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When you're ready to venture off the concrete in search of something a bit different, try the Salomon Women's XR Mission Trail Running Shoes on a hard-packed dirt path. This lightweight running shoe grabs the ground below so your first foray on the path less traveled doesn't quickly slide into the disaster zone. If you're speedy on selecting shoes, you'll find a rainbow of colors from which to choose to put some funk in your foot fun, even if woodland animals can't see colors. Or can they?

Nylon mesh uppers let you feet breath while synthetic overlays offer some support. An EVA Ortholite insole comes out if you prefer custom inserts. Just one tug and the Quicklace system snugs the shoe to your foot for a secure fit as you traverse variable terrain. To ease your transition from city streets to forested trails, the 11mm heel-forefoot drop ensures your gait pattern doesn't change with the ground conditions.

The Lightweight Muscle chassis lets you take this shoe on mild trails and through your neighborhood with ease. In the medial midsole, compressed EVA stands guard against your foot collapsing from sheer excitement of being in the dirt. From the back of your heel to the tip of your toes, the injection-molded EVA midsole helps you bound along the trail like a happy bunny. The TPU toe cap protects your tootsies from endorphin-fueled enthusiasm. The Contagrip sole blends toothy trail-tearing lugs with a spit of street-friendly ribs.

  • Nylon mesh uppers
  • Synthetic overlays
  • Ortholite EVA insole
  • Quicklace system
  • 11mm heel-forefoot drop
  • Injection-molded EVA midsole
  • TPU toe cap
  • Contagrip HA, LT sole
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obsessed

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

put these shoes through the wringer! i'm already on my third pair. these shoes are great for trail running, hiking, approaching, biking...pretty much anything that isn't on concrete. i did replace the insoles with some superfeet and i probably got about another month out of them. love the colors and the lace up system. the toe box is roomy and there is great support throughout. I sized .5 size up which is typical for any running/ hiking shoe.

Thanks for the great review! Happy to hear the Salomon XR are working out for you. I put quite a few trail miles in my last Salomon and love them. Feel free to reach out to me any time if you have gear questions or just want to talk trail!

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..Even for your every day.

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.0

I have some Speedcross that I really enjoy for trail running. These I purchased this winter and I haven't taken out quite yet. I purchased these for more of an everyday shoe in the snow to and from work since they offer the coverage and fit I was looking for with walking around 9-10k steps at work daily. I have a wider footbox or where my metatarsal bone sits but don't really ever buy a wider than average shoe size. I just keep an eye out on sizing and last for shoes. I love the honeycomb and asymmetrical Sensiflex from Salomon it allows my foot to fit comfortable without losing support and creating hotspots. The couple Speedcross I have in comparison are great with fit and security when taking the downhill trails and don't offer the Sensiflex but are more of a precise or performance fit, might say. So with the Missions you might see these on people more casually since they are going to be a cushioned option. I will admit with the Quicklace completely loosened they were tight on my foot, almost painful, more uncomfortable if anything. but after a few wears they were perfect. The sole was even a little hard. To me, they weren't out of the box comfort. I worked for it and it was worth it.



They were true to fit regardless. I wear a 10.0 in literally everything. From heels, flip flops, water shoes to Sorels (if you wear Sorels, you know what I mean) and I was a 10.0 in these as well.



Photo was the day I put them on and with our in office Mascot, Loubert. I'll have to get a better action up soon! Please get these, they are a great shoe to have in your closet, better to the ground/pavement.

..Even for your every day.

Yes Yes Yes!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs large
  • Size Bought: 9

I normally prefer to buy in store versus online unless I am sure of my size, but after reading reviews (and falling in love with the color combinations) I went for it! SO glad I did because they are some of the best tennis shoes I have ever owned.... and I consider myself a tennis shoe junkie. I normally wear a 9-9.5, but decided to order these in a 9 after reading previous reviews.

I did not even know how badly my feet were wanting more arch support until I wore these. The first day I was a little unsure as they had more resistance to them compared my other shoes, but as I continued to wear them, I found out just what I had been missing.

The quick tie laces are amazing. I wear these shoes for running both street and trail, as well as casual day to day activities. The quick tie system holds up well for all activities.

Poor China-like Quality

    I received the shoes in the mail and right out of the box the stitching was incomplete/coming undone in several areas on both shoes. With further inspection I found globs of glue coming out from around certain rubber parts on the sole of both shoes and pieces of the plastic peeling off and showing glue residue along the sides of the shoes. It's pretty ridiculous for the price of the shoe and by looking at the quality I can only assume they had these made in a sweat shop somewhere which is twisted, again considering the profit they make off each pair. I was really excited about these shoes and honestly was shocked to see the condition they were in. Huge disappointment and really hope I can get my money back as I saved up to get these expensive shoes.

    They do the job, but not a perfect fit

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs large
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    My foot size is typically 9, occasionally I do have to size up to 9.5. I originally ordered these in a 9, and the fit was way too small and hurt my toes just walking around the house. I exchanged for a 9.5, which seemed exceptionally roomy. These are my first pair of Salomons after running in Brooks for years, and I really wanted to try these out. I kept the 9.5 pair, and after several weeks of running I have adjusted to them, but I still feel that they are too roomy. They are very comfortable for long distances cross terrain, but I would like a tighter fit for unstable surfaces. The excessive space is great for my toes going downhill, but I am losing speed to a lack of stability in the shoe.

    Lady Trailing

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.0

    Great addition to my Salomon collection! I have a couple pairs in Salomons so it's interesting to see how they all fit and perform. the speedcross are great but a tad narrow for me. I wanted to try these with the honeycomb design around your forefoot it allows you to have that extra room when you're running and feet swell or walking around town and need a little more comfort. The colors are great and the Contagrip is hard to beat. If you've worn some Salomons there are a couple things you're a fan of. The Quicklace, the Ortholite footbed and the grip and support you get with their sole. When I've run in these it's been a great stride, the flex support, everything. I can't be more happy with mine and I'm getting another color.

    I wear a 10.0 in EVERYTHING. Unless something fits incredibly small or Large, I've always been a true 10.0 even with a slightly larger forefoot.

    2nd pair, better price

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 7

    I bought my first pair of these on Amazon and LOVED them. They have great tread, and wore them out in three months during the summer when I hiked/trail ran 3-4 times per week. I feel like I got my money's worth. Not only did backcountry have them for a better price, they also had more variety in color choices. I usually wear between 6.5-7 and the 7 fit me well. Will definitely come back here for my next pair.

    Great all-around running shoe

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs large
    • Size Bought: 7.5

    I love this shoe for trail running and hiking. It's a great, light weight shoe that fits my foot well. The only reason I haven't given this shoe 5 stars is because I usually run in the Salomon Speedcross and prefer the heavy duty tread.

    As with all my Salomon running shoes, I usually size down a 1/2 size or order off of the European sizing.

    Great running and hiking shoe

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 8

    I have two pairs of these and I love them! I originally bought the blue and purple ones a few years ago and I made the mistake of just buying a 7 1/2 when I am in between that and an 8. For low impact activities they were wonderful, but anything too intense made my toes hurt after a while. I decided to get a second pair (papaya/orange) at a size 8 and they fit perfectly.

    Helpful hint*** When I purchased my purple and blue pair back in 2013 they were $109. But since they have brought that color back (because of its popularity) the price has not changed even though the design itself is a few years old. When I bought the orange ones this summer (2015) they were considered "last years model" and they were only $45 on Amazon with free shipping! Just something to consider when getting them. Are the purple ones prettier? In my opinion, yes. But I have gotten a lot of compliments with both color choices. So, if you want to save quite a bit of money, check out what colors they consider to be an older model and they will be significantly cheaper.

    Love everything, except....

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs large
    • Size Bought: 7.5

    I love almost everything about these shoes. This is my second pair. They are very comfortable, handle the trails and the road well, and they come in fun colors to help lessen the dorky runner look. My only complaint is about the laces. I REALLY don't like the Quicklace system. That's a personal preference, as others here have noted that they really like it. I find it hard to get them tight and because my feet are narrow there's a lot of excess lace flopping around. I removed the Quicklaces and replaced them with some other traditional laces. And with that they're perfect! One other note, I find these run a bit larger than some other brands. I usually wore an 8.5 in Montrails, but I'm comfortable in a 7.5 in Salomons. If in doubt, consider going down a half size from other brands.

    durable and comfortable

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

    Great heel cup to keep away ankle pain. Extremely durable and ready for any weather, have used in rain and shine. Toe box is wide and the cinch shoelace keeps your feet in place, so toes are happy post run on any mountain terrain!

    A MUST HAVE!!

    • Fit:True to size

    Absolutely love these shoes!! Fits true to size for me. And the toe box stretches if needed. That’s what I love about these, all my other trail running shoes that is the first part to go and then I’m onto the next one. Love these, not too heavy for a trail run! PERFECT for hiking!

    WONDERFUL SHOE!!!

    • Fit:True to size

    Was initially confused by the other reviews...2 said TOO LARGE...another 2 said TOO SMALL....so they suggested ordering 2 pairs and returning 1. IT WORKED and guess what? My normal size fit perfectly. Not only are they the cutest shoes you have even seen with their bright coloring THEY HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL SHOE CLOSURE SYSTEM.....its so easy (I hate ties). Wearing them is like walking on a cloud.

    Great Shoe

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

    I love these shoes. Great support and well made. Also, very fast shipping and free goodies inside. I couldn't be happier with the product or Backcountry. I love this company!

    Way too big

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

    I generally wear a size 9 and have a 9.5 in an iZumi cross-country shoe because they run small. After checking with the online backcountry staff, he recommended to go up half a size because Salomon runs small. Beautiful design but the shoe is way too big (don't go up in size) and the toe box is really wide. My toes would curl up to hold on to the shoe. Sad! :-(

    On my 2nd pair!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I wore out my first pair so bad I had to order a second! These shoes are great for running outside, at the gym, or on light trails. The lacing system makes them easy and quick to put on.



    The toe bed of this shoe is a wide, I wouldn't recommend it for a more narrow foot. I ordered a half size smaller than I usually wear and they worked great.

    Awesome all around sneaker!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs small

    I struggled for a while to find a pair of sneakers that gave me the needed support while in the gym and running, until now. These salomons are awesome! I used to get sore knees after long runs and tough lower body workouts in the gym but not anymore. They are sturdy enough to provide support during road and trail runs and workouts but nice and lightweight so your feet won't feel heavy! Not to forget that the colors are pretty great too, I have the Celedon/Papaya pair and get compliments on them all the time. I ordered a 1/2 size smaller than I usually wear and they fit perfectly.

    do you make shoes in wide width with high arch?

    I am looking to summit Katadhin in about...

    I am looking to summit Katadhin in about 1 month - has anyone done it in shoes like these? I love my pair - lightweight and ultra comfortable for long distance hikes/jogs and would love to have these on my feet as I stand on the summit (rather than my Asolo leather hiking boots)