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Slip on the SpeedCross 2 Trail Running Shoe and start the race.

Built for speed, the Salomon Men's SpeedCross 2 Trail Running Shoe is ready for adventure racing mayhem. Salomon stripped down the already light trail running shoes by using a mesh upper to trim the SpeedCross 2's weight to a lean, race-ready 11 ounces. However, that doesn't mean that Salomon did away with cushioning or stability. Salomon's Cushioning System puts cushioning material in the heel to reduce heel strike impact, high-density foam in the arch to control pronation, and elastic material in the forefoot for a dynamic push-off. With Salomon's Sensifit lacing system, obtaining a precision fit is easy. Just slip your foot in and pull the Quickfit drawcord; the shoe automatically wraps around your arch and forefoot. An open-cell Ortholite liner further increases breathability, and it's treated with an anti-odor finish so you're teammates don't gag when you take your shoe off at the end of the race. A super aggressive winter Contragrip outsole won't become rigid in cold conditions, so you can run all night to the next check point if you have to.

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3 5

Wouldn't buy again...

These have really high and squishy heels. Seems too high. The tread wears down super fast, so any imperfection in your step and you'll know very soon. I tend to walk a bit on the outer part of my feet, so that wore down and made it worse. They are comfortable as slippers and do provide a TON of suspension on hard pack trail or road, but they're too delicate and too squishy for me (I weigh about 200lbs).

Best shoe ever is the Solomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2's. Not much heavier, FAR more durable.

Why do you never have size 8?

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Why do you never have size 8?

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It is a small size...hard to find

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Hop on live chat to ask your question - its faster and more accurate.

Night running

Night running

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At night you dont know where your feet r but you can know this baby will grip and hold!

Night running

Night running

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At night you dont know where your feet r but you can know this baby will grip and hold!

Night running

Night running

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At night you dont know where your feet r but you can know this baby will grip and hold!

Night running

Night running

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At night you dont know where your feet r but you can know this baby will grip and hold!

5 5

Not just a trail runner

Bought these shoes mainly for hiking and travelling around as they are light but have great grip and comfort. I have a wide forefoot and these fit like a glove. I dont really enjoy running all that much but I have found myself running more in these as they feel so springy and light. I liked them while hiking in southern utah as they breathe really well in the hot weather.
As I said theya re not only good for rail running but also for backflipping! Check the picture

Not just a trail runner

Sizing? Do I order the SC 2 in the UK...

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Sizing? Do I order the SC 2 in the UK size?...I probably missed it on the site somewhere!
thanks....I wear a 9.5 UK in the 3D ultra....

One questions... Approximately how many...

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One questions... Approximately how many miles is it going to take before those aggressive little arrow/triangle thingys wear down to nothing?

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How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?

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The lugs definitely took a beating from the rocky trails here in Utah. Running exclusively on trails in the Wasatch range I got about 300 miles before I retired them for a new pair of Speedcross. Personally I swapped them out based on breakdown of the mid-sole, not the out-sole (lugs) wear. See attached photo, a full review can be found here...
http://snurfer.blogspot.com/2011/07/salomon-speed-cross-2-update-shoe.html

The lugs definitely took a beating from the rocky trails here in Utah. Running exclusively on trails in the Wasatch range I got about 300 miles before I retired them for a new pair of Speedcross. Personally I swapped them out based on breakdown of the mid-sole, not the out-sole (lugs) wear. See attached photo, a full review can be found here...  <br/> http://snurfer.blogspot.com/2011/07/salomon-speed-cross-2-update-shoe.html

Heya... Just got a pair of the SC2 in the...

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Heya... Just got a pair of the SC2 in the orange BUT NEED ADVICE. Love the styling but have a concern. I normally wear a UK 7 and this is a 7.5UK but the fit is quite snug. I have narrow feet and a high instep but my toe is right up front. Is this normal? Will it expand a little with some wear? Im in South Africa and will be using it for riding my MTB to uni etc etc and walking. No trails planned. If no, the store only has an 8.5 which i reckon maybe a lil too big or is that a better way to go and replace the inner Soles or use them with thicker socks...??? Please help!!! I wanna start wearing them cos they are Uber cool:)

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I.W., I don't think they will work if your toe is at the end of the shoe. They will stretch a little but your feet need some room to expand and I think they would bother you after a few hours wearing them. I would rather go a larger size and wear insoles.

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Great trail running shoe.
First; Too soft of soul for a mountain bike shoe. The bike pedals will probably destroy them up quickly.
Second; Too small and you roll an ankle, too big and you'll blister out..tough decision.

Go to a local dealer and try on a pair first.

You may have to go for a different color.

