| $79.99 - $129.99
|$90.99 - $130.00
"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.
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 Trail-Running shoes provide a proven combination of light weight and stability for outdoor athletes looking for high performance over a variety of surfaces.
Rocket your way down the trails like the professional you are - or aspire to be - with the XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 trail running shoe from Salomon. It's easy to look and feel like a pro when your feet are laced up with the asymmetrical Quicklace system and encased in the non-slip Sensifit design while supported by a pronation-controlling EVA midsole.
|3D Advnaced Chassis:||Placed between the outsole and midsole, this low profile chassis maximizes security, motion control, energy management and push through protection|
|Average footwear weight (pair):||1 lb. 12.2 oz.|
|Avg. Weight (Pair):||1 lb. 10.5 oz.|
|Chassis:||3D Advanced Chassis™|
|Country Of Origin:||Asia|
|Fit tip:||runs true to size|
|Footwear Type:||Hiking/Backpacking, Trail Runners|
|Footwear closure:||Single-pull lace|
|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|
|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|
|Running shoe type:||Trail|
|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®|
|Support:||Thermoplastic urethane insert|
|Upper:||Polyester mesh/thermoplastic urethane|
|Waterproofing :||Mud guard|
|Weight:||13.3 oz / 376 g (One Shoe)|
|Weight [with packaging]:||7.5M: 2.1 lb, 8.5M, 8M: 2.2 lb, 9.5M, 9M: 2.25 lb, 10.5M: 2.35 lb, 10M: 2.4 lb, 11.5M, 11M: 2.5 lb, 12M: 2.55 lb, 14M: 2.7 lb, 13M: 2.75 lb|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX||$95.95 - $160.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Wide Hiking Shoe||$130.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP||$99.94 - $145.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Mid GTX Ultra Trail Running Shoe||$169.95|
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
I wore these on the Appalachian Trail during my thru-hike. My first pair lasted almost 1,000 miles! My second pair, 600; my third pair, 400, and my fourth pair is still with me with some 350 miles and counting. The reason they die is the foam side wall detaches from the rest of the shoe; when this happens, the inner stitching breaks and then your toes poke through or branches jet in.
I bought a size larger for the thru-hike as my feet were always swollen. Also, NO-GORETEX, these bad boys would dry from soaken wet to bone dry in only a few hours of wear, or after an hour in the sun. Goretex versions take much longer to dry, and when it is really raining, your feet are gonna swim, you can count on that, regardless of gtx or not. Might as well give them an advantage when it comes to drying out. I confidently say that 9/10 thru-hikers agree.
Also, the lacing system never slipped, not once out of all four pairs. The lacing system is bomber and when it's so cold you can't even make a fist, you'll be glad all you have to do is tug with one finger on these guys to set them tight rather than tie a knot. NO SLIPPAGE EVER! Salomon rules.
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!!!
This is a very nice heavy weight take you anywhere trail runner that fits great and has piles of good qualities you can read about in other reviews. However, if you sweat even the slightest bit this is not the shoe for you. During the warm time of year this shoe will quickly fill with sweat and since there is no mesh on the lower portion of the shoe, the sweat is there to stay. You can actually fill this shoe a quarter way up with water and it will not drain. So if you live where it's always cool and dry this shoe is great for its intended purpose but if you live anywhere that the temperature gets over 80 stay away.