Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 8.1ozWomen: 7.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 25mmWomen: 25mm
Forefoot heightMen: 21mmWomen: 21mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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73 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews
It is a bad-ass trail shoe; one that can get you through all the nastiest trail you can think of.
With its narrow fell last and secure feel, it may not be the best option for anyone with very wide feet or a need for extreme comfort.
The large outsole lugs live up to expectations, but the narrow forefoot and small ground contact area limit stability on technical and off-camber trail.
The only issue I have had with durability on the Fellcross 3 is that a couple of lugs have had sections shear-off after running fast on sharp rocks.
Updates to Salomon S-Lab Fellcross 3
- The 3rd version of the extremely popular Fellcross series is Salomon’s action to previous issues regarding upper durability. Salomon utilizes in this version a denser and tighter weave mesh to enhance the upper’s long lasting-performance. Although this upper is not water repellant, it does an effective job of keeping off light drizzle, dust, and powdery snow.
- Salomon puts a premium on a seamless upper this time around. Welded and bonded overlays dominate the upper as opposed to the stitched versions of the prior model. The update provides excellent support and structure while the seamless upper lessens the dangers of irritation or hot spots.
- The Fellcross 3 also improves the foothold of runners on the trail by doing two things. One, the last has been changed to a slightly narrower model to provide a secure hold on uneven terrain. Second, there is a continuous substantial overlay that stretches from the forefoot to the heel to really secure the foot, especially the heel.
- The addition of the Endofit Sockliner, which is made of plush fabric, is another update that enhances the fit and comfort of this shoe.
Salomon S-Lab Fellcross 3 size and fit
Generally, the fit and sizing of this shoe resemble that of the prior version, except that it is a bit narrow in the forefoot due to the new last. Salomon markets the Fellcross 3 as having standard fit and length in men’s sizes. Runners with regular widths or narrow measurements should be able to get their most comfortable feeling in this shoe. Available sizes are from 4 to 15.
Same as in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, it uses the Contagrip outsole that is designed to tackle mud and snow with ease. Salomon uses aggressive lugs that are generously spaced apart. While the structure and configuration of the Chevron lugs deliver superior bite on mud and soft trail, the spacing of the lugs also allows the shoe to shed off mud naturally.
Two midsole layers are utilized in this area. A lightweight EVA foam called LT Muscle by Salomon is the first layer for impact-absorption. The second part is a compression molded EVA that gives a bit of cushioning. It is not too soft, but just gives the right amount of cushioning with really good responsiveness.
The denser and more durable mesh fights off debris, light drizzle, and a little snow. Keeping off the elements is further enhanced by the gusseted tongue. For protection against bruising, a lightweight TPU material or a Rubber Toe Cap heads the forefoot. Salomon improves the step-in comfort and fit of the Fellcross 3 by introducing the Endofit Sockliner. Speed laces made of Kevlar make cinching easy and convenient.