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Before I move on in my Salomon journey, I’d like to point out the other features of salomon fellraiser fell running shoes Shoes that I’ve neglected to mention. The line that the Speedcross 2 and all the Salomons I’ve purchased belongs to, is their Mountain Trail line. These are primarily described for increased performance on trails. More on this later the article.I’d also like to describe their lace system, which is unique and one that I really like. As you already know they’re made from Kevlar, so let’s focus on the Quicklace System, described as a “minimalistic and strong lace for one-pull tightening. Easy-on, easy-off.” You grasp the lace cover, a rubberized piece that hides the spot where the lace is stitched together and pull. Then simply pull down towards your foot with the toggle to lock the lace into your desired tightness. You then take the extra lace and stuff it into the lace pocket, a mesh opening on the upper tongue. To loosen the system you simply pull up on the toggle, releasing the “lock” on the lace.
On all three pairs of salomon wings pro 2 shoes uk shoes I’ve purchased, the rubberized piece that hides the spot where the lace is stitched together has slipped off and rode down the lace. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but when it’s not in the optimal position and I’ve gone to grab the lace to tighten, it’s caused the lace to favor one side over the other for tightness and caused me to readjust. On my second pair of Speedcross shoes I wound up finally putting superglue on the lace joint and sliding the rubberized cover back over to fix the problem. Not a huge deal, but worth mentioning.As I mentioned with the outsole wearing out above, this wear has also affected the toe of the Speedcross shoes. The outsole wraps over the toe and creates a toe cap for extra protection. Four out of the six pairs of Salomon shoes I’ve bought have had this area come unglued and start flapping within the first two months. Nothing a little Shoe Goo wouldn’t fix, but still something to bring up.
Each pair I’ve had has also featured an OrthoLite Sockliner that creates a “cooler, drier, healthier, better cushioned environment under the foot. It won’t break down or lose effectiveness over time.” I’ve found this statement to be fairly accurate, but they do hold stink pretty well. I don’t consider myself as someone that has “stinky” feet, but after time I wind up needing to wash these out more so than any other brand of running shoes or everyday wear shoes I’ve ever owned. I’m not sure if its the OrthoLite that causes this or not.I’d also like to mention how lightweight the salomon x ultra 2 gtx walking shoes are, as a pair they weigh about 24 ounces. The other pairs of Salomons I’ve owned are a bit heavier, but I’ll list specifics when I get into those models. They also dry out fairly quickly, should you submerge them in water, like I had to during the GORUCK Challenge. I remember it taking about an hour to run them dry.
After my first pair of Salomons wore out, I researched the Salomon line a bit more and settled on a shoe that seemed to have a thicker outsole with a more aggressive tread. I thought that this was a good move, considering there would be more there and would therefore last longer. I settled on the XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX, the GTX standing for Gore-Tex. They’re described as having “a unique blend of light weight, durability, stability and protection for running and fast hiking on rough terrain and technical trails.” It’s also quite a mouth full for a product name.With this pair of salomon running shoes sale uk, I vowed to use them solely for running and PT to increase their life expectancy. Despite my best efforts, I made it about six months of running a few times a week and working out the other days before the tread wore out. I also found that the Gore-Tex was making this pair stink even more than the Speedcross 2’s, at least that’s the only thing I could think would be causing that.
I then decided to move to the non Gore-Tex lined XA Pro 3D Ultra shoes, figuring I’d give them another shot without the Gore-Tex. Another six months and they were done for. Something I mentioned earlier is that all the salomon trail running shoes uk I’ve bought have been from their Mountain Trail line and made for trail running. I wasn’t doing much trail running. A little, yes, but my running was primarily on concrete and asphalt. My point in saying this is that it was in the back of my mind as a reason I might be burning through Salomons so quickly.It may seem strange that I was logging my time in these various pairs of Salomons, but I honestly wasn’t really doing a good job of that. I am, however, good at saving receipts and when going back to write this article I was able to look up when and what I’d purchased for shoes in the past few years. That and I still have the majority of my worn out Salomons. I tried logging actual mileage I was putting into the dedicated pairs for running and working out, but it’s not accurate enough to quote here.