Congrats to John Benn for winning the Salomon Speedcross 5 trail shoes!

Salomon South Africa collaborated with us for this exclusive competition to win a pair of their new Salomon Speedcross 5 trail running shoe.

Scroll down to access the entry widget, to see the final tally of entries.

Giveaway closed midnight 30 June. The winner – John Benn of Durban – was announced 3pm on Monday 1 July 2019.

Disclaimer: We first confirmed that John Benn was not friends or family with anyone at Salomon SA, and he is not a family member or friend of the TRAIL team either.

The Speedcross 5 is worth R2,199 and is available from, Salomon Concept Stores, and selected Salomon dealers across South Africa.


Salomon’s Speedcross 5 is designed for runners who like to go fast on and off trails in tough conditions like mud and soft/wet terrain. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the performance of this quality running shoe with low-to-the-ground maneuverability and exceptional grip.

The sole of the Speedcross 5 has larger lugs with more space and an updated geometry, delivering better push-off and braking grip, in all surface conditions. The heel unit creates a cradle for your ankle, ensuring clean foot strike and stability through each stride. Its completely welded upper with dissociated Sensifit arms moves more naturally with your foot, and dials in the comfort.

The rebirth of Salomon’s legendary trail shoe promises good things to offroad runners everywhere!

View the colour options on the Salomon South Africa store.

Sizes Men UK 6.5-13.5, Women UK 3.5-8
Mass 330g (UK 8.5) | Drop 10mm (30/20mm)
Stockists 031 313 2641 |

Salomon Speedcross 5 trail shoes


The sole of Speedcross 5 has larger lugs with more space and an updated geometry, delivering better push-off grip and braking grip, in all surface conditions.

  • Breathability: 3/6
  • Cushioning: 5/6
  • Lightness: 2/6
  • Protection: 5/6
  • Stability: 4/6
  • Drop: 10mm
  • Midsole heel height: 30mm
  • Midsole toe height: 20mm
  • Mass: 330g


  • Chevron lugs
  • Contagrip® TA


salomon speedcross 5 colourways 2019 colorways Competition rules

  • One pair of Salomon Speedcross 5 shoes is up for grabs
  • Opens 10am on Monday 1 April 2019 (that’s no April Fool’s joke).
  • Ends at midnight on Sunday 30 June 2019.
  • Winner announced 3pm on Monday 1 July 2019.

Terms and conditions

The judges’ decision is final. The Speedcross 5 prize is not redeemable for cash. The winner must be a South African resident, and receive their prize at a South African street address. Staff and family of TRAIL magazine and Salomon South Africa are not eligible to win.

Salomon Speedcross 5 competition TRAIL magazine WIN 900pixels Banner issue 31

As seen in the 40-product Gear Guide in TRAIL magazine issue 31 (Apr/May/Jun 2019). On sale from 1 April 2019.

Salomon Speedcross 5 competition gear guide TRAIL magazine issue t31

Salomon Speedcross 5 is up for the test in 2019! US runner Seth James DeMoor put the shoe through several runs before giving his Youtube video comparison between the Salomon Speedcross 5 and the Salomon Speedcross 4. “At first, I did not fully realise the big differences between these two Salomon running shoes… the update is impressive! The upper, the outsole, and the heel collar are the three main updates that I focus on for this comparison between the Salomon Speedcross 4 and the Salomon Speedcross 5. Salomon is upping the game with this iteration of the Speedcross line-up.” Enjoy the video.

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