- October 17 2011
4th pair in 8 years. If they didn't last so darn long I would have more than that by now. Extremely versatile, comfortable, supportive. Great for a multitude of activities such as hiking, trail running, mountaineering, or just going out for a bite. And as long as the powder isn't too deep you can definitely shovel in them due to their GTX exterior!
- September 6 2011
"Ultra" is the word
As an ecstatic owner of the XA Pro 3D MID GTX, I was looking for a low-cut shoe that had the same great features. And the XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX has all of them and more. I would recommend this shoe to anyone who wants to run trails that include streams and wet areas where the GTX keeps one dry.
- August 17 2011
Best Trail Shoes Ever!
I am on my fourth pair of Salomon XA Pro GTX shoes and I will continue to buy them every time I wear a pair out. Few things in the outdoor world are usually worth the high price but these are. I work outside and backpack alot as well and basically wear them every single day. I can't quite get a full year out of them before I have destroyed them but pretty close and much longer than any other shoe I have tried. The sizing is true to fit and they are as comfortable as any running shoe, house shoe or anything else you could wear. Best GTX shoes ever!
- June 16 2011
Absolute Best Trail Running Shoe.
The Salomon XA 3D Ultra GTX lives up to my high expectations. I am on my third pair, and plan to keep buying them as I wear them out. I'm a big guy (5'11" and 220lbs) with a neutral step. I use these shoes to run on crushed granite trails and occasionally single track with no complaints. The footbed provides a firm yet flexible foundation leaving my feet feeling fine after 3-5 mile runs (can't say the same for most others). The GTX works great as a weather/water barrier. It is no doubt slightly warmer than a non-GTX shoe, but that is expected. The lacing system is great...easy to use, holds consistently, super cool, and durable (I've never broken one regardless of how tight I crank them, within reason). IMO, there is no better all-weather trail running shoe available.