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    13 March 2011
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One of the most versatile shoes on the planet, the XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 GTX® features a unique blend of light weight, durability, stability, and protection for running and fast hiking on rough terrain and technical trails.
 
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Super heavy duty shoes, excellent for hiking
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Country : New Zealand
"This is the super-doper heavy duty shoe in the Salomon range, complete with toe protection, heavy duty soles, side protection and waterproof Goretex outer. Recommended for real hiking on rocky trails or mountain approach when you don't want to wear your boots. Very rugged and dependable. For ladies, if you have a wide foot buy the mens model. Recommended for hiking."
Pros: Durable, Rugged, High Quality, Versatile
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The Highly Acclaimed Defeet Woolie Boolie sock has been upgraded to the Woolie Boolie 2 for a new level of warmth and comfort. A padded terry loop cuff and sole have been added along with arch compression for greater stability.
 
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Awesome hiking socks
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Great socks to wear with boots for hiking. Thick and warm but still very comfortable. This is the longer cuff, great for very cold weather hiking and real boots. Recommended!"
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Rugged
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The dhb Merino cycling sock has a slim and lightweight feel but offers exceptional warmth to weight ratio.
 
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Just the best socks ever...
Posted28 February 2014
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"These socks are soft and light and thin and warm... absolutely awesome! Perfect for hiking or cold weather running or cycling. A good fit, probably best to go up one size to allow for a little shrinkage as they are wool. Softest wool I've ever felt though."
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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Light weight racing shoe for forefoot runners, the Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra Shoes provides added midfoot protection and durability for long, demanding races.
 
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Very light, soft shoes.
Posted15 November 2013
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Lovely, light, soft racing shoes... very "go fast"! Wear these when you want to fly. Roughly equivalent to a faster Speedcross."
Pros: Lightweight, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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The UA Tech Novelty Quarter Zip Tee is manufactured from Lightweight UA Tech fabric, for an ultra-soft, natural feel.
 
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Great top
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Lovely soft top, note that this is a warm weather top not a thermal. Great quality, lots of nice features like a soft guard under the quarter zip which should prevent chafing from the zip on long runs. Large, loose fit. Should work well when running with a pack."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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Update to the iconic Salomon Speedcross 3 trail racing Shoes. Their qualities boast both light weight and a aggressive profile.
 
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Love these shoes
Posted15 November 2013
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Absolutely love these shoes. So comfortable, wear them for ultramarathon training straight out of the box... never fails. The tops wear out fairly quickly but great price so doesn't really matter (and tape helps for a while). Great grip in mud. Love 'em."
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Rugged, Lightweight, Good Fit
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The Compressport R2 was the number one calf guard worn at the Ironman World Championships in Kona 2010. The Compressport R2 calf guard boosts your venous return, reducing the accumulation of toxins while increasing oxygenation to the muscles.
 
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The best compression socks ever!
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"The best compression socks ever... the cuffs are so soft and don't bind like most other compression socks. Fantastic."
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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To conquer your workouts, start the preparations with what you put on your feet.
 
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Disappointing
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Although these socks are thin and soft, the seams at the toe and the heel are quite noticeable - they stick out, and don't fit against the foot well. Overall I was disappointed in the quality of these socks and unfortunately wouldn't buy them again."
Pros: Attractive, Lightweight
Cons: Low Quality, Wears Out Easily, Poor Fit
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The Original UA Boxerjock® stretches, recovers, stays put, wicks sweat, keeps you cool, and kills odors. Typical UA—even our underwear overachieves.
 
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Great!
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Awesomely great comfortable boxer for serious trail running, band doesn't chafe!"
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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This ultralight pure racing windshell is one for the racing purist - stay light, warm and fast. This won’t slow you down. Tailored for women.
 
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Lovely jacket
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fromNelson
Country : New Zealand
"Lovely light jacket... comfortable and pretty. Quite big fitting (but that doesn't really matter as it's so light, it just drapes). So light and tiny to carry! :-)
But, what a shame that the ladies model doesn't include a pocket for the stuff sack!
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Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons: no pocket
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Every mile counts. Capture each one with the new Forerunner 10, Garmin's simplest GPS running watch. It accurately tracks how far and how fast you run, as well as your calories.
 

Hi, what is your (owners) experience with the actual battery life while running?

I can see it's spec'd to 5 hours, but do you actually get more than that? Thanks very much...
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Nelson
 
This whistle has an anodised body with a keyring attachment and a single blast can reach 100 decibels. The international distress signal is 6 blasts of a whistle.
 

what is the weight of this whistle please?

every gram matters! :-) thanks...
2 years, 9 months ago
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 Bio Gear Ladies Arch Support Sock SS12
Bio Gear Ladies Arch Support Sock SS12
Arch support for a more comfortable feel and less fatigue.
 

what is the sizing for these socks?

What is the sizing for small - medium - large? Thanks...
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Breathable rain protection for your legs, lightweight and packable.
 

Are these trousers seam-sealed (seam-taped)?

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The Compressport R2 was the number one calf guard worn at the Ironman World Championships in Kona 2010. The Compressport R2 calf guard boosts your venous return, reducing the accumulation of toxins while increasing oxygenation to the muscles.
 

Are there any issues with wearing these with a varicose vein?

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Most doctors recommend compression socks to help relieve symptoms and slow the progress of varicose veins, as they improve circulation. This brand is awesome as the cuffs at top and bottom are very soft and don't apply additional pressure in one spot. Having said that, you should always check with your doctor to obtain advice on how to work with your condition.
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One of the most versatile shoes on the planet, the XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 GTX® features a unique blend of light weight, durability, stability, and protection for running and fast hiking on rough terrain and technical trails.
 

What size shoe does salomon go up too in men's?

