Salomon XT Wings

rated 5.00 of 5 stars (3)

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photo: Salomon XT Wings trail running shoe

Specs

Men's
Price Historic Range: $64.95-$279.16
Women's
Price Historic Range: $49.98-$130.00
Reviewers Paid: $60.00
Boys'
Price Historic Range: $32.48-$65.00
Girls'
Price Historic Range: $32.48

Reviews

I Love these. I have been wearing the different versions…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $60-120

I Love these. I have been wearing the different versions of this for years and years. I HATE tying shoelaces so the quick lace system is amazing. It keeps me from rubbing the heal out like I do anything else.

They wear out in about a year but that is after daily use and pretty serious abuse. I have taken these up mountains and backpacking trips never had big issues with traction or support.

I feel the heel is kinda tall and the overall quality of the sole is annoying. I would prefer a simpler tread and one that was Vibram. You can't have everything I guess.

These are sturdy light weight runners/hikers and with the quick lace feature I just can't be bothered to buy anything else.  

These were my first pair of Salomons, and I absolutely…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $60 US

These were my first pair of Salomons, and I absolutely love them. I got them for a steal off SteepandCheap.  

When I first put them on, I could tell they were fantastic. Didn't take long to break them in, either. They're amazingly comfortable, supportive, and I can wear them all day. Light, breathable, everything you want in a shoe.  

My favorite part is the pull string instead of laces. It's always a perfect fit, easy to tighten/loosen, and you can tuck away the string.  

8 months later after being worn multiple times per week, they are still in excellent condition and my favorite shoes.

I would highly recommend them, and Salomon is now my go-to brand for trail shoes.

Previous owner and lover of Salomon's XA Pro shoe,…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Materials: non-gortex
Use: multi day trail races, adventure racing
Break-in Period: none

Previous owner and lover of Salomon's XA Pro shoe, decided to try out the Wings.

First impression is good- solid shoe with support, kind of felt like a road shoe in terms of cushion. Traction is great, something Salomon is well known for. Slightly heavy but not a deal breaker. Didn't need any breaking in and after an 8 mile trail run had no blisters or hot spots.

Love Salomon's quick lacing system. I have had four pairs of the XA Pros and after over a year of use I have never had a lace break on me- and yes they are seriously abused through rough terrains and many stream crossings.

Do not like GTX variety: it does a great job keeping water out but once it does get in (i.e. stream crossing) they hold the water in and end up with soggy feet and heavy shoes. The non-GTX gets wet and as you run squeezes out the water through its mesh walls. Do not recommend the GTX.