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For lovers of dirty, dusty high-mileage training runs, Salomon created the Men's XR Crossmax Neutral Trail Running Shoe. Outfitted with neutral cushioning, these shoes use stretchy mesh and and a unique Quiklace system to adapt to feet in need of extra forefoot and arch support. A set semi-rigid OS Tendon bars set into the length of the sole encourage efficient and powerful foot roll, while multi-density sole materials maximize traction on just about any surface you're bound to encounter. Highly breathable upper materials keep air circulating, so even on scorching hot days, your twinkle toes stay cool inside these versatile trail kicks.

  • Sensiflex construction creates a secure lateral hold on your foot inside the shoe while also stretching to adapt to the width of your forefoot
  • Contagrip LT uses lightweight sole materials to offer superior forefoot grip and traction
  • Contagrip HA uses more abrasion-resistant sole material to offer increased support and durability
  • Two semi-rigid bars run from the mid-foot to forefoot to create the OS Tendon structure, which improves heel-to-toe roll through your foot strike
  • Ortholite sockliner combines moisture-wicking fabric with an EVA heel cup to provide support, control, and keep your feet cool
  • Quiklace lacing provides even, one-pull tightening down the length of your shoe and won't loosen or come undone mid-stride
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Great shoe!

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

Got these at the beginning of the summer, and started putting some miles on em. Coming from a background of barefoot running, they felt CUSH! Lace system and fit are incredible; after the break-in period, my feet have been in good shape.

They performed well in my early season 3-5 milers, but they really shine in longer stuff. Been hitting some 15-20 mile days and their capacity to absorb shock really reduced joint fatigue and next-day soreness. Only drawback is that after one (fairly full) season of running, the toe box is beginning to degenerate.

PS. Less than adequate traction on wet rock.

All-arounder and onto my second pair

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

This shoe really does it all. I've used this model for about 500 miles (trail running, road running to the trail, and light hiking up fire roads) and they were still taking a beating for me. The lacing system is quick and stays tight, the grip is excellent on most conditions (not great in snow or ice but do-able), and it's built tough. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I feel like, even though the shoe is built very well, the mesh toe can become an "achilles heal" if you will. I got a small cut on the mesh toe and it just spread from there. It may be an odd issue to happen, but it's worth mentioning. I did just get the XR Crossmax CS and the toe feels a lot more durable.

All-arounder and onto my second pair

Awesome shoes!

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Use them for trail running, pavement running, backpacking, car camping, and hiking. Love these shoes. Will buy the Crossmax 2 when it comes out. Comfortable, light, easy to clean (handle being thrown in washing machine just fine), shoelace system are great (don't get sand burrs and other stuff in laces), and great traction.

Another bomber shoe from the BEST!

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Other than sandals I only wear Salomon shoes, I'm usually wearing the XT wings but tried these & I love them...

...whether it's hard core trail running, hiking or just out & about these shoes are some of the most comfortable, supportive and ventilated shoes I've owned.

You won't be disappointed, I can feel the air moving through my shoes as I type this!

Love Them

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I've used these a few times and love them so far, although haven't taken them on any trails. A few other reviewers said they ran big, so I ordered a 1/2 size smaller. Ended up exchanging them for my actual size.

Great trail running shoe. Worth every penney

    So this is my first pair of Salomons. I have ran on New Balances for over 15 years and I even work for NB on there product designs. I loved these shoes and even so of NB highest end trail running shoes cant compair to how these Salomons feel and handle. I would very much so refer these shoes to friends and family. They are worth the money and I will tell you will not be disapointed. One thing, they do run a smig big, so I would say grab a half size smaller.

    I just love these shoes!

      These are a great pair of trail runners! They are super light weight and comfortable. They are perfect for that neutral runner out there. The soles are great for gripping the more technical portions of the trail, both up and down hill. I will be buying two more pairs soon for the upcoming race season. I like to have one pair to train in and two pairs to race in. They have been put away for the winter since I have a good pair of gore-tex shoes for the snowy trail conditions.

      Best shoe so far!

        A friend turned me on to this shoe so I thought why not. I use these shoes for weight training and cross fit and they are by far the best I've ever had. They have held up really good with all the stuff I do and it's like they are made just for my foot. I'm already looking to buy me another set just different color. Will recommend this shoe to anyone.

        Best shoe so far!

          A friend turned me on to this shoe so I thought why not. I use these shoes for weight training and cross fit and they are by far the best I've ever had. They have held up really good with all the stuff I do and it's like they are made just for my foot. I'm already looking to buy me another set just different color. Will recommend this shoe to anyone.

          Should Have Never Strayed....

