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"You can't even make it a day without good footwear. That's why my favorite item purchased when I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail was far and away a pair of Solomon XA PRO 3D shoes. During the about 700 miles they lasted, the mid-sole protected like a hiking boot, and the shoe, well, it wore like a comfortable tennis shoe. The XA Pro 3Ds are light, tough, and durable (other than the speed laces), and the contra grip was sticky on all the different trail terrains I hiked."
The Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Shoe is light, durable and stable on the most demanding trails, and features a streamlined profile and improved durability thanks to a new outsole geometry.
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Trail-Running Shoes for Men.
Break your personal running record using the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Trail-Running Shoes for Men. Thanks to the quick drying breathable mesh on these Salomon shoes they remain ventilated. These running shoes come with a protective rubber toe cap that provides lightweight, durable traction in the forefoot and midfoot. The mud guard protective material all around the base of the shoe provide extra comfort and support. Since these shoes come with the unique quicklace system with lace pocket it makes it easy to run without worrying about tripping. The asymmetrical lacing provides a customized fit and quick adjustment. The low-cut profile allow to you move your feet freely. Enjoy using the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Trail-Running Shoes for Men on your next run.
Be prepared to answer when nature calls wearing Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 trail running shoes. A Quicklace™ system, ContraGrip™ outsole, and OrthoLite insole deliver the perfect combination for comfort and durability out on the trails. The subtle design will look great against a backdrop of trees or mountains.
Upper:A single layer of Quick drying, breathable mesh combined with a nylon layer allows extreme breathability and top abrasion resistance. Quicklace™ offers a minimalistic and strong lace for one-pull tightening and easy off and on transitions. Mud guard protection surrounds the shoe upper. Protective toe caps resist abrasion and keep toes safe from rocks and other debris. Lace pockets on the tongue stores the laces, keeping them secure and out of your way. Padded heel and tongue enhance comfort. Reflective elements increase visibility and safety.
Midsole: OrthoLite, removable insole uses anti-bacterial properties to reduce odor and moisture while adding cushion. Molded EVA provides lightweight cushioning and stability. Sensifit™ cradles the foot for a more precise and secure fit. Full length Energy Cell 2 foam composite dissipates heel strike energy to reduce joint fatigue and increase energy return. Dual-density EVA provides cushioning, stability, and motion control. 3D advanced chassis™ maximizes security for a high performance and responsive ride.
Outsole: Non-marking ContraGrip offers grip and durability that covers a variety of surfaces at high speeds. Forefoot, self-cleaning flex grooves and multi-directional lugs enhance traction on a variety of surfaces.
The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Shoe for Men in Swamp/Black/Deep Red offers lightweight durability and stability for the most demanding terrain. Featuring a streamlined profile and aggressive lugged outsole use the XA Pro Ultra 2 for long hikes or runs on uneven trails.
The XA Pro 3D is Salomon's most iconic and versatile trail running shoe. Its comfortable fit, flexibility, and less aggressive tread allows it to run triple duty as a running shoe, hiking shoe, and everyday shoe. Compared to the other models in Salomon's trail running line, the XA Pro has hard-object impact protection (i.e., a rock shield) over the greatest area of the foot -some models just have it under the arch, but the XA Pro extends it under the ball of the foot as well. Other models also have more aggressive tread and heel brakes, which are a double edged-sword; they work great when moving fast on soft ground and downhills, but wear out more quickly on hard surfaces and feel funny on the floors and pavement which we spend most of our time on. The XA Pro is comfortable to wear on these surfaces, and yet so capable off-road that it is the choice of many Appalachian Trail through-hikers.
Weight: 360g / 12.7 oz (US Size 7) 376 g / 13.3 oz (US Size 9)
Lining: Quick-drying, breathable mesh
The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Shoe helps to control pronation on your striding motion. By preventing feet from rolling inward, this outdoor sneaker allows you to be on your feet longer because your feet simply won't hurt as much. You get added cushioning and support in the form of 3D advanced chassis™ and a dual-density EVA midsole which absorb impacts and distribute pressure, and an Ortholite sockliner that helps maintain a drier, cooler temperature when you're active.
