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Shoe Of The Week: Salomon Spikecross 3

This shoe could be your answer to sloppy winter runs.

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Does the frustration of slipping and sliding around during winter runs on hard-packed snow or icy conditions make you want to run on a treadmill? If so, here’s your solution. The Salomon Spikecross 3 is a agile trail running shoe with an knobby-lugged outsole (very similar to Salomon’s Speedcross 3 or Fellcross shoes), ideal for running all sorts of trails. What makes this shoe decidedly different—and valuable—when it comes to winter running is the nine carbide spikes embedded in the outsole of each shoe. It offers superior, no-slip traction running on any kind of snow-covered terrain—rocky trails, smooth dirt paths, concrete bike paths or paved roads. It’s a very flexible shoe with plenty of cushion, and the snug, athletic fit—enhanced by Salomon’s one-pull Quicklace system—increases the shoe’s stability by offering a runner the ability to make nimble movements on smooth or uneven surfaces. Although not technically waterproof (the shoe is waterproof in certain areas, but they’re only rated as water-resistant), these shoes do a good job of keeping your feet warm and dry in cold conditions. (If you submerge your foot in a slushy puddle, your feet are bound to get wet. But that’s even true with waterproof shoes if water goes over the ankle collar.)

This is the shoe for you if … you’re looking for a super stable and secure shoe for running on snow and ice.

Price: $170
Weight: 11.5 oz. (men’s size 9.0)
Heel-Toe Offset: 11mm (20mm heel, 9mm forefoot)

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