Salomon’s new XR Mission – Trying out a trail

Salomon’s just launched the XR Mission, an all-terrain trail running shoe with specific fit for men and women, and its targeted at road-runners looking to cross over to the mud side.  It’s also the entry-level shoe for trail-running beginners, and enthusiasts who enjoy both road and trail running.

XR Mission Men’s

The XR Mission comes in 4 striking color combinations, but isn’t just a pretty face. Light, flexible, unbelievably comfortable, the XR Mission is the newest member of Salomon’s award-winning XR family of door-to-trail running shoes.

XR Mission Men’s

New from the ground up, XR Mission is light and responsive with a women’s specific version. The heart of the shoe is the OS muscle and tendon – Salomon’s patented cushioning midsole and energy returning tendon system. It cushions shock while improving heel- to-toe transition, making the shoe easier to run in.
  
With a Contagrip outsole, XR Mission naturally adapts to variances in terrain, providing great grip and rebound on any surface. XR Mission also has a host of comfort features that specifically address the most critical issues runners typically contend with. Sensiflex is a soft mesh fabric, placed on the metatarsal area of the foot. This provides great foot support in the forefoot, but reduces bunions that occur in about 30% of runners. Add internal Sensifit and Quicklace, the Mission adapts comfortably to almost any foot.

XR Mission Women’s

XR is also specifically tailored to the morphology and motion of men and women, respectively. XR Mission Women is the first shoe built with Women’s Specific Ride. In addition to a specific last shape, asymmetrical fit that wraps medially to support a higher arch and taller instep, common among women, and thicker foam around the heel, XR Mission Women has more and deeper flex grooves to accommodate a lighter average weight and more rigid foot, also common in women. Ladies, Salomon’s got us covered! 🙂

XR Mission Women’s

This is a great shoe for starting out on trails or doing a mixed-terrain workout, and very competitively priced at S$179 .. go check it out!


And if you’re looking to try trail running, have a look at my article on RunSociety for some pointers on getting started.

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