Salomon XT Wings GTX
Break-in Period: a week
Price Paid: $160
Great Shoe. Bought it for its unique lacing system. Very easy to throw on and keep loose while you lounge around camp. Great sole on the trail against difficult terrain, but I find that the Gore-tex upper needs to be reinforced with some Nikwax to be truly waterproof.
Overall, a great trail shoe, however, the price could go down.
Use: trail running on mountains
Break-in Period: August-September
Weight: dont know
Price Paid: 99 euros
This shoe is amazing and by far the best trail running shoe I tried. So far I used New balance, Adidas and Nike models, but nothing can compare with the XT Wings!
Very comfortable, foot stays in right place without the toe touching the shoe on downhill running, true waterproof and keeps you running.
Downsides: the only reason I did not rate it 5 stars is that after about 15 times of running, the right lace system broke and after 4 more the left one broke too at exactly the same point. The store did NOT cover the damage, although the shoe was only 2 months old and prompt me to buy an other system to replace it, which was not by Salomon, was not the same as the original and cost 9 euros!
Other than that Salomon did a great job but need to improve the lace material.
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Protect your feet on long, wet runs down muddy trails with the absolute waterproof protection of GORE-TEX - all built into the XT Wings GTX trail running shoes from Salomon. They keep your feet completely dry while supporting every footfall with the pronation-controlling EVA midsole and Agile Chassis Skeleton. Plus, foot funk isn't a problem, your feet are kept odor-free with antimicrobial Ortholite sockliners.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Salomon XT Wings GTX Aluminum/Black (Men's)Top of the line mountain running shoe that balances cushioning and agility via Salomon's ACS system (chassis, skeleton, tendon) featuring GORE-TEX(R) membrane for waterproof breathability.SpecificationsMaterial: Water-resistant textileLining: Gore-Tex membrane, textileSole: ContagripArch Support: HighLacing: QuicklaceWeight: 25oz (706g) per pairRecommended Use: Trail running, light hikingManufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
- River Sports Outfitters refers to the men's version
The Salomon XT Wings GTX won't make you fly but they will keep your feet dry regardless of the weather and it will give you the confidence and stability to run on virtually any terrain. The XT Wings are jam packed with advanced technology: the Active Chassis System (ACS) offers unparalleled support and control, making this a perfect running shoe for long distance, bigger runners and over pronators. With the addition of Gore-Tex weather will never stop your runs. The XT Wings GTX features: Active Chassis Skeleton, which aids heel-to-toe transition for runability, and side-to-side movement for improved stability. Agile Cell Muscle to provide comfort and cushioning with twice the durability of average EVA foam. The AC Tendon, which provides a connection between the different components of the sole, resulting in a more dynamic push-off. which means a more porweful, controlled stride. Gore-Tex lining is guaranteed to keep your feet dry.
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Fly effortlessly down the street to your favorite trail for a run, rain or shine; the Salomon Men's XT Wings GTX Trail Running Shoes feature waterproof Gore-Tex and extra height for more stability as you cruise down the mountain. The gusseted tongue with asymmetrical Quicklace(TM) System and all around Sensifit(TM) hugs the foot precisely as you conquer uneven terrain. The Agile Chassis Skeleton ensures smooth heel-to-toe transitions and side-to-side stability, while the Contagrip(R) outsole maximizes speed by collecting your heel strike energy and transferring it back during push-off. A breathable Ortholite(R) insole with an anti-bacterial treatment keeps your foot cool and comfortable when you're in it for the long haul with the Men's Salomon XT Wings GTX Trail Running Shoes.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version