The XT Wings 3 sits on the "pure trail shoe" end of the Salomon line. Its aggressive, directional tread and deep heel brakes make it one of the best choices for those who are running fast over soft ground, although it does not take to pavement as well as more neutral shoes like the XA Pro or XR Mission.
The midsole of the XT Wings features a medial post, which is a column of dense foam just under the inside arch of your foot. This post helps prevent your foot from rolling inward with each step, which is helpful for those with high arches or pronation problems. Not so much for those with flat feet or people who suponate when they run.
The outsole of the XT Wings features two different densities of Contagrip rubber, with Contragrip LT (light weight) across most of the sole and Contragrip HA (High Abrasion) for durability on the rearmost part of the heel and the inside of the forefoot.
Weight: 326 g / 11.5 oz (US Size 7) 377 g / 13.3 oz (US Size 9)
Midsole height: 9.5mm toe, 20mm heel
Salomon's XT Wings 3 Trail Running Shoe is back, and it's better than ever. Now featuring technology from the S-Lab racing version, the upper on this trail runner features seamless construction and lighter, lower-profile support overlays. The cushier midsole features the Agile Chassis System that offers a balance of shock absorption and pronation-limiting stability, while underneath, a new, more aggressive outsole lets you tackle technical terrain with confidence.
These Salomon XT Wings 3 trail-running shoes are built for running in the mountains and across mixed trail terrain, offering a cushioned, responsive ride with a comfortable, lightweight fit.
Salomon's XT Wings 3 is a shoe that combines stability and agility in a light weight, pure trail running shoe for moderate to rugged mountain trails.
S-Lab proven innovation and performance, fit for all trail runners, XT Wings 3 is completely redesigned for 2012. Seamless light weight upper improves overall comfort. New, more aggressive outsole and a new midsole with better cushioning.
|Average footwear weight (pair):||1 lb. 9 oz.|
|Country Of Origin:||Asia|
|Fit tip:||runs true to size|
|Footbed:||Ortholite, molded EVA|
|Footwear Type:||Trail Runners|
|Footwear closure:||Single-pull lace|
|Heel / Forefoot Height:||20 / 9.5 mm|
|Insole:||Molded EVA, EVA Shaped Footbed, Ortholite|
|Midsole:||Triple Density EVA, Pronation Control|
|Midsole Height:||9.5MM / 20MM|
|Recommended Use:||trail running|
|Running shoe type:||Trail|
|Shoe Lining:||Molded EVA, EVA shaped footbed,OrthoLite|
|Shoe Sole:||Contagrip HA, Non-marking Contagrip|
|Shoe Upper:||Quick drying breathable mesh|
|Sole:||Contagrip HA, Non Marking Contagrip|
|Support:||Thermoplastic urethane insert|
|Technologies:||[Contragrip, OS Muscle, ACS, OrthoLite]|
|Upper:||Nylon mesh/thermoplastic urethane overlays|
|Upper Material:||textile, mesh|
|Weight:||13.3 oz / 377 g (One Shoe)|
|Salomon XT Wings 2||$89.95 - $130.00|
Amazing shoes, used them for the first 460 miles of the AT (Springs to Damascus) and have zero complaints other than I wore them out!
These are so light it's ridiculous, they are comfortable and perfect for cross training.