Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The GORE-TEX waterproof material is the main feature of this running shoe.
  • Many runners received the anti-debris mechanics such as the Protective Synthetic Toe Cap and the Mud Guard pretty well.
  • The mid-sole unit is made up of a good mix of proprietary cushioning components.
  • The outsole has been designed to function well on the trails, with gripping lugs and anti-abrasion components featured in it.
  • The durability of the Wings Flyte GTX was noted by many testers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Wings Flyte GTX is a heavy running shoe.
  • There were runners who felt that the toe area was a bit narrow that it kept their toes too close together.
  • The price of this shoe is quite high.
  • Some weren’t excited about the monotonous design and lack of choices when it comes to the color schemes.

Bottom line

The Wings Flyte GTX from Salomon is a soft ground trail running shoe that offers protection, comfort and reliable support for the mid foot section. It’s optimized for the off-road paths, so runners can stay confident and secure while running.

Facts

Update: Salomon Wings Flyte 2 GTX
Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 12.3oz | Women: 10.6oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Technology: Gore-Tex
Heel height: Men: 28mm | Women: 28mm
Forefoot height: Men: 18mm | Women: 18mm
Brand: Salomon
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $145
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Red
Size
Small True to size Large
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  • The Salomon Wings Flyte GTX features a waterproof upper coverage. It uses the Gore-Tex membrane that is water resistant. It prevents water from entering the shoe while maintaining its breathability feature. It also gives added durability and support.

The Wings Flyte GTX is available in standard running shoe length. The midfoot and the forefoot have standard measurements and average fit. The heel gives a snug and comfortable fit. This shoe is available in standard D width for men and B for women.


Just like in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, the outer sole of the Wings Flyte GTX features the brand’s Contagrip technology that provides durable and reliable traction for varied terrains. The heel area features the AC tendon that is designed to deliver high energy return for an improved running experience.


The midsole uses the standard full-length injected EVA midsole that gives durable underfoot cushioning. It also features the AC Skeleton that is extended from the heel to the midfoot for a smoother heel to toe transition. The AC2 Muscle that is placed in between the outsole and AC Skeleton delivers added cushioning and durability.


The upper of the Salomon Wings Flyte GTX features the Gore-Tex membrane that is waterproof in nature. It keeps foot drier while keeping breathable and comfortable. The shoe has a protective toe cap that keeps toes safe from stone bruising while running on trails and a mud guard was installed as well to fend off mud and clay from entering the shoe.

The gusseted tongue is meant to deliver added comfort and to keep debris from entering the shoe. The shoe has an asymmetrical lacing system that facilitates the easy entry and exit of the foot while delivering a secure fit. The shoe also comes with an OrthoLite Sockline that is made from anti-bacterial material that reduces moisture and odor.

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