With its origins in Swedish Lapland, Salming makes a great range of road and trail shoes, taking pride in its ‘no-nonsense’ approach. The T3 is an excellent example: lightweight, rugged and with superb grip, yet cushioned and comfortable for long distances and harder surfaces. It feels fast and responsive to wear, taking technical trails, grassy fells and even mud in its stride. It does slip a little on wet rock and road, however. The upper looks great and provides excellent RocShield protection. It’s PU-coated so great at keeping feet dry, but this also means it doesn’t drain particularly quickly. 5mm drop.
VERDICT: Fast, light and responsive. Excels on long, technical trails.