Salomon Speed Cross, £95

On 20th December 2012 by Rachael Woolston
Salomon Speedcross

Salomon Speedcross

Prefer trail to roads? Well, these performance shoes are perfect for off road, muddy races.

At just 9 ounces, the Salamon Speedcross 3 are super light weight (around 3 ounces lighter than usual trail shoes) and feel like a second skin.

They also have quick release laces, just requiring you to pull a toggle which tucks into a small pocket in the tongue of the shoe while running.

The Salamon Speedcross are seriously grippy and feel 100% secure in the muddiest of terrain.

But that is also their downside, as occasionally the mud gets stuck between the lugs and you need to give them a sudden stamp to dislodge the mud. And you also have to be wary about a route that crosses tarmac or long grass

Long grass tends to get wrapped around the grips in the sole, causing you to trip while on tarmac it is like running in studs.

For all of that, they are currently one of my favourite off road shoes, and I wouldn’t be without them on muddy races.

Salamon Speedcross 3, £95, www.salamonrunning.com, 01276 404800

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