Salomon XT Wings 3
Do you routinely run through the mud, rock gardens,…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120
Do you routinely run through the mud, rock gardens, or over roots? Then this shoe is for you! These are true to fit, have excellent protection and traction.
I strongly recommend these shoes for the following reasons. The sole plate is solid so those pointy rocks that you run on won't mess up your feet. The toe guard is perfect for when you stub your toe on a big rock or root. The tread is awesome and provides excellent traction in the mud, sandy soil or the aforementioned rock gardens.
It is true to size. It has ample room in the toe box giving you at least a decent chance at not getting the dreaded black toenails or worse.
The price is too high. I did take away one star because of the weight. Running a 50- or 100-miler in these would be a bit grim. But, for training, especially in the winter, these shoes are outstanding!
Salomon has proven once again why serious trail runners become loyal buyers of their products. Vive la France!!