Tessa Hansonwrote a review of Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoe - Women's on September 8, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The first pair of Speedcrosses I purchased were from an REI garage sale (in brand new condition, 2 years ago). After attempting a couple trail runs in them, I decided to use them solely (pun intended) for scrambles and approaches. They served me well. I've used them on countless 14ers in Colorado and technical peaks in Glacier National Park. The large lugs are perfect for technical terrain, they are comfortable (even over long distances), and the QuickLace system makes them extremely easy to size in a pinch. They also hold up incredibly well over time, I retired mine (after 2 hard years) only recently. I know many other people that trumpet them as their go-to minimalist hiker. Recently, I purchased my second pair and have been experimenting with using them as a trail runner again. I've found they are great for steep downhills and may end up using them for the Rut Mountain 50k next year. My only complaint is that the toe box is a bit narrow for my liking.
Sizing: A bit large, I wear size 8 (just like the S-Lab Sense 6) -- This might be personal preference
Meanwhile, Nike Kigers and Wildhorses, La Sportiva Lycans and Mutants, Hokas: size 8.5