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A hybrid trail shoe on the rugged side of the spectrum, the Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance has moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.

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Cross new boundaries with the Salomon XR Crossmax Guidance. The Crossmax Guidance gets you from the front door to trail and back in comfort and ease by offering a touch a support and fluid ride. Salomon incorporates ContaGrip on the outsole of the Crossmax Guidance, so you know you're in good hands when it comes to needing traction. To increase foothold, Sensiflex is used in the toe box area that allows the foot to spread out in a secure manner. Best part of all, no passport required.  

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Weight: 12.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (29mm), Forefoot (19mm) 

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to full volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium-high
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

 

INTRODUCTION

Salomon's XR Crossmax Guidance is a lightweight, moderate featured shoe for mild to moderate over-pronators. This shoe is intended for everyday trail running.

CUSHIONING

  • Triple Density Molded EVA runs the length of the shoe for underfoot cushioning.

MIDSOLE
  • OS Tendon system acts like a real tendon by flexing to provide stretch and balance during the heel-to-toe transition.
  • Pronation Control uses higher density foam in the medial midfoot to minimize overpronation.
UPPER
  • Stretch Air Mesh is a breathable mesh upper that offers a comfortable, individualized fit.
  • Sensifit overlays on the upper wrap the foot for a close, secure fit.
  • Gusseted Tongue keeps shoe free from debris.
  • OrthoLite Sockliner is composed of anti-bacterial material for reduced odor and moisture while adding cushion directly underfoot.
  • Asymmetrical Quicklace made from durable Kevlar fibers provides easy shoe entry and exit and a secure fit.
  • Lace Pocket tucks laces out of the way while running.
  • Sensiflex allows the foot to expand in a controlled manner, increasing foothold.
OUTSOLE
  • Contragrip LT is a uniquely designed, lightweight outsole of differing densities, providing light, durable traction over varying terrains.
  • Contragrip HA is a uniquely designed, high abrasion outsole of differing densities, providing durable traction over varying terrains.

 


Comments: I had two problems with these shoes which forced me to return them.  First, I couldn't get the laces snug enough around my midfoot without over-tightening around my ankles.  And second, the shoes don't lock down my heel at all.  These are not for me.
From: Ivan, Covington, TN, USA

Comments: I bought a pair of these because I absolutely love my Speedcross 2's and wanted something similar that was a little less aggressive, more road to trail friendly (as these are advertised), and maybe a bit more geared toward warmer weather running.  Unfortunately, the Crossmax sizes a little differently than the Speedcross.  Where I very comfortably wear an 11 in the Speedcross 2's, Shoefitter's recommended size in the Crossmax Guidance is only 10.5 which is an acceptable, if not good, fit but just a touch snug. Even while feeling a bit tight in the mid foot, I found that the heel didn't lock in as well as with the Speedcross 2's unless I really tighten down the laces (making the midfoot feel even tighter).  Because of the sensifit, the toe box did feel pretty good though.  Even worse, though, was that I got the "guidance" version because both it and the Speedcross 2's are listed as a stability shoes with both showing "minimum to moderate" support on the footwear performance characteristics scale.  Compared to the Speedcross 2's which don't feel at all like a stability shoe on my feet, the Crossmax definitely has a much stiffer sole and more obvious arch which my feet, and knees, don't seem to like.  So, unless you really need an actual "stability shoe" with a firm/high arch, I'd suggest trying the Crossmax "neutral" instead. I'm sending my Crossmax Guidance shoes back in exchange for another pair of Speedcross 2's, though I may look at the Crossmax Neutral, again in the future, when Running Warehouse has the shoes scanned for size or I can try them on in a store before buying.  I really do like Solomon shoes and, except as noted with regard to fit, the Crossmax look like they ought to be excellent if properly matched to your feet and running style.
From: Weldon, San Diego, CA, USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+