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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.
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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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WeightMen: 11.3ozWomen: 9.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 7mmWomen: 7mm
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: 26mmWomen: 26mm
Forefoot heightMen: 19mmWomen: 19mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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The Salomon XT Hornet trail running shoes are great for the trail runner that is looking for the training shoe that can log miles, tackle almost any terrain, and provide stability and comfort.
I use it for short mucky flat-ish fast trails, not too technical... protection against jagged rocks is minimal (you will feel them sharp rocks, no rock plate), if your Achilles heel needs more cushioning like mine during steep climbs these won't quite cut it.
- The Salomon XT Hornet features an updated outsole that delivers impressive grip on varied surfaces. It uses the brand’s notable outsole technology that is designed to tackle the toughest terrain.
- The shoe also comes with an enhanced midsole. The midsole delivers reasonable amount of underfoot cushioning, keeping runners protected for the entire run. The midsole is also equipped with necessary technologies for a more responsive ride.
The XT Hornet is available in standard running shoe length. The heel and midfoot are of standard measurements, accommodating medium-sized foot. The forefoot is a bit wider, giving more room for toe splay. This shoe is offered by Salomon in standard D and B widths for men’s and women’s respectively.
The outsole of the shoe features the brand’s Contagrip technology that is designed to deliver durable grip on varied terrains. It also uses the High Abrasion Contagrip outsole that delivers reliable traction and added durability on high wear areas. The AC Tendon in the heel delivers high energy return for a more responsive ride. This outsole configuration is also used in some running shoes from Salomon.
The midsole of the uses the standard Molded EVA that delivers enough amount of underfoot cushioning. It absorbs shock and protects the foot especially on long runs. The midsole also features the AC Skeleton that runs from the heel to the midfoot. It facilitates a smoother heel to toe transition and the lateral movement is reduced.
The upper of the Salomon XT Hornet is covered with an open mesh that delivers a lightweight and breathable coverage. It keeps the foot cool and drier for the whole running duration. The shoe features an anti-debris tongue that keeps debris out while running. It also features the quick lacing system and a lace pocket that keeps laces out of the way.