Friday, October 05, 2007
living the dream
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to head out to Moab, UT to help out with the Adventures Xstream Adventure Race. While out there, I got to do some riding on Amasa Back/Cliffhanger trail and part of the Kokopelli Trail as well as meet some fantastic racers and race personnel from some Pro teams like Team Salomon/Crested Butte.
Salomon also had some of their wares on display at the finish line so I had the chance to check out some of their shoes which are NUMEROUS in variety and function.
Several years back, I had a pair of Salomon's shoes, but they didn't wear very well. At first, they were very comfortable, but the soles came unglued and they weren't very light. It seems Salomon has learned their lesson and their shoes have come a LONG way since then. I was surprised at how comfortable the XA Pro 3D were. They were lighter than any other trail shoe I've tried on recently with the possible exception of the La Sportiva Raceblade or Fireblade, but the Salomon's also felt very stable. When the mileage starts getting higher on my Montrails and Vasques, I may have to give one of the pairs of Salomons a shot.