Light, durable and stable on the most demanding trails, the XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 has a streamlined profile, improved durability and aggressive lugged outsole geometry.
|3D Advnaced Chassis:||Placed between the outsole and midsole, this low profile chassis maximizes security, motion control, energy management and push through protection|
|Avg. Weight (Pair):||1 lb. 10.5 oz.|
|Chassis:||3D Advanced Chassis™|
|Country Of Origin:||Asia|
|Footwear Type:||Hiking/Backpacking, Trail Runners|
|Forefoot Height :||11mm forefoot height|
|Forefoot Stack Height:||11mm|
|Heel Height :||21mm heel height|
|Heel to Toe Differential:||10mm|
|Insole:||OrthoLite® EVA Footbed|
|Liner:||EVA shaped footbed/ OrthoLite® liner|
|Lining :||Protective rubber toe cap|
|Midsole height:||9 mm (forefoot), 20 mm (heel)|
|Offset :||10mm heel to toe offset|
|Outsole:||Non-marking Contagrip™ running sole|
|Quicklace:||Easy-on, easy-off system for a secure and customized fit|
|Recommended Use :||Hiking|
|Sensifit:||Wraps the foot with a precise and secure fit|
|Shank:||3D Advanced Chassis|
|Sockliner:||Ortholite - combines Ortholite foam and an EVA heel cup creating cooler, drier and better cushioning that does not break down over time|
|Sole:||Non marking Running Contagrip®|
|Upper:||Quick drying breathable mesh|
|Waterproofing :||Mud guard|
|Weight:||13.3 oz / 376 g (One Shoe)|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX||$95.95 - $160.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra Mid 2 GTX||$169.95 - $170.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D||$129.95 - $130.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP||$140.00 - $145.00|
But hard data is irrefutable.
I've had a pair of these since before they were called XA Pro 3D Ultra blah blah blah somethings...
I bought my pair in 2009 and they've been my only running shoes since. It's October 29, 2013.
In between 2009 and 2013, I've trained hard for some big climbing goals (Denali, Aconcagua, Teton Traverse, French/Swiss Alps, other stuff), and I started thinking, "I wonder how many miles I've run in these things...wonder how many calories I've burned while wearing them...I wonder what my average heart rate has been since wearing them..."
I've been tracking most of my workouts since June 2009 with a Suunto HRM, so I totaled it all up.
In a nutshell, I've spent in excess of 545 hours running in these things. 1200 miles. Burned almost a quarter million kcals...
Then I sorta went full-nerd (cause that's what I do):
243,979 thermochemical kilocalories =
968,186.88817 thermochemical Btus
7.747481 US gallons of aviation gasoline
283.5578 kilowatt hours
104,093,460.66 meter kilogram-force
380.2572 horsepower hours
202.9840 miles in my Subaru
These are like...good shoes.
The tread is getting thin. If they were tires and I took them to Goodyear, they'd pull out a Quarter and attempt to shame me into buying new ones.
But I've decided I won't replace them till I hit an even 250 thousand kcals. I like round numbers. Don't tell me what to do...
Pretty weak kiloton value, but...I'm cool with it. I GUESS.
0.000243979 explosive kilotons
Now if I could only figure out how many beats-per-minute of pure #@$%ing metal I've rocked out to in that time. How many cumulative decibels. How many double-bass hits, how many drop-C triples, how many times I've streetmoshed, pointed at cars in traffic and yelled lyrics at soccer moms.
But that really has nothing to do with how awesome these shoes are...
5 Stars...and only 6 thousand kcals to go before it's New Shoe Xmas Time. STOKED!
I've had these shoes for several year now, and used them for day hikes, multi-day backpacking trips, traveling, in mud, gravel, scrambling up rocks, and walking on pavement. They are super comfortable, durable, breathable, and provide great traction.
Two most important things that I look for in a hiking shoe are: ultra breathability and a stiff shank. This shoe fit the bill. The shank is super stiff, providing great support for hiking many miles carrying a pack. They are quite breathable, although I've found myself wishing they would dry faster. I previously had a pair of Asics that seemed to dry a bit faster.
They seem to be quite durable. I have walked many miles on rocky trail, as well as scrambled up many peaks. I've been using them for three or four years now and they still have good traction and don't show signs of falling apart.
One thing I was unsure about when purchasing these shoes was the lace system. I was worried that the loop at the top would snag on brush as I walked. I tuck the loop back under the bottom lace loop and I've never had a problem. However, after years of use, the adjustment lock is getting a little stiff, so it isn't as easy to tighten and loosen the laces anymore.
