Salomon XR Mission Reviews

55 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

61% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 35 XR Mission Salomon Reviews

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October 3, 2013

Johnson

from Puerto Rico

Great sneakers, fit like a glove. Awesome cushion - it's like a walk in the clouds. Good grip in any type environment. Highly recommended - buy with confidence. No regrets!

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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September 30, 2013

Besser

from Bentonville, Arkansas

Really wanted to like this shoe based on the positive comments. Felt great at first, but after wearing them for a few days they actually hurt my feet. I even tried a couple of different inserts to try to make them work. I wear them now just because I paid a lot for them, but they are not super comfortable to me.

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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September 11, 2013

Teri T

from Austin TX

These are the best trail shoes I have ever owned. I now have 7 pairs. Great support, light and sized consistently.

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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Felt true to width

 

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September 1, 2013

Pace

from in the woods

I used these shoes to thru hike the Appalachian trail with. overall i thought they were a great shoe. they dry fast lace ultra fast and one pair woul last about a month (500+miles) going through some of the roughest terrain on the east coast. they also stand by their warranty The colors were a little wild but that's okay. My first pair had great arch support but the later pairs lacked the same support.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 21, 2013

Jim b

 

Loved these shoes for about 2 months. Then the arch collapsed and I hobbled home. I am over 6' tall and over 200 pounds, and a daily walker. Tried replacing support liner, but made the shoe more uncomfortable. Wish I could save these from being tossed in the trash.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 16, 2013

Jeremiah P

from Birmingham, AL

Received XR Missions super fast (next day). The shoe has excellent fit and breathability. I use these for OR work shoes, running around town and for running. Excellent utility shoe for everyday use or on the trails. I'm a size 10 but they run about a 1/2 size up, but they have a wider toe box.

Brands I'd also recommend: 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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Moderate arch support

 

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August 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

I am a big fan of this shoe. I'm an avid runner with occasional rocky trail usage. The XRs are extremely durable and surprisingly, light weight. I have about 55 miles on these so far and they look like new. It took a run or two to really get them broken in, but I have used these on several 2hr trail runs with no issues. They dry quickly, absorb the sharp rocks, have a wide base and are very stable, the quick laces with great and tuck away into a pocket in the tongue of the shoe. Definitely not a minimal shoe, and not a big cushy shoe like the Hokas..kind of right in the middle. I was a big fan of the Nike Pegasus trail shoe; the XR Mission offers the same protection with less weight and a lot more response. It's a fantastic trail shoe. Will be using this to cross the Grand Canyon later this year.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 8, 2013

Brett

from Milwaukee, WI

Just bought these shoes the other day. They fit great and are now comfortable to wear. I know a lot of reviews said no break in time required but it took me a few time wearing them so soften and get used to the arch. I have very low arches on my feet so the first few times I did some long walks in the (5+ miles) my arches would be really sore. But after a couple long walks and some work out time with them and daily use they wore in perfect (or maybe my feet wore in to the shoe) overall a great shoe. I love the laces and how easy it is to tighten them. Also very comfortable on my bike. And when lifting at the gym.

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 narrower than marked

 

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July 28, 2013

Phil d

from currently NOLA, before that a whole lot of places

Out of the box, on my feet, a short walk, and BAM! it hit me - the feeling of a great pair of shoes. Excellent ankle and lateral support,and the wide soles grip well. Good for trail walking, hitting the streets, and making people jealous that my shoes fit like a glove. Smart looking too. Materials and build look like they will last quite a while and take some all terrain punishment. Only thing I am uncertain of is the "quick laces". Bet they will get replaced with more trad laces. I certainly would recommend these to friends and everyone within the Zappos universe - but remember kids, everyone's feet are different. Nevertheless, they call me Happy Shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

I had purchased these shoes to play speed golf, so I would have good support while running in between my shots. But I definitely found is that the shoes have great support and actually really great traction for golf and are super comfortable. I now wear them whenever I play golf, whether it's speed or regular old slow golf. These are my new go to golf shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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July 9, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

These are great point A to point B shoes. I put 'em on and hoist my 3 year old up on my shoulders and go. Great for those days when I need to negotiate the cobblestones in SoHo, or when the ride over the Williamsburg bridge is a bet wet and woolly. Arch support is excellent as are the pull-tie things that function in the place of laces. Also you can't go wrong with just a bit of lime green right?

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 18, 2013

Steve

from New York

Sweet! Snug in the arches and roomy in the toebox! I walk 5 miles a day on concrete and my square flat feet are very pleased. Could definitely run with them on the street. I'd get one of their other products with deeper lugs for gravel/trail running. All in all a very comfortable shoe and eye catching in the Union Blue.

