|Update:||Salomon Speedcross Vario 2 GTX|
|Weight:||Men: 11.6oz | Women: 9.9oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Heel strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 30mm | Women: 30mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 20mm | Women: 20mm|
|Release date:||Oct 2016|
|Type:||Heavy | Big guy|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Colorways:||Blue, Green, Grey, Red|
- The Salomon Speedcross Vario GTX is a neutral running shoe that’s made for the trails. Its components and features work in tandem in order to provide a well-rounded running experience on the outdoor topography. The trail-specific design allows it to be a comfortable and efficient option for trail runners.
- The upper unit features durable fabrics. The main mesh material is able to resist abrasion and exposure to potentially damaging trail debris. A protective Mud Guard surrounds the bottom part of the upper, fighting off mud and clay from seeping into the foot-chamber and weighing down the foot. Also, the GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane is present in this model, and it keeps the foot and the interior areas of the shoe safe from water infiltration.
- The mid-sole unit features cushioning systems that carry the foot responsibly throughout the running session. The platform itself is responsive and springy. It is capable of attenuating impact during the landing phase of the gait cycle. The heel section has the LT Muscle, which is a lightweight compound that staves off impact shock.
- The Salomon Speedcross Vario GTX has a slightly aggressive outsole unit. Gripping lugs pockmark its surface, slightly spaced apart in order to prevent mud or rocks from getting lodged in between. These multidirectional indentations enhance the traction capability of the shoe, particularly in areas that need angular traversals. This area of the shoe is actually fashioned from a highly abrasion-resistant rubber, which is able to hold onto dry and wet surfaces.
The Salomon Speedcross Vario GTX has a standard running shoe length. Regular sizing schemes were used in the making of this model. The available width for both the men and women’s versions is medium. It has a semi-curved shape, which means that it follows the natural curvature of the human foot.
The Wet Traction Contagrip® is made from a rubber compound that is resistant to abrasion. It shields the mid-sole from the rough nature of the trails. It delivers traction over wet and dry surfaces.
Gripping lugs are indentations that allow the shoe to handle paths that are more aggressive and challenging. They act like clamps that hold onto hard or soft ground, heightening the traction and improving surface control. They’re very helpful when it comes to upward or downward traversals.
Injected and Molded EVA compose the mid-sole unit of the Salomon Speedcross Vario GTX. They work in tandem to deliver reliable underfoot cushioning that’s responsive and long-lasting. The whole platform itself isn’t stiff or unwieldy.
The LT Muscle is made from lightweight EVA. Placed in the rear section of the sole unit, it aptly absorbs impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle.
The Ortholite® Sock Liner adds a bit more cushioning to the underfoot. Its antimicrobial and anti-moisture properties keep the interior environment clean, healthy and free from odor.
The Anti-Debris Mesh is a durable fabric that is capable of resisting damage caused by being exposed to trail debris and other hazards. It doesn’t tear apart easily, making it reliable even after many uses.
The GORE-TEX® is a waterproof membrane that protects the interior chamber of the Salomon Speedcross Vario GTX from water infiltration. It doesn’t sacrifice breathability, thus maintaining ventilation.
Just like in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, this shoe uses the Sensifit™ overlay system assists the upper fabrics in securing the foot and keeping it in place. Connected to the lacing system, these overlays adapt to the tightening and loosening of the shoelaces.
The Mud Guard comprises a protective material that surrounds the lower part of the upper unit. It prevents mud and clay from clinging to the fabrics and potentially seeping into the shoe.