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Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX Trail Running Shoe - Men's


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    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

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    mesh, synthetic, DWR treatment
    Gore-Tex, Salomon Flex
    Ortholite, EVA, removable
    EVA, Lightweight Muscle
    Wet Traction Contagrip
    Support Type
    Heel / Forefoot Height
    31 / 21 mm
    10 mm
    Claimed Weight
    11.6 oz
    Recommended Use
    trail running
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Great weather resistant running shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    The shoes kept my feet dry and warm, with a thin runner's sock, on cold rainy/snowy days; and, cool and dry on warm rainy days. The shoes also allow enough breathability no matter the wet weather conditions.

    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.

    You might consider trying the Inov8 Roclite 282s. I also live in the Seattle area and I've had a pair of the Roclite 282s for a little over a year now. Overall I've been really impressed with them, though I don't run in them, they've been excellent as every day walking shoes. After a year of daily use there's very little real wear and tear. They've still got plenty of tread and they're still waterproof. I just picked up a pair of Speedcross 4 GTXs and it definitely feels like the Speedcross 4s have less cushion than what I'm used to in my Roclite 282s. So while I think you may still run into the same issues as the Speedcross 4s when it comes to traction on pavement, the Roclite 282s should be a bit better about absorbing the shock. I ended up upgrading to the Speedcross 4s because I've always wanted a pair, not because my Roclites actually needed to be replaced.

    Anyway, I appreciate the review. My Speedcross 4 GTXs are a little tighter than I was expecting, so I thought I'd hit the old interwebs and see what people had to say about them stretching as they break in. I'm guessing they won't stretch much, so I may bite the bullet and send them back in for a pair a half size larger.