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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June 12, 2013

Sandy T

from Naples, Florida

I strained a Achilles tendon and bought these because they had great arch support. I shoot in uspsa and have great results with the Salomon shoes

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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May 29, 2013

Scott

from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

This shoe feels slightly small (length-wise), but the toe box is sized well. Order a half size larger to allow for foot swelling. I think the firmer toe bumper makes them feel a little smaller since there is less "give" to that part of the structure. The foot bed is very comfortable. The shoe, overall, is very light and I have found it a bit clunky while doing some road training to break them in. Excellent stability on non-road surfaces. Put a few miles on them to break them in and you are set. The speed laces are great, but the lace holder is not so good. Just tuck the end in under that lace structure and you are all set. I would buy another Salomon product since I'm very satisfied with the XR Mission so far. 4 Stars overall due to the size issue.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 28, 2013

Ed

 

Purchased this shoe (Light Onix/Dark Cloud/Bright Red) primarily for work at a skilled nursing facility. I was a Physical Therapist Assistant intern for six weeks with the majority of that time spent on my feet walking all over the facility; physically moving residents/patients from bed-to-chair, chair-to-exercise mat, and back again; and just constantly being on my feet while I worked with patients. I needed a comfortable and stable shoe that also didn't look half bad. The XR Mission definitely fit the bill. It provided excellent grip on the indoor floor and outdoors; granted I was only walking--slowly--on those surfaces. And when I needed to take off my shoes to get up on a treatment table (no shoes allowed on the tables), Salomon's lacing system made it quick and easy for me to don and doff my shoes. By the end of a 9-hr day (and six weeks total) constantly moving around and lifting people, my feet always felt great at the end of the day. I will most likely buy a second pair: one dedicated for work and one for just walking around town. I cannot comment on the running capability as I do all my road and trail runs with New Balance Minimus MT 10. And no review would be complete without praising Zappos' delivery service and amazing customer service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 16, 2013

Nick

from Las Vegas, NV

Comfortable, nice shoe, but didn't last long. Normally my shoes last about a year. These are torn in three places and I had to super glue the plastic clip that tightens the shoe laces because it broke within a few weeks. I probably won't buy another pair of Salomon shoes, their skis and boots are much better.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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February 6, 2013

Tim Z

from Texas

I was needing a new pair of gym shows, and the XRs were exactly what I was looking for. The fit is perfect (size 12) and the arch support is great and I love the speed laces. I highly recommend these shoes! Once again Salomon comes through for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Colorado

These shoes are great! I can wear them casually and if I go for an intense hike. I think salomon makes great outdoor shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Anything Salomon

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 1, 2012

Scot

from Washington, DC

I really like this shoe. I have tried 5 pairs of the Solomon shoes out via Zappos mail and in various store. I wore the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Gore-Tex for 4 years. The XA Pro was always bit narrow for me and I found I did not really need waterproofing (if I know there is water I will wear my Vasque Sundowner boots. If there a little water, I will jump over it or walk around it.). I thought the Salomon XR Crossmax Neutral CS and Salomon XR Crossmax Neutral were too tight in forefoot. After only one day Salomon XR Mission are my new favorite Salomons. I plan to use them for trail running and everyday cruising around my town shoes. Now my wish wish item is an active vest to go with my shoes (for indoor and outdoor wear. Too bad Solomon does not make vests. Will likely go to Mountain Smith for that). I highly recommend trying 6 or 7 pairs of Salomons before settling on one - it sure helped me. The feel is "so" different with each shoe model.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mountain Smith (cool vests with pockets), Patagonia (baselayer clothes), Asics (running shoes)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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September 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Cleveland, Ohio

These shoes are outstanding for trail running. Once you step on the trail, you can't even feel the shoe. Very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 17, 2012

Mr. O

 

I'm so glad Salomon has made this shoe! I run almost exclusively on trail so when some friends want me to run a road race I panicked a bit looking for a shoe that wouldn't go to waste for just road use. I have run both road and trail in this shoe and it works perfectly! Another great addition by the Salomon team! I will definitely buy another pair of these shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: There are other brands of shoes out there?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 7, 2012

Nancy P

from Fremont, Nebraska

This was my second pair! I love them! I have another pair on the way! I also found women's on another site.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 29, 2012

B W

 

I will gloss over the style rating as that is silly for trail running shoes. These shoes are nearly perfect for running on most trails. The shoes fit well in all areas, have no uncomfortable seams, medium weight, pretty good feel of the trail and protects the foot from rocks and roots. I have used these shoes for training and racing (I own four pairs). I recommend the neutral model. The control model feels unnaturally stiff. The shoes also wash up well in the washer with no ill effects. They are good all around shoes for training.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 10, 2012

Wes

from Venice, CA

These are super shoes. They are rugged, have an incredibly wide heel-base for stability, and the ventilation works great. For all this, the Missions are light (my 11½ shoes weigh 12½ ounce) and they just feel good on my feet. And I purchased them on sale! These are shoes that conform to your feet, so they will nor feel perfect until you have worn them for a while. Initially, wear thin socks so they mold your feet accurately. If you run or walk trails you will be happy with these shoes. The color is groovy and they look hot.

Brands I'd also recommend: tigers, keens

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Palm Springs,ca

I get all kinds of compliments when I wear these shoes. Plus they feel great when I work out.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support