There are multiple versions of Salomon Speedcross trainers on the market and on the night before the Mont Blanc Marathon this year I had a pair of Speedcross Pro’s thrust in to my hands to wear for the race.
You can read about how I got on here.
These went from being in the box and on to my feet for the 23km trail run. The fact I was able to just put them on and cover that distance without any issue speaks for itself about how good they are.
I’ve worn Salomon’s Speedcross 4 GTX trainers in the past; back in September 2016 for the Rab Mountain Marathon, but I didn’t get on with them as well as I’d hoped. After a morning running through long grass, knolls and boggy marsh the inners had worked loose and my poor old ankles kept rolling over (they didn’t have the cushioning or the comfort I’d got used to from wearing Saucony Excursion GTX trainers). I’m pleased to say the Speedcross Pro’s were much nicer to run in (5 grams lighter).
I usually find I have to take one size larger than what I usually wear with Salomon products (that goes for their clothing and their trainers), but with these I just had a size 10 and they fitted perfectly.
There are a few extra features that make these Speedcross gain the ‘Pro’ status, namely the lighter-weight materials and the welded seams instead of stitches.
These have that brilliant anti-debris mesh across the top of the foot to stop crap getting inside the shoe and the amazing Quicklace system.
The heel is well cushioned and as you can see from the underside, these are shaped for technical trails or in the mud.
They come in three colour choices. The ones here are lime green and blue, not my first choice, I’d personally go for the black/yellow. The third choice is orange/yellow.