Get­ting to grips with per­for­mance

New shoe de­signed for the tough­est trails

Trail Running (UK) - - Kit Bag -

De­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with three-time UTMB win­ner Fran­cois D’haene, the new ver­sion of the S/LAB Ul­tra com­bines stun­ning looks with ul­trarun­ning-spe­cific de­sign. The Sen­si­fit sys­tem in­cor­po­rates two arms on each side of the shoe that link di­rectly to the Quick­lace – this holds the foot in­cred­i­bly well, of­fer­ing good com­fort and sta­bil­ity from a min­i­mal up­per. The mid­sole is con­structed from sev­eral grades of com­pressed EVA, each of­fer­ing dif­fer­ent lev­els of cush­ion­ing and en­ergy re­turn to max­imise pro­tec­tion, com­fort and the tran­si­tion from land­ing to take-off. The En­er­gysave foam in­sert in the fore­foot adds cush­ion­ing and pro­tec­tion, and the mid­sole is cus­tomised to each shoe size of­fer­ing dif­fer­ent lev­els of cush­ion­ing to re­flect the likely in­crease in a run­ner’s weight with foot size. The new Con­tra­grip out­sole is de­signed for wet trac­tion and the tread pat­tern in­cludes re­verse lugs on the heel to aid down­hill run­ning. www.salomon.com

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