Salomon’s XR Mission to Excel

Salomon, the innovative outdoor brand, introduces XR Mission, an all terrain trail running shoe with specific men’s and women’s designs and constructions. XR Mission specifically targets at road runners who are interested to venture into trail running. It is also
the entry-level shoe for trail-running beginners, and for enthusiasts who enjoy both road and trail running.

Superbly light, flexible, unbelievably comfortable, the XR Mission is the newest member of Salomon’s award-winning XR family of door-to-trail running shoes.

New from the ground up, XR Mission is light and responsive with a women’s specific version. The heart of the shoe is the OS muscle and tendon – Salomon’s patented cushioning midsole and energy returning tendon system. It cushions shocks while improving heelto- toe transition, making the shoe easier to run in.

With a Contagrip™ outsole, XR Mission naturally adapts to variances in terrain, providing great grip and rebound on any surface. XR Mission has a host of comfort features that specifically address the most critical issues runners typically contend with.

Sensiflex™ is a soft mesh fabric, coated with flexible TPU and placed on the metatarsal area of the foot. This provides great foot support in the forefoot, but reduces bunions that occur in about 30% of runners. Add internal Sensifit and Quicklace, the Mission adapts comfortably to almost any foot.

XR is also specifically tailored to the morphology and motion of men and women, respectively. XR Mission Women is the first shoe built with Women’s Specific Ride. In addition to a specific last shape, asymmetrical fit that wraps medially to support a higher arch and taller instep, common among women, and thicker foam around the heel, XR Mission Women has more and deeper flex grooves to accommodate a lighter average weight and more rigid foot, also common in women.

“Developing the XR Mission was very much two different projects,” explains Jeff Dill, Salomon’s Product Line Manager for Trail Running Footwear. “Although they look similar, it was critical throughout the process to define specific fit and performance characteristics for each gender. We have given women a shoe that is designed for them in every way.” Priced at $179, the XR Mission is exclusively available at selected World of Sports outlets, World of Outdoors @ Velocity and Salomon store @ Velocity.