Salomon Women's XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX
If Carlsburg made trainers...!
What a difference a decent pair of trainers make! I would highly recommend these to anyone for trail walking/running. I am so not athletic but I'm trying & with these trainers I can run faster & for longer as they keep my feet snug & supported plus awesome shock absorbsion. Buy these, you won't regret it!!
11 September 2013
Best shoes ever
I got my first pair of XA3D's several years ago and just love them: they're light, comfortable and perfect for walking, trail-running and general hanging-about in. They are pretty much on their way out so I bought these as a replacement - that in itself is a huge compliment! Not put them to the test yet - they feel much firmer tho and will wear them in a bit before going long-distance.
23 September 2013
Possibly the best designed shoe in the world.
I can't remember what I wore on my feet before I bought the the Salomon/W XAPro3D Ultra2 GTX as I've been buying this shoe for over 10 years now and absolutely love them! They are designed to be cross country trail shoes which they are but they are also great in the snow, for trecking and even walking around town. They are light and breathable and they look and feel amazing too.
22 April 2013
Awesome Salomon as always
This is the second pair of these trail shoes I've had. From the first moment I put them on they fit perfectly (and I always have problems with shoes/boots). I tend to wear them as approach shoes or everyday walking trainers rather than any trail running and with the goretex lining they keep my feet warm and dry all day long. Salomon is never the cheap option but you do get what you pay for, and for me I'm not sure cheaper alternatives would perform as well for as long.
05 March 2013
Go Further Walking Shoes!
These shoes are fantastic! Extremely comfortable, warm and waterproof. First time out they did 10 miles without pinching me, rubbing me or making my feet ache. They have since done several miles down the Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Dales without any problems. Love them. Now need a pair of winter boots just like these!
22 February 2013
Great shoe: rather garish colour but I suspect this was because I bought it in a sale so less choice. Does come up small (my feet are quite wide) so I ordered a size up and am very happy with the fit. Extremely comfortable to wear and whilst initially a little inflexible, has worn in well. I spend most of the day on my feet and walking around. Will be interested to see if the sliding fastener thingy survives for long: the lacing looks fairly insubstantial and I'm not sure if it could be replaced if broken. Other than that I'd recommend this wholeheartedly.
20 February 2013
great all round shoe
Ive just bought my second pair having completely worn my first ones out which lasted for well over a year. i use them everyday for walking the dog, running and mountain biking. This version with the speed lace is brilliant as the lace tucks away neatly under a flap so that the laces dont get in the way of the bike and dont come undone when youre out running.
ive really looked around and not found anything to compare with the comfort or features of this shoe. i really feel it is worth paying a bit more for the added comfort (these are the most comfortable ive found and im wide in the foot) and they are waterproof as they are gortex. the sole is flexible but the shoe is supportable at the same time which has stayed true until the shoes wore out around the soles. Really satisfied with these. very useful for biking and running. only downside is that i paid moreelsewhere so i should have shopped here! highly recommended
16 January 2013
Good for my feet
It does take a few days to get used to the shoes, it helps to have the insoles as I have a fallen arch, however it feels that by wearing these shoes not only will I reduce any more damage to my arch but it also doesn't cause blisters on my toes as it's quite roomy in the toe box area.
I like the fact the Solomon shoes has a draw string which makes it easier to put and take off the shoe it also ensures the arch/foot is locked into the shoe.
The shoe feels strong, durable and is made of good quality material. I have not had a chance to test it for waterproofness yet. My feet do not feel stuffy or hot as I have been wearing them during the summer weather.
I have found that I can jog in these shoes; they don't feel heavy they actually feel light and I think this is because I do not feel the impact of the pavement as much as I would do in a pair of racers. (I do not use these for running, it just so happens I do run a little if I'm late for work!) I have not had any knee or foot injuries whilst doing this surprising!
The only down side is the price which I found expensive. However these are the best walking shoes I have come across. I'm glad I brought them at the end of the day, feet are important! I will certainly be buying another pair when these have worn out!
26 August 2012