Who should buy the Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP

The Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP is a running shoe that boasts a balance of durability and comfort, on top of exceptional stability and performance on the trails. Grab a pair of these running shoes if:

  • You want a trail running shoe that has waterproofing capabilities.
  • You need a long-distance shoe for fell running that caters to neutral pronators.

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Updates to the XA Pro 3D CS WP

  • Waterproof ClimaShield lining that protects from water and provides warmth and comfort during winter
  • Heavily-enforced upper with Sensifit overlays for exceptional hold and support
  • Trail-specific outsole unit that provides specified protection against bruises and other damages

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Tough and durable outsole

The outsole of this Salomon trail running shoe is a combination of tough carbon rubber in the heel and other critical areas for durability while a large part of the underfoot is composed of sticky blown rubber for exceptional traction.

Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP outsole

The lugs are moderate in size and designed for multi-directional grip. This outsole configuration is comparable to the Salomon Speedcross 5 in terms of sturdiness and grip.

Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP lugs

Enhanced transitions with the XA Pro 3D CS WP

The midsole of the Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP uses a full-length injection-molded EVA for standard cushioning, durability, and responsiveness. As it covers the whole midsole, the landing to take-off process is enhanced.

Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP midsole

Sitting in the heel and going to the midfoot is a TPU shank called the 3D Advanced Chassis system. It keeps both areas stable and also moves the transition a bit quicker and more efficiently.

Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP 3d chassis

A feature-packed upper unit

Dominating the upper of the shoe CS WP model of the XA Pro 3D is the thick Sensifit overlays. These basically make up the heel support, the midfoot hold, and the comprehensive Mud Guard.

Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP sensifit

A thick mesh offers enough breathability while the CS WP technology lies beneath the mesh for winter protection and waterproofing capability.

Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP thick mesh

Salomon’s QuickLace system allows for easy and convenient fitting.

Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP quicklace

A heel tab makes foot entry and exit convenient as well.

Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP collar and heel tab

The EVA footbed adds a little more cushioning and support.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 15.6oz / Women 12.6oz
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Salomon XA Pro 3D
Forefoot height: 15mm
Heel height: 27mm

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