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Salomon XR Mission Reviews

43 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

70% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 23 XR Mission Salomon Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2012

J V

 

What can I say about Salomon in general, but that I've become fanatical about their shoes for running on trails; and now in the city with the XRM. The fit, feel and look of them exceeds nearly anything else I am aware of.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salomon Speedcross

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 20, 2012

Chris P

from McKinney, TX

I have had these shoes for a few weeks now and have been pleased with them. They feel lighter than some other Salomons that I have had before and they breathe better than the GTX trail runners. There is a trade off between the breathability and the front mesh letting in a little dirt. My only complaint is that the arches are a little high and stiff. They have eased up a little after about 15 miles on them but they still are not a perfect fit for my feet. Overall I like these shoes. They are also very cool looking.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 9, 2012

Charlie

from Indianapolis, Indiana

The good: I like the weight, the lacing system and the fact that the heel/toe ratio is the same as my street running shoes. The bad: These shoes felt great walking around, but one design flaw appeared after doing some running in them. They have a stretch material incorporated into the upper in the forefoot, but the material does not connect at the midsole. Instead, there is stitching at the connection point between the upper stretch material and the midsole, right at the ball of the foot. The stitching caused rubbing and blistering for me. The midsole material also is a little too soft for a trail shoe; you feel a lot of the trial. Overall, decent lightweight neutral shoe with a couple of technical flaws.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 21, 2012

Steve B

from San Diego, CA

I had heard so much about these trail runners, so I broke down and bought them. These are very good runners. I've run trails and done some steep hiking with them. Good cushioning, lightweight, and great grip. Will buy again when and if they wear out!

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas Kandida

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 10, 2012

Anthony G

from Virginia, working in Afghanistan

Good shoe, true to fit. No break in needed. My first 4 mile run felt good on my feet and legs. Now, let's see how many months they last with me running in Afghanistan. Peace.

Brands I'd also recommend: I've had 3 of the XT Pros

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 23, 2014

Anonymous

from Maui, HI

I have been a Salomon shoe junkie for several years now. The XR Mission is super light, very supportive and elicits many compliments as its design and aesthetic is quite eye-catching. Originally purchased for indoor training, I have transitioned them into my everyday use at work and play in the rotation with my other Salomons. I would recommend this shoe to anyone looking for comfort, stability and durability.

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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October 26, 2013

Scott

 

Seem well made but I'm returning because they are too small and sold out of the next size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller 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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October 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Mechanicsville, VA

Love these shoes! As a female with wide feet, they fit perfectly. They have great support and are very thoughtfully designed for the trail. After trying several (8+) other women's wide trail shoes, these Salomons have made me a believer. (Not to mention Zappos' returns are amazingly easy.) I most certainly will be ordering Salomons again!

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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October 9, 2013

Meredith

from Seattle, WA

I have these shoes in the womens version so when my boyfriend needed new running shoes these were my first pick. My review is mostly about the customer service. I ordered an 11.5 and they ended up being too small. I called to exchange them and they customer service was JUST AMAZING. They have a program called an advance exchange where they actually just send you out the new product before they get your returned pair and process it. They give you 14 days to get the returned product back to them. Just amazing. They lady that helped me, Mer, was just so nice and personable. This is why I continue to order from Zappos time and time again.

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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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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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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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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Fit Rating

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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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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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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Fit Rating

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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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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Fit Rating

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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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

 

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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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Felt true to width

 

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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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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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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