Note: This product comes NEW and in un-used condition, but, may not come in the original manufacturers packaging.
Rocket your way down the trails like the professional you are - or aspire to be - with the XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX waterproof 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. Add GORE-TEX XCR to the mix, and you're ready for anything.
The men's Salomon XA PRO 3D Ultra 2 GTX Shoe, available in regular and wide sizes, is a benchmark all-terrain running shoe with grip, stability and protection to stand up to the roughest trails. GORE-TEX¿ version for year round climate comfort.
Light, durable and stable on the most demanding trails, the XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 gets a streamlined profile and improved durability thanks to a new outsole geometry.
|Avg. Weight (Pair):||1 lb. 12.2 oz.|
|Fit management:||sensifit, quicklace, assymetrical lacing|
|Footbed:||molded EVA, Ortholite|
|Forefoot Width Measurement:||3.516 in.|
|Heel / Forefoot Height:||20 mm / 9 mm|
|Heel Width Measurement:||2.429 in.|
|Material:||quick drying breathable mesh|
|Membrane:||GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear|
|Mid Sole:||Dual-density EVA|
|Outsole:||Non marking Running Contagrip®|
|Protection:||Protective rubber toe cap, mud guard, rubber belt|
|Recommended Use:||running, light hiking, trail running, adventure racing|
|Shank:||3D Advanced Chassis|
|Shoe Lining:||GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Footwear|
|Shoe Sole:||Non marking Running Contagrip¿|
|Shoe Upper:||Quick-drying breathable mesh|
|Sockliner:||Molded EVA, EVA shaped footbed, OrthoLite|
|Technologies:||[Contragrip, 3D Chasis, GoreTex, Ortholite Comfort Insoles, Energy Cell2]|
|Tongue/Collar:||Gusseted tongue, lace pocket|
|Upper:||Quick drying breathable mesh|
|Upper Material:||mesh, nylon, [toe cap] rubber|
|Volume Measurement:||750 ml|
|Waterproof:||GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort|
|Waterproofing:||Gore-Tex XCR membrane|
|Weight:||400 g, 14.1 oz (US Size 9)|
|chassis:||3D advanced chassis™|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Mid GTX Shoe||$108.95 - $170.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2||$84.47 - $139.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra||$78.00 - $130.00|
|Salomon XA Pro 3D Mid 2 GTX||$99.99 - $170.00|
I've gone through 3 pairs and overall, I love these shoes. Super comfortable, great lacing, don't get too hot in the summer, waterproof, etc. I will say this though- I'm pretty active (hike, run, walk a few miles 5+ days a week), and I have yet to get more than 4 to 8 months out of a pair before they start to break down. Granted I do wear them pretty much all the time, so I expect typical wear, but I haven't been able to get them to reach the 1-year manufacturer's waranty. If you're only wearing them on the weekends or for moderate use, I have no doubt they'll last you 1+ years.
My biggest gripe is the area where your heel meets the back of the shoe rips in a few months. Because of this, I returned my most recent pair, and am going to give the mids a shot. Other issues I've found is that the gore-tex near the bottom of the laces starts to tear, and the soles start to come unglued. All in all, best trail shoe I've ever owned, but I can't seem to get more than 2 or 3 seasons out of mine. I'm a realist though- shoes used day in and day out in water, mud, and dirt, simply won't last year after year.
If you're on the edge, just get them. And if they don't hold up, simply return em.
I use this shoe for fast packing. It is designed as a trail runner, but much too heavy for my taste as a runner. It is super durable and heavy duty with a lot of protection in the heal case and around the toes with a really strong toe kick. The shoe fits medium width feet, I have extremely narrow feet but the lace system really cinches nice on my feet. The GTX of course is nice to abstain from water, It does retain a lot of sweat in the foot bed however (GTX does not breath as well as Outdry). What I like about this shoe is it is lighter than a traditional fast-pack boot, though they are really coming down in weight. I believe Inov-8 Terrafly mid GTX is 12oz so they are comparable, but those are not as durable as this product so I have to say this is my go too at the moment. The only downside to these is they are not low profile and can have a tendency to dig into my heal if I am wearing low cut socks like no see'ums. If I am wearing ankle socks or hikers then I really don't have any problems with that. I wear a 10.5 in most shoes and a 10.5 is a perfect fit with these.
