The better-weather version of superb Salomon® door-to-trail runners. These have all the protection and grip of the XR Crossmax CS, but strip out the Climashield® membrane to let your feet breathe easy when training in dry conditions.
- Sensiflex construction combines synthetic stretch air mesh with stretch forefoot overlays to provide a balance of freedom, secure fit, and abrasion protection.
- Protective synthetic toe caps with small rubber toe bumpers that wrap up from the soles.
- Quicklace system with ultra-low friction lace eyelets.
- Gusseted tongues keep out debris and incorporate lace pockets.
- Ortholite foam footbeds with EVA heelcups.
- Multi-component moulded EVA midsoles provide forefoot rebound, support, and full-length cushioning with additional cushioning in the heel strike area.
- Oversized elastomer tendon incorporated into midsole structure improves heel to toe transition.
- Mud and snow Contagrip® rubber provides lightweight, durable traction in the forefoot and midfoot zones with abrasion-rubber in the heel strike zone.
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.