These running shoes will push your workout up a gear in wet weather.
By Faye M Smith
Looking for a pair of running shoes to start a new exercise regime or give a boost to your current one? The Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W – which offer great grip across even treacherous terrains – could be for you. How to be sure? We’ve put a pair through its paces from the moment we took them out the box, so you can see if you think they are worth the investment.
I tested a wide selection of the best running shoes for women and considered how they fitted, performed and benefited my workout. All trainers were used at least three times for different workouts to see how they fared.
Keep scrolling for the full review to see if these running shoes are the ones for you.
Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W specifications
Size range: UK 3.5 to 10.5
Terrain: Muddy and soft
Waterproof: Yes, Gore-Tex
Who will the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W suit?
The Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W will suit anyone who prefers running outside in all weathers.
What are the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W like to wear?
The first thing I noticed about the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W was how easy they are to slip on – that’s because they don’t have traditional laces. Instead, they have a one-pull lace system (known as Quicklace), which holds firmly in place while you’re running. Much thinner than ordinary laces, this means no more wet and muddy laces to deal with in future, but it also takes a bit of time to find the right level of tightness for you. Plus, the one-pull laces are quite long, so you have to tuck them into a special loop on the tongue before setting off, although mine did hold in place during each of my workouts.
Despite having a chunky sole (the 10mm drop makes you feel a lot taller when wearing them), the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W are ultra lightweight. In fact, they are just 290g, so didn’t hold me back at all. Another great feature worth mentioning is the arch support. While wearing the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W, I definitely felt my foot was in a good position, plus my ankles were cushioned and supported throughout my workouts.
During one run to test these running shoes, a torrential downpour threatened to stop the trial. Not only did my feet stay dry, the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W didn’t feel heavy in any way, even in this type of rain. The only slight criticism was that after one 90-minute session my feet felt quite hot afterwards, but that’s probably to be expected.
The Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W design
Super stylish, the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W definitely look the part when it comes to a running shoe that can handle all terrains. Currently available in either black, green or pink, the colours are muted and mature, instead of garish, so you could wear them with jeans post-workout and wouldn’t look out of place.
Depending on which angle you look at the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W, they are almost a hybrid between a walking boot and running shoe. From the top, they look narrow and sleek, but from the side, the 10mm drop does make them look chunky. Overall, though, they definitely have the appearance of a trainer.
And, while there is some branding on these running shoes, the top and sides are mainly textured material with an aesthetically pleasing design. You definitely won’t look like a walking advert for the brand while wearing them
The versatility of the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W
The Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W are designed to be worn over all terrains and I found they definitely lived up to this promise. My trials of these trainers included running in torrential rain and across mud, concrete and grass. The Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W are made with Contagrip TD, which really worked and didn’t slow me down.
Thanks to the use of Gore-Tex technology, these running shoes stay 100% waterproof. They could also be good indoors on a treadmill, but they may feel slightly too raised for anything else, such as Zumba or a dance class.
After using these running shoes on several different occasions, the sole was still in an almost-perfect condition. It will take many workouts for this shoe to wear down and need replacing.
Sizing and comfort of the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W
I tried a pair of size five Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W and found the sizing to be true. I have quite a wide foot and these trainers were comfortable and gave my toes room to move. They didn’t rub or need breaking in, and could be worn straight away without any issues.
After 90 minutes, the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W still felt comfortable, although my feet did feel quite hot.
How do the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W rate online?
Online reviews for the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W are very positive, with many reviewers praising the level of cushioning and comfort these running shoes provide.
Are the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W worth buying?
Bottom line, the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX W are definitely worth the investment, whatever your fitness level. For beginners, they are comfortable and versatile, so will help motivate you to get outside, no matter what the weather.
For advanced runners, the grip is so good you won’t have to worry about the terrain and never have to slow down or lose focus.
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