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The Salomon XT Hornet is your answer when you need stable yet nimble all-mountain performance. This versatile trail shoe offers the support and cushioning you need for any distance on the trails. A grippy outsole ensures confident traction on a variety of terrain types, and trail-specific details on the upper such as a covered tongue and a protective toe-cap keep you protected from trail hazards. If there's a mountain involved, the XT Hornet is ready for action. 

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Weight: 9.6 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (26 mm), Forefoot (19 mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Fits large; purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to wide
  • Midfoot: Medium to wide volume
  • Forefoot: Wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to high
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


The XT Hornet is a maximum feature, minimum support trail shoe designed for racing, daily training and high mileage.


  • AC2 Muscle is a composite foam layered between the outsole and AC Skeleton from the heel to the midfoot and provides durable cushioning.
  • AC Skeleton is a thermoplastic unit running from the heel to midfoot, providing a smooth heel-to-toe transition and reducing lateral movement.
  • Molded EVA midsole provides underfoot cushioning.
  • EVA Footbed uses S-EVA foam for underfoot cushion.
  • Open Mesh throughout the upper is breathable and quick drying.
  • Quicklace made from durable Kevlar fibers provides easy shoe entry and exit and a secure fit. 
  • Tongue Cover keeps shoe free from debris.
  • Protective Rubber Toe Cap keeps toes safe from bruising on trails.
  • Lace Pocket tucks laces out of the way while running.
  • OrthoLite Sockliner is composed of anti-bacterial material for reduced odor and moisture while adding cushion directly underfoot.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
  • Contagrip is a uniquely designed outsole of differing densities, providing durable traction over varying terrains.
  • Contragrip HA is a uniquely designed, high abrasion outsole of differing densities, providing durable traction over varying terrains.
  • AC Tendon in the heel is engineered for high energy return.

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