Salomon XT Wings 2 Shoe Review
Rocks? Not a problem. Uneven surfaces? Bring them on. Bright and orange? All you can look at. Meet the Salomon XT Wings 2 Trail Running shoe. When these shoes arrived, a fresh snow storm had just dusted the trail. These Salomon’s didn’t slip, slide or even miss a step. Right out of the box, I put 8 and 1/2 steep trail miles on them. If you are expecting a solid no-nonsense trial shoe with decent cushioning, this is it. If you want a little more cushion, stay tuned we have more trail running shoes coming up!
The Salomon XT Wings 2 running shoe offers outstanding athletic benefits. This running shoe features the Quicklace system. The lacing system allows you to put on and take off these trail running shoes with ease. Really, lacing has never been this simple (except for Marty Mcfly’s auto lacing Nike shoes). It is a well-cushioned shoe with the upper portion constructed of breathable mesh. The Sensifit system on the Salomon XT Wings 2 running shoe molds to your foot for a snug, yet comfortable fit.
The Salomon XT Wings 2 also features the Agile Chassis System, which gives balance, control, cushioning and energy return. Other features that an outdoor athlete would find particularly useful are the protective toe cap and mud guard – think mud flaps on your dream pickup truck.
The OrthoLite is a sockliner that helps to keep your feet cushioned and dry. It will also help you feel greener, as it is made from recycled tire materials. The Running Contagrip feature allows for excellent traction on many types of running surfaces with increased stability, which is why we tested it for you on wet rock and slick rock. You’re welcome.
Get your pair of Salomon XT Wings 2 running shoes and get the advantages that other athletes on the trail only wish they had! While they have to stop and lace, you’re already on your way.
This trail shoe is called: Salomon XT Wings 2
This color is called: X Games / Autobaun / Black
Buy them if: this may be your only chance to have anything to do with the X Games or the Autobahn
Forget them if: like to use the traditional method of shoe tying
Tested in: the Wasatch mountains and on the slick rock of Moab
Highest and best use: you better believe it, trail running
Disclosure: We received these shoes complementary from Salomon. If we didn’t like them, we wouldn’t have written about them.