Salomon Speedcross Trail Run

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Salomon Speedcross 3 CS Trail-Running Shoes for Men Features.

Salomon Speedcross 3 CS Trail-Running Shoes for Men.
The Salomon Speedcross 3 CS Trail-Running Shoes for Men are a great pair of shoes to enjoy your run in comfort. These shoes are lightweight, thanks to the two layer of EVA in the midsole, to help you improve your running ability. These shoes have a water-resistant upper that prevents water from seeping in, while the breathable lining circulates air to keep your feet dry and cool. Plus, the climashield membrane over the front portion of the tongue, also adds to the waterproofing effect. With a one-pull quick lace system, you are ensured that the shoes fit tightly around your feet, and are kept secured. The anatomically designed foot bed and an EVA heel cup absorbs impacts, and provides you with the softest support and cushioning. Thanks to the anti-debris mesh, you do not have any dirt caught between your foot and the foot-bed, that could hurt your foot sole while walking. Get excellent traction even on snow or mud, thanks to its non-marking ContaGrip rubber outsole. If you are looking for a safe and affordable pair of shoes, the Salomon Speedcross 3 CS Trail-Running Shoes for Men are your best choice.

Key Features.

Support and Cushioning:

  • OrthoLite footbed with EVA heel cup adds cushion and support, wicks moisture, and inhibits odor
  • Molded EVA Provides excellent next to foot cushioning and anatomical support
  • Ortholite OrthoLite® sockliner combines a specific Ortholite® foam and an EVA heel cup. Ortholite® foam creates a cooler, drier, healthier, better cushioned environment under the foot. It will not break down or lose effectiveness over time. Recycled tire content to protect the environment. EVA heel cups allows for a better heel support and added cushioning.

Weather and Wind:

  • Winter Contagrip® rubber outsoles with multidirectional lugs and sticky rubber supply superior traction on snow, slush and ice
  • Mud, slick rock, and fresh snow are no problem thanks to the non-marking Mud & Snow ContaGrip rubber outsole sticking you to the terrain
  • Waterproof protection
  • Mud and snow non marking Contragrip rubber outsole Used specifically in Winter, this non-marking contagrip leaves no traces whatever the terrain.


  • Removable Ortholite® footbeds enhance comfort by adding shock absorption; antimicrobial treatment deters odors


  • Pocket provides storage for the lace system
  • Quicklace with lace pocket

Lining and Layers:

  • Normal breathable lining keeps your feet cool during mile six


  • Light, fast and strong, Quicklace™ lacing system ensures a secure and customized fit; just pull, lock the toggle and go
  • Sensifit upper wraps the foot providing a precise and secure fit
  • Sensifit™ design envelops and cradles feet for a precise fit that minimizes foot slippage inside shoe


  • Feather-light construction with anti-debris mesh
  • Mud guard Protective material all around the base of the shoe
  • Strategically placed textile parts Lightweight, breathable abrasion resistant materials engeneered in key areas to improve breathability and comfort
  • Nylon mesh uppers with synthetic leather overlays are light, flexible, quick drying and highly breathable
  • Quick-drying nylon linings enhance comfort and wick moisture away from feet
  • Nylon forefoot plates stabilize and protect feet on uneven terrain


  • Molded/injected EVA midsole for cushioning, stability, and motion control
  • The Lightweight Muscle chassis features two layers of EVA in the midsole for reducing the constant impact of running, without more junk to slow your pace
  • Molded EVA / Injected EVA foam midsole
  • Salomon Cushioning System running midsole system's dual-density EVA padding gives superb cushioning through entire gait

Traction and Grip:

  • Nonmarking mud/snow and running Contagrip rubber outsole for traction


  • An anti-debris mesh and water-resistant textile upper with mud guard help you master the trail, even if it's not in perfect condition
  • Protective toe caps resist abrasion to uppers and keep toes safe from bumps; lace pockets on tongues store laces safely out of the way


