42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2012
These shoes were crazy comfortable right out of the box!! Ran a smooth comfy but hilly 6.5 miles in Palos Verdes first day I received them. I can't believe how great my feet felt! I ordered a women's 7.5 and it was roomy even with my orthotic inserts, so I'd say they run a bit big. I love the lacing system as well as the materials used (easy to rinse off the mud, dust and dirt!). I love the blue-green color and styling (THANKS FOR MAKING AN ATTRACTIVE RUNNING SHOE!!) - it's perfect, but think I'll buy the black and pink ones next for a change of pace. Excellent tread eats up rocks and roots on bumpy trails, solid midsole and great support in these shoes. (I'm a neutral and these were just heaven for me!) Salomon, although you're a bit more expensive, you've won me over as a customer!! Thank you for creating this amazing shoe!!
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2013
i LOVE these shoes. i'm fairly new to hiking (started last summer), but i'm hooked. i originally started hiking in regular running shoes and even tried some lightweight "natural" runners with a vibram sole. i found that my feet got really tired traversing rocks, dirt, and wet terrain. i did a little research on trail runners with heavy tread because i didn't want to go all the way for above the ankle hiking boots. along come the speedcross 3's. these shoes have revolutionized my hiking experience. it's so much easier to walk up steep, gravely/muddy/rocky/dry dirt trails, and my feet get plenty of support. these shoes are incredibly comfortable and are really durable. last weekend i went to rachel lake in washington, and there was a lot of snow over the trail (no slips!), loose dirt, mud bogs, streams, and more -- no big deal for speedcross 3's. i even had to cross through a knee-deep, rushing waterfall with no issue. or course the shoes were soaked, but they dried out quickly on this 8 mile hike. after a while, i started tromping straight through the running streams since it was just so fun and refreshing on my feet. i slid up to my calf into a mud bog, and one walk through the next stream cleaned these suckers off.
i've recommended these shoes to everyone that i've convinced to come hiking with me. so far i've converted 6 people to these shoes. they're so amazing!
NB: these do run large, as other reviewers have written. i recommend going down 0.5 sizes for just the right fit. everyone that i've told that to have found the fit to be just right as well. buy and enjoy! these shoes are the best!!!
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2012
Size Name: 8 B(M) USColor Name: Black/Dynamic/Fancy PinkVerified Purchase
I purchased this pair of shoes for my mom. She has bought, over the years, probably about one hundred pairs of sneakers and exercise shoes: New Balance, Nike, Adidas, you name it. They all seemed to pinch her feet and cause pain. She tried my Salomons one day and fell in love. The toe box is roomy, the cushioning is comfortable, and the shoe seems to be deeper (over the top of her foot) than others. She recently went out of the country and this was the only pair of shoes she wore, for day after day of walking. Plus, the fact that there are no laces to keep tying is always a plus. She's told me this is probably the best thing I have ever bought for her, so these Speedcross shoes get my highest recommendation!
