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- Made in USA or Imported
- Synthetic sole
- Waterproof trail runner featuring zigzag supportive upper overlays and secure fit
- Waterproof GORE-TEX membrane
- Foot-cradling Sensifit construction
- Salomon 3D chassis for transition stability/flexibility
- Contagrip traction outsole
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Whatever the weather, terrain or distance, the Salomon XA Pro 3D GTX Trail Running Shoe has you covered. Designed for the most demanding of trails, a streamlined profile offers substantial durability and unrivalled protection from the elements. A waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane prevents water from breaching the shoe's interior and creates a protective seal that keeps the foot warm, dry and comfortable. One of the most imitated trail running shoes on the market continues to evolve, with a new chevron tread pattern and streamlined profile. A stable 3D chassis provides comfort and protection on rough trails whilst a Quicklace system delivers fast, precise fit adjustment.
Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Driven by a passion for skiing and design innovation, Francois Salomon and his son George designed and perfected much of the first modern ski equipment. During the following 60 years, Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in boots, skis and apparel and brought innovative solutions to footwear, apparel and equipment for hiking, adventure racing, mountaineering and trail running. Through performance-driven design, Salomon enhances mountain sports by converting new ideas into action and expanding the limits of possibility.
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00N9W084O
- Item model number: XA Pro 3D GTX-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top customer reviews
I've had them less then a month, but I put about 14 miles on them a day. I walk mow greens for a golf course 6 days a week, and I needed a good waterproof shoe, since the grass is always wet in the mornings. I coated them in 2 coats of waterproof before I even wore them, to make sure it soaked in good. They are very water proof! But the tread is already coming apart on one of the shoes. I was hoping I would get a whole season out of them, since they're so expensive! But it's not looking good. Only time will tell much longer these last. Who knows, maybe it will last a really long time before they become unwearable.
The shoe is very comfortable. I use it as an every day shoe, for light hiking and for running on trails or roads if I am traveling and dont want to bring a pair of street running shoes. The shoes have been dependable and waterproof.
The down side is that after six months of use, the material on the top of the shoe is starting to tear where the pull cord runs across it. The tear is getting bigger by the day which means that it probably wont be long before I need to look for another pair. Most shoes including my old Salomons lasted much longer when used in the same way.
- First impression: the shoes feel stiff and heavy, more like boots, and not great for running if you want to set new speed records.
- Support and traction: great. No slipping, ankle-rolling, or tripping. These shoes feel safe in rugged terrain or with low visibility when you aren't always prepared for what your foot steps on.
- Lacing system: I finally figured out that there are little pockets at the top of the tongues where you can store the clasps, otherwise they will bounce around and hit your other foot during running. So far they have remained tied for me, but the strings cut into my fingers when I pull them tight, and the plastic clasps look like they might fail first. And once they do, the shoe becomes worthless. I wish these shoes had ordinary laces.
- Fit: They are a bit large, definitely larger than Brooks and Saucony by at least a half size point. They hurt my feet a bit in two places (left toe and right instep) - something that has never happened to me with new running shoes.
It looks like these will not be my everyday, all-season running shoes, but that I will use them primarily in the winter months, on snow and ice, on extreme terrain, or with snow shoes. I will get another pair of my favorite shoes for all other conditions that are a better compromise between light weight and traction/stability in easy to moderate terrain.
50 mile update
I continue having trouble with the fit. After snowshoeing 3 miles last weekend and a 4 mile run with chains on Monday I have a big blister on my left heel. Never had blisters from running shoes before. The other big issue that I discovered is that my gaiters don't properly attach - the laces are so thin and elastic. I will not buy this shoe again.