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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WeightMen: 8.5ozWomen: 8.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 23mmWomen: 23mm
Forefoot heightMen: 17mmWomen: 17mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateAug 2016
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The Fellraiser with the same fit, better materials, and a new name.
The Salomon Speedtrack is a beast on trails. I would wear it for any trail run or ultra-marathon. You do lose being “light on your feet”, but this is probably about as light as you can get with this much durability.
Updates to Salomon Speedtrak
- Salomon made most of the modifications in the Speedtrak vis-a-vis the Fellraiser in the upper. A new anti-debris mesh is more breathable, but also does a better job in keeping debris off the shoe.
- The upper has a more durable upper for tough outings off the road. It has very substantial overlays and a thick toe bumper for the best protection against the rough outdoors.
- The rubber compound has been improved for better traction in wet conditions. This works together with the massive lugs for superior grip on mud, grass, and loose terrain.
Salomon Speedtrak size and fit
The fit of the Salomon Speedtrak is a bit narrow in the forefoot. There is a good hold in the midfoot and the heel without any dangers of hot spots or being too constraining. The lacing system and the fairly accommodating upper hug the foot for more support and security. It runs true to size.
The outsole of the Salomon Speedtrak is covered with very aggressive and multi-directional lugs from the heel to the forefoot. Some of these lugs are facing opposite each other for better downhill or uphill running. The outsole layout is also designed for challenges in an obstacle course. Salomon uses the placement of the lugs to prevent mud or loose terrain from clinging into the outsole. The proprietary Wet Traction Contagrip covers the underfoot for superior traction on wet surfaces.
A very simple injection molded EVA covers the whole midsole for standard cushioning, responsiveness, and durability. Like most full-length designs, the midsole foam helps with the movement from landing to take-off. It makes transitions, a bit more efficient and quicker.
The most prominent parts of the upper of the Speedtrak are the Sensifit overlays or the huge supports coming from the TPU overlays on both sides of the foot. These overlays extend to the heel to provide an all-expansive hold for stability and support on uneven and difficult terrains. The anti-debris mesh adds support and breathable coverage in this shoe. More protection comes in the form of the rubber toe cap that superbly shields the toes from getting bruised. A gusseted tongue that helps with the prevention of debris from getting in and a lace garage are two additional trail-specific features in the Speedtrak. An anatomically designed EVA footbed adds cushioning and support.