Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX

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Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX Review Facts

Salomon has a history of making the very best in running shoes and gear. Based on their official website, they “create the next generation of gear and experiences that make people live the joy of progression of their sport(s) throughout their unique mindset.” That in itself is simply amazing. An athletic brand that already has a leg up on competition. One that guarantees progression, rather than regression and that’s exactly what Salomon has managed to do when it comes down to launching Salomon’s X-Scream 3D GTX. These running shoes will help you with both long and short distance with the combination of Contragrip outsole, 3D Profeel Film and a ridiculously good fit. The X-Scream was built with supportive Sensifit technology, EndoFit platform, Quicklace system and gives you stability and comfort through all-terrain. It is considered a city trail shoe, so for the most part the Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX can withstand pretty much anything.

Pros
  •  Great upper breathable fabric that provides extreme comfort
  • The GORE-TEX waterproof material in the upper protects the foot from water and keeps the foot cool
  • Added cushioning in the rear
  • The outsole offers protection from debris and a great deal of traction
  • Efficient underfoot foam that consist of separate units thanks to the cushioning system
  • Non-protruding outsole perfect for transition from trails to roads
Cons
  • Some runners seem to think that the X-Scream 3D GTX is a bit narrow
  • These running shoes are high-priced
  • Since the shoe is meant for running trails, many runners have mentioned that the shoe needed more cushioning.
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The X-Scream 3D GTX uses Salomon’s Contragrip technology that’s designed to prevent slipping while running on wet surfaces. In fact, these neutral runners are reliable on a variety of terrains. Salomon’s OS Tendon System also makes the outsole even better by acting like a real tendon, providing flexibility and balance. A must for smooth and efficient transition from heel to toe.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The superb midsole injected EVA for the underfoot cushioning to be enhanced extending from the midfoot. Added underfoot protection with the help of the injected EVA that runs the full-length of the midsole. The thin ProFeel film provides superb midfoot protection, along with improved ground feel with each running experience.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper is lightweight and more breathable because of the Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX open waterproof mesh used. GORE-TEX is such great durable material to use on any running shoe. The X-Scream 3D’s are designed to keep feet cool and dry with every run, thanks to their quick drying material. Providing a more comfortable fit is a piece of cake with the Sensiflex fabric that the upper has. The Sensifit makes sure to wrap the foot securely which enhances comfort as you run. For an efficient ride, Salomon uses their quick lacing system. But that’s not all, the shoe comes along with a lace pocket that keeps the laces out of the way while running. And we can’t forget the Gore-Tex mesh that is waterproof with breathable coverage.
Weight
Weight

Weight

For the most part, some review have mentioned that the Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX is kind of heavy. These shoes are about 9 oz. in women’s and 10.7 oz. in men’s. They were not initially built for speed. Keep in mind they are neutral running shoes. Great for trails because they provide comfort, support and more important a supportive ride on a variety of surfaces.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The 3D mesh is lightweight, durable and breathable. Making sure to keep your foot cool and dry. You will not worry about bad smell or being hot footed by wearing them for a long time. The mesh does a good job of keeping the air flowing through the shoe. Many runners love the fact that the level of breathability is very good, especially long distance runners.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The X-Scream 3D GTX runs a bit on the large size, so it’s advisable to order a half-size smaller. Ideally, the forefoot, midfoot and heel are standard in size. Most runners consider Salomon’s X-Scream 3D GTX shoes to be very comfortable. Even runners who have wider feet can enjoy these neutral running shoes. For men and women, Salomon offers the shoe in B and D widths. However, you can expect a discrepancy on opinions. Some runners seem to think the shoe is on the narrow side.
Style
Style

Style

Salomon’s are all about color, so if you’re looking for something on the more subtle side, you won’t find that with the X-Scream 3D GTX. They come in an array of colors, of course, vibrant colors at that. Color combinations include Slateblue/Deep Blue/Teal Blue F, Mystic Purple/Cosmic Purple/Granny, Teal Blue F/Slateblue/Granny Green, Asphalt/Detroit/Clementine-x, Stone Blue/Artist Grey/Lucite Green, Papaya/Lotus Pink/Flashy, Lotus Pink/Black/Granny Green and Red-White for the ladies. As for men’s: Union Blue/Black/Gecko Green and Slateblue/ Deep Blue/Teal Blue. Put it this way, they are all very noticeable color schemes.
Durability
Durability

