Salomon, purveyor of fine ski and snowboard equipment, has one of the most extensive lines of trail running footwear on the planet. If trail running is your thing, you need to check out the variety of off-road styles that Salomon provides. Proprietary technologies give Salomon shoes numerous distinct features that set them apart from other brands including:
Salomon's proprietary Contragrip® puts lightweight tread materials where applicable and high abrasion or extra-durable materials in high impact and high wear locations. Contragrip® improves and evens out tread wear. In turn, Salomon shoes provide even support and control longer. Another significant Salomon design technology is what they call OS tendon. It is a band of stretchy Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that improves the shoe's transition from heel strike to toe push. It connects the forefoot to the midsole and heel for a smooth and springy feeling foot strike. The OS tendon is visible in the tread. Finally, the Quicklace® lacing system provides fast, even and secure lacing for hours of snug running comfort.
Salomon is also committed to high quality materials and available technologies like GORE-TEX® XCR waterproof and breathable membranes. Several different models utilize waterproof and breathable membranes to keep your feet dry in mixed conditions. Others use highly breathable mesh uppers perfect for dry or hot conditions.
The Salomon XR Crossmax Neutral won the "Best Debut Award" from Runner's World Magazine in 2011. The XR Crossmax is a high-mileage model designed to get you from door to trail. It is an ideal choice for runners who run the road on the way to the trail as it offers enough cushioning for road use, as well as the stability and traction you need on the trail. The XR Crossmax is available in Neutral and Guidance models. Neutral, or cushion shoes, are designed for runners with an efficient foot strike looking for an emphasis on flexibility and cushioning. The guidance, or stability, version is designed for runners looking for extra support and pronation control.
Salomon's Sensifit® creates whole foot comfort by securely wrapping the whole foot. In an effort to further improve fit and comfort, Salomon also offers wide versions of popular designs. Wide versions are designated with M+, like the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 M+.
Part of what sets a trail shoe apart from one designed for road running is added stability and support for uneven terrain. Salomon addresses this need with their 3D Advanced Chassis. Uneven terrain demands agility, and Salomon helps to give you every advantage they can.
For full weather protection and added ankle support, check out the Salomon XA Pro 3D Mid GTX style. It adds a mid-height cuff to the GTX for added weather and mud protection as well as ankle support. The breathable construction uses GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort for moisture regulation. The rubber sole adds a serious toe bumper for durability and protection.
From training shoes to race ready trail styles, Salomon has the biggest variety of trail running styles available. Enjoy the fit, stability and comfort of Salomon's high-tech design.