Salomon XR Mission CS
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $115
My first thought when I picked up these shoes in the store was "no way, they can not be this light." I am still pleased by how light they feel on my feet, while still providing excellent protection from rocks and the like on trails.
- They look sexy
- Very comfortable
- Gives good support
- The zip cord is hard to get the hang of
- The mesh on the front gets twigs stuck to it at times
While at first I was deterred by the lacing system for the shoes, my friend reassured me that they really aren't as strange as they seem at first. I was worried that they would cinch in strange places, but it feels well all around my foot.
I took my shoes out on the trail the day after I bought them, and I was very pleased with them. Hardly any breaking in was needed. I found that some of the fabric on the front of the shoe attracts little twigs to stick to it, so that is a little annoying.
I am really happy with how they look on my feet. While I look for something that fits well and performs well, it is nice to have products that let you look cool while wearing them as well!
I have owned this pair of shoes for about five months now, and I still wear them all the time. They are also a good conversation starter with people, and you might even convince some people to go trail running with you!
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The trailhead for your favorite single-track run is just over a mile away; don't jump in the car, lace on the Salomon XR Mission CS Trail Running Shoe to get there. This lightweight, flexible trail runner also excels on paved roads to give you real-life functionality for all the different surfaces you traverse in the course of a run. Designed for short- to middle-distance runs, the XR Mission CS also features a Climashield waterproof breathable insert that extends its versatility to cover any kind of weather, wet or dry.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Salomon Men's XR Mission CS Shoe DECENT FEATURES of the Salomon Men's XR Mission CS Shoe Outsole: Non marking Contagrip Contagrip LT Contagrip HA OS Tendon Sockliner: EVA shaped footbed Molded EVA OrthoLite Midsole: Molded EVA Light Weight Muscle Protective TPU toe cap Lace pocket Friction free lace eyelet Sensifit Sensiflex Quicklace The SPECS of the Salomon Men's XR Mission CS Shoe Weight: 12.3 oz / 350 g
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
If you run trails in road shoes, this should be your next shoe. Light, cushioned, and grippy. ClimaShield adds breathable weather protection for running in muddy or cold and wet conditions.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version
Salomon's XR Mission CS is great if you run trails in road shoes. This shoe is light, cushioned and grippy. The ClimaShield technology adds breathable weather protection for running in muddy or cold and wet conditions.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version