Sure, dry steps for your race through shifty mountain weather.
As the rest of the racers get soggy and slow, you keep up your speed because you're wearing the lightweight Salomon Speedcross 3 Climashield Trail Running Shoes that grip the slick trail. Designed for racing over snowy or wet trails, this shoe features just enough cushioning and a waterproof breathable Climashield membrane to ensure the elements don't dampen your race pace.
- Climashield membrane over the front portion of the tongue and shoe provide waterproof protection, while the normal breathable lining keeps your feet cool during mile six
- An anti-debris mesh and water-resistant textile upper with mud guard help you master the trail, even if it's not in perfect condition
- Sensifit outer design uses a one-pull Quicklace system to ensure the shoe wraps tightly around your foot and doesn't move throughout your many miles on the trail
- Lace garage stows your laces out of the way for a sleek profile
- Ortholite footbed cradles your foot with shaped foam and an EVA heel cup for additional impact absorption
- Lightweight Muscle chassis features two layers of EVA in the midsole to reduce the constant impact of running
- Non-marking Mud & Snow ContaGrip rubber outsole delivers secure footing on mud, slick rock, and fresh snow
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Switched for the GTX version
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
These shoes are great. As others have mentioned, the grip is spectacular, the fit is snug, and the build quality is solid. I didn't find them overly hot on warm days, and they breathe reasonably well too. I live on Baffin Island so the tundra is the trail and I like the added stability and cushion, yet they're lighter and more responsive than my Salomon GTX Wings. The issue I have with these is that they're not waterproof. Half of it is the ClimaShield and the other half is a design flaw. The tongue is only sewn in at the base and the stretchy cover between the tongue and the laces doesn't do much to keep water out. If your toes get splashed, the water seeps in at the base of the tongue and you end up with a soggy foot. This is not the same as over-topping them (i.e. stepping in a creek up to your ankle). I'm talking about a design flaw like the Titanic. The whole shoe gets soaked if you dip your toes in. So I returned them for the Gore-Tex version which has the tongue (and the accompanying waterproof membrane ) stitched in all the way up to the top eyelet.
Bottom line: If you'll only need the weather protection on the odd run, these shoes are for you. If you want consistently dry feet, look elsewhere.
5 stars for fit and grip
-2 stars for soggy feet
The BEST shoes for muddy days
Confortable and useful
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
It is so useful and confortable
Ninja style traction.
The Salomon / speedcross 3 Trail shoes could run you up a downspout if laced to the right feet.
Salomon Speed cross 3 green/clima shield
Color green-very bright for my taste but I do like them and after a few more runs on the trail they will be a true forest green color. So it gets s 4 because I have to do some of the coloring haha.
Great for a regular foot with a regular arch. Sole of shoes are great, firm but feel great on trails. On pavement you can almost feel the knobby bottoms but its not a big deal from the truck to trail just an observation. I wish I had bought a half size smaller, they fit good but a half size smaller may be better, but after a longer race the feet swell a touch so it may be no big deal.
Great form and function-running trails and steep hills in Germany with no issue. great traction and durable and no doubt they are a amazing off road shoe. Would recommend to all- easy on and off no issue with the lacing system or use! great!!!
Salomon Speedcross 3 Climashield Shoe
How do these shoes breathe as compared the...
How do these shoes breathe as compared the the original Speedcross 3?
Very good even with the Clima shield
They are hot in the summer.
Too Narrow/Not orthotic friendly.
These shoes look aweseome, and are built tough. Unfortunately the heel cup is narrow. If you need orthotics they probably won't fit in these shoes.
Questionable shorts day, Horseshoe Bend, Glaier WA
Light enough, grip that will make you want to run straight up a wet cedar, warm toes...these babies are the stuff
I ordered the same size I have in XT Wings and XD Ultra Pro GTX and worked out just fine. Have used these on central Kentucky single track and has preformed great. This shoe is awesome for winter running conditions(cold and muddy). For me it is by far my favorite winter trail running shoe
Nice but narrow
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I have had other Salomon trail shoes but this one seems to be narrower in the toebox. As soon as I put them on I knew I had to send them back. Great construction, good agressive sole, but just too narrow.
The weight claims a 9.2oz figure; is this...
The weight claims a 9.2oz figure; is this per shoe, or for the pair? 260g for a pair of trail runners seems extremely light. Almost too light.
It's obviously per shoe...
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Traction is the first thing you notice with this shoe, they shine on rocky single track and on turf. They provide a lot of stability for a neutral shoe and the front end surprisingly offers enough protection. These are definately for narrow feet and I sized up 0.5 a size from my other Salomon shoes. Only downside is the weight vs. a true race shoe, but then for the extra weight you do get a lot.
amazing - i bought second pair
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
wore these on a 40 mile mountain trail run. didn't break 'em in & hit them hard right right out of the box. Very minimal wear on the tread which was amazing for the terrain!
If I wear an 11.5 in asic would I still...
If I wear an 11.5 in asic would I still be the same size in the speedcross 3.
I originally order a size 11.5 but returned them for a size 11. They run slightly large, at least according to my feet. Hope that helps!
Love every step
I bought the Black/Black/Bright Red about a year back (from a different online retailer), since then I have been wearing these exclusively during the day. I have ran in these a few times, but nothing serious like I do in my NB running sneaks. I wear these primarily daily, but bought them with the specific intent of having good "kit." I do a good amount of "tactical" stuff and these do not disappoint. No rock climbing issues, water and other wet or muddy issues or anything of that sort. They look aggressive, which is awesome in my opinion. If you are on the fence, go for it.
Difficult Transition from Minimalist
I have been wearing minimalist shoes for running and lifting for the past few months. As a result, my feet must have spread out, because when I bought a new pair of these and went for a run my toenails were digging in to the shoe. I have owned three pairs of shoes from this family and have never had a problem running in an 11. It may have been compounded by my running in the summer heat and my feet got HOT, as I expected. So there may have been some swelling. I am not going to ding the shoe for this, as it is a result of my situation, not a shortcoming of the shoe. I gave it 4 out of 5 hoever, because it was very stiff out of the box. I will keep trying to run on it a few more times, as I may have just gotten so used to minilaist shoes (New Balance Minimalist and Nike Free) that running in a supportive shoe feels awkward. It was stiff enough that for a trail runner, I was worried about turning an ankle. Overall, I have been very impressed with the SpeedCross family of shoes and still recommend them. I only went in to such detail to elaborate for anyone else looking to make the transition and needing a more durable shoe for running.
Salomon Speedcross 3 Climashield Trali Running Shoe
The shoes look great and would be great winter trail runners. They were just too narrow for me.