Salomon speed cross trail runners

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Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby davecambo » Wed 09 Dec, 2015 11:37 pm

Anyone have a pair of these shoes, I like the look of them but am concerned with the lace system. Looks like you can't do a lace lock style lace up. Does your heel move around? Cheers.

And no I can't try a set on

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Re: Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby photohiker » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 8:36 am

Pity you can't try a pair on.

I think they use the quicklace system, which is a kevlar string with a cinch system and a lace pocket to hold the excess lace when done up. I've used the quicklace that comes on my Salomons (not speedcross) for quite a while, and have never had any heel cup lift. The quicklace does eventually wear out and is replaceable, but they seem to last as long as the tread. I think the Salomon engineers have got it about right.
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Re: Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby n5750547 » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 9:11 am

photohiker wrote:Pity you can't try a pair on.

I think they use the quicklace system, which is a kevlar string with a cinch system and a lace pocket to hold the excess lace when done up. I've used the quicklace that comes on my Salomons (not speedcross) for quite a while, and have never had any heel cup lift. The quicklace does eventually wear out and is replaceable, but they seem to last as long as the tread. I think the Salomon engineers have got it about right.

I also have a pair of Salomons with this type of lace. Zero issues so far and definately agree that the shoe will probably fail before the lace system does. The replacement systems go for $10 - $15 .

I did read that there were some shoes (X Ultra) that had issues straight out of the box, however, Salomon apparently fixed this with replacement laces.

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Re: Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby davecambo » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 10:05 am

brilliant!

exactly the feedback I was after and so glad I joined this forum.

they are on sale for 119 bucks at the moment. to get around trying shoes on I phone the shop and get them to measure the insole with a tape measure and im good to go!

thanks guys.
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Re: Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby john l » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 11:51 am

i took a pair to NZ in oct there super comfy to wear haven't done a lot of miles yet but i like them

cheers john.
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Re: Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby simonm » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 12:21 pm

I have a pair of Salomon's and really like the lacing system.
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Re: Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby Strider » Thu 10 Dec, 2015 11:18 pm

What if they are too narrow/wide or too much/not enough volume for your feet? Much more to footwear than the insole length.

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Re: Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby davecambo » Fri 11 Dec, 2015 9:17 am

Return policy mate. All good

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Re: Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby slparker » Fri 11 Dec, 2015 1:45 pm

I've worn salomon trail runners with their quicklaces for years. I have not had the experience of the laces wearing through before the sole, although my last pair of XA pros the quicklace ratchet wore out and wouldn't grip anymore.
I have a pair of replacement laces that I carry in my pack when I walk with the salomons. That's probably overkill, they are kevlar thread.

Be aware that salomons usually are 1/2 size smaller than equivalent brands of running shoe. I always go up half a size. They can often fit narrow with the speedcross being tighter in the forefoot than other models that I have tried on. If you have a wider foot I think that the XA pro or XT wings would be a better fit in their running shoes.
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Re: Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby oyster_07 » Fri 11 Dec, 2015 1:55 pm

+1 for not having issues with Salomon's QuickLace system over numerous pairs for both hiking/bushwalking and trail/mountain running.
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Re: Salomon speed cross trail runners

Postby davecambo » Sat 12 Dec, 2015 3:25 pm

I got a us 11 they feel amazing

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