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Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe

Men's Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance

Item #SLM930
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Men's SALOMON® XR CROSSMAX GUIDANCE :: Motion control and stable cushioning come together in what many believe is the training shoe of 2011. The Men's Salomon® XR Crossmax Guidance was made to match the specific needs of high mileage runners without weighing them down. Lightweight and lightening fast, the highest levels of speed are now within your reach. 12.0 ounces

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STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Contragrip: New compounds, new geometry for better runability
  • Contragrip LT: Lightweight traction and durability in forefoot
  • Contragrip HA: High abrasion, provides support and durability
  • Sensiflex: Wraps the foot with a precise and secure fit, allows foot to flex with greater ease, offers greater stability while limiting overpronation
  • OS Tendon: Improving heel to toe transition while building energy during flex and providing propulsion during toe off
  • Othrolite Sock liner: Combines a specific ortholite foam and EVA heel cup
  • Quicklace: Easy on/off system for a more secure, customized fit
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Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Pronation control (5)
  • Cushions impact (4)
  • Good traction (4)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (8)
  • Mixed terrain (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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4.0

I would by the product again

By Dale

from Little Rock AR

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe:

    Bought it to trail run and ultras

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Support & Stability for Pronators!

    By NickyG

    from OKC, OK

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Pronation Control
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning

    Best Uses

    • Mixed Terrain
    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe:

    I've been looking for this type of stability & support in a trail runner for the past couple years. As a 220 lb guy with severe pronation in my right instep, I need a shoe that's burly and supportive. Well, this is it!
    I've tried (and been fairly happy with) the New Balance 876 and the North Face Doubletrack, but neither shoe had quite enough support for me. The XR Crossmax Guidance offers me the stability and support I need, and it has a very precise fit that helps support my ankle. I does not offer much in the way of cushioning, so you may not want to use it as a high-mileage pavement runner. I've got Superfeet Greens in mine (they creak like crazy, though!)
    I love the speed laces and the fully enclosed tongue. The grippy soles provide impressive traction. IMO, this shoe is even burly enough for light hiking with a daypack. And they're pretty smooth looking, too!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good with insoles.

    By TJ

    from Monterey, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Pronation Control
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • All Weather Conditions
    • Mixed Terrain
    • Trail Running
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe:

    Overall, I like these shows, and I've run a few 50k's in them on trails and gravel. The sole is stiff, like another reviewer mentioned, and I like that when running on rocky surfaces. The problem I've had with these shoes is that if I run in them with the insoles/liners that they come with, they turn my feet to hamburger. Just heinous blisters on the bottom of my feet. I got some custom insoles though, and with them, the shoes are great. The lace system is kind of awkward at first, but overall I like it and I've gotten used to it.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Brad Booth

    from Monroe MI.

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mixed Terrain
      • Trail Running

      Comments about Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe:

      Great shoes, first trail run was a technical 6 miler, perfomed great. I would recommend these shoes to everyone, especially larger runners I'm 6 foot 220 lbs. !!!!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      worst trail shoe ever

      By jpl500

      from Connecticut

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support
      • Poor Traction
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe:

        These are like running in boots. I'm no shoe minimalist by any stretch but these shoes are so stiff that they get no traction on uphill, rocky trails. I've put 60 miles on them so far and I'm officially done with them. At first I thought they'd loosen up with wear but did not. I'll wear them for doing yard work from now on.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        It's an OK shoe

        By jpl500

        from CT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Poor Traction
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe:

        This shoes takes a long time to break-in, at least 50-60 miles of trail running. They were so uncomfortable at first, I almost sent them back. Best to wear them around the house for a few days before running. Because they are so stiff out of the box, the traction seems poor. Maybe after they loosen up a bit and get more flexible the grip will improve. I'll amend this review if that occurs.

        Overall, it's an OK shoe. The quick laces are great and stay snug. Arch support is adequate. This shoe seems like it will have good durability.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        A great shoe for runs on trails & roads

        By Trailrunner B

        from Zurich, Switzerland

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mixed Terrain
          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe:

          I use these shoes for when I have to run a few km on roads to reach the trails. They have great traction on dirt and gravel, and enough cushioning to handle steep downhill runs on pavement. I've put about 100 km on them so far. I like the lacing system, I set them for my first run, tucked away the laces, and I haven't adjusted them since. I will buy them again.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          brooks beast of trail shoes

          By fngfish

          from phoenix, az

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Traction
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mixed Terrain
            • Trail Running

            Comments about Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe:

            I have suspect ankles and these shoes really level out my feet on the rocky trails of Phoenix. I wouldn't use these shoes for running on roads. I hope they don't change these for awhile. They have the stability of the brroks beast with trail traction.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Good First Impression

            By Letz Runn

            from Fresno, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mixed Terrain
              • Road Running
              • Trail Running
              • Walking

              Comments about Mens Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance Trail Running Shoe:

              The debut of these shoes: tall, hard, and fast. I bought them for the lacing system which is great once mastered. The fit is incredible, they feel as if you could run in them without securing the laces. A bit hard as I only run on roads and concrete. I look forward to their evolution.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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