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Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GORE-TEX® Reviews

40 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

61% "Felt true to size"

73% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

37 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/27/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

This my third pair of the same shoes. Over fields, down hiking paths, up small mountains, through rainy Seattle streets, and Florida's wet summers, these are my perfect, out of the box fitting, choice. I just received the latest edition and they fit like custom made, right out of the box.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/25/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Stiff shoe. Runs at least a 1/2 to a full size larger. Recommend sizing down. Concerns on how thin the shoe's laces are, also.

Additional 20 XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GORE-TEX® Salomon Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnesota

These run way too big for the size. I ordered an 8 instead of an 8½ because of the reviews. I wear an 8 or 8½ depending on the style. I never wear a 7½. These shoes feel mismarked, like they are a men's size 8 not a woman's size 8. I love my Solomon Tech Amphibians and ordered those in an 8 and they fit perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Norh Face, Patagonia, Lowa

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

Anonymous

from ponte vedra beach fl

Love these shoes. Pretty much water & sand proof and so easy to get on & off. Great support!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Outside Boston MA

Love this shoe. I had bought this 3 years ago and it lost its waterproofness. I tried 3 different Keens but they were not good so I went back to this and was pleasantly surprised to see how it had improved. Love the new reflective bits on the heel and the side of the shoe. Runs big - I took 1/2 size smaller than a exercise shoe and 1 size smaller than my running shoes. The perfect shoe to walk my dogs in the rain or for day hikes and biking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 25, 2012

Barbara

from Florida

This is the third pair of this style of Salomon that I bought. Through water logged cities, up mountains, down ravines, through swamp and across the wet fields in the morning...the shoe is comfortable, no sweaty feet, easy to clean, and it gives my feet stability and the cushioning that I need.

Brands I'd also recommend: ASICS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

This is the third pair I buy. They last for 2 years and get used heavily. Once had problems with laces but soles were worn out by that time. I use them on trails to walk my dogs and they provide great support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 28, 2012

Megan A

from Holladay, Utah

Great shoe! I live in Utah - we get tons of snow & I specifically ordered these for snowshoeing & other winter hiking in the snow. They are amazing - comfy yet sturdy, my feet stay dry & warm even for hours in the cold weather & snow.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 26, 2011

Sheena C

from Aspen, CO

Perfect for a wider foot. Very warm breathable and quite good on icy snow. Tested and waterproof. I love this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Ohio

I have problems with my knees and this shoe makes it possible for me to walk my two miles a day and they keep my feet warm. The lacing system is odd, wish it was conventional but because of the comfort of the shoe I buy them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrells

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

These have been great for walking long distances and keeping my feet dry. They run a little on the large side. I wear a 6.5 in Saucony and these seem to have more foot height (from bottom of foot to top) than others. Very comfortable, though, and warm.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 4, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

The shoes fit like a dream! They keep my feet warm, dry, and are very comfortable. I live in Seattle was looking for a waterproof running shoe that I could use for the gym, running, and hitting the my children's wet soccer fields. These fit the bill. They work wonderfully for my narrow heel/foot. My only complaint is the laces are long, and I have to slide through the other laces so they do not drag on ground. I am now a Salomon convert!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 20, 2011

Anonymous

 

I have a very narrow heel and just felt they rubbed too much due to movement. Otherwise, they are very nice shoes. Great stability, arch and cushioning.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Teva, Ahnu, Think!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

Lynn

from Issaquah, WA

This is my second pair of Solomon XA Pro shoes. Loved the first so much that when they got holes in them from scrambling on rocks, I decided to get another pair. Still love them, but this pair runs large. I had a 9 in the previous pair, so ordered a 9 again. I did not return them because I wore them and got them all muddy, but if you get them order a half size down due to the inconsistency from previous year's model.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 30, 2011

Nichole M

from Indiana

The arch support in these shoes is awesome. Unfortunately the toe is a little too narrow, and I normally wear a regular width shoe. I wear them for 9-10 hrs at work on my feet the whole time, and after about 6 hrs I have to change shoes. I think it is this model though. I have another pair of Salomons, and they fit fine in the toe. The waterproof feature really works well too.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

