Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 10.9ozWomen: 9.5oz
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.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 19mmWomen: 19mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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- This shoe is a trail-running shoe designed to excel in muddy, wet, and dirty terrains. It is ideal for runners who have high arches or a neutral gait cycle.
- The upper is comprised of the Anti-Debris Mesh that acts as a deterrent against debris and other objects. Sensifit™ overlays support the mesh by giving a secure fit all around the foot.
- Lightweight Muscle compound complements the injected EVA foam in the midsole; these components work together to bring cushioning and shock absorption. Underneath the midsole is a Wet Traction Contagrip® outsole supplying grip on wet and slippery surfaces.
The Salomon Speedcross Vario 2 possesses a standard running shoe length and is designed to fit runners with a low to medium foot volume. Width profiles are available in medium for both men’s and women’s versions.
This shoe makes use of Salomon’s own Premium Wet Traction Contagrip®, an outsole material that is a mix of various compounds resulting in an optimal level of grip and tackiness, especially on wet and slippery running conditions. The lugs are broader and shallower compared to the shoe’s predecessor, but it still has the signature siping for additional traction and flexibility.
Covering the length of the outsole is a protective film called Mud Guard, and it works by shedding mud and soil quickly, thus maintaining the base of the shoe clean.
The midsole uses a full-length injected EVA foam which offers an adequate amount of underfoot cushioning. It also has shock-absorbing properties, as well as a high energy return for a smooth transition.
Blended with the EVA foam is the brand’s signature Lightweight Muscle, a cushioning compound that offers additional shock absorption. It also ensures a soft and comfortable ride even when running on rough trails.
Sitting on top of the midsole is a Die-Cut Ortholite® sock liner. It’s made from foam that creates a cool and dry foot environment for the foot. It is also designed to be durable.
Making use of a mid-feather construction, the upper of the Speedcross Vario 2 consists of the Anti-Debris Mesh. It acts as a protective unit that prevents potentially damaging elements from entering the shoe and possibly injuring the foot. It is naturally breathable; thus, an airy and dry in-shoe environment is still promoted.
Same as in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, this shoe uses the Sensifit™ overlays which wrap the foot firmly for a secure and a virtually-customized hold. It aims to give a precise fit.