Made for your morning run up mountain trails, the Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D Trail Running Shoe offers incredible durability, unbeatable traction, and cushioning so supple you'll have to look twice to believe you're on a scree field. An off-kilter asymmetrical Quicklace system takes the pressure off the top of your foot and lets you tighten the laces with a single tug. Quick drying and wickedly breathable, this husky trail shoe trounces trails and spits out unworthy bits of gravel as you get your mountain-goat on.
The mesh on top lets your foot breathe while providing a stalwart barrier against clods of hardened dirt. Sensifit and Endofit get a grasp on your foot and won't let go until you're loosening the laces with a beer within reach. Asymmetrical laces follow the natural contours of your paw and give your foot and ankle free range of motion. The 10mm drop protects heel strikers from brutish bits of boulder without forcing midfoot strikers to alter their gait. The 3D Advance Chassis system minimizes side-to-side rolling while smoothing the transition from footstrike to toe-off.
Even though the XA Pro keeps a low profile, the OrthoLite insert comes out and ample room remains if you choose to use a custom-molded insole. After one run, you'll become an EVA evangelical. Lightweight and soft, the EVA midsole mitigates your footstrike impact and offers a mere hint of stability. A protective toe cap lets you kick through piles of leaves without worry, and the Contagrip sole is downright greedy when it comes to grabbing the ground.