Bryan Raffertywrote a review of Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX Trail Running Shoe - Men's on April 9, 2013
Running in these puppies for a little over three years and they still manage to retain their waterproof ability. Originally they were my all purpose shoe for all running purposes. There was no more fear of trampling through mud or puddles that was at just below ankle level. They also managed to be a great trainer for street running at the time. I also used them as a lightweight hiking shoe as they are simple for slipping on and off, and I could depend on their waterproof/ breathable capabilities to keep me comfortable.
Normally I wear a size 10.5 street shoe size and somehow I managed to fit into a size 10 of these. That is unusual because usually I need to go up in size if anything. Everybody's foot shape is different and the ultimate test of size is actually trying the shoe.
One factor that I love/hate is the weightiness of this shoe. Generally running shoes are some of the lightest pieces of gear you will own. These badboys weigh in at a hefty 1 lb. 10 oz. After a couple days of running I could feel it in my joints. Just one modification I would suggest.
Maintaining full disclosure, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes.