Climbing or descending, your cruise across the trail should be smooth and comfortable. Wear the Salomon Men’s XA Elevate Trail Running Shoe for a secure ride over stumps, rocks, and through varied trail conditions. The Contagrip outsole is specifically designed to provide traction over trail conditions ranging from dusty to swampy, and the Elevate has 5mm lugs for improved grip in mud. As your foot contacts the ground, the dual-density EVA midsole absorbs the shock and helps it dissipate through the shoe instead of through your joints. The 8mm drop encourages a smooth transition from a midfoot strike to the toe-off for the next stride, while a rock plate underfoot provides protection from obstacles without weighing you down.
- Trail runners that can take variable conditions
- Dual-density EVA absorbs impact and provides support
- Contragrip rubber for traction on varied surfaces
- 5mm lugs for exceptional grip on dirt and mud
- 8mm drop encourages a midfoot strike
- Mesh upper allows air to flow
- Quicklace system eliminates untied shoes
- Item #SAL015W
- Q & A
Just what I was looking for
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 9.5 US
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 195lbs
Checked all the boxes. They have the right amount of foot cushion, toe and soul protection without sacrificing a feel for the trail. The weight is reasonable and has good flexibility for a trail shoe. The stability when cornering is great. They breath well on the top while the bottoms keep out the muck and prevent rocks from lodging in the tread.
I'm new to the Quicklace system and I'm embarrassed to admit that I had to Google the instructions. I'm impressed at how quick it is to adjust exactly the right amount of pressure. Just be careful to not tighten the laces onto the lace garage or you wont be able to tuck them away.
XA Elevate - Grip and stability
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I work for Salomon, and truly love these shoes. I first tried these shoes on a long, rocky, run in the Wasatch (with lots of scrambling), and didn't feel a single poke of a rock. Checkout the video for more details!