Salomon Women's Speedcross 3 CS

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Salomon Speedcross 3 CS -

Salomon created the SpeedCross 3 Trail Running Shoe for women who can't stand to run on the pavement when they race on foot. Comprised of lightweight uppers and a flexible midsole and outsole, this shoe offers ample protection from hazards on the trail and an aggressive design that helps you move fast. Slide your foot inside and you'll immediately fall in love with the contoured and supportive fit, and just a single pull of the QuickLace tab tightens the laces and locks your foot in place. Running on the trail means that you're bound to encounter some sloppiness, so Salomon gave this shoe water-resistant textile, a mud guard, and large, traction-happy lugs.

Salomon divides its running shoes into a number of different collections: the XS for speed in all conditions, the XR for performance training, and the XT for all-terrain running. This shoe, the SpeedCross 3, belongs to the XS collection, which makes it ideal for blazing through tough terrain from late spring to early fall. Runners who want even more weather protection than this shoe offers might prefer the Speedcross 3 CS, which comes with a waterproof breathable membrane in the forefoot to keep your foot dry when you're faced with rain, mud, and the like.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Upper is comprised of a combination of breathable mesh for comfort in hot weather and durable textile that's supportive and lightweight
  • Ortholite sockliner provides extra cushion and maximum comfort
  • 11mm drop (heel-forefoot offset) offers a more traditional running shoe feel and supports runners who naturally heelstrike (or prefer to) when running

Weather and Wind:

  • Salomon Speedcross 3 trail-running shoes have nonmarking Contagrip® rubber outsoles with multidirectional lugs and sticky rubber for great traction on snow, slush and mud
  • Mud and snow non-marking sole


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


  • External Sensifit structure wraps from the top of the outsole to the top of the instep, locking the foot in place once your laces are tightened


  • Quicklace™ lacing system ensures a secure and customized fit: just pull, lock the toggle and go; pockets on tongues store laces out of the way


  • Feather construction and LT muscle chassis combine to create a stable platform that's also relatively light for the amount protection it offers
  • Water-resistant, tightly woven nylon mesh uppers are lightweight, flexible, quick drying and highly breathable for race-ready performance
  • Polyester mesh linings enhance comfort and wick moisture away from feet


  • Optomized fit for women
  • Quicklace lacing system allows you to secure the laces and get a nice, even fit with just a pull of a single cord at the front; lace security tab tucks into a small pocket on top of the tongue so it won't flap around when you're on the move
  • Fit is optimized for the shape and size of a woman's foot
  • Synthetic leather overlays and heel slings cradle feet for a precise, supportive fit; abrasion-resistant toe caps protect uppers and keep toes safe from bumps


  • Midsole design offers dual-density EVA padding for excellent stability, cushioning and rebound throughout your stride; lowered ride in heel enhances natural stability
  • Molded EVA midsole provides cushioning and shock absorption

Traction and Grip:

  • Aggressive, non-marking Contragrip rubber treads help you keep traction on slippery surfaces


  • Light Weight Muscle Chasis
  • Anti-debris mesh keeps dirt and sticks from finding their way to your toes, and rugged mud guards lend extra durability and protection
  • Injected EVA
  • EVA shaped footbed
  • Strategically Placed Textile Parts
Get into the groove with the Salomon Speedcross 3 for women.
This is the update to the iconic, light weight, aggressive profile, Salomon Speedcross trail racing shoe.
The women's version is designed specifically for females.
Excellent grip on bottom keep you in control.
Standard Salomon Two Year Warranty.
The Salomon Speedcross 3 trail running shoe is a no-joke runner for those who really want it all.

FEATURES of the Salomon Women's Speedcross 3 CS Shoe.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Salomon Women's Speedcross 3 CS Shoe.
Put yourself ahead of the pack with the Salomon Speedcross 3 CS shoe. This women's cold-weather racing shoe features a breathable, anti-debris mesh upper with water-resistant synthetic overlays for support. The Contagrip outsole tackles challenging terrain with confidence in the Salomon Speedcross 3 CS multisport shoe.

