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: 10.1ozWomen: 8.1oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 9mmWomen: 9mm
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: 25mmWomen: 25mm
Forefoot heightMen: 16mmWomen: 16mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Salomon X-Tour 2
- To enhance the performance of a shoe that is designed to tackle city trails or both road and light outdoor surfaces, Salomon presented changes in the outsole to make the X-Tour 2 a really versatile ride. Instead of the moderately aggressive and fewer Chevron lugs, Salomon completely revamped the outsole with numerous smaller, pentagonal lugs. It is an update that will allow runners to effortlessly shift from road to light trail or vice versa with ease.
- The cut that ran from the heel to the midfoot has been removed. Salomon is currently using deep flex grooves in the forefoot to add flexibility to the shoe.
- Concerns about a really stiff heel are answered by a new material that is larger, but a bit more flexible than the past model. This update gives the foot a locked down feel in the heel without being too rigid for comfort.
Salomon X-Tour 2 size and fit
The fit and sizing of the 2nd installment of the X-Tour follows the past version. These are standard measurements that should make most runners happy. The heel and midfoot are snug without feeling constrictive while the upper has enough room for the toes to splay comfortably. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.
The famed Contagrip outsole rubber compound gives the shoe excellent stickiness for different types of terrains. As mentioned, the underfoot features a good number of pentagonal lugs that are multi-directional by nature. Whether it is on the road or light trail, the rubber configuration and the sticky compound will more than hold their own. Flex grooves are utilized in the forefoot for added stability.
The midsole is a combination of two industry-grade EVA. Salomon slots the injected EVA or IMEVA right above the outsole rubber for added protection and impact absorption while the compressed and softer version of the EVA sits on top of the injected version. Both of these foams have adequate durability and cushioning properties.
The upper is made of a very breathable mesh and synthetic overlays that help hold the foot in place. Despite being seamlessly placed in the upper, the overlays do a good job of providing security in the midfoot and overall shoe structure. An Ortholite Sockliner delivers anti-microbial and moisture-wicking features besides the added comfort and fit it brings. The heel sports a new suede material that is slightly more flexible than before. It effectively cradles the heel in comfort and support without the added stiffness.