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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WeightMen: 12.3ozWomen: 10.6oz
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: 20mmWomen: 20mm
Forefoot heightMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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87 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews
A stable shoe for bigger runners on rough terrain.
While they are a far cry from a road shoe, I’m not uncomfortable taking them from road to trail and back.
The XT Wings is built for day-long trail runs. Delivering cushioning, a bit of support and a comfortable fit, this shoe has everything a runner needs to go test themselves against the mountain.
However I feel that the shoe would be a better if they had included the Goretex technology or some kind of waterproof technology into the shoe as it will help feet stay dry even when running in the rain.
Updates to Salomon XT Wings 3
- The Salomon XT Wings 3 comes with an updated outsole. It features the bi-directional lug pattern that provides and improved traction. The updated outsole unit also uses the high abrasion rubber in the high wear areas for increased durability.
- The upper was also updated in the 3rd version of the XT Wings. It has welded overlays, wrapping the foot for a secure fit. It is also designed to reduce the occurrence of blisters. The closed mesh upper, which is another update on this shoe, keeps the debris from entering the shoe.
Salomon XT Wings 3 size and fit
The XT Wings 3 has a standard running shoe size. The heel and forefoot area comfortably accommodates runners with narrow to medium foot shape. The midfoot area is of standard measurement. Those who found a perfect fit with the previous version will also found the same fit on this shoe.
It uses the brand’s ContraGrip technology that is designed to deliver an impressive and reliable traction, keeping the runners upright in different surfaces.
The outsole also uses the high-abrasion rubber that gives added traction and durability to high wear areas, adding to the longevity property of the shoe.
The outsole unit also features the AC Tendon technology that increases rubber resiliency and give the shoe an extra bounce. It is engineered to deliver high energy return to improve performance.
The midsole features the AC2 muscle that provides additional cushioning. It works well with the AC Skeleton element that holds the foot in place for a more stable and secure environment for every runner. It delivers a smooth heel-to-toe transition and reduces lateral movement.
Found in the midsole as well is the Triple Density Molded EVA that provides enough amount of underfoot cushioning. It works well the S-EVA foam strategically placed in the shoe’s footbed.
The upper of the Salomon XT Wings 3 features a closed upper mesh that keeps debris from entering the shoe. The upper mesh, despite its anti-debris properties, remains breathable and comfortable. The tongue of the shoe was also designed to prevent debris from entering while giving an added comfort.
It uses the Asymmetrical Quick-Lacing system that is made from Kevlar fibers, allowing the foot to enter and exit the shoe easily while giving a secure fit. Together with this is the lace pockets that keep laces out of the way.
Lastly, it features the new welded Sensifit overlays that wrap the foot for a more secure and comfortable fit.