  • Sensifit outer design uses a one-pull Quicklace system to ensure the shoe wraps tightly around your foot and doesn't move throughout your many miles on the trail
  • 20mm/9mm
  • Climashield membrane over the front portion of the tongue
  • Mud guard and protective synthetic toe cap
  • Light Weight Muscle chassis
  • Strong Quicklace system for one-pull tightening and easy on/off
  • Anti-debris mesh keeps debris from between your foot and the footbed
  • Lace garage stows your laces out of the way for a sleek profile
  • Reflective hits across the Salomon Speedcross 3 trail-running shoes increase visibility in low light
  • Ortholite footbed cradles your foot with shaped foam and an EVA heel cup for additional impact absorption
  • Weight 11.9oz/338g Men's 9
The Salomon Speedcross 3 trail running shoe is the ultimate solution for men who enjoy pushing themselves through their own personal limits on weekends full of mud runs, triathlons and multi-stage adventure races. Salomon knew that these extremely active customers needed a shoe like the Speedcross 3, with its water resistant cloth and anti debris mesh that allows for a quick drying and breathable ride on the wettest of runs. The light weight construction in conjunction with the speed lacing technology makes the Speedcross 3 a great choice for races where every ounce counts and races that valuable minutes can be lost in the transition areas. Simply put, you can either choose a shoe that is more like a race partner, rather than an accessory you purchased at local box store. There are few shoes out there that feel as comfortable sitting at a local coffee shop as they do running a high alpine 10K race.
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.

• Mud, slick rock, and fresh snow are no problem thanks to the non-marking Mud & Snow ContaGrip rubber outsole sticking you to the terrain.
and water-resistant textile upper with mud guard help you master the trail, even if it`s not in perfect condition.
outer design uses a one-pull Quicklace system to ensure the shoe wraps tightly around your foot and doesn`t move throughout your many miles on the trail.

The Salomon Speedcross 3 CS Trail Running Shoe is all weather racing shoe with an innovative Climashield™ design and aggressive tread for comfort and grip on wet, sloppy trail conditions.

Mountain Gear
Salomon's Speedcross 3 CS Trail Running Shoe belongs on muddy singletracks and wintery trails covered with snow and slush.


The Salomon Speedcross shoe thrives on soft ground - The big lugs on its Contragrip rubber sole bring to mind "a mountain bike tire for your feet." It may not be the best choice for running on paved surfaces or wearing around every day, but when conditions are sloppy, the Speedcross will help you cut through the mess. 


Weight: 281 g / 9.9 oz (Size US 7) 313 g / 11 oz (Size US 9)

Upper features:

Sole features:


Ideal for off-road adventure racing, Salomon Speedcross 3 trail-running shoes offer cushioning and traction on muddy single track, dusty roads and snow fields.


The Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoes - Men's are an updated version of the iconic, light weight, agressive profile, trail racing shoe. This shoe weighs in at a low 9.91 oz (7US).

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Updated, the Salomon SpeedCross 3 is a lightweight off-road racing shoe that excels in the worst conditions with a performance fit and aggressive outsole.

Country of Origin: Imported

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Average footwear weight (pair):1 lb. 6 oz.
Avg. Weight (Pair):1 lb. 6 oz.
Country Of Origin:Asia
Does this shoe come in widths?:No
Fit tip:runs true to size
Foot Volume:Low
Footwear Type:Trail Runners
Footwear closure:Single-pull lace
Footwear height:Ankle
Forefoot Width:Wide
Forefoot Width Measurement:3.744 in.
Heel Width:Medium
Heel Width Measurement:2.477 in.
Mid Sole:EVA
Midsole height:9mm forefoot / 20mm heel
Outsole:Mud and snow non-marking Contragrip
Running shoe type:Trail
Shoe Stability:Neutral
Shoe Width:Medium
Sizing Scale:US
Sole:Mud & Snow Non-Marking Contagrip, Non Marking Running Contagrip
Support:Nylon plate
Upper:Feather Construction, Anti-Debris Mesh, Textile, Water Resistant Textile, Mud Guard, Sensifit, Lace Pocket, Quicklace
Upper Material:Synthetic
Volume Measurement:625 ml
Weight:9.91 oz / 281 g (Size 7US)
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Salomon Speedcross Trail Run Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

The best trail running shoe, EVER!

