Who should buy the Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero

This mid-height ventilated sibling of the Salomon X Ultra 3 grants enhanced trail performance, especially during technical descents. It is recommended for: 

  • those who are looking for an underfoot platform that yields shock absorption and energy management.
  • those who want excellent surface traction.
  • those who prefer a traditional lacing system for optimal fit customization.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero brand logo

X Ultra 3 Mid Aero’s sticky Contragrip outsole

The X Ultra 3 Mid Aero from Salomon employs a Contagrip TD outsole. It uses two different types of rubber to boost its grip on various types of terrain. It has chevron lugs that penetrate deep into the ground for optimal ground adhesion. 

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero grippy Contagrip outsole

The multidirectional boots provide 360-degree traction while the perimeter studs add stability. The Descent Control Technology includes gill-like ridges at the heel area that maximizes its adherence, especially on downhill slopes.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero Descent Control technology

Salomon’s proprietary underfoot technologies

Salomon’s X Ultra 3 Mid Aero comes with the brand-owned EnergyCell feature. This technology uses an EVA midsole that attenuates shock from ground impacts, yielding a more comfortable ride. It works with a molded Ortholite footbed to enhance comfort and support.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero footbed

For an extra-responsive ride, this Salomon boot is equipped with a lightweight Advanced Chassis. This element boosts motion control and energy return for a more efficient push off.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero Advanced Chassis

Salomon’s X Ultra 3 Mid Aero breathable upper

This Salomon product offers maximum ventilation through its 3D mesh upper. The PU-coated leather renders extra protection and enhances durability. Inside is a combination of mesh and textile lining that amplifies comfort even during active use.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero breathable upper

Protective design

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero gusseted tongue

The X Ultra 3 Mid Aero is designed with protective features that amplify its outdoor performance. It has a gusseted tongue that optimizes its defense against the entry of loose debris.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero toe cap

Its toe cap shields users from accidental bumps, and mudguard that wraps the base of the boot for enhanced protection.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero mud guard

Fit customization

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero traditional closure system

The closure system employs a mix of webbing loops and speed hooks. Lastly, the tab at the heel assists in on and off.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero pull tab

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.1oz / Women 12.7oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: Salomon X, Salomon X Ultra
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Breathable / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.