The Salomon Speedcross 3 CS is a winter racing shoe with innovative Climashield design and aggressive tread for comfort and grip on wet, sloppy trail conditions. Lightweight upper with anti-debris mesh and strategically placed water resistant textile parts in order to keep away the unwanted debris. Sensifit™ technology ensures an enhanced, snug fit. Quicklace system allows for a secure, customized fit. Lace pockets keeps laces tucked away. Protective rubber toe cap. Soft, synthetic linings for a great step-in feel. OrthoLite® insole offers underfoot comfort and features moisture-managing properties for a cooler, drier environment. SCS cushioning system located at the heel and under the metatarsal region is designed for improved cushioning and energy return. Dual-density EVA midsole adds supreme cushioning. Mud & Snow Contagrip non-marking rubber outsole, is especially designed to provide exceptional grip and durability in winter conditions. Aggressive lug pattern gives optimal traction. Wt. 9.9 oz.
You're a force to be reckoned with when you step onto the course in the Speedcross 3 CS from Salomon®.
A winter racing shoe.
Breathable, anti-debris mesh upper.
Sturdy, water-resistant synthetic overlays provide structural support.
CLIMASHIELD™ membrane helps keep the elements out while maintaining a cool, comfortable in-shoe climate.
™ technology ensures an enhanced, snug fit.
™ system allows for a secure, customized fit.
s keeps laces tucked away.
surrounds the base supplying extra durability.
Lightly padded tongue and collar for added comfort and performance.
® insole offers underfoot comfort and features moisture-managing properties for a cooler, drier environment.
Dual-density EVA midsole provides lightweight, responsive cushioning.
Mud & Snow Contagrip®, non-marking rubber outsole, is especially designed to provide exceptional grip and durability in winter conditions.
Aggressive lugs for optimal traction wet, rough terrain.
Backcountry Edge

The iconic Salomon Speedcross 3 Women’s running shoe delivers lightweight support and traction for trail racing and mountain running. A heavily lugged outsole and ultra-durable construction equip the shoe for demanding terrain.

Christy Sports

Salomon Speedcross 3 CS - Women's:  Update to the iconic, light weight, aggressive profile, trail racing shoe.

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 3 Trail Running Shoes - 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).


Push your limits in the Salomon Speedcross 3 trail-running shoes, built for trail races and fast-paced training.


Salomon’s iconic running shoe that brought speed to the trails! Featuring a Climashield™ protective upper, aggressive tread, and a precise fit, you’ll feel confident ripping through the sloppiest of trails in any weather conditions.

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Also available for: Men
Available Color(s):Deep Blue/Union Blue/Black, Dark Cloud/Black/Light Onix
Average footwear weight (pair):1 lb. 3.8 oz.
Chassis:Light Weight Muscle
Country Of Origin:Asia
Does this shoe come in widths?:No
Fit:Best for Medium Width Feet
Fit management:Sensifit, Quicklace, Optimized fit for Women
Footwear Type:Trail Runners
Footwear closure:Single-pull lace
Footwear height:Ankle
Item Weight:1 lb 4 oz/pair
Lining:Polyester mesh
Lining Material:Climashield
Mid Sole:EVA
Midsole Heel/Toe Height:19mm/10mm.
Midsole Height:20mm / 9mm
Number of Eyelets:Three synthetic; One metal
Other:Quicklace System
Outsole:Mud and Snow non-marking, Non marking Running, Contagrip
Recommended Use:Mountain Running and Trail Racing
Running shoe type:Trail
Shoe Lining:Climasheild
Shoe Sole:Mud&Snow non-marking Contragrip Outsole
Shoe Stability:Neutral
Shoe Upper:Anti-debris mesh, Mud guard
Shoe Width:Medium
Sizing Scale:US
Sockliner:EVA Shaped Footbed
Sole:Mud & Snow Non-Marking Contagrip, Non Marking Running Contagrip
Technologies:[M&S Contragrip, Climasheild, Ortholight Comfort Insole]
Toe Protection:Mud Guard
Tongue/collar:Lace pocket
Type:Trail Running Shoe
Upper:Feather Construction, Anti-Debris Mesh, Textile, Water Resistant Textile
Upper construction:Feather construction
Upper material:Textile, Anti-debris mesh, Water Resistant textile
Warranty:2 Years
Weight:9.91 oz / 281 g (size 7 US)
Widths Available:No
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Salomon Speedcross 3 CS Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

