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.

  • 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
    $170
  • Weight
    Men: 10.8oz
    Women: 10.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Salomon Speedspike CS

  • The Salomon Speedspike CS is a trail companion that’s designed for runners who have neutral pronation. It offers weatherproof protection throughout the running sessions. It’s also optimized to be efficient on soft ground and snow.
  • The platform of this running shoe makes use of several cushioning technologies to ensure a comfortable time on the trails. Injected and molded foams work together to carry the foot through the gait cycle while a lightweight layer of EVA protects against impact shock.
  • Aggressive gripping lugs are patterned throughout the outsole of the Speedspike CS. These rubber protrusions face different directions to enable grip on uneven terrains and surface conditions. Fifteen carbide-tipped metal spikes are strategically placed on some of the lugs to heighten traction on wet and snowy topography.

Salomon Speedspike CS size and fit

The Salomon Speedspike CS is a one-half size larger than the standard measurements, so it is advised to get one that is half-a-size small to obtain a more pleasant in-shoe experience. The available widths are B – Medium for the women’s version and D – Medium for the men’s version.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Salomon Speedspike CS makes use of Premium Wet Traction Contagrip, which is a rubber compound that’s designed to provide heightened grip on both dry and wet surfaces. Part of its purpose is also to protect the foam midsole from the abrasive nature of the trails.

Prominent gripping lugs are patterned across the length of the outer sole. These multi-directional nodes intensify grip on a variety of surfaces and conditions, particularly accommodating uphill ascents and downhill traversals.

There are fifteen carbide-tipped metal spikes fashioned on the lugs of the outsole’s perimeter. These add-ons aim to make passing through soft ground or snow an easy task.

Midsole

The principal foam used in the Salomon Speedspike CS is injected EVA. This full-length material is responsible for carrying the foot throughout the running session.

The LT Muscle is a layer of EVA that is responsible for absorbing impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle. It also supports the underfoot further.

Molded EVA is placed right above the main foam compound, and it serves as the platform on which the foot relaxes. It has been cast to follow the curves of the underfoot, fundamentally offering support and cushioning to the arch and other areas that need them.

Upper

The ClimaSalomon is a membrane that offers waterproof protection to the foot of the wearer. It’s designed to be lightweight and breathable, still.

Anti-debris Mesh wards off debris, stopping them from entering the Salomon Speedspike CS. The company has claimed that it doesn’t sacrifice breathability.

Same as in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, this shoe also uses Sensifit which is a set of overlays that are patterned across the façade of this running shoe. They connect directly to the lacing system, so whenever the shoelaces are tightened or loosened, the overlays go along with them.

Mud Guard is a protective layer right at the base of the upper. Its purpose is to stave off mud and snow from clinging to the mesh. Its smooth design also permits easy washing or removal of caked-in dirt.

The Salomon Speedspike CS makes use of the Quicklace system. It’s comprised of Kevlar fibers that serve as the shoestrings. There’s no need to tie these strings traditionally; one only needs to pull on the strands to tighten the fit.

A convenient Lace Pocket serves as a garage for the extra length of the shoelaces. It’s a means to maintain a clean silhouette.


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