Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP

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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP
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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP Trail-Running Shoes for Men Features.

Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP Trail-Running Shoes for Men.
The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP Trail-Running Shoes for Men are ideal for running and trail-hiking enthusiasts. These shoes integrate the climashield waterproof system to protect your feet from the water. They offer optimal ankle support, thanks to the low-cut profile. The gusseted tongue prevents debris from entering the shoe, and with the quicklace system with pockets you can tighten and loosen the laces easily to fit your preference. To cradle the foot and provide a precise and secure fit, these shoes also feature the sensifit system. The 3D advanced chassis feature, maximize the security, motion control, and energy management of these shoes, for a stable and responsive running experience. The dual-density molded EVA midsole and the EVA shaped footbed, offer lightweight cushioning and impact absorption. The OrthoLite sock liner gives you a cooler and drier environment for your feet. The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP Trail-Running Shoes for Men help you run more comfortably, so you can enjoy your outings to the fullest!

Key Features.

Support and Cushioning:

  • High-tech 3D Advanced chassis features forefoot propulsion, Energy Cell 2 rebound, extra cushioning, and all-mountain traction
  • EVA Shaped Footbed provides excellent cushioning and anatomically designed support
  • Lighweight cushioning and stability
  • Ortholite sockliner provides extra cushion and maximum comfort
  • Molded EVA shaped footbed provides enduring support to lessen fatigue

Weather and Wind:

  • Climashield™ patented process for weather protection combines waterproof material over the forefoot and instep with breathable areas around the back, for protection from splashing, mud and snow.
  • ClimaShield™ waterproof breathable membranes keep the water from rain and puddles out of your shoes without sacrificing breathability

Comfort:

  • Gusseted tongue keeps out debris for particle-free comfort

Lining and Layers:

  • Climashield waterproof membrane lining provides ultra-breathable, flexible, and lightweight protection against wet conditions
  • Ortholite® lining breathes to keep feet cool and dry

Fit:

  • Foot-wrapping Sensifit upper delivers a precise, efficient fit
  • Sensifit last is anatomically correct for better fit
  • Asymmetrical Quicklace system lets you fine-tune your fit, and the lace pocket keeps everything neat and tidy for trip-free fun
  • Lacing system takes just 1 pull for an exact fit; lace pocket hides lacing away

Midsole:

  • Compressed, molded, dual-density EVA midsole provides extra stability and more comfort for your backcountry endeavors
  • Thermoplastic urethane midsole inserts supply protection and stability
  • Dual-density EVA midsoles deliver enhanced durability and cushioning for all-day comfort
  • Midsole with molded EVA, Light Weight Muscle EVA cushioning and injected EVA.

Fabric:

  • Polyester linings wick moisture away from feet; contoured Ortholite® foam footbeds enhance comfort underfoot
  • Feather Construction
  • Breathable and lightweight polyester mesh uppers feature thermoplastic urethane overlays to secure insteps and lock heels down; protective toe and heel caps provide protection
  • Mud guard protective material all around the base of the shoe
  • Synthetic upper material

Traction and Grip:

  • Non-marking Contagrip sole provides great traction
  • Nonmarking Contagrip® rubber outsoles on the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP trail-running shoes deliver sure traction on mixed terrain
  • Non marking running Contagrip outsoles provides perfect blend of grip and durability
  • Durable, non-marking Contragrip outsole uses a combination of rubber compounds to provide you with optimal grip on varied surfaces
  • Mud&Snow Non-Marking Contagrip® outsole with a lug pattern and compound designed to maximize traction in winter conditions, and soft terrain.

Upper:

  • Anti-debris mesh upper with strategically placed textile parts.

