Aaron Courainwrote a review of Salomon XA Pro 5 Trail Running Shoe - Men's on October 11, 2011
i bought this shoe for adventure racing duty. This past season ive used it in 6 races, and it does a great job for that purpose. I dont use it for a normal trail run shoe because i find it too big and clunky. but for spending long hours on your feet, and bushwacking through tons of mess, this offers tons of comfort. if you like cushion and support its a great trail running shoe, if you like a lighter more bare bones feel, I would look elsewhere.
pros: great quick lacing system, good comfort for long endurance events. can double easily as a lightweight hiking shoe. the sole is great on all types of terrain including mud and paved surfaces (no super large lugs that wear down quickly)
cons: too large and heavy to be a pure trail run shoe for my taste