EndoFit upper construction hugs the foot and provides a precise fit. SensiFit upper construction cradles the foot from the midsole to the lacing system to provide a secure, snug, and customized fit. Water-repellent treatment on the upper provides extra protection. Lateral zip gaiter prevents debris from entering the shoe. Medial protective pad offers protection. Dual-density midsole provides superior cushioning, stability, and motion control. All-terrain Contagrip outsole built for a variety of surfaces. Climbing zone on the outsole delivers grip, durability, and energy transmission. Quicklace lacing system for easy on and off.Geared towards protecting trail runners, helping them better adapt to the surrounding terrain, the XA-Alpine 2 is made to go beyond the tree line where the surroundings are unpredictable and oftentimes hostile. A protective gaiter encases the sneaker so you don’t have to worry about debris making its way inside the shoe, while a Contagrip rubber outsole provides unmatched traction on all types of mountain terrains. The XA-Alpine 2 is designed in collaboration with Salomon athletes, for athletes, but hey — if you can pull off a more casual look with this silhouette, we’re all for it. This pair is particularly special, as the shoe is reimagined through the eyes of contemporary cycling brand, Pas Normal Studios.