- Seamless Sensi-Fit construction
- EndoFit Sockliner
- Tight mesh uppers improve water resistance and durability
- Salomon Quicklace system and lace pocket
- Tongue cover and TPU protective toe cap
- Low profile 4mm differential (9mm heel, 5mm forefoot)
- Fell running last
- Contagrip M&S chevron patterned grip/sole unit
- Compressed, moulded EVA
- Ortholite foot bed
- Low weight (just a tad under 300g for my UK10.5)
- Grip (in muddy, wet conditions)
- Low to the ground
- Lower wet weight
The only drawback...maybe?!
However, with these changes that make the new Fellcross 3 a securely fitted fell shoe capable of tearing into any soft terrain you decide to venture across, comes some possible drawbacks for some users. If you regularly run off trail in the wet stuff, have narrow feet and don't mind the feel of a narrow fell last, then you may as well skip this part of the review and head online or to your nearest Salomon retailer and grab yourself a pair; you won't be disappointed. If, however, like me, you have wider feet and prefer the feel of a wider fitting trail shoe then you may prefer the Salomon S-Lab Sense 3 Ultra SG; an incredibly capable trail and fell shoe for the muddier and wetter runs but with a wider, more natural-feeling fit.
As with any Salomon S-Lab product, quality is not an issue. These are a premium fell shoe for people wanting to get the best results from their running and need a light, low and grippy shoe to keep them on their feet and off their backside the entire route!
The incredible Chevron sole unit, SensiFit, EndoFit and quicklace technologies work perfectly in unison to hold the foot in place both on the ground and in the shoe to give a level of confidence unheard of in many other trail and fell running shoes. This really is a shoe for winning, and although I feel just like a Salomon athlete when I head out wearing them, you really have to push yourself to the limit in the worst of conditions to see these beasts perform at their best.
- You regularly run in the fells and wet, very muddy conditions
- You need a fell running shoe with amazing grip for wet, muddy conditions
- You have a narrow foot or like the narrow fell last
- Quality and durability is important to you, and you want the very best in its field
- You want a low differential and un-cushioned fell shoe to keep you firmly planted
- A lightweight shoe is important to you
- You don't mind spending a bit more to get a premium product
- You mainly run on trails that are not always muddy
- You have a very wide foot or don't like the feel of a narrow fell last
- You have a limited budget and a nagging wife/husband/mother etc
Happy running everyone,