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. Though some runners were happy with the shoe’s performance, others also believed that the X-Scream 3D GTX is an average shoe that still needs some improvements.


  • 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.

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.

Just like in the popular Salomon Speedcross 5, 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.

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.

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.

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.