Salomon XR Mission
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $75
Excellent trail running shoes. Light, comfortable, good grip, fast lace-up!
- Grip well
- Fast lace-up
- Quick break-in
- Well constructed
- Roomy footbox
- Good arch support
- Breathe well
- Pocket for laces is a little dificult
I have been running in these for a few weeks now. I previously was a Brooks Cascadia fan, but decided to try something new. I run 2-4 miles almost everyday with my dogs. These fit my foot so well. I have a medium to high arch and find the arch support to be perfect. No slipping of the heel and I have plenty of room in the toe box. The quick-lacing system also helps to get a nice snug even fit and contributes to arch support also.
The break-in time (to me) was short. I walked in them, maybe three or four times and wore them grocery shopping before I ran in them and that seems to be all it took. No pressure points. The sole has a lot of cushion and is very supportive. In fact, when I ran in them for the first time, I realized how badly I needed new running shoes.
I have ran in rain, hail, and dry terrain in them and my feet have stayed fairly dry. I did get caught in a hail storm followed by downpour, and my feet got a little wet then, but they aren't waterproof anyway.
Great traction. We have been getting a lot of rain as usual, so I have mostly ran in them on wet surfaces and haven't had even the slightest of a slip, not even running on hail. Grips well on rocks (could see possible slipping on a smooth wet rock). Haven't slipped in mud.
One of the main reasons I wanted to try these, was the quick-lace system. I love everything about it, except for the pocket in the tongue for stowing the excess laces once they are pulled tight. This is the reason I took away half a star. You have to make sure you pull the tongue up out of the way of the laces before pulling tight and it can be a bit of a hassle stuffing the laces in there.
Overall great construction, durability, and comfort. I see them easily lasting as long or longer as the other running shoes I've had in the past.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Salomon's XR Mission is an all terrain, short to middle distance training shoe.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
For anyone who likes to incorporate some trail, forest road, mud, or dirt paths into their road running regimen, the Salomon XR Mission should be your next shoe. It's light, cushioned, and offers outstanding grip on all surfaces with smooth rolling motion.
- EMS refers to the men's version
If you are looking for a running shoe to take you from your door to trail, try the Salomon XR Mission Trail-Running Shoes for Men The XR Mission features Sensifit technology which cradles your foot to provide precise and secure fit for natural rolling motion, and Sensiflex construction which offers super stretch on the forefoot to accommodate foot expansion throughout the course of your run Oversized Tendon provides smooth heel-to-toe transitions while Contagrip outsole delivers superior traction and better grip control for slippery and loose terrain The Salomon XR Mission Trail-Running Shoes will comfortably carry you to your destination
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
Ready for mountains and rugged trails, the Salomon XT Wings 3 women's trail-running shoes offer a comfortable, agile ride with excellent traction for sure footing through the miles. Seamless uppers ensure socklike fit that keeps weight low and the breathability and comfort high; thermoplastic urethane overlays wrap and stabilize insteps. Quicklace(TM) lacing system takes just a quick pull for an exact fit; lace pocket hides lacing away. Large protective toe caps guard against bumps and abrasion, enhancing durability. Triple-density EVA midsole "muscle" maximizes cushioning, comfort and rebound with twice the durability of average EVA foam. Thermoplastic urethane inserts and outsole heel wraps act as the "skeleton" to facilitate heel-to-toe transition and propulsion, as well as enhance side-to-side stability. Contagrip rubber outsoles deliver optimal performance on mixed terrain, offering a mix of abrasion-resistant and grippy rubbers to maximize overal response. Outsoles also feature a mix of differently sized chevron-shaped lugs to maximize trail traction. Salomon XT Wings 3 trail-running shoes have reflective detailing to increase your visibility in low light. Fit tip: per Salomon, size down 1/2 size.
- REI refers to the men's version