Who should buy the Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX

You will love the Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX if:

  • You want a solid waterproof neutral shoe.
  • You want a multi-terrain shoe for long-distance or marathon use.

Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX name

Updates to the Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX

  • Added a new ripstop upper to adapt well to the foot’s shape and movement
  • The stitched overlay cupping the heel is slightly larger and sits lower than the past version
  • Enhanced stability on uneven trails
  • Added little nubs on top of the arrow-shaped lugs to add more traction, especially on mud and snow

Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX side view

All-around grips with the Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX outsole

The outsole uses Wet Contagrip technology that delivers incredible traction even in mud and snow. Salomon utilizes arrow-shaped lugs facing opposite directions for a truly versatile grip.

Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX black

Placing nubs on several parts of the aggressive 5mm lugs is a very neat way of enhancing grip on the most difficult and challenging trails.

Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX black outsole

Smooth rides with the Speedcross 3 GTX

Same as in the popular Salomon Speedcross 5, Salomon mixes standard injection-molded EVA and its proprietary LT Muscle midsole foam in this shoe. The midsole produces a really nice blend of responsiveness and cushioning for short or ultra-long runs.

Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX blue midsole

Cool and dry runs with the upper

The Gore-Tex waterproof membrane keeps off water with still enough breathability for cool and dry runs. A new ripstop upper adds durability while keeping the shoe well-ventilated.

Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX upper

Salmon's Sensifit technology

The Sensifit technology is basically the combination of the overlays, the lace, and the midsole to provide a secure and very comfortable fit. A Kevlar-made string allows runners to adjust runners to find their best fit in an instant.

Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX laces

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: 12oz
Drop: 11mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Salomon Speedcross 3
Update: Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX
Forefoot height: 18mm

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