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
$150
Weight
Men: 11.5oz
Women: 9.7oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm
Women: 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.

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

7 reasons to buy

  • The upper of the Speedcross Pro features the anti-debris mesh and mud cover technology.
  • Most runners took note of the all-surface grip feature of the shoe.
  • Some reviewers applauded the lightweight construction of the Salomon Speedcross Pro without affecting comfort and flexibility.
  • This shoe features the Quicklace Technogy that gained positive reviews from most runners.
  • Some runners were satisfied with this shoe because it is impressively aggressive.
  • The outsole of the Speedcross Pro is designed for slippery and wet terrains.
  • The Salomon Speedcross Pro has an impressive well-cushioned heel.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners were not happy with the shoe’s small toe box.
  • Some observed that the Speedcross Pro felt clunky and too hard when landing on non-trail runs.
  • Expensive running shoe.

Bottom line

The Salomon Speedcross Pro is an aggressive running shoe that features comfort, impressive ground traction and flexibility. This shoe is a best partner for technical and wet trails.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 69 ratings

5 star
64%
4 star
19%
3 star
6%
2 star
3%
1 star
6%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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82 / 100 based on 18 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 by Gearist • Brandon Wood • Level 5 expert

    I do think that there are some people who run in this only on groomed trails and that is probably a bit of an overkill but if it makes you happy and comfy, then go for it!

  • 95 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    Testers found the fit comfortingly secure and the traction superb.

  • 92 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    Why you might need the Speedcross Pro: (1) You’re racing over steep, sloppy, boggy mountain trails (e.g., ultramarathons in Europe); (2) you’re competing in serious mud runs; or (3) you simply want some of the most rugged, dirt-grabbing, mud-shedding, foot-hugging shoes made. 

  • 88 / 100 by Runblogger • David Henry • Level 4 expert

    The Speedcross Pro is a great improvement to, in my view, the outdated Speedcross 3 and is much more closer to the S-Lab models in build and function (a good thing!).

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Michael Mason-D'Croz • Level 4 expert

    The Salomon Speedcross Pro is an aggressive trail running shoe that provides protection and incredible grip on the trails.

  • 78 / 100 by Gear Institute • Jacob Waltz • Level 4 expert

    The Salomon Speedcross Pro gives the impression of a shoe built for speed on tough terrain, and it largely lives up to this image. The aggressive lugs and sticky rubber, grip everything and anything, and the 10mm heel-to-drop helps maintain turnover.

  • 78 / 100 by Gear Institute • Jacob Waltz • Level 4 expert

    The heel however does feel a little unstable at speed on firm surfaces such as rock or hard-packed dirt, and the fit and lacing can take a while to dial in.

  • 76 / 100 by Active Gear Review • Kevin Fonger • Level 4 expert

    Although this is a good type of snug fit in that it makes you feel extremely secure on technical trails where one loose footstep can lead to a sprained ankle or worse. 

  • 78 / 100 by Endurance Review • Gelder Lewis • Level 3 expert

    Because the Pro is not as cushioned as Hoka or Olympus, my feet hurt after running in the Pro for more than 6 hours. 

  • 70 / 100 by Competitor Running • Lisa Jhung • Level 3 expert

    The cushioning rides a bit hard, and feels almost orthotic-like (firm, secure and corrective) around the arch.

  • 85 / 100 by Top Ten Reviews • Top Ten Reviews • Level 2 expert

    In fact, these shoes make simple trails for enthusiastic runners and our field testers a bit boring.

  • 84 / 100 by MyOutdoors.co.uk • James • Level 2 expert

    I feel it is a more aggressive, better protected variant, which though slightly heavier, will allow you to attack terrain with as much, if not more ferocity.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Online Reviews • Running Shoes Online Reviews • Level 2 expert

    The inner portion is designed in such a manner so that, it enhances better support.

  • 78 / 100 by Active Junky • Peter Reese • Level 2 expert

    More cushioned than expected, the shoe’s tendency to heat up is notable even in cooler conditions. 

  • 83 / 100 by Explore • Ryan Stuart • Level 1 expert

    Together, the grip is noticeably better than anything but carbide-spiked runners. 

  • 83 / 100 by Running Northwest • Evan Rue • Level 1 expert

    The Speedcross Pro are an aggressive and super nimble trail shoe. 

  • 81 / 100 by Heason Events • Heason Events • Level 1 expert

    I have reasonably wide feet and these shoes are described as having a narrow fit, but there’s enough give for this not to be an issue, with the usual wired lacingsystem allowing you to quickly adjust things to the right comfort level.

  • 80 / 100 by AFD Online • AFD Online • Level 1 expert

    The different thickness within the sole offers toughness and balance about the while offering versatility up the middle.

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Updates to Salomon Speedcross Pro

  • The Salomon Speedcross Pro features an enhanced outsole for reliable, all surface grip. It comes with an individually molded outsole with aggressive lugs for an enhanced ground contact. The outsole offers impressive performance on both soft and muddy surfaces.
  • Compared to the old versions of the Speedcross series, this shoe comes with an updated upper which is more durable. It has water-resistant mesh and protective tongue, making the shoe ideal for fall-winter trail running.

Salomon Speedcross Pro size and fit

The Speedcross Pro is available in standard running shoe size. The midfoot and heel area are of standard measurements and the forefoot is a bit narrow. This shoe can give impressive fit to those runners with medium foot size and narrow footed individual. Both men’s and women’s versions are available in regular widths.


Outsole

The outsole uses the Mud and Snow Non-marking ContraGrip technology that leaves no traces while running on the different terrains. The aggressive lugs are designed to survive on softer ground while delivering reliable traction.


Midsole

The shoe uses the full-length molded EVA that delivers excellent underfoot cushioning and anatomical support. This midsole foam attenuates shock during impact and delivers a springy feel for a more responsive ride. This works efficient with the lightweight muscle cushioning that helps absorbs impact during landing.


Upper

The upper coverage of the Salomon Speedcross Pro is made from anti-debris mesh material that offers adaptive fit and added support while keeping debris from entering the shoe. It is also waterproof in nature, keeping the foot cool and dry.

The SensiFit system hugs the foot securely that delivers a comfortable and precise fit while the EndoFit system provides an enhanced feedback and foot wrapping.

The shoe also features the Salomon’s notable quick-lacing system that works perfectly with the lace pockets, keeping the laces out of the way while running.