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Stay light on your feet and move fast across rugged terrain on race day.

Salomon created the SpeedCross 3 Trail Running Shoe for women who can't stand to run on the pavement when they race on foot. Comprised of lightweight uppers and a flexible midsole and outsole, this shoe offers ample protection from hazards on the trail and an aggressive design that helps you move fast. Slide your foot inside and you'll immediately fall in love with the contoured and supportive fit, and just a single pull of the QuickLace tab tightens the laces and locks your foot in place. Running on the trail means that you're bound to encounter some sloppiness, so Salomon gave this shoe water-resistant textile, a mud guard, and large, traction-happy lugs.

Salomon divides its running shoes into a number of different collections: the XS for speed in all conditions, the XR for performance training, and the XT for all-terrain running. This shoe, the SpeedCross 3, belongs to the XS collection, which makes it ideal for blazing through tough terrain from late spring to early fall. Runners who want even more weather protection than this shoe offers might prefer the Speedcross 3 CS, which comes with a waterproof breathable membrane in the forefoot to keep your foot dry when you're faced with rain, mud, and the like.

  • Fit is optimized for the shape and size of a woman's foot
  • Upper is comprised of a combination of breathable mesh for comfort in hot weather and durable textile that's supportive and lightweight
  • Anti-debris mesh keeps dirt and sticks from finding their way to your toes, and rugged mud guards lend extra durability and protection
  • Feather construction and LT muscle chassis combine to create a stable platform that's also relatively light for the amount protection it offers
  • External Sensifit structure wraps from the top of the outsole to the top of the instep, locking the foot in place once your laces are tightened
  • Ortholite sockliner provides extra cushion and maximum comfort
  • Quicklace lacing system allows you to secure the laces and get a nice, even fit with just a pull of a single cord at the front; lace security tab tucks into a small pocket on top of the tongue so it won't flap around when you're on the move
  • 11mm drop (heel-forefoot offset) offers a more traditional running shoe feel and supports runners who naturally heelstrike (or prefer to) when running
  • Molded EVA midsole provides cushioning and shock absorption
  • Aggressive, non-marking Contragrip rubber treads help you keep traction on slippery surfaces

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I use the shoes for hiking and several of...

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I use the shoes for hiking and several of the treads ripped off. Anyone else have this problem?

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Hey,

These lugs are designed to really dig into snow or muddy surfaces. If you are running on harder impact surfaces you will start sheering these lugs off. If you are on more mixed terrain or hard surfaces you might want a shoe with a sole more like the XA Pro ( SAL3136 )

5 5

My new boyfriend is Firefly Green

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I love this shoe. I've been wanting to get it for months and finally pulled the trigger. So worth it, great aggressive tread for these Utah trails and the spring mud/snow! The color is intense but it's a great design and it's a good fit. It's a slightly snug fit until you walk around or even run in them. I have a pretty average foot, not wide or narrow. I always wear a ten in women's shoes. I wear a ten in these with ease. Even for a 2 or 3 mile trail they feel great and are really light.

My new boyfriend is Firefly Green
5 5

The best shoe EVER!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have been running and racing on trails and in the mountains for almost 5 years now and have therefore "tested" many different running shoes from various brands, and this is the best trail running shoe ever! It has a perfect fit to my foot, with incredible tread, all while being super light and comfortable. Going both uphill and downhill on various terrain, I feel stable and light on my feet. This is truly an incredible shoe!

Dumb question...haha. Do these stretch...

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Dumb question...haha. Do these stretch out at all? I usually wear an 8 or 8.5, I bought an 8 but they feel kind of narrow on one foot. Just wondered if they stretch or if I should get the 8.5?

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I have the men's version of these and have been running in them since late in the spring and have not found them to stretch at all.

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That's helpful as I'm going to order a pair for my girlfriend soon. Thanks Arthur! I actually think we met while camping/climbing this last winter in Joe's Valley-too funny! We're all gear whores after all...

I'm a mid-foot striker, I pronate, have...

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I'm a mid-foot striker, I pronate, have pretty bad ankles (prone to sprains), and am concerned about the 11mm drop since I'm transitioning from zero drop (Vibrams). How do you think these would fare for me? I'm looking for a warmer option for cold winter trail running. Thanks!

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Jen,
Personally I think the Salomon SpeedCross 3 Trail Running Shoe is an excellent winter trail shoe option.

However, at 11mm that is a big leap from the zero-drop shoes you have been wearing. If it hasn't been that long since you wore a more traditional drop shoe you should be fine, but if you have been away for a long time I would suggest starting with something in the 5-9mm range.

Some examples include The North Face Ultra Guide, the Saucony ProGrid Peregrine 3, or the Salomon XR Crossmax 2.

5 5

Time tested and approved!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

My wife has these sneakers. She says they are true to size. The toe box is average to large sized - which works well for her. She has done lots of trail runs in the Tetons on the Arrow Trail, Crest Trail, and Grand Targhee Trails, etc...: she says these sneakers hold up in colder fall or wintery conditions (even without the Gortex) and have great sole stability and fabulous traction - even when climbing on wet or loose conditions. This is her third pair of Salomon sneakers; she wont go for anything else. She also gets alot of comments on the color - people love them!

