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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Salomon's XR Mission shoe is an all terrain, short to middle distance training shoe. It is designed specifically for women.
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. Completely designed for women, it's light, cushioned, and offers outstanding grip on all surfaces with smooth rolling motion.
The Salomon XR Mission Trail-Running Shoes is an all terrain middle distance shoe specifically designed for women from the ground up Sensiflex technology offers perfect fit with its super stretchy construction in the forefoot allowing your foot to expand throughout the course of your run Oversized Tendon offers improved heel-to-toe transition for better running while Contagrip outsole delivers superior traction and better grip control for slippery and loose surfaces Women-specific design ensures that the shoes works with s women's natural foot shape for enhanced comfort and efficiency The Salomon XR Mission Trail-Running Shoes will comfortably carry you to your destination
These Salomon XR Mission trail-running shoes are terrain-tackling, short- to middle-distance training shoes designed for women. Breathable and abrasion-resistant nylon mesh uppers feature asymmetric synthetic leather overlays that wrap and secure insteps for a precise fit. Women-specific last ensures the shoes work with the natural shape of women's feet, enhancing comfort and efficiency. Quicklace(TM) lacing system with friction-free eyelets takes just a single pull for a perfect fit; lace pocket hides lacing away. Protective toe caps guard against bumps and abrasion. Foam insoles enhance comfort. Polyester linings quickly wick moisture away from feet for enhanced comfort. EVA midsoles isolate you from trail impacts, and thermoplastic urethane inserts provide a barrier against sharp rocks underfoot. OS Tendon thermoplastic urethane frames run along the outsoles of the shoes to facilitate better heel-to-toe transitions and push-off efficiency. Contagrip LT(R) and Contragrip HA(R) combination outsoles provide solid traction and tenacious grip. The Salomon XR Mission trail-running shoes have reflective detailing to increase visibility in low light.