Elevate your running ambition.

From fast-moving peak bagging along Colorado's 14ers to spirited trail runs along the talus fields and cirques of the North Cascades, the Salomon S-Lab XA Alpine Trail Running Shoe combines lightweight flexibility with enhanced protection. Water-resistant materials prevent shallow stream crossings and melting snowfields from dampening your feet on long-distance runs.

Immediately noticeable, the S-Lab XA Alpine's lateral zip gaiter keeps rocks, debris, and thick vegetation from sneaking inside and compromising your running performance. The anti-debris mesh and textile upper resist abrasive wear when you're subjecting them to serious abuse on the trail. There's an ankle pad and synthetic toecap bumper for added protection from rugged trails and formidable terrain.

The molded EVA footbed and dual-density EVA midsole dissipate harsh vibration when you're striding over boulders, trail debris, and other alpine impediments. And to ensure solid grip up the mountain, the Contagrip sole features widely spaced lugs for dependable uphill traction and tacky grip over wet rocks.

  • Fast-moving, protective shoe for alpine running pursuits
  • Zip-up gaiter keeps rocks and debris from sneaking inside
  • Anti-debris mesh prevents snagging on abrasive terrain
  • Water-resistant textile won't soak up excess moisture
  • Contagrip sole for wet grip and climbing prowess
  • Quicklace system for secure fit along inner-shoe
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 13

I spend a lot of time trying on shoes that never fit. I am a size 13 and most companies only offer up to 12.5. I was so happy to see these are made in size 13. They are well made and fit well. I am very impressed. 5 stars from Bicksler7.com. I would recommend these to anyone getting ready to trail run this winter!


Salomon is coming out with great ideas.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.5

This shoe is a great idea and it really is a pretty cool product.

It is like all the pluses of the S Lab trail shoes and the pluses of the S Lab X Alps combined into one.

I love it. Better and more durable sole than the regular trail shoes, water resistance, built in gator, slightly insulated and.. They are compatible with flex crampons.

Salomon took their other great ideas and combined them together to make this shoe. For training, for hiking, for scrambles and for trail running. Salomon has morphed together a product that only existed in separate forms before.

I think the quality and durability is there also, which I don't always say with all of Salomon's products. They usually get a close, but not perfect rating from me, usually based upon the price of their products versus the longevity you will get from them.

This shoe has what I was looking for.

Sizing is spot on with their speedcross shoes. With the gator it feels more secure around the ankle.

I used these in Chamonix , around Switzerland and italy for over a month. They are without question the best shoe to bring if you want to move fast and light on any hike or scramble you might want to do.

If these aren't in your quiver of footwear you bring with you, you are missing out.