About Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra Trail Running Shoes (For Men)
Closeouts. Born to run? So were Salomon's XA Pro 3D Ultra trail running shoes. A specially designed Running ContaGrip® outsole takes to the trails with ease thanks to specially placed forefoot flex grooves, self-cleaning multi-directional lugs, and defined toe-off and braking lugs. Speed lace front adjusts quickly and securely, then tucks away into a special lace pocket on the gusseted tongue.
Quick-drying mesh upper
Removable OrthoLite® cushioned insole wicks moisture and inhibits odor-causing bacteria
Reviewed by Climbhigh from NJ on Sunday, December 25, 2011
This is my fourth pair of Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra and I have been averaging about 1000 miles on each pair. The insole wears out eventually and I replace then with Sorbothane ULTRA SOLE, which seems to provide great support and cushioning.
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Reviewed by Hound from Anchorage AK on Monday, August 13, 2012
I have to say that I am impressed with these shoes. I wore them on a rigorous 6 mike hike with substantial elevation change right out of the box. The shoes were very comfortable. Light weight but still provided great stability. The lace system is also great. I am not a runner so I can not comment on that aspect of these shoes but for for trail hikes and gymn workouts they are outstanding.
Arch Type: Average Arch
Best Uses: Mixed Terrain, Road Running, Trail Running, Walking
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Pros: Comfortable, Cushions Impact, Good Traction, Lightweight, Rugged
Reviewed by TMACK from Grand Junction, CO on Friday, April 20, 2012
This shoe is fantastic and fit well out of the box. I am average to wide foot width and found the regular size to be even a bit loose in the toe box. This was not a problem with a slightly heavier pair of socks. One issue arose after 5 months of use (~40-50 miles/week on rough trail): the heel counter foam became worn under the shoe liner. Didn't cause a comfort problem and Salomon honored their 2-year warranty with a replacement. Highly recommended shoe, if only for the cool lacing system and durable/high traction soles.
Arch Type: Average Arch
Best Uses: Mixed Terrain, Trail Running, With Orthotics/Inserts
Cons: Heel cup foam wear, Toe box a bit big, Wears Quickly
Describe Yourself: Avid Athlete
Pros: Comfortable, Cushions Impact, Durable, Good Arch Support, Good Traction, Lightweight, Rugged
I would follow the reviews and order up. With running shoes it is better to go up a little to accommodate for the swelling of the foot.
Answered on 7/12/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
(I know this is a late answer, but thought it might help.)I would get your normal size. I actually found them roomy and went with my smaller size. I wear either an 8 or 8.5, and these fit better as an 8.
Answered on 12/10/2011 12:00:00 AM by Ridin' n Skiin' from Wisco