Salomon GCS Pro
I like them - they seem to provide a tight fit if…
Use: adventure racing
Break-in Period: week or so
Price Paid: $100+
I like them - they seem to provide a tight fit if u want. If you don't want then you can keep them loose. The toe box is roomy but your foot doesn't slip in that area. The arch support is great.
I once read that this shoe slips and slides on wet downed tree should u step on the tree. I think this happens with all shoes - unless it's a true boot, maybe. On all other terrain this shoe is great. If you are orienteering or rogaining then I suggest a gaiter as I once had a steep slope and one rock went inside.
I've used it for trail running, orienteering, training, adventure racing and walking to work.
I would recommend it.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Salomon GCS Pro Shoe gives you a super smooth ride no matter how burly the trail. The Ground Control Shock-absorption system acts as suspension, adjusting to terrain as you run, giving you a consistently stable base without taking energy from your stride. Made from lightweight, breathable materials, these shoes keep your feet cool and comfortable. A mudguard doesn't let seepage ruin your day and the speed lace system with lace pocket gives you a custom fit without any hangups.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
Thoughtfully and thoroughly engineered for adventure racing and endurance trail running, Salomon's GCS Pro running shoe gives off-road athletes an ideal balance between stability, comfort and impact protection. The low-slung technical design features a patented Running Contagrip sole with a spring-loaded Ground Control System for comfortably navigating alpine scree, eroded lava and other irregular and unyielding surface obstacles. Unlike other 'ultimate' adventure racing shoes designers, Salomon opted for a durable sandwich mesh upper for better breathable comfort than rival designs with waterproof membranes, resulting in faster vapor transfer and cooler feet during runs and races. Ergonomic TPU Sensifit straps run from the asymmetrical lacing system on top of the shoe down to the dual density EVA molded midsole, wrapping your feet in a responsive and stable fit. Go the distance with control and confidence this season.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Salomon Men's GCS Pro Shoe (Spring 2007) The GCS PRO by Salomon features active cushioning: we combined a highly breathable mesh upper with the amazing terrain adaptive Ground Control System, reducing stress and fatigue giving you bigger, better days on the trails. Specifications for the Salomon GCS PRO:Weight15 oz (SIZE US 9 Ms) UpperQuick drying breathable mesh Strategically placed textile parts Lace pocket Gusseted tongue SensifitTM QuickfitTM lacing system Protective synthetic toe cap Mud guard TPU molded sensifit Lininglining material: Textile Sole Constructionoutsole: Non-Marking Running ContagripTM chassis: Ground Control System midsole: Dual density EVA sockliner: OrthoLite
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Active cushioning: We combined a highly breathable mesh upper with the amazing terrain adaptive Ground Control System, reducing stress and fatigue giving you bigger, better days on the trails. CHASSISGround Control System STABILITY CUSHIONING The Ground Control System adapts to the ground so your foot doesn't have to. OUTSOLE Non-Marking Running Contagrip™ FIT MANAGEMENT Sensifit™ UPPER MATERIAL STRATEGICALLY PLACED TEXTILE PARTS QUICK DRYING BREATHABLE MESH HEIGHT LOW TONGUECOLLARGUSSETED TONGUE LACE POCKET FIT MANAGEMENT QUICKFIT™ LACING SYSTEM PROTECTIONPROTECTIVE SYNTHETIC TOE CAP TPU MOLDED SENSIFIT MUD GUARD LINING MATERIAL MIDSOLE DUAL DENSITY EVA SOCKLINER ORTHOLITE
- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version
Serious performance for technically demanding trail runners! Ultra-stable and extremely breathable, Salomon GCS Pro trail shoes are truly versatile. Synthetic leather/mesh uppers are durable, light and quick-drying--rubber rands around toes and heels protect uppers from mud and abrasion. Ground Control System™ (GCS) controls heelstrike with 2 sliding plates connected by 4 spring joints--adaptive stability that moves any direction. Synthetic Sensifit™ exoskeleton cradles instep and locks feet firmly into heel pockets; gusseted tongues help keep out trail debris. Quickfit™ one-pull lacing provides a fast, secure and exact fit using durable Kevlar® laces--excess length stows away in tongue pocket. Dual-density EVA midsoles absorb shock; thermoplastic foot plates provide the right amount of flex, support and responsiveness underfoot. Running Contagrip™ outsoles use multi-directional, self-cleaning lugs made from multi-density rubbers for a perfect blend of grip and durability.
- REI refers to the men's version