Salomon Speedcross Sandal vs. Tech Sandal

In this sandal-centric head-to-head, the featured Salomon product sees a rival in the Tech Sandal. Check out the areas in which they differ below.


Between these two quality hiking sandals, the Tech Sandal is lighter by approximately 60 grams a pair.

Sole unit

The Speedcross Sandal comes with a heel brake, which its competitor lacks. And while both kicks are engineered with the same Contagrip outsole technology, the lugs on the Speedcross Sandal’s outsole have more depth to them.


If you are a fan of flip-flops, the Tech Sandal has to be on your radar because said hiker has a collapsible heel. This feature is not part of the Speedcross Sandal.


Neither the Salomon Speedcross Sandal nor the Tech Sandal falls in the realm of pricey gear. That said, the latter is cheaper by roughly $20. For more budget-friendly hiking sandals, click here.


For less demanding hikes, where going up or down elevations is hardly a thing, the Tech Sandal should be more than enough. The pricier Speedcross Sandal, however, is a commendable ally for endeavors where brawniness pays off more often than not.

Speedcross Sandal: Hikes minus the odor

The parts that come in contact with your skin—including the adjustable straps and the supple footbed—have undergone anti-odor treatment. They also wick away moisture (sweat in particular) to help keep the sandal’s confines smelling fresh for longer.


How Salomon Speedcross Sandal ranks compared to all other shoes
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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.