The long awaited Salomon Speedcross 4 is finally available. The well known french manufacturer releases an evolution (not a revolution!) of an iconic trail running shoe for grass and muddy paths where great traction plays a principal role. As usual different upper editions (Gore-Tex® (GTX) and ClimaShield™ (CS)) are available to better perform under hostile climate conditions.
Not many changes in upper from Speedcross 4 which shares the modern and aggresive look with its predecessor Speedcross 3. Many reinforcements here and there (including toe cap) protect from external elements but may affect to breathability. Secure fit is provided by Sensifit™ wrapping around mifdoot and effective Quicklace™ lacing system. Gusseted tongue prevent debris from jumping inside and includes useful small pocket to store lace excess to avoid snagging. As already seen in other Salomon shoes like Sense Mantra 3, internal fit sleeve (Endofit™) wraps the foot for better comfort and also prevents slippage combined with OrthoLite® insoles. Speedcross 4 is available in multiple and bright colours so there will be no issue finding one combination which matches your outfit.
Like many other Salomon shoes, the Speedcross 4 features OrthoLite® insoles which not only provide extra cushioning but also moisture management and antimicrobial properties. Midsole is basically made of reliable EVA foam for great balance between comfort and endurance. Contagrip outsole redesign has been inspired by Speedcross Pro with huge lugs for outstanding grip and traction on muddy terrains although durability is not its strongest strength.