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Old 09-07-2017, 10:23 AM
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Default Contagrip(Salomon) vs Megagrip(Vibram) soles

As our teepads age, they are becoming somewhat slick when wet. I noticed an add for the Vibram Megagrip soles and the supposed great grip on wet surfaces. Unfortunately, I am not finding a lot of shoe models I like or have experience with that have these. I have had bad experiences with Merrell in the past.

I had been wanting to try Salomon for a while, and noticed they have Contagrip soles that also claim good grip. If all things are equal, I would get these. If Megagrip is superior in the wet grip area, I might take a chance on a totally unfamiliar brand like Garmont. Thanks for your responses.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:33 AM
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Haven't tried Megagrip, but I have owned several pairs of Salomons with Contagrip soles, and they are the best soles I've ever owned in terms of grip. Enough that I wonder why anybody buys Vibram when they want grip.

Most of my experience is with the Speedcross3 model (XR Missions and XA Pro GTX are the others), and I found that while the soles grip really well, the durability just isn't there. The lugs grind down fast. While it's great that I now have several pairs of mowing shoes, I don't care for the fact that the shoes themselves are still in great shape. If you're looking at Salomon and want durability, I would look for a style that has fewer lugs than the SC3. The XR Missions were like that, and they fared much better. The shoe just didn't fit well. I guess I just don't like zero drop shoes.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:36 AM
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I usually find closeouts, so I care more about grip than durability. Disc golf is so cheap-I don't mind buying shoes often. I find shoes to be more important of a choice than discs, or bags.
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Then I will tell you that the Speedcross3 is my favorite discing shoe. Super comfy. Super light weight. Amazing grip. Not waterproof though.

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I have the Salomon XA Pro 3D, NOT waterproof. (I hate waterproof shoes. I adjust my socks to the weather.)
It's honestly the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn....enough so that when I tried them for disc golf, I immediately ordered a second pair as an every day shoe.
Easily the best wet grip of any shoe I've tried for golf, and I can go all day and still be comfortable....something I could never say before when wearing heavier hiking shoes.

And I agree with you Pmantle...if they wear down a bit faster, oh well. I'd rather be comfortable and sure-footed and pay a bit more to maintain that.... same reason I buy softer rubber car tires with lower tread life guarantees.

After having been in the Salomons for a few years now, I won't even look at another shoe.

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The Salomons go on sale on Amazon constantly also.... that's how I order mine.
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The Salomons go on sale on Amazon constantly also.... that's how I order mine.
Sierra Trading has that XA Pro 3D for $80, which seems like a great deal. Torn between it and the Savannah Hiking shoe for $35.
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Sierra Trading has that XA Pro 3D for $80, which seems like a great deal. Torn between it and the Savannah Hiking shoe for $35.
Never seen the Savannah previously.... I'm wondering if the tread pattern makes any difference. Also, I think with the fabric they'll be warmer, but that's totally a guess.

The XA Pro 3d appeared to be $70 on Sierra - it looked like $80 was the waterproof version.
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The XA Pro 3d appeared to be $70 on Sierra - it looked like $80 was the waterproof version.
Only in size 7 and 7.5

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I will share my experience with the XA Pros. Both shoes fit well when I put them on. When I started moving, one shoe started digging into my achilles to the point of it bleeding. Of course I was on a bagging day trip and brought no other shoes. I'm sure I got a bad pair because I have friends that love theirs, but I figured there may be some value in sharing.
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