Who should buy the Salomon Alphacross Blast GTX

The Alphacross Blast GTX is perfect for trail runners looking for: 

  • an inexpensive waterproof running shoe
  • a trail shoe that can double as a light hiking shoe
  • a winter-appropriate trail running shoe

Alphacross Blast GTX: Ride comfortably

Apart from having a waterproof feature and a pocket-friendly price, Salomon has made it a point to make the Alphacross Blast GTX a feet-pampering trail shoe. As opposed to other trail running models, it doesn't punish the feet with its cushy yet supportive foam. Even more, it also has a soft lining that makes the feet feel at home. 

Other Salomon Cross GTX shoes

Salomon Supercross Blast GTX - for mud and loose dirt 

Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX - for training and racing in the mountains

Salomon Wildcross GTX - more grippy and stable version of the Speedcross for daily training

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 12oz / Women 9.7oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Salomon Alphacross Blast
Forefoot height: 19.9mm
Heel height: 29.9mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.