5 5

Light and grippy

I've been wearing SC2s for about two months now, in everything from ankle-deep mud to road seven-milers.

At first I was worried because it doesn't "sit low" like the XT Wings that I've loved and worn for about a million miles. I'm a minimalist, and the more built-up midfoot had me a bit worried about stability.

I shouldn't have worried. It's almost as stable as the Wings, but with 100% better traction. Sick traction, in fact. They're also so comfortable, I've taken to wearing them as cleats during (artificial turf) rugby practice.

I'm in the market for a new trail/road...

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I'm in the market for a new trail/road running shoe. I am a big fan of the Pearl Izumi Peak XC trail running shoe, but my last 3 pairs have not held up well. I use Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra's for hiking, but I am looking for something a little lighter for running. Any suggestions, I'm open to any brand.

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I am on my 8th pair of solomon speedcross 2, not because they wear out fast, but because I wear them a lot. I love 'em.
(I average 450 - 550 mi/pair)

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thanks for the info jrudolphd2202601, sounds like a good shoe with desent miles.

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Try the XR Crossmax. Amazing shoes. Very runnable and fit even better than XA Pros which fit great. Light, great cushioning and traction.

5 5

Everything they should be...

...and nothing they shouldn't be. Much lighter than XA Pro's, but comparable fit which is nice. Grip is about as good as a rubber soled shoe can provide in snow/ice/etc, and they seemed to shed dry snow well, though I went GTX free as I want to use them in summer too. The heel pocket feels quite "flat/open" at the back, but hasn't seemed to affect security or create movement/friction. They do feel less stable than heavier shoes I own, including XA Pros and Asics Trail Sensors, but they're made for speed so I'm happy with the trade-offs.

Has anybody hiked the Appalachian Trail...

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Has anybody hiked the Appalachian Trail in these shoes, if so how did they hold up...?

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Willy,

I would not attempt the AT with a Speedcross supporting your load. This is a great shoe for trail running/racing, so its midsole is built without much posting support. The only pack you want to be carrying with these shoes is a Camelback/daypack. If you want to have the feel of a trail runner but the support of a hiking shoe I would check out the Patagonia Release GTX, Montrail AT Plus GTX, Scarpa Apex GTX, Salewa Firetail GTX, and if you want to stick with Salomon's great fit, check out the XA Pro 3D Mid GTX. Happy Holidays!

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Dont do it. it will b bad for your ankle!!! you need mid + shoes!!!

4 5

Best trail running shoes

XA Pro's were my favorite trail running shoes until I got a pair of these. They fit like gloves to my feet now after a few moths of use and abuse. They're so light that they feel like socks with a good grip. The only downsides I can think of are durability and protection for your feet (try not to kick stones on these). But then again, they're exactly the opposite of sturdy mountaineering boots.

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acro on spinning pole in parade

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lightest fastest shoes on the planet

5 5

This shoe rocks! 'Nuff said.

I have an addiction to trail running shoes. I have tried all kinds, La Sportiva, Merrell, different Salomon's, several other brands and models. Nothing compares to this shoe. I am 6'2" and weigh 225. It provides awesome cushioning, incredible grip. The trail I usually run has a mix of hardpack, loose dirt, sand, roots, and large rocks. The Speedcross 2 grips well in all of it. On the rocks it feels like I could run up a cliff there is so much grip. Yes, the tread wears faster than some other shoes, but the grip is worth it. The cushioning has worn out before the grip has in each pair I've used before the tread has. Maybe that's because I'm kinda heavy, though. Anyway, I keep trying to find another shoe that is better but can't. I hope Salomon doesn't change this shoe, except to ass some ridiculous colors. :)

Is the tongue attached to each side or is...

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Is the tongue attached to each side or is it loose and just attached at the bottom of the tongue? I am looking for a shoe that is basically a slip on so sand does not penetrate the inside of the shoe.

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The tongue is gusseted so it's attached on each side.

5 5

Sweetest trail shoe I've ever owned

The Speedcross is the sweetest trail shoe I've ever owned--light, flexible and durable. You can really "feel" the train in them. It has great tread, too. Occasionally you'll step on a sharp rock and really feel it, but the Speedcross is truly stand-out in its weight and flexibility. I've worn them on eastern trails and now Colorado trails, and I can honestly say they work very well in many settings. Do not buy these unless you want to go fast on the trails.

5 5

Highly Recommended

Salomon Speed Cross 2 Trail Shoe has great stability and flex. Tough sole kept the smaller rocks from pushing through and the toe guard actually worked on the bigger junk. The upper is breathable but a little on the thin side, I could actually feel rocks hitting the top of my foot. overall 9.8 out of 10

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