Posted by: Joe Nuss on Nov 18, 2009
Each week, Endurance Magazine Online will feature a review of new shoes, currently available at many specialty retailers throughout the U.S. Nearly every model can be found at these specialty running stores, but more importantly, you'll find the people that know running and can help you find the shoe that will best meet your individual needs based on foot type, running style, mileage and where you like to run. Use this information as an appetizer, but for the main course, be sure and visit your local specialty running store since they are the ones that can truly satisfy your craving for the right shoes you can use. This week, we feature the Salomon XT wings GTX:
Support: Trail / Price $160.00 / Weight: 12.5 oz. (women) & 14.6 oz. (men)
For the runner who trains in versatile conditions such as mud or snow, this GORE-TEX ® version allows for breathability and quick drying. It’s a waterproof shoe that delivers a balanced combination of two opposing concepts, cushioning and agility. Other features include gusseted tongue, mud guard and Quick lacing ™ for a secure fit.
"If you’re a trail runner who like a no fuss, versatile shoe I’d recommend the XT Wings. A unique lacing system provides for easy access and adjustability on the fly. The Gore-Tex liner provides a dry home for the foot - perfect for rain, snow and the occasional mud encounter."
- Brook Gardner, Editor of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine