Here at Ultra168, we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on some SpeedCross 3s and gave them more of a ‘wet-run’ this morning on the trails of Mosman. While not a ‘full review’ (we need to put 100’s more kms in them yet!), here are some initial thoughts.
Built as a racing shoe, it has incredible grip and is ideal for fast sweeping trails which can get technical at times – is this the perfect Six Foot Track shoe? We also think it would suit B2H and Kepler – basically anything with a mountain in the way!
It sheds mud and water really well, and due to conditions recently in Sydney and down on the trails (see pictures), we were able to give this a real going over.
They’re billed as neutral shoes, which means less support than you would normally see from a Salomon shoe and also means that the heel to toe drop would take some getting used to if you are crossing over from SpeedCross2’s or Brooks Cascadia.
A little like the Inov8 range, this could feel a little narrow, so it might need a little getting used to for 2E wearers. However we’d need to put further kms in to see if these would spread out a little, just like the Inov8 tend to do too.
There is great protection around the toe box, and the high quality build is what you’d expect from Salomon. Above all though, we loved the crazy colours along with the awesome reliable speed lacing system
That’s it for now, a full, more in-depth review will come along in a few weeks – along with video too, so watch this space. If you fancy a pair, the guys over at Footpoint have them in stock in ‘lairy blue’ 🙂 For the tech nerds amongst us, the spec sheet is as follows:
Speedcross 3 specs
- 313g ( size uk 8.5 Men)
- Sensifit ™ ( foot wrapping and stability)
- Mud and snow non marking Contagrip®
- It is built on a racing last for fit, stability, comfort, maximum to-e spring and snug fit.
- Midsole Height : 10mm/19mm ( 19mm at the heel, 10mm in the forefoot)