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Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX Review



If you’re looking for a high-tech, durable, and stellar quality trail shoe, then look no further. The Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX  is considered a must-have for fitness fiends everywhere. The new construction of the Speedcross 5 GTX provides comfort and adds a sleek style that accentuates the shape of the foot. This Trail running shoe screams luxury combined with stability and is the epitome of your go-to footwear. After testing, we’ve concluded that the 5th edition of the Speedcross series is undoubtedly one of the leading models in footwear. The competition is tough, but the Speedcross 5 GTX’s are still in first place! We’ve provided some of the benefits of the 5 GTX and why they should have been added to your running shoe collection basically yesterday.

Quality Material that Enhances Comfort

Once you put on a Speedcross 5 GTX, you’ll never want to take them off! The no-stitch, new and improved configuration ensures that these sneakers will fit like a glove. The 5 GTX’s are also available in a narrow or wide fit, providing more variety for different foot types. In addition to GORE-TEX, the 5 GTX’s utilize new technology like EnergyCell+ and SensiFit, which cradles the foot from the midsole and into the laces, safeguarding the entire foot. Let’s not forget to mention the insane customizable arch support for people with high, low, or medium arches. The outsole, midsole, and uppersoles all have their own unique qualities, including springy performance designs and protection from wear-and-tear. Even the impressive and buoyant Ortholite insole implements the utmost comfort.

Durable Grip that Is Suitable for Any Landscape

The 5 GTX model can get you through even the most technical terrain. The most updated sole traction uses Chevron lugs to help provide a strong grip that will latch onto mud, snow, and wet ground. Whether you’re going uphill or downhill, these trail shoes include a cushioned feature allowing them to withstand pressure from any angle and every direction. The upper is made from anti-debris mesh, which protects particles from entering while still reinforcing breathability. So, in terms of durability, we think it’s safe to say that this trail runner will over-deliver.

Reliable Fit for an Easy Wear

Isn’t it so frustrating when you order a shoe online, only for it to be too tight, or your heels are coming out with each stride? Well, the Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX’s are very simple to purchase because, drumroll, please…they are TRUE TO SIZE! That’s the way that shoes should fit. The best part is also there is no breaking-in required. As soon as you tie the knot, you’re set and ready to go off on the trail! The Speedcross 5’s will be sure not to disappoint, and rest assured that they will get you through virtually anything.

Versatility Allows Wear for Not Just Trail Running

You may be wondering, can I wear the Speedcross 5 GTX’s anywhere? The answer is a resounding YES. These shoes are designed to be versatile, meaning not only are they ideal for Trail running, but they are formulated for you to take advantage of them in the gym, while running, or even for a 5K – if that’s what you desire. These shoes allow you to achieve all of your fitness goals regardless of what that may look like.

Overall Rating

The overall verdict is that the Salomon footwear is HIGHLY recommended for all of your outdoor adventures. We’d give them a 9/10. These dynamic shoes are extremely adaptable and will be there to support you every step of the way – both literally AND figuratively. Your feet will be forever indebted to you after purchasing the Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX’s because there is quite simply no other sneaker like it. This sneaker’s performance exceeds most wearers’ expectations, whether it be from the secure construction to the cross-train ability. Regardless, they will take you on incredible journeys and will provide comfort on even the rockiest of roads.

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Offers a wide option for wearers
Quicklace feature allows for easy put-on and easy take-off
Accentuated heel cradles the foot and maintains support
Long lasting shelf-life
No tongue which prevents debris from entering
Wearable for both women and men


Not fully waterproof
May have a slightly narrower fit for some
Not an ideal style for casual wear
Spikes on the sole make the shoe resemble the feeling of cleats, which can be a bit uncomfortable to walk on pavement in
May not provide the best temperature regulation
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