Features:

  • Ortholite sock liner
  • Weight 11 oz/313g men's 9.
  • Gusseted tongue prevent debris from entering the shoe
  • Sockliner with EVA shaped footbed, molded EVA and Ortholite® foam for a cooler, drier, healthier foot environment.
  • 3D Advanced Chassis maximizes security, motion control, energy management
  • Pronation control stabilizes runners with a normal arch
  • Sensifit system works to cradle the foot providing a precise
  • 21mm/11mm
  • Quicklace™ system is quick and easy to adjust
  • Protective rubber toe cap prevents painful toe-stubbing
  • Mud guard reduces mucky build-up
  • Low-cut profile for freedom of movement
  • Quicklace™ minimalistic, strong lace for one-pull tightening. Easy on, easy off.
USOutdoor.com
The XA PRO 3D Ultra 2 CS WP trail shoe is legendary. The XA PRO 3D Ultra 2 CS WP by Salomon is constructed come with a low cut profile that gives you more freedom to move. With these great trail shoes you also have a mud guard all around the base of the shoe, gusseted tongue, compressed EVA, molded EVA for additional cushion, dual density EVA midsole and asymmetrical lacing for a custom fit and fast adjustments. The sesifit system gives you a secure and precise fit while cradling you foot. When the road ahead is less traveled get a great pair of running shoes.

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FEATURES of the Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP
SPECIFICATIONS of the Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP

Campmor
The Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP Trail Running Shoe is Salomon's iconic mountain shoe. Climashield™ patented process for weather protection combines waterproof material over the forefoot and instep with breathable areas around the back, for protection from splashing, mud and snow. With the fit, protection and durability that make XA Pro 3D Ultra a legend, this shoe is light, durable and stable on the most demanding trails.

Onlineshoes.com
Navigate demanding trails with the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP 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 Climashield™ membrane offers weather protection without sacrificing breathability. The Running Contagrip outsole of the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra Climashield™ Waterproof 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 CS WP Shoes are ready for rugged adventures outdoors. They have the comfort of sneakers, and they're waterproof too. Whether you're camping, hiking, tailgating in a muddy lot, or trudging through wet grass, the XA Pros will keep your feet nice and comfortable. There's plenty of cushioning and support, and the sole provides excellent grip on uneven surfaces.


Backcountry.com

The high-tech, performance-oriented Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP Trail Running Shoe has a long name but a longer list of features. A 3D Advanced Chassis provides foot-propelling, rebounding energy and added cushioning and traction; the breathable, flexible waterproof membrane keeps foot dry; molded, shaped EVA footbed lends durable support; and the tenacious Contragrip sole sticks to mountainous terrain. A Sensifit upper keeps all this wrapped up in a foot-hugging package for optimal, comfortable efficiency.


Zappos.com
Stir up a scene on the trail as you power over uneven terrain, rain or shine in the XA PRO 3D Ultra CS WP from Salmon®!
Quick-drying, open mesh upper.
Durable synthetic overlays provide structural support.
Climashield™ technology delivers breathable, waterproof protection from the elements.
SENSIFIT™ foot wrapping promotes a snug, secure fit.
Tongue cover helps keep debris out.
keeps laces tucked away.
QUICKLACE™ system for quick and easy adjustment.
Removable OrthoLite® insole boast antibacterial technology that helps wick moisture away and reduces odor.
3D Advanced chassis is designed to propel the foot forward.
Compression-molded, dual-density EVA midsole provides enhanced stability and lasting cushioning.
foam delivers energy rebound.
Thermoplastic urethane inserts for added support and protection.
Non-marking CONTAGRIP™ rubber outsole for reliable traction over varied terrain.
Imported.
REI

The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP trail-running shoes handle all-terrain running, thanks to aggressive traction, waterproof protection and responsive support.

Imported.


Mountain Gear
Salomon's XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP is fine tuned for optimum trail running performance.

Rock/Creek Outfitters

Salomon’s iconic mountain shoe gets a Climashield waterproof membrane, new colors and the same fit protection, and durability that make XA Pro 3D Ultra a legend.


River Sports Outfitters

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.

