User Review: Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra
Price Paid: $150
Best trail shoe I have ever worn. Ran a couple of 50 milers and 100 milers in these. The contra grip pattern on the heel is perfect for steep and rocky terrain. They are a bit heavy, but what you give up in lightness you get in stability and protection. The toe boxes are like steel toe shoes, pretty good on roots and rocks. My second toes hit the end a bit and I tend to lose those nails.
Really, I have tried plenty of trail shoes and these are my favorite — but running shoes are like wine, beer, and mates — find one you like and stick with em!