Skimo Co

Salomon S/Lab Cross Shoe


Try it on once and this shoe will meld with your foot to create a superhuman traction device. Ok, maybe you won't become a Cyborg, but Salomon's S/Lab Cross shoe does feel like an extension of your body thanks to a remarkable performance fit. The built-in gaiter wraps snuggly around the ankle to keep out rocks, dirt, and debris. Similarly, the sock liner style upper is made of Matryx - a borderline inconceivable material that ensures a secure foothold and precise fit for various foot types. It is also equal parts strong, lightweight, and breathable to keep you going when the trail gets rough. Beneath it all is the impressive Contagrip TA outsole. By making use of deep lugs, the tread is able to bite hard on loose, soft, and uneven technical trails. The compound itself emphasizes both durability and adhesion so they’ll keep providing trail grip for the long haul. The Salomon S/Lab Cross is a highly technical trail shoe that provides unparalleled grip and fit in a lightweight package.

SkyRun Fit Tip - We suggest going down ½ US size for the best fit for the Salomon S/Lab Cross.

  • Breathable and durable Matryx upper cradles your foot for a comfortable, exact fit.
  • Lightweight construction does not compromise durability so it's never gonna give you up, never gonna slow you down.
  • Contagrip TA outsole features long-lasting, grip-inducing deep lugs to easily keep you upright on loose, soft, technical trails.
  • Built-in ankle gaiter snugs up against the leg to keep out dirt, rocks, and other debris on loose trails.
  • Quicklace makes cinching your laces a cinch.

convert to ounces
246g [10.5]
Weight (pair) 492g [10.5]
Lug Depth   5.5mm
Drop 4mm
Stack Height 13mm
Specs Verified Yes
Outsole Contagrip® TA
Fit Medium Volume
Last Medium / Wide
Cushion Medium
Protection Medium / High
Lacing System Quicklace
SkyRun Says
Usage Mountain running, technical terrain
Notes Gaiter keeps out mud and debris
Bottom Line An absolute crusher in rocky, technical terrain that is also incredibly light
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Faraz K
Hi, I got this shoes for my wife. Her shoes size is 8/5. I received the package but size 8/5 is large for her. On sticker where attached the shoe says that is 9/5 for women. Whould you mind help me in this manner?!
Answer from Julieana
Hey Faraz,

This is a unisex/men's shoe so it is based off of men's sizing. A men's 8.5 is actually a women's 9.5. Also, as mentioned in the listing above, for a proper fit this shoe should be sized down a 1/2 size from your usual size, as it tends to run a little large.

Feel free to email us at to help you set up an exchange for the right size!
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Lrow (used product regularly)
This shoe is like a Ferrari; it's flashy, aerodynamic, beautiful (to run in) on slick terrain, and it's unique tread really allows the 'driver' (runner) to really dig into the earth and unleash their full speed and test their endurance!

- at the same time, you wouldn't take your Ferrari into a country dirt road with loose rocks you have to drive over and drive as fast as you can.

To make that make sense - this is a phenomenal wet/'backcountry' and winter trail running shoe. The cleat-like underfoot makes it an excellent combatant for mud and wet conditions off trail, the gaiter really helps with keeping the nasty little rocks, a considerable amount of grime from mud, and goatheads/loose grass/ etc. from getting into your shoe.

That being said, it's a technical running shoe that excels obviously over other shoes in different categories for a reason. I wouldn't take this shoe to run on flat rocks or get grip on shale and scrambles (for that, I'd recommend the Dynafit Alpine or the La Sportiva Cyklone!), this is very much a grassy/winter running shoe, and I cannot give it enough praise for how lightweight it is, and really how much proverbial 'horsepower' you have in this shoe to propel you forward when you can really get the teeth of the shoe to dig into mud without slowing you down!

I'll upload an action shot in the future, but to all my winter/water loving runners who are looking for a shoe that doesn't stick you down into the mud (worse yet - leaves your foot mid stride and gets stuck in the mud), but helps glide you through it, this is a great starting point.
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Question from Austin
I have been religiously wearing Ultra Lone Peaks for 5 years now because I have wide feet (4E) but they don't quite hold up on technical scrambles. There have been times where I really had wished I had a more stiff or grippier outsole. These Salomon's look promising, as well as the Alpine Pro from Dynafit. What shoe would you recommend for a wider foot that handles well in technical terrain for sun up to sun down adventures? I'm essentially looking for a shoe to do the W.U.R.L. in. Thanks! Love the new site!
Answer from Zak M
Hey Austin, while the S/Lab Cross shoe is incredibility light, has very sticky rubber, and still a decent amount of cushion I would not say that it would be an excellent shoe for the WURL. I think of the S/Lab Cross shoe as more of a shorter distance shoe where weight and traction would be more paramount as opposed to cushion, rigidity and durability. I would potentially check out the La Sportiva Mutant which has a wider than average toe box and great rubber, or the Scarpa Spin Ultra Shoe that has excellent cushion along with a medium/high volume fit.
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