I'm on my second pair of these shoes and they are great for running trails especially over mixed terrain. They grip well and the Gore-Tex keeps your feet nice and dry. The quick lace system is great for making quick adjustments.
I've used them for both hiking and running throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe and can't think of a better "off road" shoe out there. "Off Road" being key as in my experience these shoes are not good "road" shoes, a little too stiff with not enough cushion.
One other bit of advice, if you are going to use these in a tropical or sub-tropical climate I'd go with the non Gore-Tex version. Why you ask? In those climates your feet will more than likely get wet and the Gore-Tex just helps hold the water in and they get hot.
Overall one of the best trail shoes I've used and I go through about a pair a year.
I am a Gore product tester and have had these shoes for over a year. This shoe is excellent. They keep my feet dry, provide a lot of stability, and have a cute little pocket to tuck your laces into. Seriously though, if you have chunky feet, they probably won't fit. At least on me, the Solomon's seem to run a bit narrower than other shoes. For me, it isn't tight, just cozy. Cozy that I like on a trail run- not cozy like a subway after a Yankees game. The styling is great and they have great traction. Others have commented on the soles going to quickly, but I have not had that problem. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I bought this for a planned hiking trip in New Zealand (Milford Trek) which spans 33 miles over 5 days. I have only tried this on, but I plan to use these with a pair of North Face Dhaulagiri II GTX boots! These felt amazingly comfortable and look neat. I hadn't seen Salomon shoes until I traveled up to Montreal and a neighbor near me had a pair on. I immediately went to a store to check them out and found them to look cool and feel great! This particular pair is waterproof (Gore-Tex) and will work well for those hikes which are not too bad. Waiting on my pair as an x-mas gift!
I also have found the shoes to run a half size large, drives me running crazy in them if they aren't laced tight. Buy a half size down if in doubt.
They are a well built lightwieght shoe. They take a while to break in (have experienced more blisters than any other shoe I've owned), because they are a very stiff protective shoe, work especially well in rocky terrain; GTX waterproof works well (but would buy the mid height shoes for snow).
All said I would purchase another pair, love the quick laces. I even find myself wearing them around town because they are convenient to slip into and are lightweight, protective & waterproof.
Left shoe felt fine but right shoe gave me more pain than I could bare. While some praise Salomon's lace system, I actually found that when tightening the laces, they gave an uneven pressure throughout the sneaker; leaving some areas tight while some loose. The laces also loosen during use.
First impression is that this is a well built, light weight, durable shoe meant to take a beating. Unfortunately, I never field tested it because of a poor fit. I have a men's narrow, low volume foot. I really liked how the 3D has a very roomy toe box. I normally take a 13 and that's what I tried. Seems true to size. The left shoe fit my foot okay. Right shoe there was too much heel slippage. I tried different techniques of tightening the laces, but no luck. I ended up tightening the right so much that it pinched the top of my foot, so I gave up and am doing a return. The heel still slipped. I was wearing a medium thickness hiking crew style sock. In the summer I wear much lighter SmartWool ankle hiking socks and there's no doubt wearing a summer sock I'd get significant heel slippage. If you don't have awkward feet like mine, these will probably fit you fine. If you have awkward feet, the Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX is a gamble. First time I've used this type of lacing system and I wasn't overly impressed. The laces do create more or less a custom fit around your foot, but they seemed to not stay snug the more I walked. I find it's quicker and easier to tighten traditional laces by hand than to use these. This appears to be a descent shoe, minus the lacing system and poor fit for me.
Shoe is definitely water proof had no trouble with getting the feet wet unless of course it was down pouring and the water came in through the top. The shoe was definitely sized big, normally a 9.5 but these fit like a 10, so it worked for my brother who is a size 10. The shoe after a lot of use did start to fall apart as well, shoe goo put it back together. The tread was awesome on the bottom of the shoe, lasted a long time through many hikes and some arboreal work. Overall I enjoyed running in it, wished it held up a little better and I got the fit right the first time.