Product Review & Giveaway: Salomon X-Scream

Thursday, July 31, 2014

So many shoes, so little time!
It has been so much fun working with Salomon as an Insider.  The brand holds free runs in local parks every few months where you can try out one of their new styles on the trails before buying.  I think this is a great idea as buying running shoes is big investment, especially if you choose the wrong pair.  One rainy mroning, I ventured down to Fulham Park and ran with the Salomon team on various terrain to try the womens' X-Scream in flouro-pink.

Here is what Salomon has to say about the X-Scream: 
“The X-Scream running shoe is a perfect CityTrail™ shoe, at home on any surface, with the cushioning and ride that runners need on pavement, but also the protection and grip needed for rougher trails or looser surfaces The ride feels like a road shoe, with Salomon’s LT Muscle midsole and OS Tendon for energy return. And Salomon’s reknown Contagrip® outsole ensures grip on every type of surface. The X-Scream adapts to any foot, thanks to Sensiflex™, a stretch panel on the metatarsal heads that allows the foot to spread during long runs, without discomfort. And Sensifit™ with Quicklace® provides a precise, snug fit, adjustable on the go.”

Where to tuck your laces
With a 4mm drop (according to Salomon athlete MG), this shoe is slated for city trail running, rather than rugged mountain sides.  The style look makes an easy choice to include in your suitcase when traveling as you can wear as an accent piece, as well as during your morning run.  The quicklaces make it easy to take the shoes on and off (and after 4 years of wearing Salomons, I know now where to stash the laces thanks to my husband).  The shoes fit my narrow foot perfectly due to the Sensifit technology.  The mesh top is very breathable and the soles gave me good traction on various terrains (except wet slate/marble).
Me & fellow American MG with her delicious
homemade cookies

I have taken them out a few times since and really like how light the shoes are compared to my normal running shoes.  I probably won't run farther than a 5K in them (as I have tendinitis and plantar fasciitis so need more support) but many other runners would find them a perfect match.

#Competition Time
Salomon has graciously given me a pair of X-Scream to give away.  All you need to do is follow @PTMollie and @SalomonSports on Twitter (or leave a comment below if you are not on Twitter).  Extra entry available by 'liking' my Facebook page.  Please note these shoes are womens UK Size 8.5/ Euro 42 2/3/US size 10 and WE CANNOT CHANGE THE SIZE OR COLOR.  Sorry about that. Open to people all over the world (feel the love!). Contest ends Thursday 7th August at 10pm London time with winner announced on my here on blog on Friday 8th August at 9am.  Best of luck!

Win me!

Salomon did not pay me for this review. They graciously sent me this product and all opinions are honest and my own. If you have a product you would like me to review, please contact me:


  1. Oo just my size, I follow both of you on twitter and I like you on Facebook!

  2. Follow you both and 'like' your page. Fab colour shoes :-)

  3. Yay a prize for big feet

  4. Pefect my size I have followed both of you.


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