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2013
Size Name: 7.5 B(M) USColor Name: Black/Dynamic/Fancy PinkVerified Purchase
Used these shoes to run Tough Mudder and I am so glad that I did! They stayed on and provided fantastic traction through the run. I was even able to power wash them after the run and they're ready for my next race.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2013
Size Name: 6.5 B(M) USColor Name: Black/Dynamic/Fancy PinkVerified Purchase
I recently purchased my second pair and just bought these for my wife. She loves them(I think it's mostly the styling but she does enjoy wearing them too)!!! These are FANTASTIC on the trails but comfortable enough to wear every day. Can't go wrong with them!!!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 5, 2013
Size Name: 6 B(M) USColor Name: Green Tea/Chalk Grey/Pop GreenVerified Purchase
This shoes feel great. They run a little big but still they are perfect for trails. I bought them for the tough mudder event and according to the reviews these are the best shoes for that type of event.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2013
Size Name: 6.5 B(M) USColor Name: Green Tea/Chalk Grey/Pop GreenVerified Purchase
This was my first, but won't be my last pair of Salomon shoes. I almost stuck with the typical running shoe brands, but based on reviews, went with these. Excellent, supportive, comfortable and durable shoe. As reviews say, definitely a half size small is the way to go with ordering. I'm glad I ordered down the half size. Anyone who's ready to get off the pavement and explore either hiking or running will like these. They're strong, flexible, breathable and comfortable right off.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2013
Size Name: 9 B(M) USColor Name: Score Blue/Anemone Purple/Mimosa YellowVerified Purchase
Per other reviews, I bought this shoe 1/2 size smaller than I normally wear in an athletic shoe and it fits just right. I like the trail shoe because it is more supportive than a standard running shoe and this shoe has excellent arch support for my very high arches. I wear them for general everyday activities as well as trail running/power walking. I get lots of compliments on this fun color-combination too!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2014
Size Name: 10.5 B(M) USColor Name: Black/Dynamic/Fancy PinkVerified Purchase
I bought this shoe just for the Tough Mudder Race in Ohio and have worn them non-stop ever since. They were the best mudder shoes imaginable. I got up and down muddy hills with ease and can't tell you how many people asked me about the shoes. When combined with smart wool socks, my feet stayed warm and dry to the end of the 10 mile race. I have since worn them for numerous races including a half-marathon.
They washed up well after the Mudder and still look brand new. I don't think the outsides will ever break down but like most shoes, I am at the point in miles to replace them and will order the same ones.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2015
Size Name: 8 B(M) USColor Name: Lotus Pink/Papaya/Gecko GreenVerified Purchase
This is the first pair of shoes that I have ever bought that were amazing right out of the box. I have been running and trail running for years. I have been professionally fitted for shoes several times and none of them have felt a perfect as these. I did a 3 mile trail run with these on day two with them and really loved the way the gripped the ground. The tread on the bottom looks almost like cleats, but it is so different. The spacing in the tread keeps dirt, mud, pebbles and other stuff from sticking to the bottom, so you don't lose any traction. It is genius. The support is right on spot. I run with a mild pronated gait and the stabilization in these works just perfect and the arch support is not too high, but noticeable. They hug my heels without feeling restrictive. The toe box is roomy, but still snug feeling. A narrow foot might find them a little big. After 3 miles, my toe were not tingling like a lot of first runs with new shoes.
I love the laces! They are quick and easy to use and there is a little pocket in the top of the tongue to put them in so they aren't bouncing around, which I love not having to weave them under the crossed laces or into the side of my shoe. See my pictures, no weaving class before purchase necessary. :)
This shoe is very nice looking. The loud colors put me off for a while, but I was surprised at just how good this shoe looks on. It doesn't make me look pigeon toed or like I am always standing in 1st position. I have received many compliments already. I couldn't find these locally, so most people to comment on them had not even heard of the brand, but thought they were super nice looking. (jealous much)
The actual quality of this shoe seems to be a 10. No weird, dried glue oozing out from anywhere and the sewn seams are all perfect. No loose strings sticking out. I will revise this review if I find the quality anything less than stellar. For now, I am impressed.
Ok, the real truth on sizing. Do not expect to wear your regular size. Use Salomon's guide for getting the correct size. If you aren't feeling like measuring your feet and cross checking on their chart, Order AT LEAST ½ a size smaller than what you normally wear. All the reviews stating the same are completely correct. I usually wear between an 8.5 and a 9 in running shoes. I ordered an 8 and still have wiggle room for my toes. THESE run BIG. I would hate for you to order and return these great shoes because of the fit.
So, wrapping this up, they look awesome, they feel good on, love the laces (no weaving class needed,) support is on point, grip on the trails is fan-freaking-tastic, THEY RUN BIG and would 100% be my zombie apocalypse choice of footwear.