Salomon GCS XCR

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Great in the rain. Great in the snow. Great when its…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: Gore-Tex XCR
Use: everyday as well as superlight backpacking
Break-in Period: 2 days perhaps
Weight: 18 oz total for both together size 11
Price Paid: $133

Great in the rain. Great in the snow. Great when its cold. Great traction. If you live on a mountain or spend a lot of time on one you must have these. Great fit and the lace system works extremely well. The only Gore-Tex shoes to buy.

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Free Shipping. Salomon Men's GCS XCR Shoe (Spring 2007) The GCS XCR by Salomon is all the best in our top performing trail running shoe. With a waterproof breathable XCR bootie up top and award winning Ground Control System technology below, the GCS XCR keeps you comfortable and sure footed mile after mile. Specifications for the Salomon GCS XCR:Weight1 lb 1 oz (SIZE US 9 Ms) UpperLace pocket Gusseted tongue SensifitTM QuickfitTM lacing system Protective synthetic toe cap Mud guard Lininglining material: Textile lining construction: Waterproof bootie construction membrane: Gore-Tex XCR Sole Constructionmidsole: Dual density EVA sockliner: OrthoLite chassis: 2D Advanced ChassisTM outsole: Running Contagrip

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Ultra-stable and extremely breathable, Salomon GCS XCR trail shoes offer serious performance for technically demanding trail runners. Synthetic leather/mesh uppers are durable, light and quick-drying—rands around toes and heels protect uppers from mud and abrasion. Gore-Tex® XCR® seam-sealed inner booties offers a new level of breathability while retaining complete waterproof protection. 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

Featuring Gore-Tex XCR protection and Salomon's Ground Control System, the GCS incorporates some of the finest features in trail-running technology. Composed of a top plate and a freely moving bottom plate, the multidirectional movement of the Ground Control System provides agility on uneven surfaces. Synthetic and mesh upper. Waterproof Gore-Tex XCR membrane is 25% more breathable than normal Gore-Tex. Minimalist one-pull lacing is convenient and strong. Dual-density EVA midsole. Protective synthetic toe cap. Mud guard. Vegan (no animal-based materials).

- EMS refers to the men's version

As you run down the trail, over boulders or through the tundra, give your feet and knees the support and stability they need with the Men's GCS XCR Running Shoe from Salomon. The running contragrip and the Ground Control System ensure that you will not slip and that you will have stability no matter how your foot strikes the ground and the protective heel and toe cap cradle your foot and keep it safe from rocks and other hidden dangers. The Gore-Tex XCR lining will keep your feet bone dry no matter where your running takes you.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

The Salomon GCS XCR trail running shoe is the Gore-Tex version of Salomons revolutionary GCS Pro.

- refers to the men's version

Salomon GCS XCR


The GCS XCR has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$39.70 - $150.00

The Salomon GCS XCR is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 4, 2008 at US Outdoor Store.

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