Salomon XR Mission

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine
XR Mission running shoes

XR Mission running shoes    Photo: Courtesy of Salomon

BEST FOR: Long trail runs in rough terrain. THE TEST: Salomon’s XR Mission was at home on firm, dry trails, where testers said the solid toe bumper and firm cushioning deflected rocks and kept their feet planted on uneven stretches. Testers found the Mission to be on the stiff side, but still “really responsive” when navigating singletrack switchbacks. Rubber lugs offered plenty of grip in dry, sandy conditions as well as on shoulder-season slush but weren’t quite big enough to grab hold in the mud. THE VERDICT: An ideal shoe for trail runs on the slipperiest terrain. 9.8 oz

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