Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe

Men's Salomon Speedcross 3

Item #SLM932
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Men's SALOMON® SPEEDCROSS 3 :: You won't let a little mud, a few rocks, or uneven terrain stop you from getting where you need to go. The lightweight Salomon® Speedcross 3 has the same aggressive, tackle anything attitude. Get the most out of each step with the highly grippy tread. Feet will stay dry, clean, and cozy inside the water-resistant design even in the sloppiest conditions. 10.2 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Non-marking running Contragrip outsole: Lug outsole for better traction on trails
  • Mud and snow non-marking Contagrip outsole: Great traction on mud and snow
  • Ortholite sockliner: Comfort and fit with EVA heel cup
  • Feather construction, anti debris mesh upper: Keeps dirt and soil out of the shoe
  • Ripstop nylon: Water repellant and durable
  • Mudguard: Protects the shoe from the terrain
  • Sensifit system: Secure fit, with ample toe room
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Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good traction (13)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Rugged (8)
  • Cushions impact (5)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (14)
  • All weather conditions (5)
  • Mixed terrain (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (8), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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4.0

Better to burn out, then fade away?

By Josh

from Jamul, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Trail Running

Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

I've got 170 miles in these shoes, and they have been my favorite shoe I have owned, except the wear. They would probably be perfect on soft conditions like moist forrest trails. But in the dry, rocky southwest, the lugs just don't hold up. If I could afford it, I would buy these over and over. As I just got into ultra, that would get expensive fast.

In my short trail running experience (in order):
1: Salomon Speedcross
2: Asics Gel Scout: Good all around feeling shoe.
3: Brooks Cascadia 8: Wore on a flat 50k. Good shoe.
4: Adidas XT: Bought at RRS, but not on site. They are light, traction feels good, but they are not balanced well.
5: XA 3D Ultra: They were mislabeled as neutral, they aren't. I can't run on them.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Not the best for ultra

By Frenchy

from Mesa,AZ

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Trail Running

Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

I restarted a new ultra season and run into desert mountain in AZ. I had the salomon speedcross 3 for about a month maybe a little more and the bottom is a 1/3 worn already. I had the crossmax during my previous season and they lasted the all season no problem and they were feeling awesome. when I gain speed on the way down, I am always worried to fall because of the lack of a good grip. Did not have that happening with the crossmax. So a little disappointed and will probably exchange those if possible.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • High Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Great Shoe!

By CDMORTEN

from Gilbert, AZ

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

    I just put these shoes to the test by doing Rim2Rim2Rim in which I ran from the South rim of the Grand Canyon to the North rim and back. It consists of 42 miles with 11k feet of elevation gain. The shoes were great. The lugs worked really well to give me traction on the downhills and uphills and there are a lot of those. Ventilation was great. They do a great job of keeping dust and gravel out of the shoe, yet they breath really well. I ended up with a small blister on the side of my big toe, which I didn't notice until my shoe was off. Not bad after 42 miles.

    I had only run in them 3 times for about 30 miles before I did this run. The cushion in them is good. I tried the Brooks Cascadia and felt like the cushion was equivalent to the Brooks. I have a little bit of a narrow foot and the Salomons worked a little better than the Cascadia for me.

    They run true to size. I wear a 10 in all of my other running shoes and the 10 fit perfectly.

    Very solid shoe!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    First go at trail shoes

    By Joshua Tootell

    from Oceanside, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Traction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Weather Conditions
      • Trail Running

      Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

      I bought these shoes while picking up a pair of flats since I like to do a lot of trail running and have always used my regular running shoes in the past. So this being my first experience with trail shoes, it isn't very authoritative.

      I have read a lot of reviews on this model stating that they are hot to run in. I live in southern California and have only used them so far in the summer months and have no complaints of heat yet. My longest run is only 12 miles, so I haven't reached ultra distance yet, but they have been wonderful so far. I ended up with a single blister on that 12 mile run which I believe was actually caused by the seam of my sock rubbing, not the shoe itself and that is my only problem so far.

      Traction hasn't been a problem. Unless I try to scale up a near vertical rock with loose dirt piled on it then I get no slippage. Even steep down hills in loose dirt feel controlled. Very confidence inspiring.

      I have read that they feel fine on paved roads, but to me coming from a road racing history I find that the tread pattern feels awkward, so I don't use them for anything but trails.

      I bought these in store and didn't pay attention to sizing, I just bought what fits. I don't like to buy online.

      The laces are very convenient. I race triathlon and bought some laces like these to speed up my transition, nice to have shoes that come with them.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great trail shoe!

