Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra 2

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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 -

"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.

FEATURES of the Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Shoe.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Shoe.

Midsole:

  • Dual-density midsoles provide superior cushioning, stability, and motion control.
  • 3D advanced chassis™ system placed between the outsole and midsole, maximizes security, motion control, and energy management. Provides a stable and responsive ride.
  • Energy Cell 2 midsole material improves cushioning

Fabric:

  • Quick-drying breathable mesh upper material keeps feet cool and dry
  • XA construction for a great fit, all-around stability, and a roomy toe box; low-to-the-ground midsole provides extra stability and durability
  • 3D Chassis construction combines a protective heel counter, a force-distributing stabilizing plate, heel cushioning, and a sole designed specifically for the entire mountain
  • Single layer open air mesh combined with nylon layer allows extreme breathability and top abrasion resistance.
  • Mud guard protective material all around the base of the shoe

Fit:

  • Quicklace one-pull tightening for easy on/off and a customized fit; lace pocket stores extra lace
  • Lace Pocket, provides easy storage for the Quick Fit lacing system
  • Asymmetricl Quiklacing tightens evenly with a single pull of the threaded cable for a secure fit
  • Sensifit system works to cradle the foot providing a precise and secure fit

Support and Cushioning:

  • Triple-density EVA offers extra support and cushioning
  • Energy Cell2 cushioning helps absorb heel impact due to rocks and obstacles to reduce joint fatigue
  • EVA Shaped Footbed provides excellent cushioning and anatomically designed support
  • EVA heel cups allows for better support and cushioning.
  • Ortholite EVA footbed and heelcup for cushion and comfort
  • OrthoLite foam insoles add cushion, wick moisture, and inhibit odor

Ventilation:

  • Ortholite sockliner wicks sweat and moisture away from the surface of your feet to encourage evaporative cooling

Traction and Grip:

  • Non-marking Contagrip® outsole provides the perfect blend of grip and durability to cover mixed terrains at high speeds. Specifically placed forefoot flex grooves, self-cleaning, and multi-directional lugs dynamically tackle any terrain.
  • Non-marking Contagrip running sole provides traction on worn trails, loose gravel, and mix surfaces
  • Specifically placed sole lugs for extra traction

Comfort:

  • Pronation control for long-run comfort

Features:

  • Assymetrical lacing
  • Rubber Belt
  • Low-cut profile for freedom of movement
  • Protective rubber toe cap and heel guard.
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  • Gusseted tongue eliminates debris from entering the shoe
  • Sensifit™ cradles your foot in anatomically-correct design
  • OrthoLite® sockliner combines a specific foam and EVA heel cup. Creates a cooler, drier, and healthier environment under the foot.
  • Gusseted Tounge
  • Gusseted tongue helps keep debris out.
  • Ortholite sock liner
  • 3D Advanced Chassis for ultimate stability and propulsion on mountain terrain
SunnySports
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Trail-Running Shoes for Men Features.

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.

Key Features.

Holabird Sports

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.


Denali

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.


USOutdoor.com
The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Running Shoe is the rugged runners holy grail. Do not step on a trail without your holy grail. Keep your feet comfortable dry and warm in any condition with the XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 running shoe. This shoe is an all terrain masterpiece that will keep you looking great in any occasion.

Gearx

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.


Specifications:

Weight: 360g / 12.7 oz (US Size 7) 376 g / 13.3 oz (US Size 9)

Upper Features:

Lining: Quick-drying, breathable mesh

Sole Construction:


Onlineshoes.com
Navigate demanding trails with the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 shoe. This men's trail-running shoe is agile, durable and stable, with a breathable mesh upper and gusseted tongue. The minimalistic and strong Quicklace™ system allows for one-pull tightening and easy on/off; asymmetrical lacing ensures a customized fit. The Running Contagrip outsole of the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 trail shoe is designed with forefoot flex grooves, self-cleaning, multidirectional lugs, and defined toe off and braking lugs for confident maneuvering.

PeterGlenn

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.


