Salomon Speedcross 5 Review – Tested Thoroughly

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Salomon is known for some of the best outdoor running gear in the world. They have some of the most incredible athletes using their gear, and avid adventurers are heavy repeat buyers. Here, we will take a deep dive into reviewing the Salomon Speedcross 5 trail runners. Previously, we have reviewed the Salomon Speedcross 4. This newer version has replaced the 4 as our go to trail running shoe.

These shoes have been put through thousands (yes thousands) of miles of hikes in all 4 seasons, an ultra marathon, 14,000 foot peaks, mud, rain, snow, dirt, gravel, and even the road. Here is how they felt, looked, and held up.

View The Speedcross Series History On Salomon Here

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About Salomon | About The Shoes | Our Review | Summary

You can purchase the Salomon SpeedCross 4s at any of the following.

Amazon: Men’s | Women’s
Salomon: Men’s | Women’s
REI: Men’s | Women’s

The Speedcross 5 is becoming harder to find as the latest versions are becoming more popular.

 

About Salomon

Started in the French Alps in 1947, Salomon has become a brand synonymous with adventure. The have steadily been producing high quality, and highly renowned outdoor products for decades. Some of the best athletes in the world trust Salomon’s gear to hold up to the toughest conditions in the world.

You can read more about Salomon here: https://www.salomon.com/en-us/qui-sommes-nous

Our Testing Scenario

We have been avid Salomon users for quite some time. We are on our 3rd or 4th pair of these trail runners, done most of the, Colorado’s 14ers in this exact trail runner, Utah’s Wasatch range, and even ran an ultramarathon in these trail runners. They have been tested in the heat of summer, down-pouring rain, blizzards, and everything in between. They have been used with microspikes, gaiters, shorts, pants, long socks, short socks and just about everything you’d want to try.

If we fail to cover exactly what you have questions about, just message us, and we can provide that insight for you on these shoes. We haven’t been given a pair of these shoes, we have just consistently purchased them when the tread runs low!

 


 

About The Shoes

 

Technical Specs

Best Use
Trail running, muddy trails, light snow
Footwear Height
Low Cut (Under the ankle) – Curious what is right for you? Check here.
Footwear Closure Quick Lacing System (this is an awesome feature)
Waterproof
Not really. They are breathable, and will keep out water for a bit though.
Upper
Synthetic / Textile
Lining
Textile
Outsole
Rubber – Contagrip TA (incredible traction)
Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 7.2 oz.
Gender
Men’s & Women’s Available

 

Free Standard Shipping

REI, Amazon, and Salomon all offer free standard shipping.

 

Returns

Salomon, Amazon and REI all have 30 day+ return policies.

 


 

Our Review

 

Grip & Traction

This is the best feature of these trail runners. By far, these have the best traction of any trail runner we have used. They are incredible for snow, mud, dirt, or gravel.

 

Weight & Comfort

These are such comfortable trail runners. They have breathability, but fit the foot perfectly. They are snug, which is necessary for this style trail runner, but the breathability is super nice on hot days.

 

Laces

The lace system on these trail runners is awesome. The quick lacing is effective, efficient, and easy to use. Another great feature of these.

 

Durability

These are surprisingly durably, but if you are a heavy trail runner, you will begin to wear them out from the sides and the tread. The lacing system holds up really well. Comparatively to other trail runners, these are about average in durability.

 

Looks

Simply put, these are great looking boots. All of the color variations. 

 


 

Recommendation

These trail runners are highly recommended by our team. Whether you are a beginner trail runner or expert, this is a fantastic affordable option.

Max DesMarais
Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about

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