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Also available for: Women
Activity:Running
Average footwear weight (pair):1 lb. 12 oz.
Closure:Lace
Footwear closure:Single-pull lace
Footwear height:Ankle
Insulated:no
Liner:ClimaShield waterproof breathable membrane/polyester mesh
Lining:ClimaShield waterproof breathable membrane/polyester mesh
Lining Material:Climashield
Mid Sole:EVA
Midsole Height:21mm / 11mm
Outsole:Mud and Snow Non Marking Contagrip
Running shoe type:Trail
Shoe Lining:Climashield Waterproof lining
Shoe Sole:Non-marking Running Contagrip Outsole
Shoe Upper:Gusseted tongue
Sizing Scale:US
Sockliner:EVA Shaped Footbed
Support:Thermoplastic urethane chassis
Upper:Polyester mesh/thermoplastic urethane
Upper Material:Synthetic
Waterproof:Yes
Weight:453 g / 16 oz (US Size 9)
Width:Regular
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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra CS WP Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Awesome sturdy low cut hiker

I purchased this shoe for summer hiking and backpacking and it has served me well. I prefer a low top shoe but I needed something sturdy enough to handle tough terrain while carrying a 50lb backpack. The sales rep where I bought these said he knew someone who wore these on a through hike of the PCT and this was the only low top he would trust for rigorous backpacking. After 60+ trail miles I don't think I would ever need any other shoe. They are the most comfortable shoes I own and If I could afford a second pair I'd wear one around town on any rainy Portland day.

REI lists these as trail runners. I don't trail run but I seriously doubt that is this shoes intended purpose. They are super stiff on the botton. This is great when you need to step yourself and a heavy pack up a step using only the shoes' toebox. I don't see how that would come into play "trail running". I have to think there are lighter more flexible shoes that would be much better for that purpose. For fastpacking though, OK, Yes, these are awesome.

The shoes are definitely waterproof. Hiking in a wetland in February I unintentionally stepped into the marsh while turning to tell my wife, who was wearing sneakers the trail ahead was looking too wet for her shoes and that we should head back. She looked at me and then at my foot which was completely submerged in brown mucky water to just a millimeter or two below my ankle. She was stunned that I was standing there with my foot submerged. I looked down and saw what she was looking at. I had no idea because the shoe was totally impervious to the water. (Of course I was lucky I didn't sink an inch lower or water would have poored in at the ankle). My foot remained completely dry. I hiked a mile back in absolute comfort. When I returned to the car and removed my shoe my sock was as dry as if I had just pulled it from a dryer in the Sahara.

The only thing that isn't perfect about these shoes is the webbing that holds the top laces and slider. The seam on one shoes webbing seperated almost immediately. The function is still served even with the seperated seam and it is nothing a needle, thread and 3 minutes couldn't fix. The no-tie lacing system is amazing BTW. I am very tall and getting down to re-tie shoes is not something I miss at all.

I do not understand the low ratings this shoe has on this site. I attribute it either to the the miscategorization of a burley hiker as a trail runner or to trolls who work for some competing shoe company who don't want word to spread that these shoes are simply awesome.

To those who said these shoes aren't water proof - well that's just crazy sauce. Maybe the waterproofing will break down at some point but I haven't seen it yet. I expect I will wear out other parts of the shoe through heavy mileage long before that becomes an issue.
Paytongamer at REI on 04/04/2013

I love these shoes!

I got these because I have a narrow heel/low volume foot. These seem to run a little on the narrow side for a medium width, which is great for me and an exception for Salomon. Still, they have plenty of room in the toe box. Most of Salomon's stuff is wide. I usually add orthotics for arch support and fill, but didn't have to with these.

The speed lacing works great and is powerful enough to pull it in on my low volume foot. It pulls down evenly and very tight with little effort. Even more so after some break in, although these don't need any break in. I questioned how well the very thin lace system would hold up. The salesman said the thin lacing system is very durable; just don't pull on the fitting on the end when tightening or it will come apart (the most common complaint). I grab the lace with one hand and pull to tighten while sliding the tensioner fitting down to the shoe with the other hand. Big bonus: they never come untied! The lacing can be replaced. They had replacement sets at the store when I got theses.

