• Terrain


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


    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.


    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
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
  • Special editions
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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.


Expert Reviews

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81 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Gearist

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

  • 75 / 100 | Runner's World

    Sturdy multitasker.

  • 90 / 100 | Pris Chew Dot Com

    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.

  • 83 / 100 | Running Monkey

    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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.