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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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 12.8ozWomen: 12.8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
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: 26mmWomen: 26mm
Forefoot heightMen: 16mmWomen: 16mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Salomon Snowcross 2 CSWP
- The Snowcross 2 CSWP is Salomon’s updated version of their trail shoe that’s specially designed for the winter season. It is for unusual running conditions, such as rain, snow, and sleet. This running wear is ideal for neutral pronators or runners with medium to high arches.
- The upper presents the ClimaSalomon waterproof membrane in a mid-feather construction. It covers the shoe’s anti-debris mesh, which in turn protects the foot and keeps it ventilated.
- With injected EVA foam, the midsole promises a lightweight yet sturdy cushioning. With the Lightweight Muscle compound, the impact is absorbed to allow a smooth stride.
- The outsole has the brand’s Premium Wet Traction Contagrip for a non-slip grip, no matter how tight the trails are.
Salomon Snowcross 2 CSWP size and fit
The length of the Snowcross 2 CSWP is for the standard running shoe. It possesses a narrow heel and midfoot, a small forefoot, and a short toe box height; thus, it is suitable for wearers with low to medium foot volumes. The width follows the men’s measurements, so it’s D – Medium, but the shoe is unisex and can be worn by men and women.
The outsole features Salomon’s original Premium Wet Traction Contagrip, an outsole material created from a mix of various compounds. It provides a superior level of grip, excelling on wet and slippery surfaces.
The brand’s signature lug pattern is present, including the siping which offers additional traction.
With the Mud Guard protective covering, the outsole sheds the elements that stick to the shoe, thus maintaining a clean surface.
The injected EVA foam offers an adequate amount of cushioning and shock absorption, resulting in a high energy return and a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
A compound called Lightweight Muscle blends with the EVA foam to deliver some more attenuation of impact. It also ensures a soft and comfortable ride when running on rough trails.
The sock liner is from Ortholite, and it’s designed to create a dry and healthy underfoot environment. It has an EVA heel cup that facilitates better heel support and supplementary cushioning.
With an anti-debris mesh, the upper of the Snowcross 2 CSWP is breathable and protective at the same time.
The upper’s mid-feather construction lets the shoe be comfortable enough to feel like a second skin.
Featuring ClimaSalomon, a membrane covering the mesh, the shoe gains waterproof and quick-drying properties while still permitting the runner to move without distractions.
A Lycra collar supports the ankle, and there is protective padding in the area to keep the lower leg safe from debris, snow, and ice.
The Sensifit overlays provide a supportive framework for a snug fit. The result is a cradled and customized coverage all over the foot.
The shoe works with a Quicklace system, which uses Kevlar fibers for a natural shoe entry and exit. There is a lace pocket installed to keep the laces secured and out of the way.
On top of the mesh is a Ripstop fabric, which works by preventing the elements from entering and damaging the shoe. It also has reflective properties to enable visibility in low-light surroundings.
A zip gaiter joins the Ripstop fabric together; it is a closure system that keeps rocks, debris, and water out of the shoe.