I don't believe their is a soul out there that has abused these shoes more than I have. I've run many trail runs and adventure races in them, and I love them so much, I'll buy a second pair - a first for me. With that said, here is my assessment:

- It's sole traction is incredible. On steep climbs, the difference is very apparent. It's incredible!
- Foot protection is not crazy good, but good enough. On off-trail, a stick or two eventually poked through, but no major foot damage resulted.
- For me, the sole, heal padding, and outer foot cover wore at the same rate. The shoe is not crazy durable, but when the entire shoe wears at the same rate, you know the design is good.
- The speed laces never broke. I own other Salomon shoes and I've had two breaks so far. No problem - just tie a fisherman's knot and you're good to go.
- I know you're not supposed to wash shoes, but I have to when they get too dirty/muddy. They have survived at least a dozen washes.
- They are very lightweight with a soft sole. The cleated bottom actually makes you feel like you're feet are being massaged with every step. You'll definitely be "in touch" with the trail, but their is enough cushion to allow you to bomb the downhills and attack rocks and hard terrain aggresively

Let me also counter some other comments:
- It IS for a narrow foot, so don't buy it if your foot is too wide. For my foot it's perfect, so it's NOT a flaw. Other shoes give me blisters because my foot moves around in the box. Shoes need to fit like a glove, and if this shoe fits, you'll love it on the trails.
- The cleats on the sole do wear quickly, but the comment about "uneven" wear is unjustified. My shoes wore differently, probably because I run differently. Also, you SHOULD NOT run on paved surfaces. This is a trail shoe. If you run on concrete, it'll wear out faster. Again, it's not a flaw in the shoe, it's a misuse of the purpose of the shoe. Soles that wear out quickly are typically the rubber type that grips very well. It's performance over durability. Make your choice.
AR Junkie at REI on 07/07/2010

The King of all Trail running shoes!

PROS: I cannot say enough good things about this shoe! I own 4 pairs and have been using them for over 2 years now! Why you ask? I'm a competitive Ultrarunner and run 50k-100 mile races each month on rocky, muddy, dirty, root infested, single track, double track, waterlogged trails and fire roads. Plus a training week includes 70-100 miles run on much of the same conditions. So I've tried countless trail running shoes and found the shoe that works for me the best! Light and hugs the foot, while giving you good contact/feel for the terrain that you are running on. Only have had a few blisters and I found it was the socks that were the to blame. Lacing system works like a great, never slips and I have yet to have a break. Grips on almost everything! Snow, mud, rocks, etc. I feel almost too comfortable in this shoe. No it's not water resistant, but it sheds water quickly and leaves your feet feeling dry. Sheds mud, snow and other debris quickly too. When I get home from a long dirty/muddy run, I usually just step right into the the shower with them and wash them there. They dry out in about a day as long as you pull out the cushions. All have been thru dozens of washes and haven't broken down or changed a bit.

CONS: I've replaced the cushioning on these as your feet start to take a pounding after awhile. But I usually buy cushioning for all my shoes so that I can mold it to my feet. They will slip on some wet surfaces, but most shoes do. These are trail running shoes and are not meant for pavement, cement, track, etc. They are meant for dirt, mud, sand, etc. I have not worn a shoe that doesn't slip on wet rocks.

In reference to people saying that they wear unevenly... that is all due to how you run. If you are an Evolution Runner (fore foot runner), Mid striker or Heel striker, proantion, etc. will determine how or were the shoe will wear. Mine have all worn equally and I've never had a problem. Plus I've used them only on trails and never tried to street run with them.
Drunk and Irish at REI on 03/03/2011

Excellent all around outdoors shoes.

I purchased these as a replacement and am extreemly pleased. The original intent was to use them as lite hikers, but they're so versitile and comfy I use them for practically everything, except climbing & running on pavement.

