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Salomon Men's Speedcross 5 Trail Running Shoe


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Well if you liked the Salomon Speedcross 4, then you're going to love the Salomon Speedcross 5! It's always a shame when someone takes something great and makes it worse with the sequel, but in this case we were not disappointed.


Salomon have taken everything great about the Speedcross 4 and tweaked it to give us an even better trail running shoe. Our first observation was the even more aggressive tread design which is nothing short of superb, especially in soft and slippery conditions.


At 320gm these shoes are slightly heavier than the Speedcross 4 but considering the abundance of features it's entirely forgivable, and still a pretty lightweight package. With a 10mm drop we found this a good balance between cushioning and protection, without feeling unnatural. Of course whether you're a fan of zero-drop trail running shoes compared to something like this is entirely up to you, but for us who appreciate both, these were certainly not inhibiting in any way.


We were pleased to see Salomon keeping with their "Quicklace" system for this edition which we have always been a fan of, especially considering these shoes are designed to handle the muddiest of terrains!


All in all what Salomon did with the Speedcross 4, they did a little bit better with the Speedcross 5. If we had to dig deep for a criticism it would be the colour options, although they still look great we did prefer the options available with the Speedcross 4, then again, by the time we were done ours were all looking like the shade of "mud" so it's not enough to put anyone off!


Get your pair from Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3hmpaFG

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