Need help picking a pair of new trail running shoes. Here is what I’m looking for..
I really like my Salomon speed crosses but I would prefer something that have less heel to toe drop.
an alternative = TOPO .... big toe box, very low / 0 heel / toe drop ...
I use Terra* for climbing / walking up mountains, e.g., South Sister, St Helens, etc ... - like slippers (I've worn out 2 pairs with >250m each)
I use Ultra* for PCT cruising (20+m/day) - more cushioning and firmer
Hmm, I would have said Salomon speed cross because that's what I use. Good luck!
Speedcross doesn't have a lot of cushion, I have them and they're made for speed so they have firm cushioning. The only shoe I can think of that meets most of your requirements is the Hoka Speedgoat 4, it has a 4mm drop which is the lowest out of it's trail shoes and tons of cushion. I have a pair and love them!