This are the running shoes for me! Prior to their release, I swore by the XT Wing Goretex, but the low volume fit of the Speedcross was a revelation for my feet in running. I'm breaking in my second pair, and going into my second season of running exclusively in these shoes and have yet to get a blister. Last year, I focused on training for my first long(er) distance/ vertical gain trail race (17 miles, 4,000 ft elevation gain). My training never suffered due to sore, chaffed, or bloody feet. I didn't even loose a toenail, which is a first for me in running shoes. They are also incredible lightweight, and the tread is bomber, whether you are on loose, dry slopes or running through sloppy mud. The quick lace system is still one of my favorites, I've never had to worry about tripping over an untied lace. I would also give these shoes a gold star for durability, after the first season my original pair are still holding up well, with no visible signs of break down to the sole or to the canvas. I only bought a new pair because the green/pink combo was calling my name!

Pip Hunt at on 07/14/2012

Running on Clouds

I love these shoes!!! The Salomon Speedcross 3 trail running shoes make your feet feel like they are walking/hiking/running on clouds!! I have high arches and these shoes provide enough support. I have been wearing them all winter hiking and running trails; have run a couple 12 mile trail runs in them. The first race did leave a blister on my big toe (from rubbing on the side of my toe) BUT it poured down rain for a majority of that race and these shoes are not waterproof. Last 12 mile race--no problems!! I have worn these on the road (probably not the best thing for these shoes) and love running in them.

I am a nurse and have worn these shoes for a 12 hour shift; my feet and body feel great after 12 hours in these shoes!!

In terms of size, I usually wear 7 1/2 in road running shoes, but am comfortable in size 7 with these even with thick winter socks.

Also, love the lacing system.

I pretty much wear these shoes every day b/c they are so darn comfortable!!!!
Staciah at REI on 02/02/2013

I finally found a trail shoe!

I usually use Mizuno wave runners (they have been my standard), a road running shoe, but since at least 1/4 of my running is terrain, I've been looking for a comparable trail shoe for over a year now. These are it- Comfortwise, the insole is comparable to my Mizuno's. Running wise, they are slightly heavier, the sole is stiffer (not a bad thing here) and I love the traction. They say that are water resistant- think cutting through a field with light dew, but nothing more. Thus far I've really enjoyed them (I've only had them for 2mo). There have already been many times when I think "if I had my other shoes on right now I'd have to slow down or I'd be falling down". With these I've been able to charge up and down snowy and muddy slopes without worrying my feet will go out from under me, and most importantly they don't hurt my feet!!!
MDrun at REI on 05/05/2013

I've had these shoes for over a year, and I love them. I bought them for hiking in the Wasatch range, and have put a lot of miles into them. No complaints whatsoever. They're light, grippy, comfortable, and durable. They were comfortable from day 1 and are equally as comfortable now. I was worried the wimpy looking laces might break, but they haven't.
My only caution would be to not make them your street shoes... the tread on the bottom is really soft and grippy, so pavement strips them pretty quickly. That said, I'll definitely be buying another pair.
I normally size up to a 9.5 for running shoes, but I bought these in a 9 (my street shoe size) and they fit.

marp74651 at on 10/18/2013

I've been having heel pains for over 6 months. My doctor told me to find shoes with higher backheel and better arch support. I tried several different pairs of running shoes and none really helped very much. Then I came across these babies. I must admit the purple color was what drew my eyes to them. Once I read up on its features, I decided to to give them a try. After walking around in them for 1 week, my heel pain is 80% gone. All the nice compliments I got was a bonus. I only wish I can still get the Purple color ones...
These are the only shoes I wear now for everyday walking around. Thank goodness I found them!