The shoes are comfy and fit well, plus they're lite, so even after a long day, I've never been in a hurry to take them off. So far I've had these shoes for about a year and a half. They've been through dozens of trail runs, countless hikes, and several Runamuck/Muddy Buddy/RuggedRaces events. Inside an out they've been covered in mud countless times, and after a quick wash they look and feel like new again.

While the shoes are great for trail running, they also are useful along side the rocky banks of the river where the rocks can be a bit slippery. They provide excellent unassisted grip on anything less than about 45 degrees. More than that, and with some careful steps you can still get around pretty safely.

I was a bit hesitant about the quick draw laces at first, but they've proven to be quite useful & durrable. The tounge has a pocket to tuck in the excess so I never have to worry about them coming untied, caught or getting in the way.

The only drawback really is that after some use it's nice to be able to clip them to the outside of my pack. With no loops, anywhere, the only way to do this is through the laces, which, I'm always scared will break, even though they haven't yet.

I can only hope these are still being made when I wear these out & am ready for my next pair.
Jasper E. Shie at REI on 04/04/2011

All terrain super glue... Amazingggggggg

So these aren't waterproof, but being a low cut shoe, what's the point? The breathability allows you to tromp through streams and be dry in a mile or two. The traction is second to none. Like comfortable cleats. I broke them in on a 20 mile backpack trip, with no discomfort or blisters. I should mention that I did add green SF insoles beneath the stock ones since they were super thin. The combo was awesome for my foot, and in snow, it allowed me to air dry one set while using the others. My next trip was 82 miles from Mammoth to Yosemite on the JMT. Again, performed flawlessly as my companions added blister after blister, I ended the trip free of any foot damage. The speed lacing is great. Even when fully loosened, the laces never touch the ground. This is cool if you exit your tent to get something quick style. Although they aren't waterproof or tall, they kicked butt in the snow. One of the most comfortable shoes I've owned, put my Air's in the closet for good. I've used these in snow, ice, mud, hardpack dirt, gravel etc. Only spot they were loose on was wet slick granite and bare logs. Especially if they were wet. I have 100 heavy packed, strenuous miles on them and I would say they wore maybe 15% on the sole. I will be buying these again in say 200 more miles.
G-PAC Giving plants a chance at REI on 09/09/2013

I use my SpeetCross3s in a variety of settings but primarily as a field hockey umpire. I work on multiple surfaces- water based astroturf, sand based, grass (mud), and sport turf (like US football fields). I do a lot of run, jog, sprint/hard stop/direction change running as well as sideways and backwards running. It's very hard on shoes and I have NEVER had a pair of shoes that works on every surface and has lasted more than a few months until I tried out my last pair of SC3s. I LOVE them. I also do some trail running and hiking here in Colorado and they haven't failed in any aspect. My first pair is still going strong but when I saw the same size and color (has to be mostly black) on sale, I had to buy another pair b/c I'm sure EVENTUALLY the ones I'm wearing will give up the ghost.
Technically, the quick ties are brilliant. They haven't loosened up while I'm abusing the shoes. The sole and foot bed is very flexible but sturdy and it gives well well with twisting and torque without giving up support.
I've found they run true to size but the toe box is wider than it might appear in image. I have wide toes and I love these b/c I have yet to lose a toenail wearing them. If you have narrow feet, they may run larger (as others have commented).

whip1104101 at on 01/28/2014

A Ninja could not ask for better!

