DiscontinuedUpdate: Salomon Speedcross Pro 2
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WeightMen: 11.5ozWomen: 9.7oz
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.
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Heel heightMen: 30mmWomen: 30mm
Forefoot heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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83 / 100 based on 16 expert reviews
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!
Testers found the fit comfortingly secure and the traction superb.
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.
The Speedcross Pro is a great improvement to, in my view, the outdated Speedcross 3 and is much more closer to the S-Lab models in build and function (a good thing!).
The Salomon Speedcross Pro is an aggressive trail running shoe that provides protection and incredible grip on the trails.
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.
- 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.
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.
The outsole in this shoe and its recent version, the Speedcross Pro 2, 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.
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.
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.
Just like in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, this shoe uses the SensiFit system which hugs the foot securely to deliver 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.