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.
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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.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10.2ozWomen: 8.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 19mmWomen: 19mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateJun 2016
Updates to Salomon X-Scream Foil
- Salomon introduces the X-Scream Foil as superior where grip and durability goes. It gets the job done by using a variety of shapes in the countless lugs in the underfoot. The presence of the Wet Traction Contagrip rubber also ensures that the traction is as good as it can possibly be in this trail shoe.
- The proprietary design of the overlays keeps the foot secure and supported, especially in difficult and challenging trails. There is plenty of support coming from the overlays without restricting the movement of the runner. Breathability is guaranteed by a very open mesh. Running in humid climates is a breeze with the sort of mesh upper that the shoe offers.
- A 3D Profeel Film and a sturdy toe bumper are two of the trail-specific protection schemes found in this shoe. The former protects the foot against sharp objects underfoot while the latter is designed to prevent the toes from getting bruised.
Salomon X-Scream Foil size and fit
Salomon uses a standard fit in the X-Scream Foil. Giving the foot a very nice wrap is the inner bootie construction. The heel and the midfoot have decent room with more than adequate hold or security when running on rugged trails. It also offers enough space in the forefoot for a natural splay of the toes. The shoe generally runs true to size.
The countless lugs using different shapes are the most apparent features of the outsole. It provides multi-directional grip to the runner. The brand-exclusive Wet Traction Contagrip works as designed as it allows the runner serious traction in wet conditions. There is decent flexibility in this shoe in spite of the thick cushioning and outsole rubber because of the flex grooves in the forefoot.
Salomon uses a mix of injection molded and compression molded EVA in the midsole of the X-Scream Foil. They span the entire length of the shoe for consistent cushioning and enhanced transition through the gait cycle. The softer foam lies on top of the firmer foam for the right blend of cushioning and responsiveness. A ProFeel film between the midsole and the outsole protects the foot against sharp objects.
The upper of the Salomon X-Scream Foil is entirely seamless. Same as in the popular Salomon Speedcross 5, it relies on the proprietary SensiFit overlays to lock down the foot and provide support right where the runner needs it. Salomon partners the overlays with a very luxurious bootie for more of that foot-hugging support and comfort. The heel uses an EVA heel cup for stability and support in the rear section of the shoe. Inside the shoe is an Ortholite Sockliner that offers anti-microbial and anti-odor properties. It also enhances the cushioning of the X-Scream Foil.