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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $160
  • Weight
    Men: 7.7oz
    Women: 7.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 15mm
    Women: 15mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Introduces an upper component that is breathable, stretchable and very durable.
  • Many reviewers appreciated the sock-like fit of the upper, making it possible to wear it even without any socks on.
  • Testers were positive about how it helps them to have a smoother and faster-paced transition.
  • The durability of its individual parts makes the entire shoe formidable against many situations.
  • The cushioning is also very reliable, with dual density foam and a molded EVA foam for added plush support.
  • For a version of the S-Lab series of running shoe, this one has a relatively light weight.

4 reasons not to buy

  • There were testers who complained about the slight narrowness of the toe area.
  • The lack of color choices also didn’t sit well with some runners.
  • Some said that it generally looks like another Salomon running shoes that was meant for the trails.
  • It originally had a high price.

Bottom line

The S-Lab X-Series from Salomon is one model that’s welcomed by many runners because of its effective features and technologies. It functions as a neutral road running shoe, but its components make it seem like it was made for the trails. Comfortable support and durability are its main purpose.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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83 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Gearist

    It’s agile and peppy on both roads and light trail and I think someone who’s looking for a shoe that can handle both would be remiss if they didn’t try it out.

  • 70 / 100 | The Ginger Runner

    I can absolutely see this as being an awesome 5K, 10K, half marathon racing shoe.

  • 85 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    The Salomon Sense X-Series is an incredibly light and versatile road trail hybrid. It has a great mix of capabilities at a weight matching or beating the lightest road or trail trainer racers.

  • 78 / 100 | Gearist

    To be honest, if you’ve got the cash and really do need a hybrid shoe, you’d be hard presses to find something that outshines this shoe but still, the price tag will likely give many people pause.

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Updates to Salomon S-Lab X-Series

  • The Salomon S-Lab X-Series features an enhanced midsole that provides exceptional impact protection. The shoe delivers enough amount of cushioning meant for long distance road running.
  • The upper of the shoe was also improved, delivering a more breathable and comfortable coverage. It was enhanced to improve the fit without adding too much weight on the shoe’s overall construction.

Salomon S-Lab X-Series size and fit

The Salomon S-Lab X-Series is a unisex shoe that is available in men’s size. Women who want to wear this shoe should subtract 1.5 from the actual running shoe to get a nice fit. The midfoot offers a snug fit and the forefoot is spacious. This shoe is available in standard D width.


Outsole

The shoe uses the brand’s premium Contagrip outsole technology that delivers durable traction on wet conditions and varied surfaces. The dynamic traction utilizes the offset lugs that delivers unparallel grip on both hard and loose surfaces.


Midsole

The midsole of the shoe uses the Dual-Density Molded EVA midsole that delivers superb underfoot cushioning and stability. This works perfectly with the brand’s ProFeel Film element that delivers additional midfoot protection without affecting ground feel.


Upper

The Salomon S-Lab X-Series uses the open mesh upper that is breathable and quick-drying in nature. The shoe also features the brand’s SensiFit and EndoFit technologies that give the foot a secure yet comfortable fit. The asymmetrical quick lacing system provides an easy shoe entry and exit while giving a secure fit. It also comes with lace pockets that tuck the laces out of the way all throughout the run.