Facts

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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$125
Weight
Men: 10.6oz
Women: 9oz
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.

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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • A few runners were impressed by the foothold feature of the Salomon X-Scream 3D that is very efficient on dynamic directional changes.
  • It features a quick lacing system for easy-on and easy-off.
  • The multi-surface grip of the shoe is very effective especially on wet and soft surfaces, said some reviews.
  • This shoe offers a responsive ride and very consistent even on uneven surfaces, according to some comments.
  • Available in several color options.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners experienced heel blisters after long distance runs.
  • Others felt that the X-Scream 3D is a bit heavy.
  • A moderately high-priced shoe.

Bottom line

The Salomon X-Scream 3D is a neutral running shoe that offers impressive traction on different surfaces. It has a reliable construction and design. This shoe will never disappoint, especially for runners who are looking for a responsive, well-cushioned ride.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 164 ratings

5 star
71%
4 star
14%
3 star
2%
2 star
4%
1 star
7%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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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81 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Gearist • Brandon Wood • Level 5 expert

    The whole shoe is made with quality materials and seems to be well thought out with all the outsole/midsole layers.

  • 75 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    Sturdy multitasker.

  • 83 / 100 by Running Monkey • Running Monkey • Level 3 expert

    It’s heavy for a ‘straight’ road shoe, but that ruggedness (and comfort) will deliver miles of pavement pounding with the advantage of being safe in the knowledge that trails are not beyond their capabilities.

  • 68 / 100 by Gear Institute • Tom Poole • Level 3 expert

    With the X-Scream 3D, Salomon carried over many of its innovated trail technologies into an ultra-stable hybrid road shoe with mixed success. The X-Scream 3D excels in construction of it’s upper, but the shoe falls short in performance.

  • 90 / 100 by Pris Chew Dot Com • Priscilla • Level 2 expert

    A versatile multitasking shoe that can easily adapt to a variety of urban terrains, the Salomon X-Scream 3D is part of Salomon’s CITY TRAIL range, an adaptive series of lifestyle footwear that runners can use for running anywhere in the urban landscape.

  • 95 / 100 by Get Out There • Krista • Level 1 expert

    A great fit with the added bonus of speed laces

  • 90 / 100 by Goldilock Running • Gill Bland • Level 1 expert

    Since I got them, I’ve put in miles and miles in these shoes- long trail runs, short speed sessions on the canal, and the odd road run as well, and they’ve performed well across the board.

  • 85 / 100 by finnSISU • finnSISU • Level 1 expert

    As I ran along a narrow trail, near the store, I couldn’t help but notice how much I was NOT nervously scanning the ground for the safest place to step. 

  • 80 / 100 by Fast Packing Guy • Fast Packing Guy • Level 1 expert

    The X-Scream range continues to be my absolute favourite all round running shoe, with the 3D certainly having improved on the already ideal previous model.

  • 77 / 100 by Lively • Lively • Level 1 expert

    While I asked for cushioned shoes because I am used to shoes with much more cushioning (as I am a mild overpronator), I felt these trainers weren’t as cushioned as my usual trainers.

  • 60 / 100 by Lively • Lively • Level 1 expert

    I felt these trainers weren’t as cushioned as my usual trainers.

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Updates to Salomon X-Scream 3D

  • The Salomon X-Scream 3D features the Salomon’s innovative 3D fit, 3D grip and 3D ride. The 3D fit secures the foot comfortably thought the Sensifit overlays and quick lace system. The 3D grip features the multi-density and multi-pattern lugs that delivers multi-surface grip – wet, hard and soft surfaces. The 3D ride delivers a smoother and well-cushioning ride even on uneven surfaces.

Salomon X-Scream 3D size and fit

The X-Scream 3D fits large and purchasing a half size small than the actual running shoe size is advisable. The midfoot, heel and forefoot are of standard measurements. It is ideal for runners with medium foot shape and size. However, those with slightly wider foot can also experience a comfortable fit on this shoe. Salomon is offering in shoe in standard D and B widths for men’s and women’s versions respectively.


Outsole

The outsole of the X-Scream 3D uses the brand’s Contagrip technology that delivers reliable traction on various terrains. This technology is designed to help runners tackle wet surfaces without slipping.

The shoe also comes with the Salomon’s OS Tendon System that acts as a real tendon, providing balance and flexibility needed for an efficient and smooth heel to toe transition.


Midsole

The midsole uses the full length injected EVA for enhanced underfoot cushioning. It works perfectly with the Salomon LT Muscle that is made lightweight and gives added cushioning when needed. The LT Muscle is designed to absorb shock during impact for a more responsive ride.


Upper

The Salomon X-Scream 3D uses an open mesh on its upper for a more breathable and lightweight coverage. It is made from quick drying material to keep feet cool and dry during the entire run. It also comes with the Sensiflex fabric that allows foot expansion for a more comfortable fit. It also comes with a protective rubber toe cap that protects the toes against bruising. The Sensifit overlays wraps the foot securely for a comfortable fit. The shoe features the brand’s quick lacing system for an efficient ride. It also comes with a lace pocket that tucks away the laces for the entire run.