Updates to Salomon Alphacross GTX

  • The Salomon Alphacross GTX is designed to accommodate the needs of trainers, runners, and sports enthusiasts. It is made to support everything from jogging to undulating trails. 
  • The outsole section utilizes the Contagrip® rubber. This material offers excellent traction on mixed terrain. It is also harder and tougher compared to ordinary rubber materials. 
  • The Gore-Tex® technology is incorporated in this running shoe. Gore-Tex® is a thin membrane that’s highly durable, breathable and waterproof. 
  • Salomon Alphacross GTX also uses EnergyCell technology for added comfort. EnergyCell is a high-performance EVA foam that offers great shock absorption. 

Size and fit

Salomon Alphacross GTX utilizes the standard running shoe length, which means that runners can get a pair with their usual sizing expectations. However, it is important to test the shoe first or study user feedback about sizing from various sources to ensure a perfect fit. The shoe is available in a range of sizes and colors for both men and women versions. 

Outsole

Contagrip® rubber is employed in the outsole of Salomon Alphacross GTX to protect the rest of the underfoot flatform from wear-and-tear. It also offers maximum traction on soft and hard surfaces. Salomon developed the Contagrip® technology by combining different densities that fit in any condition. Other running shoes that utilize this rubber outsole are the Salomon Speedcross 5 and Salomon Sense Ride 2

The outsole is created with a lug design to help improve the gripping ability of the shoe. 

Midsole

The Salomon Alphacross GTX features the EnergyCell high-performance EVA foam. This material is designed to be lightweight and springy. It offers superior comfort and shock absorption. 

The OrthoLite® insole technology is integrated into this running shoe. It creates a moisture management system that helps move moisture away to provide a cooler and drier environment for the foot. This component provides great cushioning and unmatched comfort to the user. 

Upper

The stitch-free upper of Salomon Alphacross GTX provides a smooth, glove-like feel. It is made out of woven fabrics that can resist ripping, tearing and abrasion. 

The upper’s Gore-Tex® membrane is lightweight and breathable, providing year-round comfort. This waterproof material keeps the foot dry and comfortable by drawing moisture away. 

The shoe uses the traditional Salomon lacing system with eyelets. The lacing system keeps the foot stable and allows the user to easily adjust the fit of the shoe. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 11.6oz / Women 9.9oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Salomon Alphacross
Forefoot height: 20mm
Heel height: 30mm

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