tinp75082 at on 10/14/2012

I have had Salomon running shoes in the past and I liked them well enough, but I tried a couple of different brands over the last couple of years. I am a trail runner only...never on the roads. The Salomon SpeedCross 3 Trail is the only shoe I will wear! I run trails that are super narrow, steep and rocky and these shoes make it happen! My last pair were Asics Trail and I ended up with my first shin splints EVER and I have been running for 20 years. The stability, traction and overall comfort make me want to buy another pair to put away in case they change! Absolutely love them!!

tntp85273 at on 09/26/2013

I bought these because I do a lot of mud runs and I quickly discovered that my normal running shoes were not for such runs. I love these shoes and can't say enough good things about them. I just did the Tough Mudder this past weekend and these shoes worked great. If you are doing any obstacle course or off trail running I would highly recommend these shoes because they are worth every penny. They do run big. I typically wear a size 9. However, I wear a 9.5 in most all running shoes. In the SpeedCross 3, I wear a 8.5 and they fit perfect.

brap749681 at on 11/06/2013

Worlds best shoes!

When it comes to shoes I am the most challenging to please. I have had 7 foot surgeries and suffer from a lot of nerve damage. With the help of these shoes I am climbing mountains again! I can go anywhere in them. It doesnt matter if im at work, walking down the street, going to the mall or climbing my local trail I wear these shoes. I am constanly asked by people what brand they are because they really stand out being so brightly colored! And when my 7 month old puppy accidently chewed the laces off REI was quick to find me replacement laces!
Tiffanysue2 at REI on 06/06/2013

I love my speedcross3 shoes! I use them from anything from trail running, to hiking with a heavy pack. They work great for most all conditions. I have used these on hikes where there was snow, mud and rocks and I felt confident in all conditions. I have a wide foot, so I was hesitant at first but I ordered a .5 size up and they fit very well. The speedcross 3 shoes, never gave me blisters, even right out of the box! Always a bonus.

Sarah Kartluke at on 11/21/2013
Hurray! The best trail shoes I've ever had!! I run through mud, over roots, fields and swamps with these shoes. They fit like a glove. Stay dry and clean up easy. I especially love the tread on this shoe. Only negative is the lacing system tends to loosen if you don't really ratchet it tight, plus I have a lot of extra lace that I have to secure so it's not flopping around. But this did not prevent me from buying a second pair. Highly recommend!
Anonymous - customer at on 10/09/2011

Neutral Reviews:

I ordered these shoes because I really like the bright colors, and I was looking for a lightweight trail shoe for hiking and running. I frequently hike on very rocky, steep trails, so I wanted something light but still sturdy, and these sounded like they would work well. When they arrived, I knew that they were way too big-- I had ordered a size 6 (the smallest size available on this website) and it felt 1/2 size too big. I usually wear a 6 1/2 in ordinary shoes, but my size in hiking footwear is really hard to pin down-- my backpacking boots are 5 1/2, but my old Vasque trail running shoes (slightly too large) are size 7! Anyway, I think these run a FULL size too large. Also, I tried them briefly and thought they might be a bit too light and soft on the sole for the very rocky hiking I often do. So they had to go back and I found a slightly tougher Salomon shoe (the Ellipse Aero) in size 5 1/2 elsewhere-- and that size fits well.

saxp613058 at on 08/06/2013

I really loved this shoe, and felt it was made for Utah's trails. It grips well, was very light, but after about mile 4 my feet would feel so scrunched up it was painful to go much more than 5. I happen to have a wide foot, but still thought I'd give these a try. Every time it was the same thing. If you have a normal-width foot definitely buy these! They just didn't work for me, unfortunately! The size fit pretty true, but again it's not the length with my feet, just the width. Bummer. On to the next trail shoe...

Heidi Hilgendorf at on 05/07/2013

Don't keep feet dry

I bought these shoes because I am often running on wet grass and wanted a shoe that would keep my feet dry. I looked hard to find something to replace some shoes that truly kept my feet dry but that had finally worn out. I did not like the shape of these shoes but they were the only shoes I could find that claim to have waterproof uppers. However, they DO NOT keep my feet dry.
k9competitor at REI on 09/09/2013