The Salomon S-Lab XT 6 Softground is a performance trail running shoe designed for a mild overpronated foot motion, ideal for ultra racing in wet and muddy conditions.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


When the trails are covered in mud or snow, the Salomon S-Lab XT 6 Softground is ready to excel. This performance trail shoe features aggressive outsole lugs that dig deep for unrelenting traction, while a cushioned platform offers you protection for high mileage running. A streamlined upper provides a snug and secure fit for confident running over the trickiest terrain.

Model Number:

Weight: 11.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (27mm), Forefoot (17mm); includes 5mm average lug height

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toebox Height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved
  • AC2 Muscle extends from the heel to the mid-forefoot and is sandwiched between the outsole and AC Skeleton. This composite foam is designed to provide cushioning.
  • AC Skeleton is utilized from the heel to midfoot and sits above the AC2 Muscle unit. The AC Skeleton is a thermoplastic unit engineered to aid in heel to toe transition while reducing lateral movement.
  • Pronation Control is located at the medial midfoot and is a higher density foam designed to reduce overpronation.
  • Molded EVA midsole provides underfoot cushioning.
  • Mud and Snow Contagrip has an aggressive lug pattern designed to dig in deep on softer ground for excellent traction.
  • Contragrip HA is a uniquely designed, high abrasion outsole of differing densities, providing durable traction over varying terrains.
  • AC Tendon is utilized in the heel and is engineered for high energy return.
  • Water Repellant Mesh is a lightweight, breathable and quick drying water repellant mesh that covers the foot area for added protection.
  • Anti-Debris Mesh is a breathable mesh upper that keeps debris out of the shoe.
  • Quicklace is made from durable Kevlar fibers and is intended for easy shoe entry and exit.
  • Welded Sensifit is located on the medial and lateral sides and is designed to wrap the foot with a secure fit.
  • Lace Pocket tucks laces out of the way while running.
  • Tongue Cover keeps shoe free from debris.
  • Protective Rubber Toe Cap keeps toes safe from bruising on trails.
  • OrthoLite Sockliner is composed of anti-bacterial material and is designed to reduce odor and moisture while adding cushion directly underfoot.
  • Strobel Last is full length and is intended to give additional support.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Excellent design, stuff but supportive on all uneven trails, Not as grippy as some But suitable To wet and loose terrain- excellent style and wonderful long run goodness- I have narrow feet and the speed laces and soft full tongue allowed perfect Cinch factor- have run 15 miles in these and love them beyond belief
From: Ryguy, Colorado Springs, CO, USA. January 12th 2016

Comments: I ordered these shoes about a month ago, and just completed a 40+ mile desert trail run event in them. From the moment I slipped these shoes on and tightened the laces, I knew these shoes were special. Likes: 1. Laces system really fit my foot right. I normally have trouble getting a toe box to feel good on my feet, especially for trail running. The laces system on these shoes are excellent. 2. The sole is hard enough that I couldn't feel the rocks on the course as much as my prior shoes (Saucony Xodus). These felt more like when I ran in Hoka One One (in that I couldn't feel every rock on the trail), but more stable than I ever felt on Hoka's. 3. For Steep declines, these soles are VERY grippy. I never felt like I was slipping on steep up or downhills. Overall, these are the best trail shoes I've owned to date. I would recommend them to anyone.
From: Cubbie, AZ, USA. November 9th 2015