Who should buy the Salomon 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite this, loads of runners still find it 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.
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.