Looking at the speedcross 3.
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Obviously the sizes are shown on the page, but it might help to know that Salomon in general (and Speedcross in particular) are quite small fitting and quite narrow so you might want to go up one size above what you would wear in other brands. Having said that, the Speedcross is a great shoe and is my all-time favourite... soft, light, flexible and responsive. Highly recommended.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Nelson
 
Light weight racing shoe for forefoot runners, the Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra Shoes provides added midfoot protection and durability for long, demanding races.
 

Sizing dimensions/fit relative to XT Wings (series 3) as a guide?

I've owned Salomon XT Wings before & the most recent Wings 3 fitted me well for width in size UK9.5. Do you still recommend going half size, or full size, up for S-Lab Sense Ultra? Is your recommendation based on length e.g. toe crunch; or on width, e.g. sense ultra much narrower, but not shorter; or both?
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We found it necessary to go up a half size in the S-LAB Sense Ultra shoes (from normal XT Wings), based primarily on size of the toe box but also on width... these are very narrow. (Had to send back for a half size larger). But, beautiful and soft and light and comfortable once you get the size right! :-) Hope that helps..
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Update to the iconic Salomon Speedcross 3 trail racing Shoes. Boasting a light weight construction and aggressive profile, these are ideal for challenging runs and used by many Salomon team athletes.
 

Are these good for mud running?

Hello I am thinking of doing a Wolf Run and wanted to know if these are the sort of shoes that I should be wearing for mud running and obstacle climbing etc.

I am not sure whether you need waterproof shoes for this event, I am new to this.

Thanks
Bev
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I love these shoes and would highly recommend them for a variety of offroad trails including mud, obstacles etc. They are very grippy, and very comfortable.
I find if you're going to get very wet then you don't want waterproof shoes as the water won't drain out of them. If I'm going to be going through deep puddles and rivers I don't choose the waterproof (CS = climashield) models, so that they drain and then dry out.
Hope that helps!
5 months ago
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Nelson
 
Update to the iconic Salomon Speedcross 3 trail racing Shoes. Boasting a light weight construction and aggressive profile, these are ideal for challenging runs and used by many Salomon team athletes.
 

Do these have a wide sole?

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These shoes have quite a narrow fit and narrow sole. They're agile rather than a large foot plant. I love them and find them very stable and grippy on a variety of offroad trails, like mud, and gravel. Highly recommended.
If you need a wider fit, try the mens Speedcross model - no difference that I can tell except the width.
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Nelson
 
Looking to race on the most technical trails with confidence, comfort, and a precise fit? Look no further as the venerable S-LAB XT 6's Agile Chassis™ system, newly added endoFIT™, and seamless upper give you what you need to perform at your best.
 

Looking for a pavement/tialrunning shoe

Would this shoe be suitable as a trail/ pavement shoe? or is the sole likely to be a bit hard for the pavement? also wondering how well the sole would wear? Or is there another shoe you would recomend instead?
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The sole on these shoes will wear out very quickly if you use them on pavement - they are softer and stickier, for offroad use. Try the Salomon Crossmax or Mission models for a mix of pavement and trail running. I use the Crossmax and find them great on both surfaces (which is what they're designed for) - good cushioning and wear on road, and good grip offroad. Hope that helps!
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Nelson
 
Update to the iconic Salomon Speedcross 3 trail racing Shoes. Boasting a light weight construction and aggressive profile, these are ideal for challenging runs and used by many Salomon team athletes.
 

Which of the salomon womens trail shoe would you suggest for the wider foot? Something that is also fairly lightweight but tough..hope I not asking!?

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If you are a lady with a wider foot, try any of the Salomons mens models... the Salomon womens shoes are a B width, but the mens are a D width. Otherwise, they're pretty well identical. (Well, except the colours). You'll definitely get more width in the mens models, and no-one will ever know. Hope that helps!
5 months ago
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Nelson
 
A logical progression if you're trail running in road shoes. Light, cushioned, outstanding grip on all surfaces and smooth rolling motion.
 

I need a shoe with a wide fit. How is the fit with these - the only time I have tried Salomon shoes before (years ago) I thought they were quite narro

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All the Salomon shoes are still quite a narrow fit. (I absolutely love them and find them very comfortable, but I have quite a narrow foot). Probably not your first choice if you need a shoes with a wide fit... try Nike, or Asics, or Adidas.
5 months ago
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Nelson
 
Update to the iconic Salomon Speedcross 3 trail racing Shoes. Boasting a light weight construction and aggressive profile, these are ideal for challenging runs and used by many Salomon team athletes.
 

Are these any good for fell running?

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I love these shoes, they have a great grip on muddy and slippery trails. Hope that helps!
5 months ago
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Nelson
 
 XT Wings 3 Shoes - SS13
XT Wings 3 Shoes - SS13
Light weight training shoe for midfoot strikers who want natural motion, protection and neutral cushioning for high mileage training.
 

How narrow are these at the toes?

Hi,
I'm deciding between these and the Adidas Supernova Riot 5.
The sole determining factor is the width of the shoes at the toe section.
I used to have a Salomon XA Pro 3D; these fit fine (but had a number of design flaws, not fit-related); I also bought a pair of Salomon SpeedCross 3 models; these were far too narrow at the toes, blistering the fifth toe and themselves disintegrating at the friction point.
Could you, please, tell me how these fit (i.e., at the width in the toe section) compared to the Adidas Supernova Riot 5 to guide me in ordering the appropriate item?

Thank you very much…
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These are quite similar in fit to the Speedcross... additionally, they have a very solid, firm toebox, which is great if it fits you well but can be very painful if they're too narrow for you.
I think that Adidas generally are wider and roomier in the toebox than Salomon. Hope that helps!
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Nelson