I personally have been primarily trail running in Salomon Speedcross trail runners since the Speecross 4. I continue to buy Speedcross shoes everytime they go on sale, so I always have another ready to go.
I am not into my first two pairs of the Salomon Speedcross 6s, and they perform just as awesome as the previous generations.
If you are interested in learnign about the Speedcross series, read about it here.
You can purchase the Salomon SpeedCross 4s at any of the following.
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.
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Our Testing Scenario
As stated before, the Speedcross series has been my go to trail runner. I’ve completed most of the Colorado 14ers in these shoes, completed the WURL in them, and run and hiked in all possible weather conditions.
For the Speedcross 6, I have starting using them in Utah. I have hundreds of miles in them on all types of terrain and trail, and even did completed the WURL in this shoe because I trust it so much.
If I fail to cover exactly what you have questions about, just message the website, and I can provide that insight for you on these shoes.
About The Shoes
Trail running, muddy trails, light snow
Low Cut (Under the ankle) – Curious what is right for you? Check here.
|Quick Lacing System (this is an awesome feature)
|10mm (this is a relatively large heel drop)
Not really. They are breathable, and will keep out water for a bit though.
Synthetic / Textile
Rubber – Contagrip TA (incredible traction)
|1 lb. 5 oz.
Men’s & Women’s Available
Free Standard Shipping
REI, Amazon, and Salomon all offer free standard shipping.
Salomon, Amazon and REI all have 30 day+ return policies.
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. There is no change from 5 to 6 in performance that we can see.
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.
These are slightly lighter than the previous generation and are overall lightweight shoes, though there are lighter trail runners out there.
The lace system on these trail runners is awesome. The quick lacing is effective, efficient, and easy to use. Another great feature of these. There is no difference from the 5 to the 6 here.
We are burning through these shoes no faster or slower than the previous generations. They are of medium durability compared to other trail runners we have tried. Nothing to complain about here.
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 is the founder of hikingandfishing.com. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor adventure, travel, 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. Max grew up hiking all around New Hampshire and New England. He became obsessed with the New Hampshire mountains, and the NH 48, where he guided hikes and trail runs in the White Mountains. Since moving out west, Max has continued his frequent adventures in the mountains, always testing gear, learning skills, gaining experience, and building his endurance for outdoor sports. You can read more about his experience here: hikingandfishing/about