Run further, faster.
- 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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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.
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Trail Running
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
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
- Gender: Female
- 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.
- Gender: Female
- 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!
- Gender: Female
- 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).
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 :)
I read the reviews that this shoe ran big, so I hoped that it would fit my rather wide foot. No such luck. I had to send them back.
XA Pro 3D ultra 2
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. Backcountry.com 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.
Solomon XA Ori 3D ultra trail runner
Love em, they are the greatest, even suggested them to a friend and she loves them just as much.
Thanks for the suggestion from online chat!
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 Backcountry.com'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!
This is a very sturdy shoe. I love slipping them on because they are something my feet can rely on for comfort and stability. The quick lace system is awesome now that I'm used to it. I got them to take with me on my 11 month, 11 country backpacking trip. I'll report back in a year or so with how they hold up! :)
These are the most comfortable shoes I've ever had. They don't give my feet pain and blisters like many other shoes do. LOVE the quick-lace system and how well these shoes breath. Never thought my feet could ever be so happy.