            Bought these shoes at local REI yesterday. Have run in XA Pro 3 and XT Wings 2. Recently also tried Brooks Cascadia 5 and 6 as well as Montrail Mountain Masochists. Should have never strayed from Salomon... XR Crossmax's are best trail shoe's I've run in yet.

            I've got a neutral gait and and weigh in at about 205lbs. Run muddy, rocky, rooty singe track here in PacNW several days a week. Grip on XR Crossmax is a little bit better than XAP3D and Wing XT, but could still be a little more aggressive for my personal taste. Plenty of cushion. Plenty of support. Solid shoe. Beef up the grip a little bit and I'll never buy another trail shoe.

            Yes. Recommend. Buy these shoes.

            Should Have Never Strayed....

            Salomons run WIDE!

              This shoe was particularly so which was disappointing because its features are noteworthy and seemed nice and cushy. IF you have a normal to wide ankle, this would be a good choice. Generally use trailshoe for winter road runs or rainy runs given softer platform. Under that guise the Lab4 I also tried is even better - just melts around foot like custom Italian shoe but again still too wide especially at ankle. So search continues.

              Great running shoes

                I have been a Salomon trail shoe runner for the last 8 years. I'm very happy with this new Crossmax Trail running shoe. I have made several trips- over trials that I run all the time here in Colorado. I also run with a weekly running group that starts on pavement and goes through the Air Force Academy on a dirt trail. The shoes worked very well on the hard surface, heel box felt perfect from day one, plenty of toe room. I did feel a little more impact from sharp edge rocks than I would like when running on Pikes Peak. For me this is a great combination if you need to run on pavement and trails.

                Salomon XR Crossmax - Braunwald

                After doing the SwissAlpine K42 I decided to do the Junfrau Marathon, and thought it would be nice to run around Braunwald.

                Salomon XR Crossmax - Braunwald

                hi everyone, I am an intermediate runner averaging 25 to 35 miles a week. have been running for about 20 years. Just bought my first pair of salomans. also run in mizunos and new balance. Anyway, ran 6 miles in the salomons out of the box. I had ordered a half size smaller as suggested, and man, my toes curledup with no room to spread -and my feet are on the narrow side-my sister also ordered half size smaller and they are too small as well. Is it just the womens shoe? I also feel that the cushioning was insufficient. Felt like I was running on slabs of concrete, after a while. Will add gel inserts.

                Get a pair.

                  Wow! Great hybrid shoe. Iv'e been running in Salomon since the first XCR model. The sensiflex molds to your feet, they are extremely light, and have great cushion. Finally the all around trainer that I have been waiting for Salomon to make. If your on the fence, jump off and get a pair!!

                  Smooth operator

                    Just got a pair in the mail yesterday and took them out for a steep 6 miler. Looked great, cupped my heel and kept it in place like it really cared about my heel :), arch support was great although inserts are probably a fine add. My only complaint is the traction seems a little loose, could have more aggressive soles. I felt a tad unsure on gnarlier terrain but without incident. Toe box is good and roomy but not so much so and sizing seemed pretty spot on. I wear a 12 normally and got a 12, felt like a match made on that dating site ;)

                    If you are looking at getting a pair go get 'em and be cool out there. If you can't be good, at least look good for god's sake.

                    greate shoes!

                      I'm 42 years old and I've been an amateur runner for the last 20 years. I've used adidas, nike & salomon. Salomon has been the best to combine paved and trails.
                      I've just tried the crossmax neutral for two weeks. My first run was a 12km lap, including paved road and trails (60/40) and they work greate: good grip, great cushion when you need it and enough proteccion in trails. They feel very confortable and they never caused me any pain or hurt me (I have high arc= "pes cavus").
                      Remember if you usually wear 10.5 UK in Salomon you feel better 10UK.
                      I recommend them, work perfect for me!

                      How would these work as a light hiker?...

                      How would these work as a light hiker? Talking like 35-45lb pack. I am not big on hiking in boots, even with a load.

                      What do you think would fit better for...

                      What do you think would fit better for high arches, the Neutral or the Guidance (I've very high arches)?

                      The Guidance shoe will offer more posting support for pronators. If you have any instances of pronations, then definnitely choose the guidance.

                      With that being said, if you have a neutral gait then I would obviuously choose the neutral. My girlfriend is a neutral striker and she ran 5 miles in the guidance and began experiencing pain.

                      The shoes are great, it's just making sure you get what's right for you.

                      Enjoy the trails,

                      High arches usually means rigid arches - you don't need arch support for high arches, but good cushioning. The neutral would be a better choice for rigid arches, while if your arches collapse and you over-pronate, having the stability control of the guidance is better than an overly neutral shoe which can exaggerate over-pronation.