Salomon XA Comp
I've had my pair for a little over two years. I use…
Use: Dayhikes, running
I've had my pair for a little over two years. I use them for hiking, running, and all around town. I love the fit, very comfortable and light. I'll even take them backpacking to wear around the campsite. I like the lasing system as it is quick and efficient. Although my brother managed to break one of his strings, I find them to last just as long as normal lacings -- in my case, longer.
I bought these shoes at REI with 20% off. After wearing…
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $68
I bought these shoes at REI with 20% off. After wearing them for almost a year, the string system (that was believed to be Kevlar) broke on one shoe. I attempted to repair it and then the other one went out as well. Bought in 03/2004. It's 2006 and thanks to REI I was able to return them no problem. Turns out the lace system was not kevlar. Good sole and tread, but not good for heavier use.
This is by far the best trail running shoe available.
Materials: Mesh Synthetic
Use: Trail running
Break-in Period: none
Weight: very light
Price Paid: $49.95 at Dick's
This is by far the best trail running shoe available. Very light with excellent fit and great traction on any surface. They are not heavy and clunky like the New Balance or the Pearl Izumi. One word of warning however. The innovative lacing system is great, but if one of the Kevlar strands breaks, you basically have to throw the shoes away because there is no easy way to repair.
I love these shoes. They are so light and I can run…
Use: trail running and overnights
Break-in Period: 3 days
Price Paid: $49.99
I love these shoes. They are so light and I can run forever in these things and the traction, oh man, these things grip with such tenacity. I love these things.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Salomon XA Comp Shoe (Spring 2008) The XA Comp Shoe by Salomon.Features:Molded EVA and dual density EVA midsole Quick fitTlacing systemContragrip outsole
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Excellent for desert runs and arid trails, the XA Comp Trail Running shoe offers the best features from Salomon's XA trail running series without the waterproof Gore-Tex XCR membrane or bootie. If you're a fair weather runner, this is a superbly crafted and highly breathable performance shoe for a price that's tough to ignore. The vented sandwich mesh upper helps keep your feel cool and shaves grams off the overall design, making the XA Comp only a few grams heavier than Salomon's top-of-the-line XA Series competition trail runner. It features the Salomon Advanced Chassis, a lightweight midsole innovation that optimizes motion control and energy from the toe to the heel while protecting your feet from uneven and unforgiving terrain. A Quickfit lace system makes quick work of lace adjustments while a convenient lace pocket keeps the fit consistent from your warm-up to the finish line. If you need the waterproof protection, take a moment to check out Salomon's XA Comp XCR.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
The XA Comp is an awesome trail shoe from Salomon designed for smoother trails, dirt tracks or city parks, delivering a softer ride than serious off-road shoes. Asymmetrical one-pull lacing system pulls on easily and snugs to a beautiful fit. Contagrip2
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
The Salomon XA Comp is the shoe of choice for the runner who prefers fire roads and smoother dirt trails over extremely rocky terrain. The XA Comps Contagrip2 outsole has a very aggressive tread pattern and an excellent sole life.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version