Salomon XA Pro GTX
I've worn these shoes in the gym and on the trail…
Materials: nylon, xcr gore-tex, kevlar laces
Use: training, day-hikes, ultra-light backpacking
Break-in Period: instant
Weight: @1.3 lbs
Price Paid: $65
I've worn these shoes in the gym and on the trail for months and the equivalent of hundreds of miles. Carried @20lbs over several days and over 2000'+ up and down in the Harper Creek WSA in NC, and most recently on a one afternoon 15-mile wet hike down the Cattaloochee Divide over Hemphill Bald and via Caldwell Fork to the Boogerman Trail and out. I like 'em so much I'm getting a non gore-tex pair for the gym and dry-hot weather. By the way the XCR gore-tex keeps the feet dry and comfy inside AND out. The kevlar lacing is also very convenient.
First, let me say that all my hiking boots are Salomons,…
Use: trail runs
Break-in Period: almost none needed
First, let me say that all my hiking boots are Salomons, as well as casual winter boots (Jaws) and my nordic boots. Needless to say, I am sold on Salomon, except the XA Pro. I don't have a wide foot, but the side supports dig into both the inside and outside of my foot. I get terrible blisters on my arches. I can't wear them for anything other than a casual shoe, when I know I won't be walking or on my feet too much. I love Salomon, but this shoe is horrible.
WOW! It's like running in waterproof, or should I…
Break-in Period: one week
Price Paid: $120
WOW! It's like running in waterproof, or should I say bulletproof, slippers. Soooo comfy. If you live or train in an enviroment like I do in the Northwest these are the real deal.
The best trail shoe I have ever worn, now on my third…
Price Paid: $85
The best trail shoe I have ever worn, now on my third pair. Running 70 miles a week and racing 50 milers not a problem.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Salomon Shoes. The lightweight XA Pro GTX by Salomon has fast become the trail runner s shoe of choice. Salomon s pro chassis combines a dual density EVA midsole that absorbs shock with a Contagrip outsole that provides incredible traction on virtually any terrain. Thermoplastic foot plates create just the right amount of flex, enhancing ground feeling and responsiveness. A breathable, waterproof XCR Gore-Tex lining staves off moisture in the wettest conditions while open-air mesh keeps your foot cool when it s hot out. A quick-lace system allows you to tie your shoes without the tying. One quick tug, and your feet are secure and ready to hit the trail. The XA Pro GTX isn t just for the hardcore trail runner, though. It s like a decked out SUV for your feet stylish enough to drive around town but equipped to charge up the most rugged backcountry roads. Material: Aero mesh with rubber randing Lining: Gore-Tex Sole: Contagrip Lacing: Speed Lacing Optimal use: Trail Running or Adventure Racing Fit: True to size Weight: 1.5 lbs.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The Salomon XA Pro GTX is the new king of trail running shoes. A breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex lining will keep your feet nice and dry.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the women's version
The foul weather shoe of choice for fast paced, technical adventure running.Features:Quickfit LacingPro Chasisdual density EVA midsolepro tuned platecontagrip2 outsoleContagrip3Maximizes the properties of STICKNESS in inner pods and offers two different B
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version