Eastbay
The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 trail running shoe provides light weight and stability for off-road runners looking for high performance over a variety of surfaces. Breathable mesh uppers feature Sensifit™ thermoplastic urethane overlays to secure insteps and lock heels in place. Contoured Ortholite® insoles enhance comfort and help control odor with an antimicrobial treatment. Kevlar® Quickfit™ lacing system takes just one pull for a precise fit; lace pocket hides lacing away for safety. Protective toe and heel caps guard against bumps and abrasion. Gusseted tongues keep debris away from your feet. Dual-density EVA midsole delivers enhanced durability and cushioning for all-day comfort on the run. Thermoplastic urethane control plate protects and stabilizes in all three dimensions. Contagrip® outsole provides optimized performance on mixed terrain, even at high speeds. Removable insole. Wt. 14.1 oz.
Zappos.com
The Salomon® XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 is perfect for the athlete looking for high performance over a variety of surfaces.
Breathable mesh uppers feature Sensifit™ thermoplastic urethane overlays to secure insteps and lock heels in place.
Polyester linings wick away moisture keeping your feet dry throughout the day.
Kevlar® Quickfit™ lacing system takes just 1 pull for a precise fit and secure fit.
Protective toe and heel caps guard against bumps and abrasion.
keeps debris out of your shoe.
Dual-density EVA midsole delivers enhanced durability and cushioning for all-day comfort on the run.
Thermoplastic urethane control plate protects and stabilizes in all 3 dimensions.
Features a sturdy Contagrip® outsole that optimizes performance on mixed terrain and gives you the traction and grip that you need.
Backcountry.com
Can you hear that? Somewhere, there's a trail winding through the woods and it's calling out for you and your Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Trail Running Shoe. Slide your foot inside the moisture-wicking sockliner, cinch down the quiklace laces, and race through mud, brush, and dusty berms. A protective cap keeps you from squashing a toe, and a stabilizing plate at the mid-foot gives you a cushioned and stable platform for each step. Push yourself into the mountains while wearing this tough, lightweight shoe.

Mountain Gear
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.

Getzs.com

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.


Cabelas
Breathable mesh uppers feature one-pull QuickLace™ systems that work with SensiFit™ technology to evenly disperse pressure across feet. Molded EVA midsoles. Ortholite® sock liners. Nonmarking Contagrip® outsoles provide superior traction. 3D Advanced Chassis™and Energy Cell 2 for ultimate heel protection on rough mountain terrain. Imported.
Average weight: 1.7 lbs./pair.
Men's sizes: 8-14 medium width. Half sizes to 12.
Color: Deep Blue.

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Also available for: Women
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™
Closure:Lace
Country Of Origin:Asia
Foot Volume:Medium
Footwear Type:Hiking/Backpacking, Trail Runners
Forefoot Height :11mm forefoot height
Forefoot Stack Height:11mm
Forefoot Width:Medium
Heel Height :21mm heel height
Heel Width:Narrow
Heel to Toe Differential:10mm
Insole:OrthoLite® EVA Footbed
Insulated:no
Liner:EVA shaped footbed/ OrthoLite® liner
Lining :Protective rubber toe cap
Mid Sole:EVA
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
Shoe Stability:Stability
Shoe Width:Regular
Sizing Scale:US
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
Upper Material:Synthetic
Waterproof:no
Waterproofing :Mud guard
Weight:13.3 oz / 376 g (One Shoe)
Width:Regular
Widths Available:yes
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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

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 =
1,020,808,136 joules
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...
Oh!
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!

Brandon Riza at Backcountry.com on 10/29/2013

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.

Denny McEntire at Backcountry.com on 08/12/2013

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.
Pros
+ Quiklacing system
+ Comfort - toe room, heel, arch, upper
+ Design & Style
+ Quality
Cons
- Quiklacing not perfect
- No improvement change from previous

Phil3074584 at Backcountry.com on 10/20/2012

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.

Tim Useinov at Backcountry.com on 12/04/2013

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!!!

oscp464131 at Backcountry.com on 06/24/2013

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.

zak harris at Backcountry.com on 07/26/2013

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.

Mazzachusetts at Backcountry.com on 10/15/2012

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.

Grizzlygibbs at Backcountry.com on 10/24/2013
Awesome shoes! They are my second pair - first pair was the the Ultra. Minor changes to the Ultra 2 - they fixed the nylon loop that broke through on my last pair with a plastic piece I'm sure will hold up better against friction from a thin lace. That was the only problem I had for 1 year of hard use with the Ultra so I am anticipating even better performance out of the Ultra 2. Also works great with orthotics and/or heel raises due to the higher back and good heel lock cushioning.
Nate P - customer at Zappos.com on 11/01/2011
Salomon makes great shoes in the original Ultra Pro 3D and GTX. This shoe is inferior to the original design with the Gore-Tex bootie. I am on my fifth pair now and will not buy the mesh shoes again. Also the first time I have encountered a problem with the kevlar lacing system. If the outer casing of the lace is nicked in any way your pair of shoes is done. Salomon needs to find a replacement lace unit for those who are as avid as they say their shoes are.
Aaron N - customer at Zappos.com on 03/05/2011

Neutral Reviews:

I loved the look of this shoe, but found the arch support was too aggressive -- the pressure became uncomfortable after wearing them for just a short time, so I had to return them. I have worn Merrell and Patagonia hiking/trail running shoes without having any similar problems.
John T - customer at Zappos.com on 08/10/2011

Lean and light

I love the fit for my low volume feet. They are light. I am unhappy the sole on one heel has peeled loose way too soon.
nedski at Mountain Gear on 05/05/2012