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Salomon Speedcross 3 Reviews

138 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

55% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 118 Speedcross 3 Salomon Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

They run a 1/2 size smaller. Great shoe to wear and they look great! Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 27, 2011

Mark M

from Ä°stanbul, Turkey

This shoe was exactly what I needed. It has excellent traction, weight and heel/toe height difference. I ran only once until now, it was a moderate 25k trail run. Usually it's advised to break in the shoes with multiple short runs but I had an irresistible opportunity to use them with style. :) I have few critics though, the lacing system is less practical than XA Pro 3D Ultra. It should be asymmetrical like XAs 2- The outer and midsoles are durable but very elastic, more then necessary I would say! If you step on a rock with a 3-6 cm. of diameter, it may hurt your foot with a huge bump it creates inside the shoe. I weight 86 kg., maybe lighter people doesn't feel the same thing. Everything else is perfect, I am very heppy with it so far. The only strong alternative may be the Peregrine of Saucony, but in harsh conditions SC3 may outperform Peregrine. On the otherhand, I have several friends and serious trail runners, who are very satisfied with Peregrines.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony Peregrine

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

This a very light and comfortable shoe as long as conditions are dry. As soon as water is added the the mix, the shoe becomes heavy, uncomfortable, and slippery regardless of the aggressive knobs on the sole. Speaking of which, except for the knobs, the sole is completely treadless. I ran a warrior dash in these shoes and they were unbearable - I slipped and fell twice in a creek bed. When running up a dry mountain, the shoes perform incredibly. Stay away from water. If you are running a MOB race, wear the Adidas Kanadias.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas Kanadia

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 25, 2012

Andy

from Milwaukee,WI

Bought for an event (Tough Mudder) and have been using them for a month and love them. On and off trail they are holding up perfectly, tread and all.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 1, 2012

Levi B

from United States

These are amazing shoes! I had first bought a pair of INOV-8 MUDROC 290, assuming they would be great, the first pair the heel just dug into my foot so I called and they sent me another pair over night. The second pair was the same, so again I had to call and the customer service is amazing and I was treated so well, they got me lined up with these Salomon Speedcross3 and I am so happy, the most comfortable shoes that I have worn. I reccomend them to anyone!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 14, 2012

Joshua

 

These shoes are awesome! I bought them for hiking on rocky and dry dirt terrain while I go Hang Gliding. These shoes are very comfortable, look awesome, and have great thick tread. The laces are fast and tuck away inside the tab. Thanks Zappos for the great shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 21, 2011

Dorian D

from Towon, MD

I bought these a couple weeks ago and couldn't be happier with how they perform. This is my first pair of Salomons and I was fearful I would roll my ankle not being used to them, couldn't be further from the truth. Super light, supportive, and soft outsole. Meant only for the trail.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, La Sportiva, Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 14, 2012

Glenn p

from advance, nc

Sized perfectly, but it is a very, very narrow shoe. I am not a runner, but also do not require a wider-width shoe. Style-wise, very cool! Very comfortable heel and toe. Width at toe pad is great, but width at the arch is going to take some breaking in.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 18, 2012

Manny C

from Venezuela

To the point. Pros: Great looking shoe. Superb cushioning (I am rather a thick boned dude), great grip on rocky and sandy trails (haven't tried mud...yet), lightweight. And, again...great looks! Cons: lacks stability, particularly on the toe box area. Wore them today for the first time and almost twisted my left ankle twice when stepping on medium sized rocks. It's their first ride and the left shoe front end is already debonding from the shoe! (I wish I could upload a picture.) Let's see how long they'll last. Not sturdy enough for my taste.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrel

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 27, 2013

Eric D

from Elkridge, MD

Salomon shoes have really caught my attention. I am the owner of 12 pairs now and proud of it! The fit and quality of these shoes is unmatched for their intended use and purpose. I use them for trail running and hiking. The Speedcross 3 that I am specifically addressing in this review offers good fit in the heel and toe box and arch support is moderate. Cushioning in the shoe is very good to excellent. The speed lacing system works very well and the lace tuck away in the tongue is a great concept. I've purchased three pairs of Speedcross 3's, one in black, one yellow and black, and one blue, orange and black. Salomon. All good!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

I bought these for a Tough Mudder race and they worked beautifully. Great traction in mud, comfortable when wet, and supportive when climbing rocky terrain. Lace system kept the shoes secure at all times. I rinsed them with a hose after the race, threw them in the washing machine, and let them air dry. Good as new.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 12, 2013

