The Salomon XA FORCES MID GTX EN is an extremely light shoe that is suitable for extreme and critical conditions. The shoe is equipped with the Salomon XA Pro 3D technology and is extremely durable due to the materials used.
The upper shoe of this 2023 model is made of the same material (mesh) as the Salomon Forces Quest 4D. This is a more robust and ballistic nylon that is now double or triple stitched. Material overlap has been reduced in most places, which will certainly improve the lifespan of the shoe.
The sole has also undergone an improvement. Salomon has added a few cm of rubber protection to increase grip and stability. This has also been extended to the toe of the shoe. The toe of the shoe has also been kept slightly wider so that people with a wider foot also have optimal comfort. (this was something that was sometimes an issue with the previous model)
This model is EN certified and has a Puncture-Proof sole for optimal protection without sacrificing comfort.
The inside of the shoe and sole have been completely adjusted at the request of many users. The shoe is now equipped with full protection for rope climbing and abseiling, among other things.
Every component gets reinforcement, from the stitching to the mesh to the laces to the outsole.
Coming from Trail Running, Salomon's 3D Advanced Chassis guides the foot even on the roughest terrain, offers great protection and stability for all-trekking comfort.
Even with the added durability, XA FORCES MID GTX EN is still one of the lightest shoe in its category.
3D Advanced Chassis™
Placed between the outsole and midsole, this low-profile chassis helps optimize motion control and energy management. It also provides extra protection for a precise, stable and responsive ride.
Minimalistic and strong lace for one-pull tightening. Easy on, easy off.
GORE-TEX keeps your feet dry - from the outside as well as from the inside.
Contagrip® MA is built for the widest variety of surfaces. It balances both the geometry and the rubber compound to deliver confidence on wet, dry, hard or loose surfaces, and offer long-term durability.
Dual density midsole
Combining foams with two different densities, this midsole provides superior cushioning, stability, and motion control.
A high performance EVA foam that provides shock attenuation.
Tight mesh that prevents debris from being trapped between your foot and the footbed.
Built to be discreet and non-reflective for Tactical use.
Quality full-grain leather material for longer wear and durability.
Single layer Mesh
A single layer of Mesh, close to the foot, for maximum feel.
A special treatment is applied to provide extra protection, ensuring that the fabric does not absorb water during light rain and showers.
Mesh and textile lining
A soft, breathable lining for extreme comfort.
The tongue is connected to the upper on both sides, preventing debris from entering the shoe, and keeping the tongue centered.
Provides easy storage for the Quicklace™ lace system.
Protective toe cap
A protective piece of rubber, leather or synthetic material over the toe area.
SensiFit™ cradles the foot from the midsole to the lacing system, providing a secure, snug, and virtually customized fit all around the foot.
A wrap of leather, synthetic or rubber around the base of the foot that protects the lateral and medial sides of the foot.
Medial protective pad
A durable, cushioned pad across the medial side of the instep for protection and increased wear.
Molded OrthoLite® sockliner
Molded to match the contours of your foot, this OrthoLite® insole provides superior cushioning, as well as breathability and durability, to upgrade the comfort and performance of our footwear.
ISO 20344:2011 - Puncture resistant sole
A layer of puncture-resistant material added to the outsole prevents sharp objects from penetrating the bottom of the shoe.
Weight: 540 grams (Size US 9)
Sole height: 21mm / 11mm (Drop 10mm)