First, let me start by saying that I LOVE my Salomon Speedcross 3’s. I bought Matt a pair of the men’s version for his birthday, after my roommate Frank told us about them and how awesome they were. About a month later I bought a pair as well.
My favorite part about the shoe is the weight. At 0.5 lb it does not feel like you are even wearing shoes when you lift up your leg. My second favorite part, the spikes. These grip everything, even on sandy slopes they perform very well. So far I have run just over 100 miles in them and they are still performing as good as new.
I did order them a half size bigger to help my feet from cramming in the front on downhills and it is the perfect size. I have never blistered in these shoes. They are comfortable, and you can cinch them down on your foot and hide the cords, which is so much better then laces that can come untied and slow you down.
They also breathe very well. And if they get wet, they dry fast too. I have run through a marsh in my pair and by the time I got home they were dry. My cotton socks held on to some water, but the outside of the shoe had dried up completely.
They are a little expensive, but completely worth the money. I will mention that this is my first trail shoe, so I don’t have a ton to compare it to, but I’m not sure I ever will because I will probably just buy another pair when these are worn out.
I recommend to anyone who runs trails and is looking for a high performing shoe to purchase these without a doubt that you will love them.
To find a place near you to purchase them visit: Salomon Dealer Locator Tool on the Salomon website.
Frank, my roommate also just started an awesome blog on his adventures, visit it here.