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Reviews - Tue 5th Mar 2013 - Salomon Speedcross 3 Running Shoes - Heason Events

Salomon Speedcross 3 Running Shoes

5th Mar 2013

Salomon Speedcross 3

A while back I reviewed a pair of Salomon Fellcross running shoes. I complained in the review that the tread was not very good on wet rock. The guys at Salomon suggested I try a pair of Speedcross instead. The shoe is very similar to the Fellcross, with a more aggressive tread – i.e. more and bigger rubber spikes. They are indeed less slippery on wet rock, but the rubber compound is, as far as I can make out, the same so there is still a bit of an issue with slipping. To be fair, as I pointed out in the original review of the Fellcross, I’ve yet to come across a shoe that doesn’t slip on wet rock to some degree, and the Speedcross is definitely an improvement on the Fellcross. I LOVE the quicklace system with the little pocket on the tongue to tuck the lace into when running. If you forget your gloves and get back in from a winter run with numb hands it’s easy to get the shoes off; I’ve never had to stop mid run or mid race to re-tie a shoelace when wearing either model, and think that all shoe manufacturers could learn a thing or two about them (they’d also make great triathlon laces for quick transitioning). Comfort wise they are a good deal higher off the ground than the Fellcross but I’ve not felt at all unstable in them – and this coming from somebody with inherently weak ankles. Another feature I particularly like is the neoprene-like cover above the tongue which genuinely keeps your feet dry in wet conditions.

An all-round great fell running shoe.

 

 

TECHNICAL INFO :

Weight(g)
- 313
Chassis
- Light Weight Muscle :
Dampening
Midsole
- Injected EVA :
The Injected EVA sockliner provides a better cushioning, more lightness and stability. 
- Molded EVA :
Provides excellent next to foot cushioning and anatomical support.
Tongue/Cuff
- Lace pocket :
Provides easy storage for the Quick Fit lacing system
Upper material
- Strategically placed textile parts :
Lightweight, breathable abrasion resistant materials engineered in key areas to improve breathability and comfort.
- Anti-debris mesh :
Avoid debris to be trapped between your foot and the footbed.
- Water resistant textile :
Lightweight, breathable, abrasion and water resistant materials for a better ventilation and optimum comfort. Maintain the foot dry.
- Feather construction
Membrane
- Climashield™ :
Climashield resists moisture while being breatheable. By placing the membrane only on the front section of the shoe it still allows the water to drain out of the shoe if you happen to cross a river and get water coming in from the top.
Sockliner
- OrthoLite® :
OrthoLite® sockliner combines a specific Ortholite® foam and an EVA heel cup.
Ortholite® foam creates a cooler, drier, healthier, better cushioned environment under the foot. It will not break down or lose effectiveness over time.
Recycled tire content to protect the environment.
EVA heel cups allows for a better heel support and added cushioning.
Protection
- Mud guard :
Protective material all around the base of the shoe.
OutSole
- Mud & Snow Non-marking Contagrip® :
Used specifically in Winter, this non-marking contagrip leaves no traces whatever the terrain.
Fit management
- Quicklace™ :
Minimalistic and strong lace for one-pull tightening. Easy-on, easy-off.
- Sensifit™ :
Wraps around the foot for a safe and precise hold.
Waight of the pair
- 313g

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