Salomon XA Series £75

We've reviewed a newer version since we published this.

Weight 304g
Evaluation The Salomon XA Series is a racing flat for the trail market. Instead of a heavy, element-protected upper, you get a lightweight, highly-breathable, sock-like affair. And there’s a narrow, racer fit as well. The outsole isn’t particularly grippy, so it’s more suited to dusty trails than mud. The single-density midsole has a low profile, but as the shoe is built on a curved last, is pretty flexible in the midfoot and the upper offers minimal support, the XA Series is only suited to biomechanically efficient runners.
In short Not an off-road shoe for every day training or runners needing support. But if you’re a light, efficient and fast runner, it might be suitable for short, summer trail races.
Try it on if you liked Salomon XA Pro; New Balance 870.