Salomon XR Crossmax Neutral–($130)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Dec. 8, 2010

2010 Winter Running Shoe Review

This cushioned trail runner is designed just for women with a women-specific last. Our testers liked its light weight and recommended it for either doing trail workouts or races off-road. The shoe features Sensifit, which wraps the foot with a secure fit. Our testers, particularly those with narrow feet, appreciated this design element. The Quicklace system took a little getting used to, but testers appreciated the ability to tuck in laces. They also reported that traction was adequate but not too aggressive, and that this is a good, all-around trail running shoe that would also work well for light hiking.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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