Comments:The SPEED CROSS 2 In a word....AMAZING! Trust me you will not find a shoe better for running trails that humans have no business running on. If you run trails that are well maintained then this is not the shoe you were looking for. Salomon makes many shoes for that kind of trail, but if your idea of trail running is something of a suicidal nature then look no farther. This shoe is made to fit kinda like a climbing shoe. many people have said go a size bigger, but this is a mistake. If you don't want the shoe ripped from your foot you had better get your size. You see the tread is so so good that once you plant your foot it will not slide at all and with a looser fit it might just come off! It's true what they say.. "A ninja could not ask for a better shoe!" Feelings wile running in this piece of art: As you start up your first hill bouncing off of rocks and boulders the shoes scream at you, "Faster Fatty!" making you feel like less of a man and out of shape. On your first decline as you fly down the trail heart rate out of control, eyes tearing up from the wind, and using all of your senses to not trip off the next switchback, in a moment airborne silece the shoes wisper.......faster......
The Trail Ninja at REI on 04/04/2009


I am a professional adventure racer. In preperation for the upcoming Guam Extreme Adventure Race(GEAR) I have logged around 500 miles on these shoes in the last month. It is undeniable the durability of these shoes, scrambling up 300ft mud sloaps, slogging through boar wallows and swamps, rock hopping on slippery coral rocks up jungle streams and rivers, or running the razor sharp coral coastline these shoes have never torn, ripped, or even lost a lug.
The traction is second to none, the afore mentioned slippery mud and ice like coral river rocks were no challenge for these shoes. These shoes have two velociraptor like lugs that stick almost straight out of the toe, amazing. With these you are able to claw your way up almost anything. These shoes stick to rocks almost as good as my rock climbing shoes.
Recently during the last race of the GEAR sprint series I was on my way up Mt. Lam Lam and passed anouther racer on trail. He commented, "Nice shoes, I have the same kind. I wish I could only push them to thier potential."
That comment came from a very seasoned adventure racer.
The lightness, durability, traction, and right out of the box comfort leads me to beleive this is the best pair of shoes for trail running, that can take a beating and keep on beating back.
GEARunderdog at REI on 05/05/2009

I love these shoes! I originally purchased a pair after hearing a friend praise them and I am glad I did. I wear them for short runs, long runs, and even trail marathons.
The tread on the bottoms of these shoes is exceptional and gives you added confidence when running over sketchy terrain. The tread on my shoes had held up really well over time.
These shoes do fit a little bit tighter than other running shoes, and could even be called a narrower fit shoe, but I like the added stability and support that gives. It took me a few runs to get used to the fit, but I came to love them.
My favorite aspect of these shoes is the Quicklace system which allows you to quickly and securely tie you shoes, with no tying needed. They cinch up quick and make an easy way to get out of your shoes fast after a race. I raced in these several weeks ago in the Skyline Mountain Marathon and they were great. The race was uphill and then downhill for the second half and their snug fit kept my toes from falling off on the downhill.
These are excellent trail running shoes and will give you the confidence and stability you need to stay on your feet.

Carver Shaw at on 10/01/2013

one bad mother

I have been faithful to salomon shoes for everything and anything in the wilderness for years now. I have been buying the XA pro 3-D with nothing but good things to say but wanted something a little lighter and more breathable. These were the big ticket. I haven't had a chance to see how long they will last yet (have been trying to beat them into the ground for a few months now) but so far so good. If they weren't always filthy dirty I would use them as work shoes. I am an adapted physical educator who loves, LOVES to disc golf in the woods, go back packing and generally be outside as much as I can. These shoes are so comfy with support in all the right spots. I can even wear them without socks with no problems (not recommended though as it makes them smell bad). People always ask me about them and give me props. The tread is vicious, they dry out super fast, the quick lace is convenient and they are aesthetically perfect. These are some bad mah-muh-jammas. Booyah
nesto-disc at REI on 05/05/2010

Best combo sport / adventure / casual

Best combination of good looking, durable, adventure worthy, hiking/running shoe ever. Used for campouts, trail running, biking, rec soccer and going out. Looks sleek - regularly gets positive comments for style.

Also surprisingling good fit that provides support and comfort, yet easy to slip on. Drawstring laces are super easy to use, but have the feel of teflon and provide usage confidence.

Have worn mountain day hiking, on international business and pleasure travel, and for soccer/flag football games. Never had an issue on terrain - a bit slick on indoor or smooth concrete surfaces at first due to unique tread. However, I only use when I need surface traction, so not a problem. And look great with jeans or shorts.

