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Salomon Mens Speedcross 4 Wide Black

Salomon Mens Speedcross 4 Wide Black

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Salomon Mens Speedcross 4 Wide Black
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A wider, more relaxed version of the revolutionary Speedcross 4. Perfect for trail running with an aggressive sole for the slippiest trails and a precise fit for control and support, the Speedcross 4 just performs brilliantly.

Description

Season : 2019W OFFER

Code : L40237300

Weight : 0KG

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What is the Speedcross 4?

The Salomon Speedcross has firmly established itself as the definitive trail running shoe; providing outstanding grip, control and comfort. This version tackles a problem that many people have had over the years, width. The standard Speedcross 4's are a slim fit to tightly hold your foot in place over technical terrain, however the wide footed community had issues and couldn't use them for more than a few miles. In comes the Speedcross Wide, the same brilliant shoe with enough width for everyone. 

What are the Speedcross' made of?

Upper: The uppers are made from a lightweight synthetic material that has minimal water uptake keeping the shoe light and quick drying even when it’s horrendous underfoot. Breathability is maintained with a mesh construction over the foot that allows air to circulate and also lets any water drain away quickly, be under no illusion that these shoes are in any way waterproof. To ensure your foot is held securely in the shoe, especially when traversing slippery slopes, Salomon have developed the external Sensifit and Quicklace systems. These two systems work in tandem to clamp your foot in place without uncomfortable lace pressure. Excess lace tucks neatly away into the tongue pocket so they won’t snag and come loose.

Footbed: The OUTlines use an Ortholite footbed. Ortholite footbeds are great at moisture management. The unique open-cell structure of OrthoLite insoles creates a moisture management system, helping to move moisture away from the foot to provide a cooler, drier, healthier shoe environment and help to keep your feet comfortable all day.

Midsole: Whilst the Speedcross is designed primarily as a trail running shoe it will cope with short sections of hardpack thanks to the moulded EVA Light Weight Muscle Chassis and internal cushioning. 

Outsole: The Speedcrosss' use Contagrip mud and snow which is non-marking and, as the name suggests, provides excellent grip in muddy and snowy conditions. 

How do the Speedcross' fit?

The Speedcross Wides fit a mid to wide foot and have a mid volume. the shoes are also tapered at the toe box, so keep that in mind if you have squarer toes. Getting footwear sizing right online can be tricky, so we recommend giving our Footwear Sizing Guide (found below in the Care and Advice section) a quick read.

Summary

Exceptionally comfortable, super grippy and lightweight, no wonder it’s our best selling trail running shoe.

  • Extra Wide
  • Featherweight construction
  • 10mm Drop 
  • Anti Debris Mesh
  • Water resistant textile
  • Mud Guard
  • Sensifit control system
  • Quicklace lacing system
  • Tongue cover
  • Ortholite footbed
  • Contagrip mud and snow non marking
  • Light weight muscle chassis
  • Moulded EVA Injected EVA for cushioning and support
Care & Advice

Here at Trekitt we know all too well of the difficulties people face when purchasing footwear online. The hardest part is being confident that you have picked the correct fitting footwear, so that is what we will cover in this blog (or if you prefer you can CLICK HERE to watch our video).

In our Hereford shop we offer a professional boot fitting service where we assess your feet, find a selection of boots that match you foot shape and most importantly we make sure that they are comfortable. This is easy to do in the shop, where we have access to the right tools, the option of letting you try on as many styles as you like and a knowledgeable member of staff that can communicate directly with you regarding your needs.

But let’s not dwell on what you don’t have, instead we shall teach you how to ascertain your size using some common household objects.

What you will need:

  1. A piece of A4 paper
  2. A pen or pencil
  3. A floor and a flat wall
  4. A ruler or tape measure

What you need to do:

  1. Put on the socks that you intend to use with the footwear you have selected
  2. Place the paper/cardboard on the floor with one end flush against a wall
  3. Stand on the A4 paper with your heel pressed firmly against the wall and your foot pointed forward with the edge of your big toe aligned with the edge of the paper.
  4. Draw a line just in front of your big toe
  5. Measure the distance from the wall edge of the paper to the line you drew
  6. Repeat the process for the other foot
  7. Finally, check the longer of the two measurements against the table below to find your size
Your measurement (cm) UK Size EU Size
21.7 3 35
22.1 3.5 36
22.5 4 37
22.9 4.5 37.5
23.3 5 38
23.7 5.5 39
24.1 6 39.5
24.5 6.5 40
24.9 7 41
25.4 7.5 41.5
25.8 8 42
26.2 8.5 42.5
26.6 9 43
27 9.5 44
27.4 10 44.5
27.8 10.5 45
28.3 11 46
28.8 11.5 46.5
29.2 12 47
29.6 12.5 47.5
30 13 48
30.4 13.5 49

NOTE: The above table is only a guide. Manufactures don’t like to make it easy as every single one of them strays from the measurements above.

