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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX Trail-Running Shoes - Men's

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The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX trail-running shoes handle all-terrain running with aplomb, thanks to aggressive traction, responsive support and waterproof protection.

  • Breathable and lightweight polyester mesh uppers feature thermoplastic urethane overlays to secure insteps and lock heels down; protective toe and heel caps provide protection
  • Lacing system takes just 1 pull for an exact fit; lace pocket hides lacing away
  • Gore-Tex® XCR® seam-sealed inner booties offer a high level of breathability while retaining waterproof protection
  • Polyester linings wick moisture away from feet; contoured Ortholite® foam footbeds enhance comfort underfoot
  • Triple-density EVA midsoles deliver enhanced durability and cushioning for all-day comfort
  • Thermoplastic urethane midsole inserts supply protection and stability
  • Nonmarking Contagrip® rubber outsoles on the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX trail-running shoes deliver sure traction on mixed terrain


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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX Trail-Running Shoes - Men's Specs
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Single-pull lace
Polyester mesh/thermoplastic urethane
Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/polyester
Dual-density EVA
Thermoplastic urethane insert
Contagrip rubber
1 lb. 12.4 oz.
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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX Trail-Running Shoes - Men's

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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX Trail-Running Shoes - Men'sis rated4.1111out of5by9.
Rated4out of5byfromWaterproof trail running shoeI am a year round long distance trail runner. This is my first pair of waterproof running shoes. Love the easy pull tight lacing system. I can feel rocks through the midsole so will add orthotics as a remedy. They look really cool.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated5out of5byfromSuper light, super ridgid frameVery sturdy shoe, super lightweight. Goretex membrane makes it waterproof. I would definitely buy it again!
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated2out of5byfromGreat Shoe. Horrible Lacing SystemGreat shoe. Very rugged with great traction and comfort. A bit heavy for a true trail runner but awesome for hiking, fast packing and just playing around in the outdoors. Only problem is with the lacing system. I purchased these shoes a month ago and will be going on my 3rd pair due to problems with the quick lace lock. I have used several Solomon products with similar lacing systems and have never had a problem. The issue seems to be that the locking mechanism is made of very soft plastic. If you slide the lock to quickly down the laces it creates friction & heat that rounds off the gear teeth making the lock slip and come loose. On my shoes this happened after 2 weeks of use. REI seems to be aware of the problem and recommended replacing the laces with a replacement kit before returning. I chose to return and going on my third pair with the same issue. Maybe just a bad run of quick lace locks.
Date published: 2012-11-01
Rated2out of5byfromi am disappointedi use the shoe for mountain/trail running mostly and occasionally light/moderate hiking. i found the shoe to be great the first few weeks: waterproof, comfortable, easy and quick lace-up. After that new period i was more and more let down. the cushioning in the forefoot quickly compressed. the 'laces' wore through the fabric above the toe. the fabric at crease points split. i put well below 200 miles on these before they were shot. I also found the traction to be sub-par for trail/mountain running, especially in muddy/wet conditions. i am disappointed and expected more rugged durability from it as well as longevity. didn't even last a summer.
Date published: 2012-10-11
Rated5out of5byfromGreat waterproof shoeDear Everybody- I am a Gore product tester and have had these shoes for over a year. This shoe is excellent. They keep my feet dry, provide a lot of stability, and have a cute little pocket to tuck your laces into. Seriously though, if you have chunky feet, they probably won't fit. At least on me, the Solomon's seem to run a bit narrower than other shoes. For me, it isn't tight, just cozy. Cozy that I like on a trail run- not cozy like a subway after a Yankees game. The styling is great and they have great traction. Others have commented on the soles going to quickly, but I have not had that problem. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Date published: 2012-10-08
Rated5out of5byfromMost comfortable, reliable walking shoesbest shoes, my last pair went with me to Spain, Portugal and Paris and were comfortable all the way. They lasted about 2.5 years with heavy use as I walk for exercise nearly every day outside.
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated4out of5byfromHandled an AT Thru-Hike!I used two pairs of these shoes on about 1,700 miles of the Appalachian Trail (2,184 miles total). There are a few reasons you should buy this product, and a few things you should know about how the gore-tex performs. I wore my first pair 1,000 miles (GA->WV)! Thats a lot of walking to get out of a pair of shoes, and they held up very well. I wore my second pair about 700 miles (NY->ME), they held up pretty well, but were definitely torn up from the rocks of New England. The one downside is that the goretex lasts no longer than about 400 miles. A hole WILL develop in the gore-tex liner where your toes bend, and water will get through this hole in heavy downpours and when going through deep puddles. However I still loved the gore-tex on the east coast and ESPECIALLY FOR WALKING THROUGH WET GRASS. my feet were FAR drier with it than without it, and yes, I tried non-goretex shoes from WV->NY so i know the difference and have read all about why people think goretex is evil. On the west coast, primarily in California where I am from, I would probably recommend no goretex though, as it rains far less (or at least not a downpour everyday). And honestly, my feet were not super hot or clammy in these, in comparison to the non-goretex version of this shoe...or at least it was never an issue that bothered me at all (I wear ankle high Darn-Tough socks, awesome socks!) For thru-hikng, and hikes over 1,500 miles I am always going to use Solomon or Possibly Montrail because of their AMAZING CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND WARRANTY. If you wear this pair out within a year it is under warranty! you get a free pair that they will mail out to you on trail. And if you buy from REI and wear them out, you can take them back there as well, as REI has an amazing return policy. As far as comfort, I think these are as good as any, I like a solid rock-plate in my shoe (no new balances for me) and this gives me the support I prefer in a trail runner. I use super-feet, green (might switch to blue)...which may or may not be a huge waste of money, I am still trying to figure that out, I have never gotten a blister and have never been stopped by foot problems, so something is working for me! Also look at Brooks Cascadias and Montrails, both seemingly solid companies (like Salomom)that wont leave you hanging. Happy Trails! - Roots: JMT '08, AT '12, PCT '15?
Date published: 2012-09-22

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