Salomon XA Pro 2 XCR

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Excellent trail runner or light hiker as long as it…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: Goret-tex
Use: trail run, dayhikes
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: 14,000 Yen

Excellent trail runner or light hiker as long as it won't get muddy.
The shoe feels comfortable from the first moment and keeps dry from the outside and inside.

It has only one problem: the "contra grip" sole gives you traction on paths that you can still run (i.e. you land on the heel and jump from the forefoot). If it goes downhill and becomes slippery, however, the only "contra" part of the sole is at your heels while the forefoot sole becomes a skate. So you have to glide down, or you try to balance it out on the heels...

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

With a breathable and waterproof gore-tex XCR bootie construction, the XA Pro 2 XCR by Solomon is a high performance adventure running shoe to meet the rigors of running in rugged terrains and by any weather conditions. Weight : 395 g Technologies: Sandwich mesh Multiple layered open air mesh allows for maximum breathability and durability. Synthetic parts External frame designed to provide stability and protection Low Low-cut profile for freedom of movement Gusseted tongue Material bridge connects tongue to the upper eliminating debris from entering the shoe. Lace pocket Provides easy storage for the quick fit lacing system Protective toe cap Specific material on the toe cap to provide protection Mud guard Protective material all around the base of the shoe TPU Molded sensifit Provides side protection Protective heel cap Provides rear foot stability and protection Assymetrical lacing For a customized fit and quick adjustment. Gliding eyelit for quick and easy one pull lacing. Sensifit Sensifit system works to cradle the foot providing a precise and secure fit. Quickfit lacing system Minimalistic and strong lace for one-pull tightening. Easy-on easy-off. Textile An abrasion resistant lining that allows for excellent breathability and quick drying. Gore-tex XCR Gore-tex's new XCR footwear membrane is guaranteed to keep you dry and offers an extended range of comfort. Engineered to be used during high output activities, we use gore-tex XCR in our adventure racing and mountain running footwear where superior waterproof protection and enhanced breathability are essential Bootie construction Bootie construction with sealed seams, providiing waterproof protection around the entire foot Running contagrip Combining several different hardness combinations of contagrip, Salomon's adventure racing outsoles provide the perfect blend of grip and durability to cover mixed terrain at high speeds. Designed with specifically placed forefoot flex grooves, self cleaning, multi directional lugs, and defined toe off and braking lugs, these outsoles are field tested, and race proven to dynamically tackle any terrain. Advanced chassis Salomon's lightweight advanced chassis, placed between the outsole and midsole, maximizes motion control, energy management and push through protection for an efficient, stable and responsive ride. Eva molded Molded eva midsole provides lightweight cushioning and stability Dual density eva Dual density midsoles provide superior cushioning, stability, and motion control Ortholite Ortholite sock liner combines a specific ortholite foam and an eva heel cup. Ortholite foam creates a cooler, drier, healthier, better cushioned environment under the foot. It will not break down or lose effectiveness over time. Recycled tire content to protect the environment. Eva heel cups allows for a better heel support and added cushioning - better cushioning and lowest compression set 95-100% breathability Better moisture management Anti-microbial / anti-odo

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

The Salomon XA Pro 2 XCR running shoe is engineered for superior performance in the most rugged terrain under any condition. Your legs wont believe where this shoe will take you.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

Salomon XA Pro 2 XCR With a breathable & waterproof Gore Tex XCRbootie construction, the XA Pro 2 XCR is a highperformance adventure running shoe to meet therigors of running in rugged terrains and by anyweather conditions.Features:sandwich meshMultiple layered open air mesh allows formaximum breathability and durability.synthetic partsExternal frame designed to provide stability andprotectionlowLow-cut profile for freedom of movementgusseted tongueMaterial bridge connects tongue to the uppereliminating debris from entering the shoe.lace pocketProvides easy storage for the Quick Fit lacingsystemprotective toe capSpecific material on the toe cap to provideprotectionmud guardProtective material all around the base of the shoeTPU molded SensifitProvides side protection

- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version

Winner of Outside's "Gear of the Year", Salomon's XA Pro 2 trail running shoes are designed for adventure racers and trail runners. Waterproof Gore-Tex

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

If you're an adventure runner or an ultrathoner, Salomon's XA Pro 2 XCR Trail Running Shoe is the all-weather vehicle you can count on for stability and comfort every step of the way. It features a lightweight and breathable Gore-Tex XCR bootie that keeps rain away from your feet while allowing interior vapor transfer. The Salomon XA Pro 2 XCR Trail Running Shoe 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 like the waterproof protection but you want to shave a few extra grams, take a moment to click over to Salomon's XA Comp XCR Trail Running Shoe. Polyurethane coated upper with durable toe and heel caps Lightweight, waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex XCR membrane bootie construction Textile lining Gusseted tongue and mudguard Asymmetrical Quickfit lace configuration with gliding eyelet inserts and lace pocket Comfortable TPU molded Sensifit design Dual density EVA molded midsole beneath an ergonomic EVA footbed Salomon trail-running Advanced Chassis over a high-traction Running Contragrip outsole Weight: 390 g.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

Salomon XA Pro 2 XCR

Discontinued

The XA Pro 2 XCR has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$35.99 - $120.00

The Salomon XA Pro 2 XCR is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 11, 2008 at GearTrade.

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