I can't attest to the water resistance. I have only been wearing them for casual dress. The green and black is acceptable to me for casual wear/work. I am always looking for a sports wear shoe that looks like a "casual dress" shoe enough so that I can wear with kakis. etc. If they came in brown, and or black I would even wear them with a suit.

I have run in them for short burst and they seem to have good support and cushion.
Gary JP4 at REI on 03/03/2013

Good backpacking shoe!

Was looking to replace a pair of hiking boots with a lightweight trail runner. These did the job!
Purchased last week for a 35 mile AT hike in GA.

Was skeptical about the lacing system but it's the best part! So easy to get on/off and fits my feet snug without being too tight. Between the laces and the lightweight/breathability of these, I was ok to leave them on once we reached camp!

Other reviews have gone back and forth with the waterproofing comments....so I payed close attention to that while hiking this weekend. The weather was perfect for testing it out too as it rained for nearly 36 hours straight! During the first day, I covered 16 miles in steady, light rain. Once at camp, I found my feet were nice and dry! The second day was a different story though. Rain went from light to downpour. Many times the trail seemed more like a creek. Needless to say, my feet got wet. I don't blame the waterproofing though as the water was ankle deep.

The one complaint I have about these is the cushioning. My pack was only 25 pounds but my feet were a bit sore. This could have been due to the rocky terrain of GA, but I would expect to feel like I had been walking on a cloud with such a light pack. Either way, I guess this could be remedied by adding Superfeet.

I'm glad I've found a lightweight alternative to my hiking boots and look forward to many more miles with these. It's a bonus that they look so good I wouldnt mind wearing them daily!
shoeless at REI on 05/05/2013

Amazing comfort, but wears fast

This is my 4th pair of Salomon's (first one of this style). They are the most comfortable shoe i have ever worn. I think they have a slightly wide toe-box which is nice for my feet. The waterproofing is pretty good, although the breathability isn't too great, just wearing them around on a warm day my feet get a little clammy (not too bad). They breath much better when it is cold out and are awesome for cold weather activities like running and biking. Traction is great for trails and pretty good even in snow and ice. The cons are: the sole will wear out quickly, the lacing system will break much too soon, and the lace is so thin that there is a spot where it partially wore through the padding in the tongue and now there isn't much padding between the thin lace and my foot which hurts if i tighten it too much.
Newenergy at REI on 11/11/2013

Speed and Agility

Bought these for a section hike the AT between NC to Damscus, VA. Did about 300 miles. I loved this shoe! It was my first time hiking without boots and my trusty Merrells no longer had any grip. Trail running shoes are perfect for those that prefer agility and speed.

I wouldn't recommend these to people who have trouble with balance and stability. You just have to have faith that your ankles can withstand the mobility and that this shoe will grip whatever it's on. But if you are good with hiking poles, go for it!

After the hike, the sole still had plenty of tread left. I now use it for casual hikes and chores around the house.
Asian Mountain Man at REI on 09/09/2013

Challenging Feet, Shoes That Deliver

I've only had these for a couple of months and have worn them on a weekend backpaking trip in the Texas Hill Country and some day hikes but the initial performance has been great. I was looking for an in between shoe for these types of activities and I have always had fit problems. I am 6'5" with size 14, flat, narrow feet and comfortable shoes can be a challenge. These fit the bill so far. Very comfortable to the point that at the end of the day I'm not rushing to get them off. I like the feel, look, and lacing system. The only question to see will be how they hold up. So far I am very satisfied.
Daddy Jedi at REI on 05/05/2013

