As we start the week’s countdown before the Rock/Creek Trail Series StumpJump 50k, our sponsors have been getting their names out there in recognition of award winning, quality gear. One Trail Series Sponsor in particular, Salomon, has been burning the presses with ads, product reviews, and gear praise from all over. See below on what some gear testers and reviewers had to say about Salomon clothing and shoes.
Triathelete Magazine covers the Speedcross 2 for Men saying:
“The most noteworthy virtue of the SpeedCross 2 is its outsole, made with sticky rubber and featuring multi directional lugs for excellent traction on all kinds of surfaces. ‘I ran through rain, snow, mud, slush, rocks, road…could not find anything that would stop these puppies’ remarked one tester. This shoe was also praised for its cushioning and the snug fit offered by its sock-like uppers and quickdraw lacing system. Our testers disagreed on the perceived weight, which is not surprising in the shoe that is marketed as a trainer/racer hybrid. Those who tended to compaire the SpeedCross 2 to other trainers found it light and fast, while those who expected the lightness of a true racer were somewhat disappointed.”
Liberty Sports Magazine: Salomon/ Speedcross 2 GTX
“Salomon is known for its well-made trail running shoes. The tradition continues with the Speedcross 2 GTX. The shoe’s first version got rave reviews, and Salomon has only made a few changes to its newest version. The Speedcross 2 GTX comes with a GORE-TEX liner to keep out the elements (this adds an ounce or so). Running in colder weather? The winter Contragrip outsole makes sure lugs don’t freeze, so you stick to the trail better. For those needing a little stability, the Speedross 2 GTX is outfitters with SCS Chasis, which helps prevent pronation and adds a little springiness for push off. Besides being a great performer, the Salomon Speedcross 2 GTX is pretty easy on the eyes, too.”