To be honest salomon prodcuts are normally very robust but only if used for correct purpose. Do you have speedcross or spikecross?
Speedcross are fine with a bit of tarmac but arent overly comfortable on it.....as they are ideally a soft ground/soft wet shoe.
Spikecross are ideally for snow/ice and are even more uncomfortable on the balck stuff.
A better.....transition sho would be fellcross but only if you require the traction, otherwise i'd try a set of xr crossmax.
Personally would steer clear of xa pro's as in my experiance they just arent a running shoe.
Ah in that case they will be fine as the speedcross arent studded
Tigerlily wrote (see)
I think the question is "how much tarmac can my legs take whilst wearing studded shoes?" I don't think a couple of miles will hurt the shoes but you might feel your legs!
Was going to say....this is by far the more pertinent question.
In some snowy weather i wore some Walsh XC trainers for my runs, better grip, but I ended up doing most on unaffected roads.
Could feel the knees jarring a bit off 2 runs.
Well, the question was not about effect on muscles and joints by running in those on tarmac but whether the studs or whatever technical name the bumps on the sole are called will be greatly affected by some exposure to the tarmac or whether they will wear away. Having used these for the last few weeks I can say no change so far, they are as good as new and running in slush and snow recently has wasshed off all the mud and now they look like new!
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