Fourth time's a charm.
Slush, mud, and snow don't stand a chance when you come tearing up the hill wearing the Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 GTX Trail Running Shoe. Designed specifically to combat wet weather of all kinds, the Speedcross boasts aggressive waterproofing thanks to the Gore-Tex membrane. SensiFit's breathable mesh fabric offers a snug, sock-like feel against your foot, which ultimately discourages hot spots and chafing, while the gusseted tongue keeps sediment and debris at bay.
Salomon's infamous QuickLace system provides a speedy and secure alternative to the traditional lacing system, and the inconspicuous lace pocket enables you to stash excess cord so you don't trip over your own foot mid run. An Ortholite footbed and dual-density EVA midsole assure shock attenuation and a responsive, energetic feel underfoot. The newly updated, multi-directional Contagrip outsole provides premium traction and stability on all sorts of mucked-up, gnarly terrain.
- Aggressive trail running shoe for all sorts of conditions
- Breathable mesh upper with stabilizing overlays and DWR treatment
- Mud guard and gusseted tongue offer sediment-free protection
- Waterproof Gore-Tex membrane protects you from wet weather
- QuickLace features discrete lace pocket
- Ortholite footbed and dual-density EVA midsole assure support
- Wet Traction Contagrip provides run-long traction
- Item #SAL00RW
- Q & A
Great for trail, not for street
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10.5
I run about 5 miles a day usually. I live in Seattle so i need something waterproof to run in. Doesn't look like there even is such thing as a just a waterproof jogging shoe, the only thing i could find are waterproof trail running shoes. I guess shoe makers think it only rains in the woods? I figured I'd give trail runners a try since half my run is street and the other half trail.
On the street: Aweful, these are not a hybrid shoe. The hard sole adds a big increase in shock, was hard on my knees. On wet streets they can get slippery.
On the trail: Wonderful, decreased the shock impact, good grip, good support on uneven terrain
Waterproof: A true waterproof shoe, I ran in rain and hit a lot of puddles, also just wore around town in the rain. No water touched my feet, excellent waterproofing.
Look and feel: Excellent look, feel comfortable just walking. I don't like the laces, they don't distribute tightness well. These shoes are stiff. They are going to require a lot of breaking in before they are comfortable but i suspect once you do they will be very comfortable. I definitely wouldn't do any long hikes or runs without breaking them in early. I did a 5 mile run right out the box and it killed my feet. It has an elevated heel on it which made me run more on the balls of my feet and hurt my valves and back because i'm not use to it. Spend a good 10-15 miles breaking these in before you try and put them to the test.
I'd recommend these shoes for short wet hikes or runs on trail only, or just for a waterproof shoe to wear in the rain. These were definitely not made for hard surface running.
Could you please inform me what country these shoes are manufactured in?