- February 5 2012
Fantastic trail traction
First time out with these shoes I ran ten soggy trail miles. I have had several different styles from salomon and these are by far the best trail runners I've used. The traction on wet granite and limestone is unbelievable. Also running through standing water was awesome because they seem to disperse the water away very well. After ten miles with no break-in I have no blisters. Great shoe!
- December 21 2011
Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 M+ Trail Runners
These shoes are fantastic. Exactly what I was looking for, a very light and comfortable shoe. The fit gives you great stability and traction (6', 190 lbs.).
- December 20 2011
Great fit, Great durability, the only shoe I buy!
Solomon Running shoes are in a class of their own. Most shoes wear out within 2-3 months. With Solomons, I routinely get 9-12 months, then I get new shoes because I'm sick of the old ones, not that they are that worn out!
- September 9 2011
A return to the days of old, for Salomon at least.
These are my "go-to, go everywhere" shoe, and I am glad to have them back in my "shoe line up" after a several year hiatus. I have worn Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra's off and on for 6 or seven years. Initially I absolutely loved this model, going through three pairs in two years. Early models were high quality, fit well (had a wide toe-box), and breathed exceptionally well (necessary when one has sweaty feet like me). However about four years ago I noticed a severe dip in durability/fit and had to go to another brand (oh the wonders of global manufacturing and quality control). Well, to make a long story short I decided to gamble on this shoe again, and I haven't had a reason to regret it. These shoes fit like the old model (granted I purchased the M+), and the quality is as good as i remember. The mesh seems to breathe well, and traction is not an issue. Bottom line, best shoe I've worn at this price point.
- May 16 2011
I've tried several different trail runners and I keep coming back. I have taken these on trails from all different tech levels in all weather/trail conditions and they have performed every time. They are good all around "work horse" trail runners, so if you don't want to buy a different shoe for different conditions then they are the shoe for you. To be fair they do run narrow, good for me, and they will start to break down after 450-500 miles but I found it worth it, and I avg 50-70 trail miles a wk.