Updates to Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP

  • Salomon brings a number of its proprietary technologies in the XA Pro 3D CS WP. The biggest difference in this model, as opposed to the standard version, is the ClimaShield lining, which is not only waterproof but brings more comfort and warmth when running during winter.
  • The ton of stability in this shoe comes from two technologies. A heavily-enforced upper with thick Sensifit overlays provides exceptional hold and support. The midsole stability is made possible by a substantial TPU that runs from the heel to the midfoot. It helps guide the foot on uneven terrain.
  • Trail-specific protection also comes in bundles. There is a thick mudguard, a very thick toe guard, and lace garage. These add durability to the shoe and protect the runners from inconvenience, bruises, and the dangers of trail running.

Size and fit

The fit of the Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP runs from narrow to standard. Runners should enjoy the superb heel and midfoot locked down courtesy of the substantial overlays and the 3D Advanced Chassis. The forefoot has just enough room for the toes to splay. It has fairly standard shoe length.


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. 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.


Midsole

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. 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.


Upper

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. A thick mesh offers enough breathability while the CS WP technology lies beneath the mesh for winter protection and waterproofing capability. Salomon’s QuickLace system allows for easy and convenient fitting. A heel tab makes foot entry and exit convenient as well. The EVA footbed adds a little more cushioning and support.

Rankings

How Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 32% trail running shoes
All trail running shoes
Top 38% Salomon running shoes
All Salomon running shoes
Top 32% waterproof running shoes
All waterproof running shoes

Popularity

The current trend of Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP.
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