Facts

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

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$145
Weight
Men: 10.9oz
Women: 9.3oz
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Water-repellent upper coverage worked impressively in keeping the feet dry, according to some reviews.
  • A few number of runners high-appreciated the shoe’s superb grip on rough terrains.
  • Several runners found the Speedcross 4 CS durable.
  • Based on the observations of few runners, the shoe is comfortable to wear.
  • The shoe’s cushioning gained positive remarks from some runners.
  • The shoe is surprisingly lightweight, based on some comments.
  • One runner mentioned that the Speedcross 4 CS felt more secure than the older version.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Salomon Speedcross 4 CS is expensive.
  • Some runners noticed that the shoe is less breathable because of the anti-debris mesh.
  • One runner mentioned that the shoe was unstable due to high heel height.

Bottom line

The Salomon Speedcross 4 CS is a reliable trail running shoe that is designed for neutral foot movement. Comes with a water-repellent upper coverage, this shoe keeps the foot dry even on wet conditions. It offers great cushioning, breathability, and protection needed while running on technical trails.


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Updates to Salomon Speedcross 4 CS

  • The Salomon Speedcross 4 CS comes with an updated outsole. The fourth generation Speedcross lugs are more aggressive than the previous version. It digs in deep on soft surfaces and provides excellent traction on technical trails.

Salomon Speedcross 4 CS size and fit

The fit of the Speedcross 4 CS is very identical to the previous versions. The upper wraps the foot comfortably and securely. The padding in the right areas offers exceptional comfort for the foot. It runs true to size and it is available in medium widths for both men’s and women’s versions.


Outsole

The outsole of the shoe uses the brand’s notable Wet Traction Contagrip that provides exceptional grip on wet and slippery surfaces. The 5mm aggressive lugs are designed to deliver maximum traction on wet and technical terrain.


Midsole

Salomon Speedcross 4 CS uses an injected EVA compound that extended in the entire midsole. The full-length EVA offers reliable underfoot cushioning. This works perfectly with the LT muscle that helps in absorbing shock during impact. The resilient cushioning delivers a more responsive ride.


Upper

The Speedcross 4 CS features the ClimaShield membrane, a quick-drying material that keeps the foot cool and dry in wet conditions. This works well with the anti-debris mesh upper that keeps dirt and debris out while keeping the coverage breathable. Great protection against dirt is also maximized through the shoe’s mud guard system that fends off clay and mud while running on muddy trail.

With the aid of the Sensifit technology, the shoe provides a snug fit. The shoe has a gusseted tongue that keeps debris out, and lace pockets that tucked laces up and out of the way. The padded tongue and collar provides added comfort and enhanced performance. Lastly, the OrthoLite Sockliner offers moisture-managing properties for moisture and odor control while giving additional underfoot protection.