This shoe runs wide, which I need; but the 2 shoes fit like different sizes. The back goes up a little high; cut into my ankle. I wanted to love them with the Gore-Tex and the awesome quick lace system, but I have to return.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

Let me start by saying that my boyfriend loves Salomon shoes... That's why I ordered these when looking for a good gore-tex sneaker. These are good, solid, well-made shoes... But I find them to be a bit heavy and uncomfortable. They hit much higher on the back of your heel than normal sneakers, which I'm guessing is for additional support, but it gave me horrible blisters. And because they are so stiff, again for additional support?, when trying to wear them in, the blistering persisted. I do love the quick lace system, but that is not enough to make me buy another pair. I ordered Nike Gortex sneakers at the same time I ordered these shoes... And those fit comfortably like a glove from the first wear. P.S. I also needed a 7, rather than a 7.5.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 7, 2012

Red R

from Lexington, KY

Perfect out of the box. Salomon was recommended for their fit and weight...it was a great recommendation. Usually I size up 1/2 for trail or hiking shoes...I did not with these and am glad. True to size. Comfortable and a unique to brand lacing system. So far so good. I've used them for about 20 miles of hiking so they are very new but no issues...comfortable and waterproof! Suggestion...they could work on more feminine designs.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salewa, La Sportiva, Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Old Town, ME

This is a very sturdy shoe. It was a bit heavier than what I was looking for, and a bit larger than my other Salomon of similar design, so you might want to order a 1/2 size smaller.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 23, 2012

Laura L

from Pittsburgh, PA

I've used this shoe for 2 years now. Overall I do like it. I use it to hike in and trail run. Very durable shoe. The quick lace system is nice. I was concerned I would have problems with the shoe being tight enough for my narrow foot, but it seems to lace down well. The cord/lace though thin is quite durable as I've stated I've used this shoe for 2 years and it's been fine. My issue that I do have with this shoe is the cord/lace because it is thin-cord like. It cuts through the shoe into the bone on the top of my foot (even with a medium weight sock, which isn't very good to wear in warmer weather). Shoe would be perfect if Salomon could develop a bit of a thicker cord/lace for the quick lace system.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 27, 2012

Beth

from Seattle

I'm renaming this shoe. "Impale" is an appropriate name, because they gouge your ankles like a spear. I love the laces, but they aren't worth the ankle discomfort. Instead, I highly recommend the BROOKS GHOST GORE-TEX. Check it out if you value your ankles. If your ankles are bratty, buy the SALOMON XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 GORE-TEX to punish them.

Brands I'd also recommend: BROOKS GHOST GORE-TEX®

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Seabeck, Washington

I've loved Salomon for years but this hurts the top of my arch! I'm going to try the XA Comp6, although I saw a similar comment there.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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May 30, 2013

Pattie B

from Washington

This is the best running shoe I have ever had. I am on my third pair and the fact that it is waterproof is its best feature. It is very comfortable and the support design is excellent. Fits a tiny bit large. Pattie

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Merell for comfort but not waterproofing

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Edina, MN

These are my favorite winter running shoes. My feet stay warm and dry when I am running on cold Minnesota winter mornings. They are also perfect for during the day when you don't want to wear big, clunky winter boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Aspen, CO

These shoes are my first pair of Salomon's and I love them. I have been hiking in snow, slush, and on dry concrete and these shoes have been fabulous. I've worn them with yaks to hike vertical climbs as well as around town when it is wet and slushy. These shoes were just what I was looking for for exercising in the snow and wet weather. I have a fairly narrow foot but these shoes are not too wide and I may have some extra room in the length but would not order a size smaller from what I would normally.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 25, 2013

Marianne Z

from Northbrook, Illinois

Love these. I have 3 pair. Durable and warm in winter,cool in summer. I have one pair waiting to be worn when another wears out. The pair I wear in winter is 4yrs old and just about to go. I am a power walker and these are just the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: None, this is the best

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Helena, Montana

This is my second pair of these incredible shoes. I have walked in them twice daily for the past 2 years. I have also used them on lengthy hikes. They continue to have excellent arch support, are waterproof in mud, snow and rain. I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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