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: 14.5ozWomen: 12.3oz
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: 21mmWomen: 21mm
Forefoot heightMen: 11mmWomen: 11mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Salomon XA Pro 3D
- Salomon aims to gather more fans with the latest updates in the XA Pro 3D. As it is an extremely versatile trail shoe, the outsole gets the lion’s share of the changes for an even better performance on technical and really tough outdoor surfaces. Salomon uses a new version of the Contagrip technology to provide more traction in the most challenging conditions. Furthermore, the lugs that are now used are configured to be self-cleaning. They effectively release mud and keep the weight as normal as possible.
- A new Sensifit technology is used as well. This refers to the new type of customizable fit that the shoe provides through the entire upper, particularly through the laces.
Salomon XA Pro 3D size and fit
The fit and sizing of the XA Pro 3D is a carryover of the first model. It has a standard measurement from the heel to the forefoot, which should benefit most runners. There is also more than enough toe room for the toes to splay and to accommodate mid-run swelling. Salomon offers the standard medium width for the men’s and women’s versions. Sizes are from 7 to 14 for the men’s while the women’s are from 5 to 12.
Just like in the popular Salomon Speedcross 5, the outsole features moderately-sized and aggressive lugs that offer superior grip on technical and challenging trails. Salomon upgrades its Contagrip rubber compound for even better traction. With engineered spacing between the lugs, muds are kept from clinging to the outsole and adding more weight to the shoe.
A dual-density EVA occupies the main midsole section as it provides full-length cushioning and decent midsole durability. Salomon uses a flexible heel chassis it calls the 3D Advanced Chassis. It is made of composite foam that helps absorb shock and keeps the heel from moving.
The quick-drying breathable mesh is the primary upper construction of the Salomon XA Pro 3D. Made of lightweight mesh threads and weaved with nylon, the mono layer mesh is extremely durable. Salomon’s proprietary Sensifit tech uses the sole and the upper to work in tandem through the laces to provide a more comfortable and personalized fit. There is an Ortholite sockliner with anti-bacterial and anti-sweat properties. A rubber toe cap and a gusseted tongue act as protective elements on the trail.