The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra Mid 2 GTX hiking shoes deter soggy trails from bogging you down, keeping your feet dry and comfortable with Gore-Tex® waterproof protection and a versatile platform.
For those times when you'd like a little more than just a scree gaiter protecting your ankles, Salomon created the XA Pro 3D Mid GTX Ultra, a tough, waterproof trail runner with extra height for greater protection. A GORE-TEX liner gives you maximum waterproof protection and breathability augmented by waterproof fabric and debris-blocking mesh while a durable rubber Contragrip sole provides the stability you require on the trail.
|Average footwear weight (pair):||1 lb. 14.8 oz.|
|Fit tip:||runs true to size|
|Footbed:||Ortholite anatomical EVA|
|Footwear closure:||Single-pull lace|
|Lining:||Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/polyester|
|Outsole:||Non marking running ContaGRIP|
|Recommended Use:||trail running, snowshoeing, fastpacking|
|Sockliner:||Molded EVA, EVA shaped footbed, OrthoLITE|
|Support:||Thermoplastic urethane insert|
|Upper:||Polyester mesh/thermoplastic urethane|
|Upper Material:||synthetic textile, mesh|
|Waterproofing:||Gore-Tex Extended Comfort|
|Weight:||[size 9] [each] 14.6 oz|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX||$100.72 - $160.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Mid 2 GTX||$99.99 - $170.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra||$78.00 - $130.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2||$84.47 - $139.00|
I've been rolling my XA Pro mid-tops for over a year now. Here in snowy NE Cali, they've become my everyday footwear. I love how the lacing system can be locked as loose fitting slippers, and this mode basically makes for a comfortable and convenient everyday shoe. I have done probably 200 miles of actual hiking with the shoes, including a bit of winter snow travel and most notably on the 60-mile Bailey Traverse in Olympic National Park. The shoes worked great on this hike, which involved travel on established trails, cross-country bushwhacking, glacier travel, steep snow travel with crampons, and rock scrambling. It is quite difficult to select a shoe for that adventure, and I was pleased with the performance. The shoes do get a little warm in summer, but they are quick drying and easy on-off. I am impressed how the tread still is kicking, though definitely going to wear out later this year. At this point I fully intend to buy another pair when these wear out. Great shoes for a variety of adventures!
I fell in love with Salomon after I took a recommendation to try the Quest 4Ds for work use. Those are the most comfortable things hat have ever wrapped my feet. I decided to get the XA Pros for more of an every day walking around shoe. When I got these I was initially disappointed because there was a noticeable lump in the middle that pushed on the bottom of my foot. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and hoped the bump would even out. After about two weeks of no luck I tried taking out the Ortholite foot bed. It looked ok so I tried positioning it I little forward of where it was before. Its an improvement, but its still not perfect. Other than this minor issue, these shoes are awesome, I would definitely get them again...I just might have to replace the Ortholites.
I got the XA Pro 3D Mid GTX as an everyday light hiking boot. I needed something that was an all around good boot for whatever the circumstances were. I typically do a 3-4 mile hike through the woods a few times a week and I am also always doing all kinds of weekend trips. I would not recommend them for big hikes or serious terrain, but average weekend warrior type stuff they are great. Also if you have to fly they are nice because the quick lace feature they have make them really easy on/off for security and they are comfortable too. I would highly recommend them, I bought these to replace an old pair of Salomons I had for over 10 years, and I just hope these give me half that
I go on 3-4.5 hour long hikes and try to find difficult trails, and finish them as fast as I possibly can. This was tough on my ankles and feet in regular sneakers, especially running downhill. I decided to et the Salomon XA Pro 3D Mid GTX Ultra, and I have been extremely pleased with them. They are light and just sturdy enough to protect and allow for fast movement. They also grip all kinds of terrain very well, and allow me to feel confident that I won't slip during open rock scrambles. Overall the performance of this product and the great deal have left me pleased to say the least.
These shoes are great. I bought that as an affordable alternative to hiking books due to the fact that I am cheap. The only real problem that I found is that they catch more dirt in them than regular low top shoes. The second problem that I have had with these is that since they are gore-tex, once the weather got warmer they made my feet clammy after wearing them all day. Other than that I have been very pleased with the shoes. They have done everything I wanted and expected from them. I would have preferred a non gore-tex mid height shoe.
I recv'd. my Pro 3D Mid GTX Utras just a few weeks ago and have just returned from 5 days at deer camp during which I wore them every day -- without any break-in time. Hiked back & forth to my deer hunting stand approx. 2 miles each day with all of my gear and
must say that they are the most comfortable shoes/boots that I have ever worn. I am sold on Salomons and can
finally discontinue my quest for the most comfortable outdoors footwear.
Ok so let's start with the good - I bought these to replace a pair of the same boots from the previous series. They were great, but I had worn them through some insanely rough muddy hikes and wore out the goretex. I had them 2 years and this was the time they stated the gore tex was good for, so I guess I can't complain. I bought these to keep the level of comfort, they are insanely light, extremely comfortable, and help you move fast. I particularly love the well cushioned footbed that allows me to walk on hard ground without discomfort. But these boots fail in a few places, and hard. First off, these things were just not waterproof. Like the last pair, these wore out. But unlike the last pair, it happened during the first hike! 2 days in and one second stepping in a stream and the water soaked right through around the sides of the front of both of my feet, where the toes meet the foot. That was game out for me, and these boots prove that the trade off for comfort and light weight is durability. Second, the extremely flexible rubber sole means that if you hike on rocks or extremely rocky/sharp trails regularly you will absolutely feel the pain in your feet. Finally, the little stretchy pouch on the tongue of the boot that holds the pull tab for the laces came unstitched on the first day. It appears that it will continue to come unstitched until it actually comes apart. Solomon has a great idea for a boot here, very light and nimble, but they really have to do something about this problem of durability and waterproofing. I'm concluding that these boots are for very casual light hikers who really don't need to worry about heavy or long term use. The real thing that is making me return them is the waterproofing though, because there's just no excuse for that. I'll research and maybe try a more durable and heavy pair of solomons next, I want to give them a fair chance and I like the level of comfort.