User Review: Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX
Materials: Quick Drying Breathable Mesh with Gore-Tex
Use: Trail running, trekking, adventure racing.
Break-in Period: None
Weight: 28.5 ounces
Price Paid: $103
This shoe was my first trail running specific shoe. Making the transition from my favorite pair of Brooks to these Salomon's had me a bit nervous as the Brooks have been the only shoe I've worn and not have foot problems.
When first putting this shoes on I was a bit concerned with what felt like a rather narrow fit. However after having them on for only about an hour the fit felt perfect and I was beginning to really like the feel and ride.
Immediately took the shoes out for a 10 mile trail run on a nice 20 degree day with lots of snow and ice on the trails. I was very impressed with the overall stability of the shoe and the traction that they provided on technical sections all the way to the wide scree access paths.
Since first purchasing the shoe I have logged several hundred miles on these shoes and they have continued to provide a great ride and kept my feet in healthy condition. The Gore-tex has held up well and my feet stay dry and warm on those cold days in the woods while running through deep snow and stream crossings. I've learned to love these shoes so much that I wear them nearly all the time as they make great everyday winter shoes.
Overall I've been very impressed with these shoes and would highly recommend them to anyone running trails or just looking for a nice pair of everyday shoes in winter or wet weather.