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 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.

    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.

  • Use

    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
    $160
  • Weight
    Men: 11.6oz
    Women: 9.5oz
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The Speedcross Vario GTX is now in its 2nd version. The shoe is packed with the same technologies as its predecessor to deliver the same amount of cushioning, traction, and durability. The Salomon Speedcross Vario 2 GTX features a few updates in its upper for enhanced breathability and waterproof protection.
  • An Anti-debris mesh is incorporated into the upper of the shoe for breathable coverage. The upper also makes use of the Salomon Flex Engineered with Gore-Tex. It is specifically designed to keep the feet dry throughout the run.

Most of those who tried the Salomon Speedcross Vario 2 GTX said that the size runs smaller than usual and it has a narrow fit. Runners should consider getting one full-size higher to experience the right fit. The available width for both the men and women’s versions is medium.

The Speedcross Vario 2 GTX makes use of the Wet Traction Contagrip outsole. It is made from a durable rubber compound. It is strategically placed in high-abrasion areas, and it protects the midsole from the damaging nature of the trails. It also delivers an impressive grip on both dry and wet running surfaces.

The outsole has slight less aggressive treads, but should be enough to handle technical terrains, especially during upward and downhill runs. They are reliable enough for hard or soft surfaces.

For cushioning, the shoe uses an injected and molded EVA foam. This midsole foam delivers a durable and responsive cushioning without adding too much weight.

Just like its predecessor, it uses the LT Muscle for additional underfoot cushioning. It is made from lightweight EVA and specifically placed in the rearfoot area for shock absorption.

The Die-Cut Ortholite Sockliner creates a healthier underfoot cushioning. It is very durable and will provide the foot with a much cooler and drier environment.

The upper of the Salomon Speedcross Vario 2 GTX features a mid-feather construction which gives runners a comfortable, skin-like feel.

An anti-debris mesh made up the majority of the upper. It offers effective protection against debris and dirt without compromising comfort and breathability.

Salomon Flex Engineered with Gore-Tex offers waterproof protection without affecting the shoe’s overall breathability and comfort. The full Gore-Tex membrane delivers all weather comfort, all year round.

Just like in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, this shoe uses the Sensifit overlays enhance the overall fit while giving structural integrity. The overlays secure the foot and keep it in place throughout the run. They are connected to the lacing system for better midfoot lock down.

The Salomon Speedcross Vario 2 GTX also has a Mud Guard on its upper for added protection while running on the trail. It prevents mud and dirt from entering into the shoe.

The shoe has a traditional lacing system and it has a moderately padded tongue and collar for enhanced comfort and fit.

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