the speedcross 3 shoe is part of salomons mountain trail running series shoes. i wore these for the first time at the spartan spring Amesbury after hearing nothing but good words about them.
First off for the sizing when i went to a local retailer to buy them i was told that the speedcross normally dont come in half sizes so i was a little worried about having to upsize by a half size but i normally wear a 12.5 wide so i tried on the 13 and they fit perfectly. next thing i was not 100% sure on was the lacing system because i prefer a nice tight snug lace, the quicklace system isnt all that bad most of the time they do a great job at keeping the laces tight and not loosen up at all but this was also where i feel one of the shoes biggest downfalls was. the quicklace locking system did not handle well for a mud run and once we hit the mud and grit of the course when i tried to remove the shoe to get out a few rocks the lock was seized up and a real pain to loosen up. one little trick with the laces is there is a little pouch in the top of the toung to store the laces once they are tightened . also i did notice quiet a bit of rocks getting into the shoe from the heal area. the tread on this shoe is a agressive treat and does amazing in the dirt, mud and hills i never once felt like i dident have a great grip on the mudy hills but this tread does not feel good on the feet if you have to do more than a few feet of paved surface.
overall this is a solid shoe and if i can figure out a way to correct the quicklace system it becomes that much better of a shoe