Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX
This is my new favorite trail running/light hiking…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120
This is my new favorite trail running/light hiking shoe. It is extremely lightweight, has perfect flex in the sole, and provides plenty of support. The Gore-tex makes them that much better. My only gripe is that the traction does not seem like it will last very long.
- Lugs wear down fast
The shoe fits great. The lacing system makes it easy to adjust to your foot. I haven't met many people that can't fit into Salomon shoes unless they have very wide or very narrow feet.
The shoes were comfortable right off the shelf. Seriously, I tried them on just for fun but had to have them after realizing how well they fit.
There is plenty of support in this shoe to allow it to work as a lightweight hiker/backpacker, even though it's meant for running (where it really excels).
The Gore-tex is fully waterproof. I've walked straight through a few inches of water in these and they stay DRY!!!
I don't love running. When I do go running it's on trails. I do love hiking. So, I wanted a shoe that I could trail run in, but also hike in. This shoe fit the bill. It is seriously my new favorite shoe.
Where to Buy
Here's what other sites are saying:
Backcountry. com partnered with Salomon to offer the Men's Speedcross 3 GTX Trail Running Shoe with a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex membrane and a colorway exclusive to Backcountry. com. This shoe offers the same aggressive trail running platform you've come to expect from the Speedcross, but now you can charge across wet, muddy trails without soaking your foot. You get unshakable traction, a close and precise fit, and all the protection and support you need to run off the road, where the terrain is uneven and unpredictable. You won't find this version of the Speedcross anywhere else, so don't wait to add it to your collection--you never know if and when it'll be back again.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version