5 5

All around great shoe!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I love my speedcross3 shoes! I use them from anything from trail running, to hiking with a heavy pack. They work great for most all conditions. I have used these on hikes where there was snow, mud and rocks and I felt confident in all conditions. I have a wide foot, so I was hesitant at first but I ordered a .5 size up and they fit very well. The speedcross 3 shoes, never gave me blisters, even right out of the box! Always a bonus.

5 5

Awesome shoe!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

I bought these because I do a lot of mud runs and I quickly discovered that my normal running shoes were not for such runs. I love these shoes and can't say enough good things about them. I just did the Tough Mudder this past weekend and these shoes worked great. If you are doing any obstacle course or off trail running I would highly recommend these shoes because they are worth every penny. They do run big. I typically wear a size 9. However, I wear a 9.5 in most all running shoes. In the SpeedCross 3, I wear a 8.5 and they fit perfect.

5 5

These shoes rule

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

I've had these shoes for over a year, and I love them. I bought them for hiking in the Wasatch range, and have put a lot of miles into them. No complaints whatsoever. They're light, grippy, comfortable, and durable. They were comfortable from day 1 and are equally as comfortable now. I was worried the wimpy looking laces might break, but they haven't.
My only caution would be to not make them your street shoes... the tread on the bottom is really soft and grippy, so pavement strips them pretty quickly. That said, I'll definitely be buying another pair.
I normally size up to a 9.5 for running shoes, but I bought these in a 9 (my street shoe size) and they fit.

5 5

Love these fantastic shoes!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

Great snug but comfy fit after returning for a half size smaller than my normal size. Impressed with the way the Ortholite insert supported a partially torn ligament in my arch. A great shoe for both my trail runs and day hikes.

5 5

Love these shoes!
Love these shoes!

I have had Salomon running shoes in the past and I liked them well enough, but I tried a couple of different brands over the last couple of years. I am a trail runner only...never on the roads. The Salomon SpeedCross 3 Trail is the only shoe I will wear! I run trails that are super narrow, steep and rocky and these shoes make it happen! My last pair were Asics Trail and I ended up with my first shin splints EVER and I have been running for 20 years. The stability, traction and overall comfort make me want to buy another pair to put away in case they change! Absolutely love them!!

3 5

Great shoes, but run large!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

I ordered these shoes because I really like the bright colors, and I was looking for a lightweight trail shoe for hiking and running. I frequently hike on very rocky, steep trails, so I wanted something light but still sturdy, and these sounded like they would work well. When they arrived, I knew that they were way too big-- I had ordered a size 6 (the smallest size available on this website) and it felt 1/2 size too big. I usually wear a 6 1/2 in ordinary shoes, but my size in hiking footwear is really hard to pin down-- my backpacking boots are 5 1/2, but my old Vasque trail running shoes (slightly too large) are size 7! Anyway, I think these run a FULL size too large. Also, I tried them briefly and thought they might be a bit too light and soft on the sole for the very rocky hiking I often do. So they had to go back and I found a slightly tougher Salomon shoe (the Ellipse Aero) in size 5 1/2 elsewhere-- and that size fits well.

5 5

My wife LOVES these shoes.

Great for the trail wether you are just hiking or out for a run. These shoes offer a lot of support for your ankle and ample traction for you to take steps in confidence knowing you won't slip. Also, the fun colors on these tend to please the eye and also the wife. She loves them, and recommends them to everyone!

3 5

I wanted to love this shoe...but

I really loved this shoe, and felt it was made for Utah's trails. It grips well, was very light, but after about mile 4 my feet would feel so scrunched up it was painful to go much more than 5. I happen to have a wide foot, but still thought I'd give these a try. Every time it was the same thing. If you have a normal-width foot definitely buy these! They just didn't work for me, unfortunately! The size fit pretty true, but again it's not the length with my feet, just the width. Bummer. On to the next trail shoe...

5 5

Great for trail running, but runs small

Love this trail running shoe, however the toe box runs small (and I do not have wide feet). I normally wear 7.5 but had to return them for an 8. I recommend ordering a half size up if you are logging a lot of miles and don't want to lose any toenails! Happy running! : )

5 5

Wifey loves these

Just ordered these for my wife after she tried them on at the store. The color actually looks cooler in person and the size runs larger than normal. She usually wears an 8.5 but found that the size 8 shoes fit her perfectly.

5 5

Great shoe!

Great running shoe that looks cool and does the job well! Fits true to size. Glad I purchased!

5 5

Thank goodness I found these!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been having heel pains for over 6 months. My doctor told me to find shoes with higher backheel and better arch support. I tried several different pairs of running shoes and none really helped very much. Then I came across these babies. I must admit the purple color was what drew my eyes to them. Once I read up on its features, I decided to to give them a try. After walking around in them for 1 week, my heel pain is 80% gone. All the nice compliments I got was a bonus. I only wish I can still get the Purple color ones...
These are the only shoes I wear now for everyday walking around. Thank goodness I found them!

5 5

love

I am a Solomon fan, hands down. My only complaint about their women's shoes is that they vary quite a bit in sizing. They range from a women's fit (more narrow at the arch & heel)and sometimes it is more of a unisex fit (wider & larger, even though the sizing is right). Light, supportive, perfect. Love them!

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