Long time buyer of these shoes

I have been using these shoes for a hiking for about 3+ years--probably have gone through 12+ pairs. I hike about 3.5 miles, 5 days week, and have taken them on other longer hikes including Grand Canyon, down/up in one day, and they are great. Have used other traditional hiking shoes but these really have been great. They are light but still provide excellent support and toe protection without being too heavy (like other light hiking shoes that I've used). I go through a pair every 4 mos. or so but this was about the same as other light hikers. I just started using custom insoles from RoadRunner (in NP, CA) that extend the life and improve the feel.
77John77 at REI on 11/11/2013

Great shoe

Overall I was pretty impressed with these shoes. I've only hiked with them once so far but it was a relatively warm summer day and involved rocky terrain with both gradual and steep inclines as well as a couple stream crossings. My feet stayed cool and dry the entire hike and I may as well have been walking on grass as the cushioning and support of the shoe took on the shock provided by the trail. In addition, the Salomon lacing system is quick and efficient and makes for a great fit. I periodically wear these shoes into the office as well since they're pretty nice looking.
OutdoorJunkie at REI on 08/08/2013
The best yet. Have been an avid hiker/backpacker for many years. Bought my first pair of Salomon boots when making the move to reduce the weight of my gear. They traveled into the Rockies, on the Appalachian Trail and many international treks. Had to leave the first pair in Patagonia. They were finally "done." Ordered this second pair as soon as arriving home. No break-in required and traction makes one feel like a spider. Good on rock, dirt, mud or any terrain on and off trail. Really helps extend my hiking life. Now early 70s and hope to need another pair or three.
Bruce V - customer at Zappos.com on 03/25/2013

Best Hiking/Backpacking Trainer

I've had these shoes for a month. I hike at least 5 miles in them everyday in mixed terrain. I've gone on a 20+ mile backpacking trip in the shoes with 30lb pack weight and experienced no discomfort. My experience so far has only been in mild weather, but have found the shoes to be waterproof while trekking through mud and when spraying them off after a dirty hike. The shoes seem to be holding up well and I have had no issues with durability of lace system.
CruiseControl at REI on 08/08/2013

Negative Reviews:

Decent shoe, not waterproof though

I really want to like these trail running shoes, but one of the main reasons I purchased these was because they were listed as waterproof. Well, I got mine in a few days after ordering online with REI, wore them out in the rain and my socks got wet at the toes and a bit on the bottom. I thought maybe my feet were clammy or something. I wore them out in a couple of inches of snow... socks got wet again.

I sent them back to REI thinking they were defective and REI shipped me a new pair at no charge (great job REI!). I wore this new pair in the rain... wet socks again. I wore them in the snow and ice this winter... wet socks all the time. Folks, these shoes are NOT waterproof by any stretch of the imagination.

I will have to say, in dry weather, these shoes are great performers on my feet. I like the rugged design and the quick lacing system. They took a few weeks to break in and feel really, really comfortable. But I did not experience any blistering or chafing during the break in.

I really wanted to give these shoes more stars, but the whole un-waterproof nature of the product overshadowed all the good features.

Minus one for Salomon, Plus one for REI's excellent customer service.
Tom-MA at REI on 03/03/2013

Sole too soft

I bought these for a trip up Half Dome. I wanted a shoe that was lighter than my backpacking boots for the long trek. While the shoes were comfortable in the store and had a nice aggressive tread, the soles on the trail were miserable. These soles would be okay for light dirt trails but nothing with rocks. I could feel every rock on the way and my feet were badly bruised after the hike. Additionally, the mid sole foam is soft and doesn't offer much support if your feet pronate.
Whitey poopin in the woods at REI on 03/03/2013

Love Salomon, but not this shoe

can't believe not one person mentions that the lace-up cord saws through the Gore Tex and pulls apart the shoe at each front side; This happened 3 times, I took back two and finally a shoe clerk said that he sees it all the time, and that the factory rep also mentioned it. Still stuck with one bad pair that I had hoped would be different. Its only on this waterproof model, the other Salomon trail runners are great. Just not the Green and Black...
alaskanexile at REI on 07/07/2013

Great idea - poor durability

This was a great shoe for one year. I used it for backpacking. My demands for flexible, light weight and waterproof were met. But after a handful of hikes, the sole is worn and the lace toggle does not keep laces tight. I found this out at the top of a 4500ft descent! I have other Salomon shoes with kevlar laces and the they DO stay tight. It is something wrong with this specific toggle.
Clickfatigue at REI on 08/08/2013

Ouch! Wallet Burn!

