The 10 mm drop midsole of the Speedcross 6 is made with Salomon’s EnergyCell+ technology (32 mm heel, 22 mm forefoot), which provides trail runners with excellent durability and support, while also maintaining a responsive toeoff feel. EnergyCell+ is a high-rebound midsole compound that provides exceptional energy return along with substantial cushioning and durability. The shoe has a removable Ortholite insole, which adds an extra layer of cushioning and support to the shoe. I would not buy the Speedcross 6 for uptempo trail days, but rather aggressive climbing in good and bad conditions alike. The midsole is not soft, just want to be clear on that in case you need more cushion understep.
In terms of fit, the Speedcross 6 felt snug through the midfoot but not overly tight. The shoe features Salomon’s Sensifit technology, which cradles the foot from the midsole to the lacing system, providing a secure and comfortable fit.
Another benefit of the Salomon Speedcross 6 is its versatility. The shoe is not only great for trail running but can also be used for hiking, trekking, and other outdoor activities. The durable construction and high-traction outsole make it a great all-around shoe for outdoor enthusiasts.