Only complaint is they start to catch an odor over time as the material doesn't breathe as well as it appears it should given the fabric exterior around the toes. However, no sneaker is perfect and some talcum powder freshens them up fine.

Highly recommended as the ultimate utility shoe.
BigTexRed at REI on 05/05/2013

Negative Reviews:

Maybe it's just me, but....

...I found the traction on these shoes to be rather disappointing, actually. They do fine on moderately muddy trails but my experience was that they were like ice skates on wet and/or mossy rocks or tree trunks. Such a bummer because they are soooooooo comfortable and I really, really wanted to love them. :( However, since I am afraid I might fall and break something out in the middle of nowhere if I hang on to them, I sadly must take them back.

I also think the lacing system is a pain - when going downhill, it seems to loosen at the ankle which then allows my foot to slide forward, subsequently allowing my toes to bang up against the front of the shoe and otherwise just let my foot rattle around the shoe. Regular laces, when laced correctly, don't do this. Had these shoes worked out for me, I would have tried to replace the Salomon lacing system with regular laces (although it looks like from what other reviewers have said, that is quite a challenge in and of itself).
MARMOTS!!! at REI on 01/01/2011

Arch support too high

Cushioning was too aggressive. After a few miles it was going to get really painful. Complex lacing system.
Zabokis at REI on 04/04/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Sleek but awkward

Trail running is my passion at my current age: easy on the body and gets me back to nature to clear my lungs from youthful indiscretions to my body. I wanted a product that would give me support through various trail terrains, esp. on the front/toes part of my feet. I like the sleek design and the threading. Easy lacing with airy/mesh design completes the picture of a light running shoe. It is a racing shoe hence it has a narrow design and feel to the front of the foot. Lateral inside support is awkward if I walk, but not noticeable once I start to run. After two months the shoe is still not quite broken in but it's gettng there. Still a bit stiff.
Xukpi at REI on 04/04/2012

Almost a Great Shoe

This is a great shoe for the right person but not for me. On the plus side, the shoes required no break-in period and performed as a great trail runner and fast hiker. On the other hand, the toe-box was very cramped especially when going down hill and my feet are not particularly wide. If you have skinny long feet this is a great shoe. Salomon please this shoe in a wide version or increase the width of the toe-box.
LongboardSteve at REI on 02/02/2009

Fits well, but not stable

I was really excited to try these shoes, and they fit great in the store. I love to bomb down rocky/technical trails and thought these would be great. Unfortunately, the heel is a little too high, and the tread in general a little too narrow to allow the stability a lower shoe would have. This shoe is probably great on muddy trails, but for dry, rocky, technical stuff they're not so hot.
RunningDude at REI on 08/08/2010


I really want to like this shoe more than I do, but I don't see that happening. The toe box is too narrow (at normal width) for my liking and I have narrow feet. I will say though, after 30 miles in them they do feel much better than they did on day one.
Stitch Jones at REI on 12/12/2013

they're ok

i wear these regularly and they are decent but break down quickly. the sole wears unevenly (the outside faster than the inside)and they are a little narrow. i dont recommnend them for everyday use but they are good in the Canyon when repelling and hiking because the get great traction even on wet sandstone.
abigguy at REI on 10/10/2007

Supportive, great lacing, slippery!

Like the lacing system a lot. A little less stable than some of the other Salomon shoes. Strangely slippery on wet concrete and pavement. Warmer than other Salomon shoes, except for Goretex models (that are just sweaty, not that warm).
CJ the biker at REI on 09/09/2010

I wish they fit better

the tongue is too long and digs into your skin while you run. also, I ordered a size UP and they are still too narrow. they look cool though

make sure to get a size up
Pdog at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2012

Looked great, felt great in the hand, simply too narrow on the foot. Try one on first. Shoes should come w/ a width rating as well as a length.

timp568241 at on 06/20/2013

Call before you buy

Nice shoe just a not received as pictured.