Dave J

from Sw Fla

I purchased these for softball and I am very happy! Light with a good grip on infield or grass. I also like the cushion, great support. I played 5 games and was ready for more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 11, 2013

Josh

from Temecula, California

Just finished Tough Mudder So Cal #1 2013. Temperature was 43-50 degrees all day. Poured rain the night before, so course was muddy. These were definitely the best shoes on the course. I killed it on the mud hills (walked right up) and made it to the top of Everest first try. These shoes are amazing for mud runs. They grip the hills going up and down like velcro.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Belmar, New Jersey

Bought these shoes to run tough mudder in and they were fantastic. While other people were struggling up and down hills and mud slides, I was running right up them. After a good washing off with a hose they look almost new. They are a little stiffer after after being submerged in mud, but they are by no means ruined and are still good to run in. Insoles are still a little muddy though. In fact I loved them so much I am going to buy another pair, going to keep my first pair for outdoor events like tough mudder and a second pair to train and trail run in. Their construction it top quality!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 1, 2012

Emir

from salt lake city, ut

I've had these for about a month now. I mostly run the trails along the Wasatch Front (BST, Millcreek Canyon, etc.) and Speedcross 3 has become my go-to trail shoe. With a lot of sharp rock and slippery dirt, these shoes protect well and each step plants solid even on those bomb-it-downhill finishes (e.g. Rattlesnake Gulch). I also wore them on a few early season, snowy ultra-light day summits (e.g. Deseret Peak) and found them surprisingly comfortable even when wet. I have size 13 yet narrow feet and I'd prefer if they'd fit a tiny bit tighter, but overall another excellent trail shoe from Salomon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 21, 2012

Derek L

from Kansas

I have enjoyed these shoes greatly. 50 miles of flat land aggressive terrain in and they don't look or feel aged at all. Snug fit and of course the excellent lace system. Lightweight for how much support and tread there is. Solid footbed keeps the rocks and limbs at bay too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2015

Anthony

from Northern cali

I have run consistently in Salomon XA Pro's since their introduction a decade or so ago. I normally run trails and recently decided that I should probably look for more appropriate footwear, as I tend to run more strenuous, treacherous trails than the XA s are really meant for: I wanted the added stability and confidence in step! I tried out both the Speedcross 3 and also the new Fellraisers. After playing with them both, I have decided on the Speedcross 3 over the Fellraisers. Here's my take and experience with them. I have what would be termed a Low-Volume foot I guess? Normal length, a bit narrow and just not that bulky. I have loved the XA Pros since I put them on, they were the best-fitting shoe I had ever worn bar-none. When I began trail running it was the occasional jaunt up some random hills, and the XA's were more up to the task than any other shoe I'd worn before! However, recently I have begun running more, and the old guys were showing their shortcomings as I have hit more technical trails. Also, as I got more technical, I had to start cinching them down more and more. I also went down a half-size to stop my foot from sliding forward on steep declines. I also started doubling up on socks! I bought and tried both the Fellraisers and Speedcross side-by-side. For my style of foot, the Speedcross reigns supreme for fitment. At a 10.5, I have more room to cinch down than the 10.5 XA Pros, and that's wearing my skinny socks compared to my thick running socks on the XAs! Comparatively, the Fellraisers needed an extra half-size to accommodate length; I was wearing a size 11 to avoid bashing my toes. However, they were not as snug everywhere else as the Speedcross 3: too much wiggle room at my heel and my toes. So if you have a narrow foot, Speedcross. If you have a wider foot, fellraisers may feel better (and add a half-size). The Fellraisers were not as strong in the lateral stability department either. They tended to want to roll my ankle pretty bad compared to the Speedcross. The Speedcross felt very stable, even considering they have a higher heel/toe ratio than the Fells and very similar tread design. After deciding on which was going to get the nod for trail duty, I set out to put the Speedcross through the paces! As I type this I have put down over 30 miles in them: a warmup 3 miler, a couple 5 s, and most recently a 20-mile run/hike. Grip-wise these things cannot be beat. They outclass my XAs so bad it s not funny. Places before I would have been slipping and sliding these things don't budge. And it's not that they feel drastically different or like they're going to break your ankles with grip, it's simply that they dig in and give you confidence in mucky terrain without much fanfare or thought. I had one small hotspot/blister on my left heel after my 20-mile trip which shouldn't be an issue more than once in my experience. other than that, these things are like wearing your feet, they are just so comfortable on the trails it's not funny. The tread is very grippy, the rubber itself is very soft. These are at home and definitely made for the trails, not the pavement. They feel very awkward on hard terrain like that, and I imagine the soft rubber will wear down quickly. While the fellraisers and speedcross have very similar tread patterns, I gotta give the nod to the fells. The rubber is a bit stiffer so it s less likely to tear and wear off, and the chevrons themselves seem a bit more aggressive than the Speeds sort of the evolution of the pattern! The toe on the Speedcross is a bit narrow but I did not find that I felt crowded at all. They look from the top down that they'd be a little laterally unstable compared to the XAs or Fells but that was not my experience. While I'd love to see the chevron pattern updated on the Speeds to match the new Fellraisers, overall I must say these are the my new favorite shoes. Period.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 25, 2015

