Salomon XA Pro 3D - Women's
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I bought two pairs of these shoes, one Goretex and…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $175
I bought two pairs of these shoes, one Goretex and one not Goretex for a walking holiday at the end of April. They are perfect for me in size, comfort, and ease of use with a plus point of a really interesting range of colours to choose from.
However I believe the Goretex ones have a big design fault! Whilst wearing them in, I have now found that as I am walking and the shoe bends, the front top lace holder rubs on the Goretex shoe and has rubbed a hole in the Goretex outer liner which now means the rain and mud can pour in!
Salomon I am so very disappointed!! What can I say! I certainly wasn’t expecting this from these shoes that are great in every other way! Has anyone else experienced this or are mine faulty?
- Great shoe for walking as well as running in all weathers
- Lace up system is very convenient
- Great colours to choose from
- Real design fault rubbing a hole in the Goretex layer!!!
- Expensive shoe to have this happen to!
If Salomon can suggest a solution, then please do?? Or anyone else please!
Really feel let down as I am supposed to be walking the Camino in these and now will need to find a replacement or repair which may not last the trip!
I have had knee problems ever since I was a teenager--"overuse,"…
Price Paid: not sure
I have had knee problems ever since I was a teenager--"overuse," they used to say. I walk primarily on the outside of my feet and then roll inward; there's a term for it, but I can never remember what it is. Doctors have always told me to wear Asics 2100s, which I was doing, but the knee pain never went away, and I always had to limit my endurance running, which made me unhappy.
A year and a half ago I purchased these trail runners at Appalachian Outdoors in State College, PA, because they were on sale and I thought I would try a different type of running shoe. The salesperson said these shoes are many endurance runners' favorites, and I thought--what do I have to lose?
Well, I'm on my third pair now (the XA Pro 3D Ultra), and I couldn't be happier! Ever since I started running in these shoes, my knee pain has almost completely gone away. It's unbelievable to me. I thought I would have to give up running someday soon (and I'm only 29), but now I am running more than I was in the past.
I want to kiss the person who designed these trail runners! I have no idea how these shoes caused my knee pain to disappear, but I don't care. I will be a Salomon XA Pro 3D customer for life!
I've owned a few pairs of these now, and can honestly…
Use: day bushwalking, trail running
Break-in Period: 0 days
Price Paid: $150
I've owned a few pairs of these now, and can honestly say they are the best fit of a trail shoe i have had.
They are comfortable, the soles have great traction, great stability, i liked the lacing system...though have seen a few broken ones through work, and i think its not awesome for people with narrow feet as you end up with a lot of dangling cord hanging around.
the reason i give them 4 stars is the durability.
the last pair i had lasted less that 6 months, only used hiking and trail running. the soles wore out so fast! the inside at the heel also wore out quickly, but it is a common problem with my heel shape and would happen to any shoe.
a shame they wore out so quick, i was reluctant to buy another pair as they are so pricey in australia. the first pair i owned seemed to have last much longer (18 months? i think)
bottom line: very comfy and stable. not very long lasting.
All XA Pro 3D versions
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