This is an all around great shoe. When it's time to replace the pair I have I'll definitely look to see what Salomon has to offer.
The style got me interested in trying the shoe as it has a great technical appearance along with the Quiklacing. I bought the shoe wanting to try the Quiklacing system. As it is not perfect, however, I do prefer it over the cumbersome laces. One pull to adjust the tightness depending on the situation. To loosen the tightness is to press the fastner and slightly loosen the cable and done. It's much faster than re-tying and getting it just right.
Although comfort of a shoe depends on how well the shoe fits a particular foot but fortunately it works for me. The shoe support for me is not too stiff nor flimsy. It provided me a good balance of support between hard and soft whether I was running over a rocky and hard surface or running up a steep mountain which was dry hard packed. I go on fast pace hikes that are about 3 hours long and there have been no issues of pinching, rubbing, spot tightness, etc.
I gave it a 4 star rating since I personally felt it was a great product but not an absolutely perfect in every aspect. The lacing becomes slightly loose after awhile and I would have to give it a slight pull to re-adjust.
+ Quiklacing system
+ Comfort - toe room, heel, arch, upper
+ Design & Style
- Quiklacing not perfect
- No improvement change from previous
Bought in 2012. Used them everywhere for everything(even went to job and did repairs of my car and used to wear them around the house), difficult to count exact milage, but I think it is over 300-400miles. Of all kind of terrain(except of snow), lots of wet canyoning ( I found them nice for this), lot of hiking trough deepest thickest forest bushes, not only trailing. Not of course 1200 miles as reported below, but I still consider them pretty tough stuff. Weakest point is the mesh, imo. Despite of all damages, I could use them for sure another 100miles before they complitely fall apart, but my young doggy had eaten laces last month, she liked them obviously too... so I need a new salomons, or inov-8 shoes, may be.
What I liked the most it was comfort and speed of lacing, this system works well, also I liked toe protection, it helped good against water too. Have never got a single blister in these shoes. These shoes dryes quickly right out on the legs. Weight is also quite adequite for what you've got for it. Could be a bit stronger on a mesh.
I finally got a chance to really use these shoes for a long trek other than just short 5 mile day hikes.
I did buy them a 1/2 size bigger than I normally wear and there was no problem at all. The ease of the quick tie lace is really convenient and the little pocket to tuck the laces away is cool. The shoes are really comfortable, very sturdy, and lightweight. Our hike was intended to be 15 mile days for 5 days, but we had to cut it short due to two team members having injuries. So we ended up doing one 17 mile outing. We all carried an average of 32 pounds of gear and I can honestly say I had no foot pain, no blisters, and no hot spots! I am really pleased with these shoes and only negative thing I can think of (and it's not really a negative) is, while hiking, a pair of gators is recommended (I'll need to do that), and as with ALL vented shoes, your feet will get DIRTY!
Bottom line, I would recommend these to any friend or fellow hiker!!!
I bought a pair of these as a gift for my father-in-law and after trying 7-8 different pairs, these were the ones that fit the best for his flat feet.
He's had issues finding shoes that fit comfortably for years because his feet have flattened out. His last pair of shoes should have been replaced two years ago but because he couldn't find anything that fit his, he just kept wearing the same shoes until the completely blew out!
Another thing he loves about these shoes is how well they breath. Along with having flat feet, he also has very sweaty feet and because of the exceptional breathability of these shoes, he deals with less swampy feet.
When I first bought these, they were so comfrotable that I put them on everyday afterwork, even for just for sitting around. Trailruns, mountain biking, gym trips, they excel at everything. They still get daily use after almost two years of abuse and still going strong. The soles are wearing down but I've done everything to destroy these so I can buy new ones and its way harder then I thought. Highly recommended. Get the GTX if you want some water protection. The only downside is these breathe so well that a splash of water gets your feet wet. They dry fast though.
My wife has been getting Salomon XA Pro's for quite a while now. This summer, I opted for my first pair. I love these shoes but the insole leaves a lot to be desired. I now currently have the Superfeet Green insoles but I am going to try a pair of the Sole insoles. I really like how these shoes are fastened and the support these give. Also, these are fairly light. Although these are for training and running, I use them for everyday casual, hiking and running. My next pair will be waterproof for use in the wet weather times.