Anonymous

from California

Fantastic shoes! Ready to run right out of the box, comfy, grippy as hell, hi-tech laces work great, and they look good too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2015

Dave F

from Atlanta, GA

Seemed a bit narrow at first, but comfortable after a day or two. Prefer the tight fit for trail running. Really like them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 9, 2015

Brian O

from Hadley, Massachusetts

These are trail shoes, but I got them for running on snow. At first they seemed like a tight fit, but once I figured out that I needed to pull the tongue up, they were comfortable, if slightly snugger than my regular running shoes. I run in them only when there's snow but little or no ice; they provide excellent traction in those conditions (for ice I use slip-on spikes on my normal shoes). My longest run on them, 7K (4.5 miles), was comfortable. I've only used them a handful of times but they have been great on those occasions. My other running shoes are also neutral and, as with other athletic shoes, I got this a half size larger than my street shoes to allow for thicker socks and my feet swelling during a run.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 22, 2014

Daan R

from Thousand Oaks

This is my 2nd pair of SpeedCross 3 and I love them. I hike/run every morning with my 2 dogs for 3-4 miles over mostly rocky and hard packed soil in Southern California. These shoes are light, yet have outstanding grip. The sole pattern helps going uphill and downhill. The uppermesh material never gets too warm and does a great job at keeping the dirt and dust out. The shoe construction provides good support on uneven terrain and has protection on all the right spots to avoid getting hurt by sharp rocks. And the lacing system: once you used this smart and fast lacing system, you wonder how you ever lived without. I also used a pair of S-Lab Fellcross shoes. They were lighter than Speedcross, but somehow the sole lost its grip much faster. As if Salomon has used a softer compound for the sole. The knobs weared off really fast on the terrain I am hiking/running. I am sticking with Salamon SpeedCross.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

Feels like I'm walking on sunshine! I love the look and feel of these shoes. One thing which was cool (not mentioned in description or video) was that the leftover shoe lace can tuck away in a pouch located at the top of the tongue area. Very convenient for having a clean and clutter-less exterior without laces flopping around.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 14, 2014

Brandon M

from Las Vegas, NV

Was looking for a lightweight trail running shoe I can put some serious mileage on in the mountain ranges around Las Vegas. I was not disappointed. The Speedcross 3 has the featherlight feel of an ultralight shoe, with the comfort and stability of stepping on sharp rocks like a mid boot. The outsole is ultra grippy, even on dusty boulders. I did the 8000 Meter Challenge in them (Mt Baldy, San Gorgornio, San Jacinto) all in one day, and I had no issues. My feet get blisters from every shoe I use, so I can't contribute much to potential hotspot wear. The lacing system is fast and light. If I had to improve one thing about the design, I wish the heel stopped a little shorter up my foot. Wearing "no-see" socks has the potential to rub the back of your heel raw. And as long as there's dirt on these shoes, you'll look like a bonafide badass.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2014

Larry D

from Columbus, MS

I wore these for a Spartan Sprint down in Kiln, MS on 8 Nov. The shoes held up very well on various surfaces as advertised. A few of my training partners will probably switch over to Salomon in the near future. Well made shoe and quick on point service from Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 24, 2014

Derek

from Dallas, Texas

These are great shoes. I use them for 3 Gun and the grip is amazing in the turns! They run small on me though. I need at least 1 size larger maybe 2 sizes?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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