      By Guzzie

      from Eastern PA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Weather Conditions
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

        Shoe felt tight in the toe box at first, but once on the trail, it felt like a perfect fit. Great traction in mud and gravel.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        great shoe

        By sheephunter

        from aspen,co

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Mixed Terrain
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

        just slightly too small from my normal shoe size

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Speedcross 3 Hits The Mark

        By Moonpig

        from So.Cal

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Weather Conditions
          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

          I run trails that throw everything from mud to rocks at you and these shoes handle it all. Exceptional traction on both climbing and descents and soles stick to rocks like glue.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Work as advertised....good fit and excel

          By dbvolfan

          from Richmond, KY

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Traction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running

            Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

            I was a little worried about the numerous comments on the narrow toe box but found these to be just right....this coming from someone who splays their toes.
            I wear a 10.5 in all other shoes and these 10.5's feel no different.
            And the lacing system was another nice surprise. It works like a charm. The lacing doesn't feel tight, and it feels evenly distributed.
            I personally dont feel the shoes are heavy. When you are doing a Tough Mudder or Spartan race I can't see splitting hairs on an ounce here or there.
            I will say that it takes some getting used to the heel which is somewhat elevated. I don't know the technical term but as a competitive runner used to flats and lightweight race shoes these took me some getting used to...not a problem but it has a noticeable heel in them if you haven't run in trail shoes before.
            anyway, I have been pleasantly surprised by these shoes....the comfort, weight and traction they have so far offered has made them worth the money.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Good shoe but not ideal w/ high instep

            By ManJack

            from Heidelberg, Germany

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • Instep
            • Lacing

            Best Uses

            • Mixed Terrain
            • Snow shoeing
            • Trail Running

            Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

            This is a really good shoe but there were two drawbacks that keep it from being great. First, there is a stretchy inner sleeve underneath the tounge which makes the fit a little uncomfortable if you have a high instep, which I do. Not so bad as to effect circulation but enough to be annoying. Secondly, the adjustable quick loop lace system does not work well with models of trail gaiters that require being looped in to the lace. It ends up synching the lace very tightly and pulling all the pressure to the front of the lace box.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Awesome, but...

            By Boodio

            from Marietta Ga

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trail Running
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

              Okay, don't pay much attention to my catagory "check marks" above because they are too narrow to choose. I would give these 4 1/2 stars if I could. Taking away 1/2 because the rocks and roots "go right through" the forefoot of the sole. Of course they don't go through, but you can feel every rock or root to a high degree (smaller rocks). The complete opposite of my saucony Xodus's which are a great trail shoe as well. So, why the Speedcross's? Well the traction is the best and the cushion (minus the forefoot on smaller rocks) is pretty good. I run and maintain a 3 miles trail in Georgia and yes it is in the Georgia clay. This clay is a beast. It gets super hard from errosion and heat and then those areas are like a hard slippery slope when wet. The Xodus's just don't dig into that enough while the Speedcross's tear it up. The Speedcrosses also handle the muck (where the erosion ends up sitting on the trail) quite well and are "water resistent". Water will come through if you are slow... so "go like heck" through the mud and water. Of course these shoes are pretty much "spikes" in that pavement is out of the question in my mind (I don't even like going over a road that crosses my trail - careful on wet slopped pavement, you'll bust it). I do wear them to the trail head (over pavement), but I often take them off and go bare foot back to the car (on the pavement). Finally, sorry to all English teachers out there, I was just to lazy to figure out if it was Xodus's, Xodus', Speedcross's or Speedcrosses or somewhere in between.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Best trail running shoe by far!!

              By The Donster

              from Mira Mesa, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Weather Conditions
                • Trail Running

                Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

                I just bought these the other day and I have to say that I am very pleased with my money spent. I recently just started to run more trails and already had a pair of New Balance Minimus Trail shoes but my feet would be really sore from all the sharp rocks I would step on with the very thin soles. So I decided to buy a new and more rugged pair of shoes to help.

                These shoes have excellent traction on just about every type of terrain. I would not recommend running on open roads due to excess wear on the treads. They fit very comfortably to my feet and I hardly notice that I'm running on rocks!

                I only gave 4 stars because I haven't had them long enough to see how well they hold up after running many trails.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                New Favorite Trail Shoe

                By Used2BFast

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Nimble

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mixed Terrain
                  • Trail Running

                  Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

                  A very neutral, nimble shoe that excels off road. Liked the first pair so much I got a second.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Trail Shoe

                  By Training for Ultra

                  from Lakeside Park, KY

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Weather Conditions
                    • Mixed Terrain
                    • Trail Running

                    Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

                    These are excellent trail running shoes (emphasize on trail). You don't want to run in these on pavement for an extended period of time. I've bought a couple of different brands of trail running shoes including Saucony, The North Face and Adidas and these are by far the best. I only wear these on the trails though...they aren't very practical as everyday shoes or for the roads. The lacing system provides a very snug fit. I have a narrow foot and love that the toe box isn't huge. These are also much lighter than other trail shoes I have bought. Very satisfied overall.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Best shoe's I ever had!

                    By McNezzy

                    from Rock Hill S.C

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight
                    • Pronation Control
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                    • Wears Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Outfield Softball
                    • Trail Running

                    Comments about Mens Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe:

                    trail running
                    ceterfield softball
                    tread Wears out alittle to quickly

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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