Salomon X-Scream 3D

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Salomon X-Scream 3D Review Facts

Innovative 3D Fit, 3D Grip, and 3D Ride technology make the Salomon X-Scream 3D one of the most agile shoes in the Salomon lineup.

Salomon is well known in the trail and mountain running scene. More recently, they’ve been working to enter the hybrid shoe game to offer athletes shoes that perform well in various conditions.

Salomon has infused their expertise on trail and mountain running into a shoe made for road running called the Salomon X-Scream 3D. The shoe provides excellent traction and is perfect for exploring the urban jungle. The shoe is also perfectly suited to transition from road to trail. It’s a good option for the new trail runner who trains on pavement and off road.

Salomon is certainly staying true to their motto of  ‘Freedom, Action, Sports’. Their shoes are made for adventurers, however novice they may be.

Pros
  • Quick lace system makes putting on and taking off the shoe a breeze
  • The outsole provides excellent grip even when faced with wet or muddy surfaces
  • Responsive
  • Available in several attractive hues
Cons
  • Some reviewers found the shoe was a bit too narrow
  • Heavy
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Salomon X-Scream 3D is designed to handle varied terrain and weather conditions. The outsole features CONTAGRIP technology which provides excellent traction even in rainy or muddy conditions. The IS Tendon System works to mimic the foot's anatomy to provide additional flexion and better equilibrium for the wearer. The result is a better heel to toe transition.

Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Salomon X-Scream 3D is designed for comfort. The midsole is composed of injected EVA foam. The full-length cushioning offers ample padding for the wearer. The cushion, in addition to the LT Muscle tech provides maximum impact protection.


Upper
Upper

Upper

The Salomon X-Scream 3D features an open mesh upper that provides great breathability. The upper material is lightweight and quick-drying. The upper's Sensiflex fabric is also stretchy enough to accommodate various foot shapes and foot swelling. The upper also features a toe guard to protect the runner's forefoot from impact with debris. The upper's overlays ensure that the wearer's foot is locked into place. The upper's lacing system features a convenient pocket to tuck in the long laces and keep them out of the way.

Weight
Weight

Weight

For some reviewers, the Salomon X-Scream 3D was too heavy. For those used to more minimal shoes, this tough hybrid shoe will definitely seem a little hefty. At 8.9 oz it's not built for racing, but neither is it a behemoth. It does what it's meant to. It provides support, protection, and comfort on the road or off road.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Salomon X-Scream 3D is a very comfortable shoe. The upper is breathable and well-padded. The interior sock liner provides an extra layer of comfort. In addition, the midsole cushioning provides a nice layer of padding underfoot.

Some reviewers did find that the shoe was not true to size. There were some concerns that the shoe ran a half size smaller than they were used to. But the majority of reviewers complained that the shoe was much too large. Make sure to get fitted to allow for maximum comfort.


Style
Style

Style

The Salomon X-Scream 3D isn't for the faint of heart. Those who don't want to draw attention to themselves will want to choose another shoe. The shoe is available in several striking color options for both men and women.


Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Salomon X-Scream 3D delivers performance in a durable, responsive package. The shoe performs well on the road and off it. The mesh upper uses an Endofit construction with an all-in-one tongue to ensure a snug fit.

Some reviewers were very pleased with the efficient toe-off. They praised the shoe's bouncy, responsive ride. A minority of runners found the ride in the Salomon X-Scream 3D was nothing special, citing a lack of ground feel.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

Salomon is known for making shoes that are meant for extreme conditions. The brand has recently begun entering the running shoe market. The Salomon X-Scream 3D is a hybrid shoe meant to handle both pavement and runs on the trail. The shoe is meant to shield the wearer from the elements and is constructed with durable, tough materials.


Traction
Traction

Traction

The Salomon X-Scream 3D's outsole is made with CONTAGRIP. The outsole provides excellent traction. The 3D grip keeps runners stable on the roughest of surfaces. For runners who are used to training in all conditions, the X-Scream 3D can handle whatever you throw at it.


Stablity
Stablity

Stablity

The Salomon X-Scream 3D is a fairly stable shoe. It can go from road to trail without a hitch so it's important that the shoe offers some stability for the wearer. In general, Salomon is known for their supportive line of shoes. The same technology used in other shoes has been used in the X-Scream 3D. Notably, the multi-directional lugs underfoot ensure runners are moving forward unhindered no matter what surface they're running on.

Drop
Drop

Drop

The Salomon X-Scream 3D has a 10mm drop. For some reviewers, this was a bit more than they would have liked. Though, some reviewers commented that the higher drop actually didn't feel that significant once the shoe was on.



Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Mesh upper
• CONTAGRIP outsole
• QuickLace System features a convenient lace pocket
• Sensifit construction provides a secure fit
• Sensiflex ensures the upper can accommodate swelling
• Muscle foam midsole provides ample cushioning
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Salomon X-Scream 3D is a neutral running shoe that is packed with features. It has excellent grip and provides a stable ride on whatever surface you choose to run on. You can rest assured that even on icy winter days, you'll stay upright. The durable design allows for worry free high mileage running.

Some reviewers did find that the shoe was a bit heavier than what they were used to and quite a few commented on the sizing issues with the X-Scream 3D.