Austin Squireswrote a review of Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX Trail Running Shoe - Men's on September 15, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Gone are days when your 10 miles into a trail run, you just hit your runners high and then suddenly you notice one or both of your shoes have become untied. Nothing brings progress to a halt like stopping. After tying your shoe laces it always feels harder to get back into the groove and it seems like your chasing what you felt before you stopped. When you put these shoes on and tighten them not only do they stay snug around your feet as a whole reducing friction, the cause of annoying blisters, they stay that way. These shoes in particular can be used for anything from backpacking for people that want a sturdy supportive breathable shoe that don't like boots to marathons. It is a shoe that looks good and performs even better. Salomon has cornered the shoe industry in my opinion and due to it's sheer innovation and manufacturing quality. For most people you will wear yourself out before these shoes do.