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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
    $190
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 12.7oz
    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: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Oct 2016
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Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The superior traction on basically all types of outdoor surfaces is usually the starting point of the reviews for the Wings Pro 2 GTX.
  • It is very durable, according to many of the reviewers.
  • The ProFeel film gives sufficient ground feedback without taking away precious underfoot protection against sharp objects or rugged terrain.
  • It has a sock-like fit that is generally loved by some users.
  • The seamless Sensifit overlays reduces risk of blisters or hot spots.
  • It is quite stable, based on the observations of several runners.
  • More than a handful were very happy about the now roomy toe box.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It runs a bit large.
  • It is very expensive.
  • Some runners found it to be slightly too heavy.

Bottom line

Salomon introduces a waterproof version in the 2nd version of the Wings Pro. It combines awesome traction and adequate stability on the roughest terrain. The shoe is best maximized on rocky ground, grass, and loose gravel. This may be one of the most expensive shoes on the market, but it does offer serious performance, durability, and good looks in return.

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Updates to Salomon Wings Pro 2 GTX

  • From the ground up is where the changes happen in the Salomon Wings Pro 2 GTX. As a trail shoe, a notable modification occurs in the outsole where a sticky rubber compound makes the construction an exceptional blend of traction and durability.
  • Salomon also gave the shoe a more forgiving ride in this version by using a regular heel chassis instead of the 3D version of the original model. The stability of the shoe provided by this chassis is adequate without the often harsh support from the earlier edition of this shoe.
  • The softer ride is also because of the new dual-layer cushioning. Salomon gives the GTX version of the Wings Pro 2 more cushioning with still enough pop in the midsole with this new dual midsole design.
  • Giving more room in the toe box is the last update. Without the thick rubber toe guard, there is more space for the toes to naturally splay.

Salomon Wings Pro 2 GTX size and fit

The overall fit of the Wings Pro 2 GTX is rock solid where support and security go. There is an excellent hold in the heel because of the heel chassis while midfoot lock down comes in the form of the seamless overlays. With more room in the toe box, runners can comfortably allow their toes to splay and accommodate mid-run swelling with ease. It runs a bit larger than standard.


Outsole

Salomon incorporates a sticky rubber compound in the outsole of the Wings Pro 2 to enhance traction while durability continues to be a prime asset in this shoe due to the hard carbon rubber. It has numerous Contagrip trapezoid lugs that add bite on uneven and challenging terrain.


Midsole

The midsole is a marriage of injection and compression molded EVA. Salomon places the soft foam on top of the firm one for a more cushioned feel and better shock-absorbing design. It is a layout that is often used in a shoe’s midsole as the combination of cushioning, shock dispersal, and responsiveness are great. A heel chassis gives the shoe a stable ride without being too hard for the runner. Salomon’s proprietary ProFeel film sits between the midsole and the outsole for added protection against the rough terrain or sharp objects along the way.


Upper

The Salomon Wings Pro 2 GTX wears the 3D stretch mesh like a cloak. It gives breathable coverage without allowing trail debris to come in. The GTX or waterproof lining is located beneath this mesh for watertight protection. Allowing runners a blister-free run with superb support are the seamless Sensifit overlays. These are found on the midfoot and reaches back for some heel support as well. They also give the eyelets more durability. The QuickLace system is a staple in Salomon shoes for quick and effortless cinching. A TPU toe cap keeps the toes from getting bruised while an anatomically-designed footbed adds cushioning and support.