There are multiple versions of Salomon Speedcross trainers on the market.
The night before the Mont Blanc Marathon this year I had a pair of Speedcross Pro thrust in to my hands to wear for the race and you can read about how I got on in this feature 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. Before and after race photos below.
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. I’m pleased to say the Speedcross Pro’s were much nicer to run in and they are 5 grams lighter too.
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 had a UK 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, but they also come in black/yellow and orange/yellow.