Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX Men
The Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX is a classic trail running shoe that combines lightweight precision with enhanced protection, allowing you to smash out soft, technical trails, whatever the conditions. The Salomon Speedcross 4 features an updated tread pattern which provides aggressive grip on loose rocks, snow, mud, sand and more, while the Gore-Tex membrane gives you increased protection when the weather isn’t going your way. Throw in a super precise fit, lots of cushioning and barely-there weighting and you have the ultimate running shoe that’ll take you wherever you want to go. Running in dry conditions? The Speedcross 4 is Gore-Tex-free for extra breathability.
|SOLE||Premium Wet Traction Contagrip|
|UPPER||Anti-debris mesh and water Resistant textile, with Salomon Flex membrane engineered with Gore Tex®|
|LINING||Ortholite sockliner with compression and injection moulded EVA midsole|
|WEIGHT||Approx. 660g per pair|
Gore-Tex is a revolutionary membrane that’s completely waterproof, as well as breathable. Its tiny mirco-pores are too small to let water in, but big enough to let water vapour (ie. sweat) escape, providing the perfect solution to aerobic activities in harsh weather. The Gore-Tex membrane is usually sandwiched between a protective outer layer and a soft, breathable inner for maximum performance.
We see Salomon Sensifit branding all the time, but what exactly is it and what does it do? Well, the Sensifit system in running shoes can be seen in the form of the plasticky-looking zig zags down the sides of Salomon trail shoes, and these reinforced zig zags connect to the laces to wrap around your foot and provide the most precise and secure fit. This means your foot is less likely to move around inside the shoe when you’re running and reduces the risk of hotspots and blisters.
Salomon’s Premium Wet Traction Contagrip sole
Salomon developed their Contagrip rubber formula to provide the best grip over a multitude of conditions, and the Premium Wet Traction Contagrip sole is optimally designed to provide the best grip across any kind of wet surface.
Salomon’s Ortholite liner consists of special Ortholite foam and an EVA heel cup. Ortholite is made from recycled tyres and therefore will not break down or lose its effectiveness over time, as well as being good for the planet. Ortholite is breathable, fast-drying and provides excellent cushioning for your foot, particularly with the addition of an EVA heel cup, which provides extra support in the heel.
Salomon’s Endofit lining is similar to the Sensifit system but is located in the liner instead of the outside of the shoe. The Endofit liner wraps around the foot and helps to hold it snugly in place to eliminate blisters and hotspots while you’re running.