Updates to Salomon Supercross GTX

  • Waterproof coverage is the focus of the GTX version of the Supercross model. The look and design are largely similar to the non-waterproof iteration. The thing that determines the Gore-Tex® implementation is a fabric tab below the collar that has the lettering on it. Otherwise, this product is a near one-for-one image of the original, non-waterproof version.

Size and fit

The standard sizing scheme was used when the Salomon Supercross GTX was made. Runners are welcome to test the shoe using their usual choices of size. Nevertheless, achieving a sense of a welcoming in-shoe coverage can be influenced by personally trying the shoe from brick-and-mortar stores or studying user reviews.

When it comes to the fit, the semi-curved structure of the lasting board and the foot-shaped outline of the upper are what contribute to in-shoe security.

Outsole

Contagrip® TD is the compound that is used for the outsole unit of the Salomon Supercross GTX. This layer is tasked with protecting the midsole foam from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. Also, its sturdy structure is meant to shield against sharp objects on the trails.

Aggressively prominent gripping lugs are patterned all over the external pad. These elements have the goal of making the shoe adhere better to the ground, particularly clamping onto surfaces that are irregularly shaped. Claw-like traction nodes grace trail running shoe series like the Altra Lone Peak.

Midsole

The midsole unit of the Salomon Supercross GTX is made of Energy Cell, a full-length piece that is designed to attenuate impact shock and deliver a springy toe-off. It is touted to be light enough to handle all-day activities.

An OrthoLite® sockliner is placed right on top of the main cushioning unit. This add-on offers a bit more oomph to the softness of the underfoot experience. It has antimicrobial and anti-moisture properties to maintain a clean and healthy in-shoe experience.

Upper

The upper unit of the Salomon Supercross GTX is made of ripstop, a textile that is said to be durable enough to resist tears. This seamless accouterment has tiny holes for breathability.

Gore-Tex® is a waterproof membrane that graces the facade of this product. The purpose of this layer is to stop water from infiltrating the inner chamber, thus keeping the foot dry, especially when tackling wet conditions and puddles.

SensiFit™ is a set of printed overlays that are placed on the sides, back, and front of the silhouette. These elements help in bolstering the durability and upright structure of the upper unit. They also help the lacing system when it comes to securing the foot and locking it in place.

Quicklace™ is a set of thin yet durable and stretchy cords that snake through fabric eyelets on the bridge of this shoe. These strands are meant to tighten or loosen the fit, delivering custom in-shoe security that adheres to the preference of the wearer. Unlike traditional shoelace designs, Quicklace™ only needs single-pull adjustment to manipulate the snugness of the coverage.

Rankings

How Salomon Supercross GTX ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 39% trail running shoes
All trail running shoes
Top 49% Salomon running shoes
All Salomon running shoes
Top 37% neutral running shoes
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Popularity

The current trend of Salomon Supercross GTX.
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Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.