I bought 2 pair. I bought the first, initially liked, so I bought a second. Did this because - often colors and styles don't stay around.
The lace toggles are very disapointing - they don't stay tight! I have to tie a knot in the lace to keep the toggle from slipping loose.
The shoes lifespan is cut in half by a lacing system that is unreliable and can't be replaced!
Yellow Jester at REI on 07/07/2013

Gortex fails

Gortex lining fails after modest level of use, approx. 40 miles or so. One shoe is then "water resistant " but not "waterproof". Otherwise it's a great comfortable shoe, good traction, etc. And REI was very good about providing a replacement pair- which also failed. Happy with REI, but not happy with Salomon.
Bugly at REI on 02/02/2013

Neutral Reviews:

I'm on my 3rd or 4th pair of Salomon boots. Best boots I've ever owned, so it was easy to pick Salomon for my first pair of hiking shoes. I have been nothing but disappointed. First time I put them on, I knew I was going to start looking for a pair of shoes I could lace up. The lacing system on these shoes is poor. I like to leave part of the lower laces loose and the upper laces tight, but that option does not exist with these shoes. They tend to come loose while walking which reduces the support the shoes are supposed to give. Tucking the laces in the pouch they are supposed to be kept in is difficult. If these laces break, you can't just go to the store and buy new laces. You must send them back to the factory. They are too narrow in the wide part of the foot, causing pain in my right foot for almost two weeks before they were broken in enough to not be painful all the time. All the Salomon boots I've had never needed breaking in. These shoes are loose in the heels and this lacing system won't let me fix that by adjusting the laces. While they have become broken in after miles and days of walking, the lacing system causes these shoes to not come up to expectations I was expecting from Salomon.
Anonymous - customer at Zappos.com on 08/23/2013

OK shoe

I bought a pair of these shoes in 2009 (not ultra 2)while in Sweden and they have been really comfortable and I have had not problems with them. I bought a pair of the Ultra 2 from REI and the shoe seemed stiffer/less compliant to the foot. They are still a nice shoe. In a short time the stitching on the lace pocket on the tongue tore out on one side. Then after a couple of months the other side of the same tongue tore out and now the right shoe has one side of the lacing pocket tore. I have only broke the laces on the original pair from 2009 and they have had no stitching issues.
AnotherPhil at REI on 07/07/2013

Not bad, but some flaws.

For the most part, these are pretty solid solid shoes. I used them on the Inca Trail and all over Peru. They do well in wet weather, but the ventilation of the ClimaShield is very poor. My feet were often quite warm while others with the GoreTex version of these shoes did not experience the same problem. Also, the laces are a bit uncomfortable when tightened enough for steep, extended downhills.
deggenschwiler at REI on 10/10/2013

This is my 3rd pair, each one has lasted me about 9 mouth, and thats with me wearing them almost everyday. the Climashield waterproof membrane is waterproof for the most part. i wear these shoes almost everyday for work and play and they last about a year with all that use
easy to wear, has pull cord for easy tie with a mesh pouch to hold zip cord

tbuck1234 at Backcountry.com on 08/19/2013

I like them because they're easy to slip on and off. I mostly use them for yard work around the house and walking the dog. The heel cup is so loose around my heels especially the left heel that they move around laterally as well as up and down when the laces are tightened.

Pete OBrien at Backcountry.com on 06/06/2013

This shoe seems to fit perfectly, but still slips in the heel. Difficult to fix the heel slip because of unique lacing system.

milenine1736051 at Backcountry.com on 05/06/2013