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Escape your ordinary running routes.

If you're thinking about dipping a toe into trail running, the Salomon Men's X-Wind Pro Trail Running Shoe will take you from your front door to the trail head, and then miles on down that hard-packed dirt path. The stretchy air mesh upper and abrasion-resistant textile lining dry in a flash and reduce the chances of your toes suffering in sweaty silence. A moderate 9mm drop keeps the heel-strikers happy and the midfoot runners motoring along as well. Regardless of your running style or chosen terrain, the X-Wind Pro makes the mileage magical.
Stretch air mesh on top and a robust textile lining move moisture away from your foot. The Ortholite insole comes out if you have something against a cushioned footstrike—or want to use a custom insert. The midsole combines injected EVA and compressed EVA to give your running cushioned stability. Injected EVA in back and in front help you maintain sure footing without a lot of lateral leeway, and compressed EVA from heel to top makes hitting the ground to toeing off a positively soft experience.
Getting from the start to the finish, be it your gait cycle or your running route, should be fluid and smooth, not herky-jerky. Transition Link Carriage (TLC) construction connects the heel crash pad with the forefoot of the shoe for fluid foot motion. A protective toe cap helps your paw survive burly curbs and low-hanging sassy branches. Two different varieties of Contragrip on the outsole enhance sole durability while providing multi-terrain grip. The X-Wind Pro took several cues from Salomon's all-terrain vehicle, the XR Crossmax. Whether you're a loyal Salomon runner or a virgin trail runner, you'll be singing the praises of this crossover shoe for seasons to come.

  • Stretch air mesh upper
  • Sensifit
  • Textile lining
  • Ortholite insole
  • 9mm drop
  • Injected EVA rear and forefoot midsole
  • Compressed EVA full-length midsole
  • Transition Link Carriage construction
  • Toe cap
  • Contagrip LT and HA outsole

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Another failed re-design

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I think with all shoe reviews, one needs to be clear that the same shoe will fit different people in different ways, and what works great for one person may not work for another.
I have been an avid fan of the predecessors of these shoes. Unfortunately, Salomon, like so many manufacturers, chose to tinker with a well functioning product.
This new shoe lack a lot of padding (to save weight perhaps), and the consequence to me, is that the upper part of the shoe has rubbed my foot raw (through my socks), and I can no longer wear these shoes.
I have also come to dislike the lacing system which prohibits one from fine-tuning the fit, the way you can with laces.
I did not find the shoe to be all that narrow (and I need a wide toe box), but the lack of padding on critical areas has rendered this shoe unusable for me. I would not recommend this shoe (which I see on Salomon's web site has apparently been discontinued).


"Runs" narrow and small

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs small
  • Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Size Purchased: 9.5

The fit wasn't ideal as it was not true to specs; the width for my normal toebox was narrow and the length from internal heel to big toe was short.
Laces system tends to pinch at the top where you roll them up and stow the extra.


Run really narrow

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
  • Fit:Runs small

He doesn't have wide feet so I wasn't concerned but these ran extremely narrow. Salomon's can have that affect on people unfortunately. Still a great stability shoe and good looking!



  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

I love this shoe, perfect fitting, comfortable and lightweight!!! I call them my everydays because when I wake up and have to decide what shoes to wear I 99% of time choose these. ( Im wearing them now :)


Salomon quality...just not for me.

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I have used several of Salomon's shoes, and this is the first that I am not pleased with. It's not the shoe itself as far as quality goes, it is quite a solid shoe as far as the construction of the sole goes. It just doesn't seam to be as much of a running shoe. I generally prefer a shoe that you can't "feel" on your feet, one that is light weight, with much less rear sole than this one has. It's not bad as an every day "tennis shoe", just doesn't seem to be great for running as far as my style goes. Hope this is helpful!


Poor heel-toe transition

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I am a fan of the xt-wings 3 and the nike lunar glide for running. This shoe appeared to similar in concept to the nike lunar glide, so I went for it. The transition from heel to toe is not nearly as smooth as either the xt-wings 3 or the lunar glide. It almost felt blocky. In addition, it didn't hold me in the heel pocket as well as the xt-wings. It may work for you, but just didn't for me.


Versatile and Comfortable

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

Because most of my day-to-day training takes place on equal proportions of road and trail (especially when I'm pushing a Jogging Stroller), I need a shoe that performs well on both surfaces. The Salomon X-Wind Pro is my go-to shoe because the tread is aggressive enough to provide good traction on trails, but smooth enough for a pleasant experience on-road (Salomon calls it a hybrid sole; I call it poetry in motion). The cushioning is soft but the shoe response is bouncy, which is what I prefer for easy jogging days when my legs are sore and tired from faster speed work in days prior.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a shoe with a protective foot plate (for those rocky and technical trails), the X-Wind Pro isn't suited for that. You'll find that the sole and cushioning do not protect the bottoms of your feet from pointed rocks and/or tree roots.

This is a favorite shoe of mine because it is light, nimble, cushy, versatile and comfortable.