Salomon Speedcross Pro
RRP: £120 Accelerate Price: £50
- 10mm Drop
- SLAB inspired
- Ideal on soft wet ground
- Grippy on wet rock
The Speedcross as we know it is a popular shoe in every corner of the running world. This however, is the next level Speedcross.
A shoe that maintains a fair amount of the heel to toe off-set (10mm here, vs the usual 11mm in regular Speedcross), but customises the shoe for a greater performanc over wet ground, in particular on wet rock (something that the Speedcross always struggled with).
This is a grippier shoe altogether, with the same rigid strength that'll hold the foot and protect in rough terrain, but with a lower slung upper that frees the foot and allows a little more movement.
The lower differential doesn't rob you of fore-foot cushioning, but means there's an extra millimeter of midsole under the front, which will add comfort to longer runs and shock absorption over rocky routes.