Salomon Speedcross

I'm still using the Speedcross 2 that I won at the Dirty Herd Fall Classic two years ago. I break these shoes out in the winter because of their aggressive grip, which I really like in the snow and slush and mud. The tread on these seems a bit heavy duty to me for normal dry conditions, but when it gets cold, my Asics Fuji Racers are just too light weight and cold for the weather. These Speedcross are not water proof, but they do have a tight weave across the top of the foot and keep my feet dray and reasonably warm throughout my runs. So they are not as breathable as other trail shoes, but that's good in the cold weather.

The cold weather is approaching, so I've got these out and ready to go. I should also say that this is a really tough shoe. My Speedcross's look almost new after two winters. I have worn the a few times in the summer and waded into Bear Creek at Cannonsburg Ski Area but this is not the kind of shoe that breaks down.

The drop on this shoes is 20mm/9mm. They are priced over $100 at Gazelle and typically in stock.