220 Triathlon Magazine - - KIT ZONE -

£140 The Speedcross come from the ex­treme end of the Salomon spec­trum and be­ing tied to their Alpine ski prod­ucts speaks vol­umes about the ag­gres­sive, al­most in­tim­i­dat­ing, out­sole lugs. The up­sides are the com­fort­able seam­less in­ner, su­pe­rior grip in mud (we’re not con­vinced on wet rock, how­ever) and pro­tec­tion of­fered by the wa­ter­proof up­per and toe box. But the pos­i­tives come at the ex­pense of feel for the trails; the ride is harsh and – with a 30mm stack height – some­what numb­ing, while breatha­bil­ity is com­pro­mised. Weight is an av­er­age 309g but the lac­ing is tri-friendly.

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