Review: Salomon XA Pro 3D

I've owned these for about three months and spent a lot of time in them. So for me that's long enough to give a proper report. I bought these from Cotswold for £100. What I was after was a lightweight trainer that was comfortable but offered a bit of 'ruggedness' for mud and gravel tracks. 

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These certainly tick those boxes. Very comfortable and I've worn them all day without any problems. Quick drying which was very useful when I fell in a river during my Kayak The Medway challenge. Not happy about that but at least these shoes dried pretty quick. 

I've been for a couple of runs wearing these. They're ok but I wouldn't buy them for running. I would class these as lightweight approach shoes. Going out walking on gravel tracks, things like that.  

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The lacing system is good and I like what Salomon do. You can still get a good fit and the plastic buckle fits nicely in its own little pouch on the tongue. Everything is tucked away when done up.  

Lacing system can tuck away completely.  

Lacing system can tuck away completely.  

The grip and tread are good. I've worn them in mud, grass, wet rock and not had any problems. There also seems to be no excessive amounts of wearing on the tread so hopefully these will last a while.  

The tread is good.  

The tread is good.  

They are £100 rrp but I do think it's worth the money for a quality lightweight approach shoe. I will probably buy another pair when these are finished. If you want more details then click here for all you need. There are a lot of big words and names that I don't really understand but apparently that's what makes this shoe good.