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The Salomon S/Lab XA Alpine 2 Shoe is a trail running shoe for moving fast without getting caught up in debris. Made for racing, they cover dry rock and field terrain quickly thanks to a Contagrip; Outsole with Climbing zone for extra grip on rocky uphills. The built-in gaiter zips up and snaps above the ankle, so dirt and rocks stay out. Durable and ready for race day. Features of the Salomon S/Lab XA Alpine 2 Shoe Ripstop fabric Breathable protective gaiter Protective ankle pad Lateral zip gaiter Climbing zone
Ridge runs are no walk on the treadmill. Not only are the trails sometimes non-existent, but you're bound to run through mud, rocky debris, and a mixture of the two. Salomon's S-Lab XA Alpine 2 Trail Running Shoe is essentially a lightweight, speed-oriented runner with a highly protective gaiter to block out all the nonsense getting in the way between you and a hearty workout. The shoe's upper features the same Sensifit and Endofit technologies that give Salomon's footwear such a slim, streamlined, speedy, and absolutely secure fit that feels custom to your foot. Salomon also added a Carbon Chassis at the heel to solidify the fit and ensure the stability required for alpine terrain. Underfoot, three layers of EVA foam cradle your foot in soft cushioning, and they rebound any shocks from protruding pebbles for a comfier run. Contagrip's rubber sole comes in a Premium Wet Traction compound for better traction over slipperier surfaces.
Current Retail: $187.46
Historic Range: $187.46-$249.95