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Lace up the Salomon Women's XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Trail Running Shoe when you are on your way to pound out some miles after work. The XA is a durable running shoe that has an optimized fit for women.

  • Contagrip for lightweight traction and durability on rocky and uneven surfaces
  • Die-cut Ortholite EVA sock liner provides extra cushion and maximum comfort
  • 3D chassis provides extra stability and more comfort for your year-round mountain endeavors
  • Quick-lace system with SensiFit disperses pressure across your foot evenly to prevent rubbing or hot-spots
  • Mud Guard lines the base of the shoe and protects against damage from mud, rocks, and evil sticks
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VERY wide toe box, uncomfortable arch...

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

Always loved Salomons - I have narrow heels and loved their shoe fit. Not so this shoe - difficult to size - these shoes are huge in the toe box, while this is "good" these are too big to be comfortable. I would try a 1/2 - 1 size down, but am leery of the arch bump, very high and hard. Why oh why can't shoe manufacturers keep making the same product year after year? All change is not good.

Casual Hiking Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

I recently bought this shoe for my mom for Christmas, and she loves them. She is a Varsity Swim Team coach and stands on her feets walking laps and laps around the pool day after day and the support and traction these shoes provide are great for her.

I use mine for light hiking and trail running and find them very comfy and they seem to have great traction. I had them the entire summer and they are holding up great. I highly recommend this shoe.

Great but don't last for daily wear

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

I loved these shoes for the first six months that I had them...and then the insoles broke down. I put new insoles in, but now the sole is starting to pull away from the shoe. They were very comfortable for my high arched, mildly pronating feet until they started breaking down. I've concluded that they are not good for daily wear, which includes both hiking and running, for more than a year (I've had them 11 months).

Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2

    I live in South America and do a decent amount of hiking/trail walking, and some trail running. I tend to like to wear trail running shoes in the place of hiking boots or shoes. These shoes are well made and I like the way they look, but they are too clunky for me. I found that they felt heavy and big on my feet, and that definitely made my stride awkward when running. Ultimately I think they are a good shoe, just not for me.

    Comfortable and stable

      I have high arches and very narrow feet. It's difficult to find comfortable trail shoes that fit. Some of Salomon's other styles are much too wide for my feet. This style, however, is great!!! I normally wear a US size 7, but I ordered these in a 6.5 and they are perfect. I do a lot of walking on varied surfaces from pavement to fairly maintained trails and these shoes are stable, yet very comfortable straight out of the box. I love the lacing and find it highly adjustable to comfort level. I hope Salomon continues to make this style. It's one of the few I can wear. Love them.

      Awesome Trail Shoes

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The Solomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Trail Running Shoes are light weight but very durable. They are also super comfortable and quick drying. Working in a Botanical Garden and having to water so many plants, having shoes that dry quickly is a must.

      Disappointing fit

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This shoe had extra high arches and they didn't seem to be in the correct place. One was further back than the other. I found them to be very uncomfortable.

      Very high marks to Backcountry for a stellar return program!

      My old pair can go to shoe heaven now

        I had picked up a pair of these on S&C a few years back and it was instant love. I wore them everywhere for everything and they were always up to the task, and kept me comfortable while doing it. Imagine my dismay when the quick lace finally wore through one of the eyelets and I could no longer use them. Finally I decided the time had come to replace them and it was like a cushy homecoming for my feet. The ortholite system is really comfortable and the type box is nice and roomy for running in. I was worried about the size based on other's reviews, and decided to go half a size down (also half a size down from my old pair). I'm glad I did, as they are a perfect fit. Also, they've added plastic to the eyelets, so I can't destroy them by pulling on the laces. Buy them, you won't regret it!

        Order down 1/2 size!

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Received my XA Pros today and found they were a bit big so I exchanged them for a half size smaller. However they felt very cushioned and comfortable and I dont think I will have any problems with blisters (which is always a problem for me with all other hiking shoes).

        5 stars

          Great shoe; light weight, generous toe room and the extended outter sole is fab for ankle support, took 3 tries to get right size, but backcountry staff was great! Free return for size exchange... I was 1 & 1/2 to 2 sizes smaller than usual. Was worth the 3 tries! They were on sale last time around AND a free runners cap...TY BC :)

          They don't fit!

            I am disappointed that these shoes are too big. I have ordered Salomon in the past and 7.5 was right for me. Not so in this shoe. Too big. I needed to add a insert and even then its not working out so well. I did see a similar post about this and should have listened!! Bummed.

            Love these but...

              size down! I bought these same shoes a few years ago and was replacing them with a new pair. However Salomon has changed up the sizing. Now a size 8 is too large for me so I had to return them. does not have my color in a 7 1/2 so I ended up purchasing elsewhere.

              Salomon trail running shoes

                These were too tight for me. I should have ordered a half size larger. So, I gave them to my daughter, who wears an 8 1/2 size shoe. :( This was a real dissapointment to me, since I have previously bought Saloman hiking shoes and love them.

                Love, love, love these shoes!

                  I bought these hikers before a trip to Havasupai, AZ. They felt like I was walking on a cloud from the moment I put them on! I hiked 45 miles in 4 days and never even thought about getting a blister. Even wore them through the river and they dried out and were fine for another 10 miles the next day. The lacing system is a snap. Awesome shoes.

                  Amazing Shoe

                    This is the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn. It is very sturdy, offering protection for my foot and support for my ankle, while being wonderfully lightweight. Thanks for's amazing return policy I ordered this shoe in a 7.5 and 8 and Salomon Exit Aero 2 Hiking Shoe in an 8. Many Solomon reviews have said order a size/half-size down, I completely agree. I didn't even try on the Exit Aero 2 because just looking at it in the box I didn't like the way the toe area was shaped. (Which is why I was drawn to trail runners in the first place, but because of the return policy I decided to go for some hiking shoes just in case.)

                    These shoes didn't need to be broken in, but I wore them everyday for a week before my trip. These shoes were first tested at Yosemite on the Mist Trail (to the top of Vernal Falls) on very steep, wet, steps and steep dirt paths. The shoes provided great traction and breathed well to keep my feet from getting soaked while stopping for numerous photos on the wettest part of the trail.

                    Two weeks later I was in a completely different environment hiking through Arches National Park. In the 100 degree heat and sand these shoes breathed well to keep my feet from getting too hot and the traction was amazing for crawling up and down smooth rocks. Hiking though sand was incredibly though, especially in the heat and sun, but these light weight shoes helped out a lot. My only complaint is towards the end of my hike on the they're-not-kidding Primitive Loop from Devil's Garden, I was collecting a lot of sand in my shoe. I read that the Gore-Tex version prevents sand and little rocks from entering your shoe, but living in Southern Nevada I cared more about breathability. I ended up stopping twice in a mile to pour sand out of my shoe, but I think that was because I was too tired and just shuffled my feet though the sand at the end.

                    Long winded review, but I hope It encourages others to purchase this shoe. Thank you Backcountry!