Salomon XA Comp 2
Materials: Man-made uppers, EVA and dual-density EVA midsoles
Use: Trail running, light hiking
Break-in Period: Non-existent
Weight: 195 lbs.
Price Paid: $80
I just picked the XA Comp 2's up at my local REI based on some rev's and personal poll's I'd taken w/fellow trail runners. 'Til now I've been a loyal NB guy preferring whatever the latest ver. of the 900 series is out. I put 12-15 mi. of sandy, rocky So.Cal trails/ week on my shoes so I tend to go thru a pair in six mo's.
My first impression of these shoes is COMFY! and I love the unique lacing system tho I fear the flopping of the slack lacing might be an annoyance during a run. I have not yet run these dogs but intend to very shortly. I beat up trail shoes so if these can stand-up, Salomon will have a convert! More to follow soon ...
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CLOSEOUTS . The lightweight, go-anywhere Salomon XA Comp 2 trail running shoe comes equipped for off-road sessions with a terrain-grabbing Contagrip(R) outsole and Advanced Chassis for torsional stability. Breathable air mesh and synthetic upper keeps feet cool One-pull, asymmetric QuickFit lacing system Mesh pocket in tongue holds lace lock Abrasion-resistant toe rand Ortholite(R) comfort foam insole Contagrip(R) traction rubber outsole Weight: 1 lb. 6 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Salomon Men's XA Comp 2 Shoe (Spring 2006) The XA Comp 2 by Salomon, with its blend of stability, protection and ventilation, a toothy outsole assures stellar traction and comfort for adventure runners. Weight: 12.1 oz (size US Ms 9) Upper: Vent 180 degrees Quick drying breathable mesh Gusseted tongue Lace pocket Sensifit Asymmetrical lacing Quickfit lacing system Mud guard Protective leather toe cap Protective synthetic toe cap Lining: Lining Material: Textile Sole Construction: Outsole: Running Contagrip Chassis: 2D Advanced Chassis Midsole: Dual density EVA Sockliner: OrthoLite
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
If you need trail running performance with the versatility of a cross-training profile, Salomon's XA Comp 2 will fit your foot and pocketbook better than running shoes at similar price points. The XA Comp 2 emphasizes comfort without compromising technical support and performance. Ergonomic Sensifit synthetic straps run from the asymmetrical lacing system on top of the shoe down to Salomon's Advanced chassis light in the EVA midsole for cradled support that completely wraps around your foot. A protective toe cap up front protects your feet from unseen rocks and misplaced gym dumbbells. If you like to run on trails part of the year but your workout budget can't afford a specialized outdoor shoe for running on rugged terrain, the Salomon XA Comp 2 is a big step in the right direction.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
Salomon's XA Comp 2, with a protective yet breathable upper and a stable and well balanced off-road ride, will be the shoe of choice for competitive and recreational runners alike.Salomon's advanced technologies, such as the lightweight chassis and Contragrip outsole, make the XA Comp 2 a great performer in a variety of trail conditions. The new Quickfit lacing allows for a quick, customizable fit. Simply pop open any lace point to allow more room for a high instep or to keep pressure off a particular part of your foot.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version