Salomon XT Wings 2
A truly awesome shoe. Had mine for about 3 weeks now…
Use: Trail runs
Price Paid: R 1299
A truly awesome shoe. Had mine for about 3 weeks now and done over 100km in them. From the 1st run I have enjoyed them. I have tried them over various terrain namely, grassland, coastal forest, rocky ridges, mud, soft sand, you name it I have tried to put them through it. They do not dissapoint.
I have however found that on extremely long gravel roads they do feel a bit firm, but then again these shoes are designed to get you off the road in the first place. Ran in a heavy rain one night and they did not feel heavy when soaked wet. They handle steep technical sections very well and you can fly down the steepest gradients confident that the shoe will remain where you put it down.
In short I would say, Go get a pair and try them for yourself.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Salomon XT Wings 2 Men's Shoe is lighter for 2011, this top of the line trail running shoe balances cushioning and agility via Salomon's ACS system.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Fly down trails with the XT Wings trail running shoes from Salomon. They support your feet at every footfall with the pronation-controlling EVA midsole and Agile Chassis Skeleton while they stay odor-free with antimicrobial Ortholite sockliners and breathable mesh uppers. Grippy outsoles keep you upright on sketchy terrain.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Runner's World Best Debut Award, April 2008! By removing the waterproof bootie, membrane construction and a little forefoot toe area reinforcement, the new Salomon XT Wings 2 Trail Running Shoes for Men is lighter, so you can fly farther, faster, stronger. As you bolt out the door for your favorite terra trail run, you'll be flowing effortlessly with unparalleled speed and agility across the varied terrain. The gusseted tongue with symmetrical QuicklaceSystem and all around Sensifithugs the foot precisely as you come down off the mountain. A responsive triple-density EVA cushioned midsole is wrapped in a rubber belt and mud guard for dry protection, while the Agile Chassis Skeleton ensures smooth heel-to-toe transitions and side-to-side stability. Bounding downhill as you skip over the occasional log or boulder, the Contagrip outsole maximizes speed by collecting your heel strike energy and transferring it back during push-off. A breathable Ortholite insole with an anti-bacterial treatment keeps your foot cool and comfortable during the long haul.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
The women's Salomon XT Softshell Jacket is a best selling softshell jacket. SMART SKIN technology puts windproof fabric in front and very breathable stretch fabric in the back, for warmth without overheating. Ideal for running or cycling in the cold, windy weather.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version