So, once you have received your chosen footwear please take the time to do these simple tests to check they are actually the right size and that they fit the rest of your foot correctly.

The length test

  1. Whip out the removable footbed from the boots.
  2. Put them on the floor about shoulder-width apart.
  3. With your socks on, stand on the footbeds making sure that your heels are right to the back of the heel cup.
  4. You should now be able to see approximately 2 cm (about an index fingers width) of the footbed poking out in front of your toes.

If you can see this amount of space then you are pretty much on the way to making sure that your boots are the correct size. This space between your toes and the end of the footbed ensures that you will not stub your toes on the inside of the boot when you descend. This can be excruciatingly painful. If you can’t see this amount of space then it’s a good bet that the boots will be too small.

The heel lift test

This test will tell you if the shape of the internal heel cup matches your heel to ensure it holds you securely, especially when ascending steep ground. We are trying to eliminate the dreaded heel blister.

Before you commence this test it is imperative that you have laced the boots correctly.

  1. Tap your heel so it’s as far back in the boot as possible, being sure to keep your foot at a right angle to your leg at all times during the next few steps.
  2. Make sure that the laces have no slack in them across the forefoot by starting at the front of the boot and working the slack backwards and to the top. You should just be able to squeeze the end section of your finger under the laces, not easily, but just about.
  3. If you are wearing shoes then ensure the last upper part of the lacing is tight, not cutting off your circulation tight, but certainly comfortably snug as this will hold your heel back in the heel cup and will reduce any excess slipping (If you are wearing boots, this will be the eyelets that sit just below/inline the ankle).
  4. Please also make sure when trying out boots that use all the lace hooks, don’t be tempted to leave the top one undone as your foot needs to be held securely right in the back of the boot.
  5. Now that your boots are done up properly stand up on your tiptoes and walk on the spot on the balls of your feet as if you are walking up a steep hill. If your heels lift more than approximately 5mm from the footbed you may need to pull the laces tighter, or the boots may just be the wrong shape for you.

The toe wiggle test

This test is designed to check whether you have enough room around your toes. Your toes need to be in a happy place, they need plenty of room to wiggle without being squashed together, or cramped in from above. However they don’t want to be swimming around in acres of space either, this will cause friction blisters and stability problems when traversing hillsides. So, with the boots done up properly, walk around your house and make sure that your toes can wiggle freely.

Home Trial Period

However, even after the most rigorous assessment and testing, there is no better way to be absolutely sure than to have the boots on your feet for an extended period of time. We therefore offer our Home Trial Period which gives you the opportunity to wear the boots around your house to give you an indication of how they feel before you venture outside. We recommend that during the Home Trial Period that you wear the boots for as long as possible and at different times of the day, wear them up and down stairs, when moving around and when resting, you can even sleep in them if you want. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: During the Home Trial Period we insist that the boots are worn indoors only. All footwear must be returned in a new and perfect condition with the original packaging and a proof of purchase. We retain the right to refuse to refund or exchange if footwear shows any sign of being worn outside.

For full details on footwear aftercare please check out our related blog here.

Technical Information

Weight: 300g

Midsole height: 23mm/13mm (10mm drop)

Sizing Information

 

US UK JP FR DE
7 6.5 25 40 40
7.5 7 25.5 40 2/3 40 2/3
8 7.5 26 41 1/3 41 1/3
8.5 8 26.5 42 42
9 8.5 27 42 2/3 42 2/3
9.5 9 27.5 43 2/3 43 1/3
10 9.5 28 44 44
10.5 10 28.5 44 2/3 44 2/3
11 10.5 29 45 1/3 45 1/3
11.5 11 29.5 46 46
12 11.5 30 46 2/3 46 2/3
13 12.5 31 48 48

 

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The product I bought was competitively priced. The video demonstration of the product assisted me in my decision to purchase the item and was very informative, as it showed all of the features and the fit. I chose "click and collect" which was an efficient and quick process. I would definitely shop here again.

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