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Salomon Speedcross 4
The fourth edition of this iconic running shoe turns the concept of refinement on its head. Lightweight, highly cushioned and with monster grip on soft trail conditions, the Speedcross 4 delivers more raw fun than ever. The Speedcross 4 is worth R2,299.
Upgrades from the Speedcross 3
The Speedcross 4 has a brand new outsole that features two major differences from the previous model. All of the lugs on the bottom are now complete lugs as opposed to being half lugs. The Speedcross 3 had half lugs that ran up the outside edges of the foot. These half lugs tended to flex more than a complete lug and there were instances where some tore off. By using full lugs across the bottom of the shoe, the grip is increased, as the lugs do not flex as much.
The new outsole has also seen a material composition update that Salomon call Wet Traction Contagrip. This update allows the Speedcross 4 to grip far better than before on hard and slippery surfaces like wet rocks. It is impossible to guarantee that a shoe will never slip but Salomon have done their utmost to prevent it. The lugs are also slightly higher which; combined with the new materials, make the shoe more durable than before.
The midsole has been reworked and features Salomon’s Light Weight Muscle. This is a neutral midsole that ensures that you have a soft and comfortable ride throughout your run.
Outsole: Premium Wet Traction Contagrip
Midsole: Lightweight Muscle, Injected and Molded EVA
Sockliner: EVA Shaped footbed, Ortholite
Upper: Anti-Debris Mesh, Water Resistant Textile, Mud Guard, Quiklace, Sensifit, Lace Pocket
Weight: 260g (Women size UK5.5), 310g (Men size UK8.5)
Stack Height: 23mm/13mm (10mm drop)
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