Durability

On a scale from 0-5, the Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX would be about a 4, which isn’t bad at all. The shoe is made with lightweight, breathable mesh that’s easy to clean and very durable while running long or short distance. Since they are meant for urban runs, they are built with a great deal of durability to take on even the toughest of trails.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX protects the foot very well. The integrated GORE-TEX is definitely good with the changing weather. This trail runner adds a great level of cushioning, which in return protects the foot. There is no friction with wear or even after a long distance run. The cleverly designed lining keeps out water, making sure your foot stays dry even in wet conditions. It also, helps that the footbed of the shoe is covered with thick rubber thanks to the EVA sole. This in return ensure protection and increases performance. Something that runners look forward to when searching to find the very best in running shoes.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

They are very responsive at a variety of speeds and on a variety of terrain. Some runners have mentioned that they really like the bounce. Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX are considered an all-around performer. This means that these are good with durability and provide a responsive ride on a variety of surfaces. The shoe has been tested on several types of trails and they have proven to do well on dirt roads, pavement and smooth trails. These running shoes ultimately have a good foot strike for the most part. But of course, some runners beg to differ. Some say that they barely feel the ground. So again it’s important to give them a try for yourself.
Support
Support

Support

The multi-directional lugs on the outsole help a great deal with added support. And who doesn’t love a supportive shoe? That’s a runner’s dream come true, to have a running shoe with a great deal of protection, comfort, durable and good on all surfaces. The Quicklace system definitely supports the foot very well with just a single tug. The laces can easily be loosened or tightening with no additional problems.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

These running shoes are made for muddy or wet conditions, as well as different roads and trails. With a great deal of rugged construction, the shoe can transition form on-road to off-road running. From the very start, Salomon manufactured great shoes for all terrain and does just that with their running shoes. Especially with the Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX.
Price
Price

Price

On the official Salomon website, the X-Scream 3Ds are priced at $125. A price that many runners would consider to be very pricey. The good news is that Salomon shoes often go on sale, especially when newer models are released. Some can expect the X-Scream 3Ds to drop to a whopping price range around $80-$90. Not too bad for a durable, sturdy running shoe that guarantees results. Again quality usually makes a runner go out and buy great running shoes.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX screams traction with a capital “T.” With the X-Scream 3Ds, traction of this running shoe is excellent. They work great on smooth and dry surfaces. Some runners have mentioned that they are even good off-road. Rain, sleet or snow could not mess up these trail runners.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Believe it or not the Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX are lightweight in the upper but the overall shoe is considered heavy. It’s hard to say a shoe is flexible when it has a high drop of 10mm and the shoes are heavier than most other running shoes. However, there are some runners who would beg to differ, because the OS Tendon System really provides flexibility and support to the shoe.
Stability
Stability

Stability

With regards to stability, the X-Scream 3D GTX is definitely a better shoe. The X-Scream running shoe is known for support and stability, along with most of Salomon’s other running shoes. There is added stability with the help of a thin TPU film layer and also, the multi-directional lugs on the outsole, making it an even more stable shoe. With the X-Scream 3D GTX, stability is definitely not a problem.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX has a standard drop of 10mm for both the men's and women's version.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Remarkable rubber sole
• GORE-Tex waterproof material
• 3D ride with added cushioning
• 3D Fit with Sensifit overlays
• Quick Lace system along with lace pocket
• Multi-density and 3D Grip
• Lightweight synthetic mesh
• Sensiflex for flexibility and foot expansion
• Friction Free lace eyelet for one pull lacing
• Compressed and Inject EVA
• High Abrasion Contagrip
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a great neutral trail running shoe that is waterproof, durable and very comfortable then the X-Scream 3D GTX from Salomon is what you need. This running shoe provides security and safety for all athletes. These shoes were specifically made for runners who are in need of a well-cushioned ride and a great level of responsiveness. These neutral running shoes are made to hold up on all surfaces from mud to snowy conditions. The reliable design is always good on wear and tear. A majority of reviews have found the Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX to be a very good trail running shoe, while there are a few who aren’t the biggest of fans. In fact, they believe the shoe is too narrow and are very heavy. Honestly, all things considered, you can’t go wrong with a pair of more durable, comfortable, supportive shoes as the Salomon X-Scream 3D GTX.