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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 14.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 11mm

    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 height
    Men: 21mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 10mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal, Wide
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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  • The Salomon XA Pro 3D M+ is a follow-up to the brand’s earlier release, the XA Pro 3D. This shoe features an updated width, and it aims to deliver an improved fit and durability for overpronators. It is able to withstand any weather, and it is designed to excel in technical trails, especially wet ones.
  • The upper material is a quick-drying mesh that guarantees breathability and abrasion-resistance for a well-protected foot and a comfortable run. The mesh works together with the other upper elements to offer a relaxing yet efficient wear.
  • Meanwhile, the midsole of the XA Pro 3D M+ employs a dual-density ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam for twice the cushioning and durability. The midsole sits on the brand’s proprietary Premium Wet Traction Contagrip® which provides just the right amount of grip on surfaces both wet and dry.

Like its base shoe, the XA Pro 3D M+ has a standard shoe length. Its modest construction gives a snug yet laidback feel to runners with a narrow to moderate foot volume. The shoe is available in men’s medium width.

The Premium Wet Traction Contagrip® in the outsole of the XA Pro 3D M+ offers superior traction, especially on technical trails. It features the same lug pattern as its predecessor: Small, yet aggressive, for the stickiest grip possible; and generously spaced, to prevent mud from clinging to the outsole. This outsole design is comparable to the Salomon Sense Ride 2 and other trail shoes from Salomon.

The midsole employs a dual-density foam, which consists of injection-molded and compression molded EVA. The combined foams deliver sufficient underfoot cushioning. On top of that, it also absorbs shock and transforms it into energy for a responsive ride.

The shoe silhouette features the 3D Advanced Chassis™. This feature maximizes foot security, motion control, and energy management. It also promotes high performance and a stable ride.

The sock liner unit is comprised of a molded EVA heel cup and footbed, which works to protect the foot from blisters. As a foam material, it also supplies added cushioning. An Ortholite® sock liner rests on this EVA cradle, creating a cool and dry environment with its antibacterial property.

A quick-drying breathable mesh makes the upper of the Salomon XA Pro 3D M+ lightweight and comfortable. A nylon layer accompanies the mesh so that the upper is durable and resistant to rips and cuts.

With Sensifit™ overlays, the upper gets a supportive framework as it gives the foot a snug and customized fit all over. The overlays also aid in the shoe’s durability.

Another supportive element of the shoe is the protective rubber toe cap, which is a reinforcement in the toe area that shields the forefoot from probable causes of injuries, such as rocks and debris.

The lacing system of the shoe is Quicklace™, a minimalist yet sturdy system that works with just a single pull. The Quicklace™ feature uses asymmetrical lacing and a friction-free lace eyelet, both enabling a speedy and effortless adjustment process.

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