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Salomon XA pro 3d GTX 2nd generation not as good as 1st
on March 19, 2013
The 1st generation lasted about 2years at moderate used. By moderate, I meant no running, hiking etc just wore from home to office, office to home, 5 days a week. Pretty happy, so bought this 2nd generation on Dec 26 2012 for $170. I wore approximately no more than 10 times in my apartment to break it in and the lacet storage pull tab teared apart (see pictures). Contacted Amazon on 03/14/2013, graciously and immediately Amazon customer rep respond and send me a new pair in exchanged. For this Amazon is rated No1 online seller in my book. I just receive them today 03/19/2013, after examining the shoes and gently pull on both tabs, the right foot tab already starts to yield and tear at the corner (see pictures and accompanied notes). In my opinion the root cause is Salomon Company cut corners by not reinforcing the pull tab like the 1st generation. Contacted Amazon again today and I am not sure what the outcome will be. In any case, I will look and hope that the 1st generation is still available out there.