Who should buy the Salomon Supercross 3

Take this trail running shoe from Salomon if you're looking for a: 

  • tacky grip on wet and muddy trails
  • springy ride for short to mid-distance runs
  • lightweight alternative to hiking boots for moderately technical terrains

Salomon Supercross 3 salomon

Salomon Supercross 3 vs. 2

For a stripped-down design, the upper of the Salomon Supercross 3 has been redesigned by removing some overlays. Apart from weight-saving, this also fixes the creasing issue from the past. 

Salomon Supercross 3 upper fit

Traction level: Intense

With its 5-mm lugs, avid trail runners describe its grip as "ground-digging." On muddy and slick trail surfaces, the shoe's outsole act as solid brakes, especially when changing directions. 

Salomon Supercross 3 traction

However, testers advise runners that although grippy, the Supercoss' traction is still not apt for highly technical terrains. 

Comes to life

The shoe's midsole is not firm like most trail shoes. It has some pop, making push-offs easy. This is also the reason why the Salomon Supercross 3 remains a pick for runners who occasionally pick up the pace. 

Salomon Supercross 3 midsole

Run in the Supercross 3 straight out of the box

Apart from the midsole, the upper is also soft and stretchy. Several reviewers state that it didn't take any break-in period. Because of the comfort this shoe brings, short runs on demanding trails are made more forgiving. 

Salomon Supercross 3 cushion

Offering a precise, foot-conforming wrap

The upper is pliable; it can mimic the natural contours of the foot, generating a secure foothold. Even better, cinching it down is very fast and convenient with Salomon's Quicklace System.

Salomon Supercross 3 quicklace

Perfect for wide feet

It's not only pliable; the upper is also very accommodating and spacious, especially in the toe box. Those with large feet say there's enough room for their feet to swell, and their toes to splay. 

Salomon Supercross 3 toe box

The Salomon Supercross 3 does not tip the scales

On average, trail shoes weigh in at 298 g/10.5 oz in US M 9. On the one hand, the Salomon Supercross 3 hits the scale at 305 g/10.8 oz.

Salomon Supercross 3 heel

Despite this, loads of runners still find it light that it's easy to amp up the pace because it doesn't weigh them down. 

Can't go the distance

The Salomon Supercross 3 is not the most cushioned trail runner out there. Plus, it doesn't have a rock plate. 

Salomon Supercross 3 rock plate

When the miles start to stack up, the ground feel is amplified, causing fatigue, and sometimes pain. For a more protective and cushy ride for long miles, experts recommend the Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 instead. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 10.8oz / Women 9.2oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 24.3mm
Heel height: 34.3mm
Collection: Salomon Quicklace

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