Historic Range: $81.73-$112.46
Historic Range: $60.73-$149.95
Worth every cent.
- Exotic materials that WORK
- Very good breathability
- Excellent support
- Rigid Vibram sole
- Absolutely none
I bought a pair of these last summer being somehow reluctant about this purchase because of my previous experience with Salomon Speedcross 3 that did not deliver as promised at all (even though these where a gift so...).
I wear them as casual shoes in the city and also for some light backpacking when the inclination is low. Also the breathing is very good, keeping sweat to a minimum.
The toe and heel area is reinforced with rubber for added protection against rocks.
On the sides, hard to wear Cordura fabric where it is critical for abrasions and in order to improve rigidity.
The upper body consist of a mesh/Nubuk leather combo that breathes very good in conjunction with the Gore-tex lining on the inside. Personal experience: These shoes bathed over seawater from a crushing wave when scrambling on some rocks near Triopetra Beach (Rethymno) and no water came through!
The insole is a dual eva material that is...ok I guess, although I'm going to opt for a pair of Plantari that came in stock with my Zamberlan 1009 Vioz Top GT RR wl boots, because they provide more cushioning and moisture wicking.
I bought exactly my size and they fit like a glove from the very start (no break-in period) like my 1009s.
The laces are filled with some kind of foam material that makes for a secure tie. Plus their length is just right!
The heel and the arch area features a carbon fiber insert that further improves rigidity without adding any more weight although I cannot find any relevant official or unofficial information about that anywhere.
The sole is made from Vibram and feels surprisingly rigid for a speed trail shoe. The weight is 415gr. for size 42.
Overall I am very happy with this shoe and would recommend it.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 90 EU with discount