- Product Dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm ; 340 g
- Item model number: Speedcross 3-M
- ASIN: B00KWK5H9W
- Date first available at Amazon.in: 24 September 2016
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Salomon Men's Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe Camo Titanium / Dark Titanium / Swamp 12 D(M) US
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- Upper Material: mesh, textile
- Claimed Weight: [pair, size 9] 626 g
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
The race course may follow a long and winding mountain trail, but you welcome each coming mile thanks to the aggressive, lightweight Salomon SpeedCross 3 Trail Running Shoe. With less bulkiness to slow you down, this race trail shoe provides just enough cushioning and and excellent grip to keep your strides strong and true whether or not you're racing toward an established finish line.
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So, still feeling inadequate for these shoes I placed my order. They arrived 3 days later (probably ran half of the trip on their own) and I got them out and tried them on.
Ugh. Too tight! But only at first. After ten minutes they loosened to a snug fit. After two days they fit perfect. No kidding - perfect. I love the feel of them. They are comfortable as all get out. I almost climbed a hill in them just for the joy of it.
They feel like they will last forever. It's almost like they are bulletproof. In fact, if a thug ever shoots me I hope he aims for my feet. I'm confident these shoes will protect me.
The lace system seems odd at first but after a few times I figured it out so I can do it without taking my eyes off the TV. It's tricky at first but if that thug tries to take them off of you he will be stymied by the lace system long enough for you to run away up a nearby mountain... another plus.
The style is fantastic. So many people like my feet now. I catch people looking at my feet, nodding at my feet while nudging their friends, smiling at my feet. These shoes made my feet more popular than my head.
They do get hot. Not hot, but warm. I always went for mesh sided shoes before...light and airy. These are like armor compared to those and the trade off is a bit of trapped heat. Nothing too terrible but dark blue on a 90 degree day in the sun is a bit warm. I suppose if I wore them for what they were made for I could cool them by running across a glacier or alpine stream. Instead I prop them in front of my ac vents. But really, it's a minor thing since I live in Ohio and we only have weather that nice on accident. I'm sure I will appreciate that heat trapping during the other 320 or so odd days of usual cool and wet Ohio weather. (Ohio sucks by the way...unless you're a mudder)
The description says water resistant. I think they are. I was on a soccer field after a rain (hosting a Jr. Olympics competition, not actually playing soccer) and the wet grass did not soak my feet. I got some very minor dampness towards the end but my last pair of shoes would have sloshing water bags after ten steps so these were great. Plus the snug collar kept the grass clippings from getting into my shoes and turning my socks into rattan mats by the end of the day.
While the treads are excellent for quick cuts in turf or dirt they can be a bit slick on smooth wet surfaces. It's not banana peel type slick but just that little bit of slide that makes me think "whew! glad I was not running from that thug on this stuff).
In the reviews people talk about the longevity of this shoe in terms of miles or, in some cases, races. Now I don't know how many miles I wear my shoes (or if races to the restroom count) but I fully expect these shoes to last much longer than my previous pairs of shoes. They seem like someone actually designed them to work and last rather than just adding pretty swooshes or springs of shocks on a mediocre pair of nylon/leather sacks and called them shoes. I think these were designed by someone who got fed up with the garbage the big names put out.
I wore these to the zoo last week and climbed a pretty high hill in them. Granted, I was in a tram on the way up and on a wooden switchback walkway on the way down but I felt like I could outrun the other people if I had to. The important part was that my feet were comfortable. I did not think about them at all...except when other people stared or pointed at them.
So, do these shoes work for a fit, non-racing ordinary 46 year old male like myself? Of course they do. They are comfortable, durable and, I am assuming, thug proof. Plus they have the added benefit of making me look like I am a crazy trail runner...a very careful and clean one, but maybe they will think I am on the way to my first race.
Buy these shoes if you even remotely like them. Just don't look at them too many times on Amazon. I swear the prices go up after about 20 visits to the page..
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Ok. I just recently ordered my second pair of these. My little toe wore a hole in the side of my first pair. To be fair, it took a full year for that little piggy to burrow through that material. And even so, he only got to see a little daylight, there was no full blown escape. The soles on that first pair were worn down and thin enough that if I stepped on a dime I could tell you the year. This is not a complaint. I did not take it easy on these shoes at all. I pushed them as hard as a semi-fit but active middle aged man could. ( dang, I just called myself middle aged and felt it was accurate.) I didn't run any races, I didn't climb any gravel quarry trails but I hit a lot of asphalt and concrete. These shoes held up beautifully. They even looked good enough to wear out in public right up until that piggy broke out. Now they will be my lawn mowing shoes, and probably car washing shoes, and also my kayaking shoes. (kayaking sounds pretty bada$$, right? please say yes.)
The new pair is grey. Old pair was blue. They look great with jeans, And believe it or not, still draw envious looks from strangers. I was just at a resort in San Antonio Texas last week and the valets at the entrance checked them out as I walked in. Finally they asked what kind of shoe I was wearing. I had to model them for them right in the foyer. I would have climbed a pillar for them to show their awesome ability but didn't want to show off....and get kicked out at the same time. I got a lot of looks on Riverwalk downtown too...but that might have been because I was wearing shorts and showing my blindingly white Ohio winter skin.
Again, I would recommend these shoes to anyone. They are the best shoe I ever wore.
Fit: I have a narrow foot and these shoes fit like a glove. The quick pull lacing system works great and ensures a snug and even fit.
They are "different". Flexible little nubs on the soles felt a little weird inside on the hardwood floor but once I walked outside, they felt completely natural. Nice flex to the shoe.
Running: Again, they're different. Where the Asics have a gel pad in the heel, these shoes feel flatter. I didn't like feeling the lacing system flapping around, it was kind of distracting. For the first mile (on gravel) I wasn't too sure how much I liked them but once I got into the groove I started to like how light and flexible they felt. Almost like a minimal type shoe. By the time I was well into mile #2 and looking at mile 3 I was no longer thinking about my shoes, but happily running down the road enjoying my shoes. After looking at them for a bit when I got back from my run, I realized I can tuck the lacing fob in to various spots on the tongue. No more flapping around.
When I got home I booted up the 'puter and ordered another pair as well as a pair for my wife. For both casual, walking and running, these Salomon Speedcross's will be on my feet.
2 weeks later:
I've been running in these shoes for a couple of weeks now. The original plan was to rotate them with my trusty Asics but I keep grabbing these Salomon's to wear. They are an excellent shoe. I read some of the more recent reviews on these and both good and not-so good, I can understand the reviewers. One person didn't like the lacing system. I think it adds additional comfort and value to the shoe, but I can see where it might not be for everyone. Others complain about it being narrow. If you have a wide foot, you might want to order a wide size as these do fit a narrow foot. As I stated above, my foot runs a bit narrow, these shoes fit like a glove.
As an "oh, by the way": My morning runs have been in temps around 5 to 15 degrees (f). At no time has my foot felt cold and I'm just wearing "normal" running socks.