Salomon XR Mission

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Great trail running shoe, built very sturdy and has…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $79.99


Great trail running shoe, built very sturdy and has a two-year warranty. Love the lacing system.


  • Lacing system
  • 2-year warranty
  • Built very sturdy
  • Rubber toe guard
  • Stays sealed on ankles
  • Tongue sealed/covered on outside to prevent debris.


  • Sole design on big toe side picks up gravel.
  • Lace holder is a bit of a pain

I bought these shoes at Dunhams Sporting Goods for $79.99. I went to the store for another brand of shoes that were on sale and decided to try these on as soon as I picked them up. Immediately I noticed how sturdy they were and the better quality materials compared to the other shoes I tried on.

As soon as I tried them on I fell in love with these shoes. I love the lacing system because they stay tight and never untie while running/ walking/hiking. The soles are very grippy and transition perfectly from pavement to trail.

I've put around 60 miles on these shoes and had them covered in mud, wiped them clean and they are like brand new. We do a lot of rail to trails running/walking/hiking and one thing I've noticed is they seal well around the ankles and you don't get pea gravel down your shoes like other shoes.

The cons I wrote down were me searching for something wrong. I love this shoe so much I purchased a pair of Salomon XR Shift's as a backup off of Amazon. That will be my next review.

rated 4.50 of 5 stars All XR Mission versions

In addition to the 1 men's review above, there are 2 reviews for other versions of the XR Mission. Read all reviews »

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Salomon's XR Mission is an all terrain, short to middle distance training shoe.


Built for training runs on trails or the occasional pavement, the men's Salomon XR Mission Trail-Running Shoes can tackle almost any terrain on your short- to middle-distance runs.


Salomon XR Mission Trail-Running Shoes for MenLook stylish using the Salomon XR Mission Trail-Running Shoes for Men. The Salomon XR shoes for men come with the unique sensifit system that provides a precise and secure fit for your feet. Thanks to the sensiflex technology, these shoes are designed to deliver excellent performance on the rough, hilly and uneven terrains. The non-marking contagrip outsole of this product provides a supreme grip and durability for maximum winter trail performance. Since these shoes come with an oversized tendon that provides extra support on this part of your shoe for maximum comfort. The EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning and shock absorption that guard your feet from lumpy terrain. The Salomon shoes have the versatile quicklace system with lace pocket that makes it easy to run without worrying about untied shoes or tripping. Have fun exercising with the Salomon XR Mission Trail-Running Shoes for Men.

- SunnySports

Salomon took a look at one of its best-selling trail running shoe decided that there was still room for improvement, which is how the Women's XT Wings 3 Trail Running Shoe came to be. Now featuring technology from the S-Lab trail racer, the upper features seamless construction and lighter, lower-profile Sensafit support overlays. The cushier midsole features the Agile Chassis System that offers a balance of shock absorption and pronation-limiting stability, while underneath, a new, more aggressive outsole lets you tackle technical terrain with confidence.


There's a reason you see the Salomon XR Mission on men everywhere nowadays - they're a great trail running shoe and a comfortable everyday shoe. If you are trail running in road shoes, this should be your next shoe. Light, cushioned, outstanding grip on all surfaces and smooth rolling motion. Standard Salomon Two Year Warranty. Get a pair of mens Salomon trail running shoes and you'll never go back - back to the couch, to the back of the pack, or back to other shoe styles. Available Color(s): Light Onix/Dark Cloud/Bright Red, Black/Light Onix/Organic Green. Tongue/collar: Lace pocket. Protection: Protective TPU toe cap. Fit management: Sensifit, Quicklace, Friction free lace eyelet, Sensiflex. Outsole: Non marking Contagrip, OS Tendon, Contagrip HA, Contagrip LT| Chassis: Light Weight Muscle| Midsole: Molded EVA| Sockliner: OrthoLite. Weight: 325 (8.5) / 11.5 oz. Cushioning: 3. Stability: 2. Protection: 2. Breathability: 5. Durability: 2. Midsole Height: 20mm / 9mm

- Tahoe Mountain Sports