Salomon XA Pro 3D trainers review

These much-loved multi activity trainers are now even better

Salomon XA Pro 3D trainers review

XA Pro 3D chassis - Adventure 52 magazineThere’s a huge fan base for the XA Pro 3D trainers and Salomon has revised them for 2014.

The words XA PRO are written down the side and there’s ‘3D Chassis’ in red lettering.

The word ‘3D’ is in the name of the trainer because the 3D chassis is why you will feel so much support around your feet.

Compared to the previous model these have extra cushioning – but they still feel like a very hard trainer. I’ve been wearing Saucony Jazz 14 trainers for the past six months but it’s only by wearing the XA Pro 3D’s that I realise just how much more cushioning the Jazz 14’s have. What you get from the XA Pro’s instead is an overwhelming feeling of foot support.

XA pro 3D lacing system - Adventure 52 magazine

Label shows how to use the quicklace

One of the improvements is the extra protection over the toe area. I’ve seen so many people refusing to throw their XA Pro 3D’s away even though the toe fabric had worn through. The lace is now also secured further out over the front of the foot so the trainer doesn’t feel loose over the toes.

XA Pro 3D toe area reinforced - Adventure 52 magazine

New reinforced toe area

I really like that the tongue is connected to the inside so when you put these on you feel like you’re putting your foot into a sock. It’s made of a wetsuit material in places; everything is extremely well stitched together. These don’t have a GORE-TEX lining (GTX) so I really felt the cold air come through the netted parts of the trainer on my bike ride. In the summer it means your feet won’t overheat but on colder days just be aware you’ll feel your toes nip a little.

XA Pro 3D inside - Adventure 52 magazine

Wetsuit-like material inside


They’re great for all kinds of adventure activities

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