Salomon Speedcross 6

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Salomon Speedcross 6: Review

β€œA durable and responsive shoe for challenging terrains.”

Overview


The Salomon Speedcross 6 is a top-notch trail running shoe designed for outdoor enthusiasts. With its Contagrip TA outsole, it provides exceptional traction on various terrains, making it perfect for challenging trails.

The Speedcross 6 offers comfort and support with its OrthoLite insole and cushioned midsole. Its SensiFit technology and Quicklace system ensure a secure and precise fit, preventing discomfort during long runs.

Designed to withstand rugged conditions, the Speedcross 6 has a protective upper that keeps debris out and is water-resistant to keep your feet dry. In Salomon's product lineup, it's a high-performance trail running shoe for those who love off-road adventures.

In summary, the Salomon Speedcross 6 is a trail runner's dream, offering outstanding traction, comfort, and durability. Whether you're a seasoned trail runner or a beginner, this shoe enhances your outdoor experience, allowing you to tackle challenging terrains with confidence.

With an average review score of 77%, it's in the lowest rated 30% of similar running shoes. Based on our monitoring of prices across the internet, it's currently just above the median price of running shoes today.

Verdict

The consensus on the Salomon Speedcross 6


The Salomon Speedcross 6 performs exceptionally well on challenging terrains, offering excellent traction and protection. Its mesh upper provides breathability while the narrow toe box ensures a snug fit. However, the shoe may not be as comfortable on hard-packed surfaces or during longer runs. Despite this, the Speedcross 6 offers good value for money, especially for runners who frequently tackle challenging terrains. Overall, it's a reliable and durable choice for trail and mud running.

Updates to Salomon Speedcross 6


The Speedcross 6 is nearly identical to the Speedcross 5 with minor updates. The Gore-Tex version offers waterproofing.

Comparable Shoes


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Compared to the adidas , the Speedcross 6 offers better traction on muddy and trail terrains.

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The Hoka may offer better comfort for longer runs, but the Speedcross 6 excels in traction and protection.

6 Salomon Speedcross 6 Pros & Cons


3 Pros

Excellent traction on most types of terrain
Durable
Reliable protection in the upper

3 Cons

Stiff, highly structured upper
Collects mud in sticky conditions
Softer outsole absorbs energy on hard-packed surfaces

In Depth


Upper

The upper of the Salomon Speedcross 6 is made of mesh, providing excellent breathability. It also offers reliable protection, preventing debris from entering the shoe. However, some users have noted that the upper can run warm in summer.

Midsole

The midsole of the Speedcross 6 provides a firm ride with excellent grip on most trail surfaces. It lacks a rock plate but offers reliable protection. The shoe is designed for runners with neutral support needs.

Outsole

The outsole of the Speedcross 6 is designed for excellent traction, especially on mud and trail terrains. However, it may absorb energy on hard-packed surfaces.

Size/fit

The Speedcross 6 has a narrow toe box fit and fits a half-size larger. The bungee cord lacing system is convenient but not as effective as traditional laces.

Comfort

The shoe offers sufficient underfoot protection and a structured upper for foot and toe protection. However, it may not be as comfortable on hard-packed surfaces or during longer runs.

Cushioning

The Speedcross 6 offers adequate cushioning for most runners. However, trail runners looking for a more cushioned shoe may find it lacking.

Breathability

The mesh upper of the Speedcross 6 provides good breathability. However, some users have noted that the upper can run warm in summer.

Stability

The shoe offers excellent stability, making it ideal for trail running and mud running.

Durability

The Speedcross 6 is remarkably durable, showing minimal signs of wear after over 100 miles of use.

Grip

The shoe offers excellent grip, especially on mud and trail terrains.

Who should buy the Salomon Speedcross 6?


The Salomon Speedcross 6 is ideal for trail runners looking for a nimble, responsive shoe with excellent protection on soft surfaces. It's also a great choice for runners who frequently tackle mud and trail terrains.

Who should not buy the Salomon Speedcross 6?


The Speedcross 6 may not be the best choice for road-to-trail commuters, racers on mostly flat, hard-packed trails, or trail runners looking for a more cushioned shoe.

Salomon Speedcross 6: What's it good for?


The Salomon Speedcross 6 is excellent for regular training, long, slow training runs, and speedwork on flat surfaces. It's also suitable for short trail races (up to half marathons), marathon and 50k trail races, and ultra distances, 50 miles and greater.

4 Salomon Speedcross 6 FAQs


Is the Salomon Speedcross 6 waterproof?

The standard version of the Speedcross 6 is not waterproof. However, there is a Gore-Tex version that offers waterproofing.

How does the Salomon Speedcross 6 fit?

The Speedcross 6 has a narrow toe box fit and fits a half-size larger.

Is the Salomon Speedcross 6 good for trail running?

Yes, the Speedcross 6 is designed for trail running and offers excellent traction and protection.

How durable is the Salomon Speedcross 6?

The Speedcross 6 is remarkably durable, showing minimal signs of wear after over 100 miles of use.

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