It won’t be long before we’ll have to get our aerobic fix on the groomer cross-country trails or in the skin track! For those of you who run throughout our long Tahoe winters, the new Snowcross CS (Climashield) could be of interest.
Built on the ever-popular Speedcross chassis, the Snowcross is a lightweight runner adapted to deep winter training. Specs include a 12.7 ounce weight (men’s 9.0 U.S.), anti-debris mesh, protective ankle pads, zip gaiters and a waterproof Climashield membrane. With a 20-9mm standard drop, any Speedcross fan is destined to love this new Salmon model.
Perhaps most exciting are the 9 spikes found on the outsole of the Snowcross, which will provide the ultimate in winter traction. If you look closely at the Snowcross outsole, you will see small carbide spikes – three in the forefoot, two under the ball of the foot, and four in the heel area.
The above picture shows the liner of the Snowcross. Note the inside of the padded ankle patches directly to the left and right of the tongue. The shoe comes standard with Salomon’s Quicklace system, with this incarnation looking very similar to their nordic boot interior.
The exterior component of the ankle pads (shown above) act to provide protection in deeper snow travel. Note the Seamless Technology, which cuts down on the amount of stitching on the show, consequently keeping the weight down.
A frontal of the urethane-coated zipper and more Seamless Technology. All in all the shoe looks to be a stellar addition to any winter running quiver! $200 and we’ve got them in all sizes.