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  • Terrain
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $145
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 12.3oz
    Women: 10.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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
    Heel height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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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.

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Updates to Salomon Wings Flyte GTX

  • 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.

Salomon Wings Flyte GTX size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.