no blisters, and ankle support was superb. These shoes are on my keeper list now; in fact, just bought a pair of Solomon's shoes. I highly recommend these shoes.
Great backpacking shoes
Reviewer: CD | Everett, WA
Abandoning my decades-old mountain boots, I bought these shoes for day-hiking and backpacking, the idea being to go lighter and faster. I have put quite a few miles on them. I've just returned from a 10-day backpack (without resupply) in the North Cascades. These were the most comfortable footwear I've ever used for backpacking. My feet never got sore, never a blister or any other problem. I was worried that the relatively thin sole and light weight might cause foot pain with heavy loads. The opposite was the case. The massaging action of rocks underfoot seemed to improve circulation and prevent pain. The fast lacing was great for going in and out of the tent.
They don't edge like a mountain boot, though, so not so good for steep cross country or snow work. But fine for trails, even trails in poor condition.
About Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX
Strap on a pair of Salomon XA boots for summer and spring conditions where it is far too warm for a full-length boot. The compact design of the Salomon style also increases mobility and speed with dual-density midsoles, Sensifit overlays and Contagrip outsoles. These features make it perfect for power walks and intense hikes or just a casual trail walk. This particular style is also appealing for your mountain biking and fishing expeditions because it provides lightweight and low-profile protection without sacrificing any range of motion. Roam the great outdoors in superior comfort and style during hot months with a Salomon boot design that resembles a reinforced running shoe more than a traditional boot design.
Leading in adventure gear technology, Salomon started out as a small family-owned business. The company developed and grew in the French Alps in the late 1940s specializing in mountaineering. Salomon footwear encompasses hiking, backpacking and trail running shoes, also producing skiing, snowboarding and adventure racing equipment. Comfort and stability mix to produce footwear for the extreme off-trail explorers who take their expeditions seriously. Conscious of how easily manufacturing can harm the environment, Salomon has been working to make itself the "greenest" company possible. Salomon hiking shoes and boots are breathable and versatile, which ensures every trek reaches its full potential.