Salomon Madcross Table Of Content
In 2021 we’ll be able to get our hands on the Salomon Madcross, an all-new shoe to be added to cross-range. Aimed at more aggressive and muddy trails where the shoes ability to bite down onto the ground is paramount. The Madcross was released around the same time as the Salomon Wildcross 2.
This affordable and sturdy trail runner stands out for its multi-directional lugs that have been set in a traction-packed outsole and a foot-hugging upper. We’ll delve a bit deeper into the show and see what it has to offer
Salomon Madcross Upper
The stitch-free upper construction provides a soft, sock-like fit and feel. Going by the pictures available, lacing on the madcross looks like a move away from the quick-lace system. However, we’ll need to confirm this and will update the page when we have more details. Also, there does not appear to be a pocket on the tongue to stow the laces. This suggested it will use a more traditional lacing system.
Cushioned Midsole With EVA Foam
The EVA foam makes for a softer midsole that has a comfortable feel yet is reactive to changes in the ground and reduces impact stress through shock attenuation. This improved reaction gives you the chance to move through the gears on a trail run when the environment underfoot allows it.
ContraGrip TD Outsole
Madcross features the Contragrip TD outsole that offers maximum traction on mixed terrain and extended durability, combing a deep, aggressive lug pattern with Salomon’s most durable compound. Contragrip TD is ideal if you run trails where the ground is muddy, and you need a trail shoe that can dig deep and lock into the mud. If you run regularly on wet rockier terrain, the grip will be less effective.
Salomon Madcross Grip & Lugs
With its 5mm multi-directional lugs paired with a Contagrip TD outsole, the Salomon Madcross delivers on the grip. So, whenever you want to stray away from better-maintained trails and on to segments/routes that are full of soft and muddy ground.
Summary Of Features & Specifications
- Weight: 295grams
- Heel Drop: 8mm (16mm – 24mm)
- Lugs: 5mm
- EVA Foam midsole
- Sole: Contagrip TD
Summary Of The Salomon Madcross
Overall this looks like an interesting addition to the Salomon cross-range. The Madcross will give you all the grip and comfort you need so you can focus on running more challenging trail routes and segments. As a result, I would say the Madcross will be suited to runners who run on the muddy and wet ground rather than hard rockier ground. As the compound used in the outsole is more suited to the former.
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