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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $180
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9.3oz
    Women: 9.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 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 height
    Heel height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Contragrip Technology of the Salomon S-Lab Speed allows runners to run in wet and muddy trails without holding back based on the reviews of most runners.
  • The combination of the great grip and excellent forefoot flexibility made a substantial number of runners happy with this shoe.
  • The Endofit and Sensifit technology of the S-Lab Speed provides comfortable fit and agility.
  • Features the Salomon quick lacing system.
  • Low to the ground and light construction made this shoe ideal for uptempo training and trail running as noted in most reviews.
  • The streamlined upper construction is very helpful in keeping the debris out.

2 reasons not to buy

  • An expensive trail running shoe.
  • Most women runners are complaining about getting the right size because the S-Lab Speed is sold in men’s sizes.

Bottom line

The Salomon S-Lab Speed is a trail running shoe perfect for trail running and uptempo training. The construction of the shoe allows runners to move quickly and perform well even in rough, wet terrains. This shoe offers secure fit, enough cushioning and stability.

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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

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Updates to Salomon S-Lab Speed

  • The Salomon S-Lab Speed features an impressive grip through the brand’s mud and snow ContraGrip technology that allows runners to keep upright even in soft and muddy trails.
  • This shoe also features a closed upper mesh that keeps debris out without affecting breathability and comfort. It uses technologies that give improved fit and a quick-lacing system that delivers a precise foothold.

Salomon S-Lab Speed size and fit

The Salomon S-Lab speed is a unisex running shoe but it is available in men’s size. Those women who want to wear this shoe should purchase 1.5 size smaller than the standard size available. The heel, midfoot and forefoot offer a snug fit.


Outsole

The Non-Marking Contragrip technology delivers impressive traction on varied surfaces. The combined rubber outsole offers great grip on wet conditions and on softer ground.


Midsole

The midsole features the full-length Molded EVA midsole foam that delivers lightweight cushioning and stability. The EVA foam offers greater shock absorption and energy-return for a more resilient ride.


Upper

The upper of the Salomon S-Lab Speed uses an anti-debris mesh that keeps debris out while staying breathable. This works perfectly with the tongue cover that gives added comfort and keeps shoe debris-free. The Sensifit and Endofit technologies offer unmatched comfort and secure fit. It also have rubber toe cap that keeps the toes protective while running on technical and rough terrains. Lastly, this shoe comes with lace pockets that keep laces out of the while.