If you're thinking about dipping a toe into trail running, the Salomon Men's X Wind Pro Trail Running Shoe will take you from your front door to the trail head, and then miles on down that hard packed dirt path. The stretchy air mesh upper and abrasion resistant textile lining dry in a flash and reduce the chances of your toes suffering in sweaty silence. A moderate 9mm drop keeps the heel strikers happy and the midfoot runners motoring along as well. Regardless of your running style or chosen terrain, the X Wind Pro makes the mileage magical. Stretch air mesh on top and a robust textile lining move moisture away from your foot. The Ortholite insole comes out if you have something against a cushioned footstrike or want to use a custom insert. The midsole combines injected EVA and compressed EVA to give your running cushioned stability. Injected EVA in back and in front help you maintain sure footing without a lot of lateral leeway, and compressed EVA from heel to top makes hitting the ground to toeing off a positively soft experience. Getting from the start to the finish, be it your gait cycle or your running route, should be fluid and smooth, not herky jerky. Transition Link Carriage TLC construction connects the heel crash pad with the forefoot of the shoe for fluid foot motion. A protective toe cap helps your paw survive burly curbs and low hanging sassy branches. Two different varieties of Contragrip on the outsole enhance sole durability while providing multi terrain grip. The X Wind Pro took several cues from Salomon's all terrain vehicle, the XR Crossmax. Whether you're a loyal Salomon runner or a virgin trail runner, you'll be singing the praises of this crossover shoe for seasons to come.