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

Considered by some as an expensive trail shoe, the Salomon Speedcross Pro was able to get the approval of the majority of its users. This aggressive trail running shoe features comfort, impressive ground traction and flexibility. This shoe won't disappoint on technical and wet trails.



A top rated Trail running shoe
A popular pick
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Expert Reviews

83 / 100 based on 16 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 | Gearist | | 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 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    Testers found the fit comfortingly secure and the traction superb.

  • 92 / 100 | 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. 

  • 80 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 5 expert

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

  • 88 / 100 | Runblogger | | 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    The Speedcross Pro is a great improvement to, in my view, the outdated Speedcross 3 and is much more closer to the S-Lab models in build and function (a good thing!).

  • 76 / 100 | Active Gear Review | | 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. 

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  • 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.

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Jens Jakob Andersen

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