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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
    $125
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.7oz
    Women: 9oz
  • 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: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 13mm
    Women: 13mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The GORE-TEX waterproof material used in the upper keeps the foot cool and protected from water while inside the shoe.
  • Along with the breathable fabric, the upper also utilizes components which make sure the foot stays comfortable.
  • The cushioning system is comprised of separate units that make up one efficient underfoot foam.
  • Heel strikers appreciate the added cushioning in the rear section of the X-Scream 3D GTX.
  • The outsole features a robust unit that offers traction and protection for the shoe against debris.
  • Testers acclimated to the non-protruding design of the outsole, making it great for transitioning between the roads and the trails.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The X-Scream 3D GTX has a moderately high price.
  • Some reviewers felt that the shoe was too narrow for their feet.
  • Others thought that it needed more cushioning, especially since it’s a running shoe that’s meant for the trails.

Bottom line

The X-Scream 3D GTX from Salomon is a neutral trail running companion that can be used by anyone. The waterproofing capability, as well as its durability & comfortable cushioning, would ensure safety and security for athletes.

Rankings

Updates to Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX

  • The Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX features a waterproof upper. It uses the Gore-Tex membrane that is water resistant. It keeps foot drier and it delivers a breathable upper for a comfortable running experience.
  • It also features the Salomon’s innovative 3D fit, 3D grip and 3D ride. It delivers a more secure and comfortable fit as well as impressive grip on varied surfaces. Either used on hard or soft grounds, the shoe delivers a durable traction.

Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX size and fit

The Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX is available in standard running shoe length. The midfoot, forefoot and heel are of standard measurements. It provides a comfortable and snug fit to those with regular foot measurements. Salomon is offering this shoe in the standard D and B widths for men’s and women’s respectively.


Outsole

The outer sole of the shoe features the uniquely designed Contagrip outsole that delivers durable traction on wet and varied surfaces. This technology matches well to the shoe’s 3D grip that is designed for multi-directional traction on rough surfaces.


Midsole

The midsole features the traditional compressed EVA foam that is extended from the heel to the midfoot to provide reliable underfoot cushioning. The injected EVA that runs in the entire midsole also gives added underfoot protection. The shoe has a thin ProFeel film that provides midfoot protection and at the same time improving ground feel for a better running experience.


Upper

The Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX features a Gore-Tex mesh that extends in the upper to deliver a waterproof yet breathable coverage. The Sensifit overlays wrap the upper closely for a secure fit and the Endofit internal sleeve gives a sock-like feel for unmatched fit and comfort.

The shoe comes with asymmetrical quick laces that facilitate efficient foot entry and exit on the shoe. It also comes with a lace pocket tat tucks the laces while running.