Monthly Archives: January 2011

Review: Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX Trail-Running Shoes

These are so comfortable that they’ve replaced my come-home-from-work slippers. The shoelace system is the SHIT.  One pull and they STAY PERFECT, pop the lace cinch into the hidden tongue pocket and it doesn’t bounce around, get loose, or get snagged.  I have had mega issues in the past keeping my shoes and boots tied while hiking and snowboarding.

I’ve taken them trail running and boulder scrambling and they’ve been great; lightweight, breathable, and awesome grip.

Just did some post blizzard city running and they performed impressively.  Sprinting on ice and snow, I hardly slipped once and feet did not get wet. Only thing to watch out for is getting sweaty feet in the cold, they are so breathable my feet get chilly, not a fault of the shoe though and a positive in the summer when it will be hot.  Another option is the midtops of the same design.  I tried these on as well and they are very light and just as comfortable but not high enough for good ankle support.  After getting these I also got the Salomon Quest 4D boots which are incredible as well as a great pair of Salomon Boa Snowboard boots (to replace my old Salomon boots).

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