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Salomon S/Lab: A Shoe Review

A premium shoe which fits the toughest trail adventures, Salomon S/Lab line is the luxury material and geared shoe for competitive runners and professionals. This mean pair of shoes are for treacherous trails and high mileages of running, so Quad Rock runners should definitely go ahead and make this investment!

Stats:

Stack: Moderate

Weight for Women’s shoes: 9.5oz

Heel-To-Toe-Drop: Moderate | 6.2 mm

Heel Cushioning: Firm

Forefront Height: Moderate | 23.5mm

Forefront Cushioning: Firm

Flexibility: Stiff

Stability Features: Some

Energy Return: Moderate

Features:

Progressive Stack Height- A variable stack height for the S/Lab Ultra helps standarie the shoe’s drop and offset as it wears. The stack increases for larger shoes and ensures the standard ride for all.

Hydrophobic Materials- The XA Amphib within the shoe helps maintain the weight of the shoe despite moisture.

Energy Save- EVA foam in the forefoot that does not pack out over time.

Adaptive Sensifit- The shoe warms up as your foot does so when you are in the race it adjusts around the swelling of your foot.

Premium Wet Traction- The outsole contains the same lug pattern as Salomon’s previous collections. Therefore, the sticky rubber compound is there.

Inside the Women’s Salomon S/L Lab Ultra Framework:

The shoe features an internal sleeve that wraps the foot entirely, allowing the foot to be comfortable and snug. This new updated version of the Ultra also contains “detached wings” on the upper, which helps with adaptability over the arch and midfoot.  In the midsole, the S/Lab line is covered in polyurethane foam in the forefoot, adding cushion and durability.

The outsole itself contains deeper lugs which makes it s a rugged outsole. It glides on technical trails where leaves, rocks, tree roots and loose gravel or stones. 

Ultra features a “Skinguard construction”, which helps seal out moisture and protect against gravel, stones, etc. It’s upper larger tongue, extends higher up the foot to shun dirt and leaves. A lace-stowing pocket is included as well.

The Endofit technology makes the internal fit of the shoe almost custom. Combined with the Ortholite open-cell mold, it fits any person’s foot perfectly.

Consistent Features:

The shoe uses the same high-rebound compound which allows the superior energy return and durability in high mileage. It complies with Salomon’s “play and progress” motto for their S/Lab Vision.

Improvements:

The quick-pull lacing system is questionable when it comes to safely inserting them away.

The unisex sizing makes it difficult to distinguish between women and men sizes.

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Salomon Women’s Running Shoes

The salomon womens running shoes , If you love trail races up to 50 km or even 50 miles, you will definitely love this universal trail running shoe!

The Women’s Salomon Sense Ride shoe is the new multi trail running shoe model for Salomon that is known to be the most popular and ideal shoe on the market these days when it comes to comfort, ride, protection, and grip. It is is ideal for running junkies that like an 8mm drop trail running shoe.

Stats:

Stack: 27mm in the heel and 19mm in the forefoot

Weight for Women’s shoes: 8.8oz

Heel-To-Toe-Drop: 8.0mm

Heel Cushioning: Moderate

Forefront Height: Low | 20.9 mm

Forefront Cushioning: Firm

Flexibility: Flexible

Stability Features: Few

Energy Return: Less

Features:

This The salomon womens running shoes features a spacious toe-box which differentiates itself from past models in the Salomon brand. It’s minimal exoskeleton helps with the support and durability but does not compromise its ventilating properties. The midsole contains Compressed EVA with softer insert to disperse shock vibrations and the outsole is lined with Salomon’s Premium Wet Traction Contragrip. It’s cushioned and responsive without the bulky aesthetic.

Inside the Women’s Salomon Sense Ride Framework:

Within the shoe, a layer comfortably cradles the heel while a flexible tongue wraps upward from the footbed and molds around your foot completely. The Orthrolite insert allows any other hotspots missed by the exoskeleton to be disbursed for little to no impact feel on the foot. As for the protection of the ankles, the Sense Ride W inner sock wraps over the collar protect the rubbing of the heel and/or ankle bones.

The two midsole components help with movements over blocks of rock, making the feet feel protected and the bidirectional lugs enable quick acceleration with responsive breaking. Therefore, traction on all surfaces is not clunky and helps with smooth transition to the trailhead.

Consistent Features:

Similar to past Salomon running shoes, the iconic Quicklace system is promised in the engaging shoe, “pull it, tuck it, and forget it.”. This reassures that throughout a full day on the trail, the laces won’t budge!

They are also tested in drying properties. These shoes are also quite instantaneous when they are submerged or soaked, making them the fastest drying shoe in the market.

Improvements:

The narrow build affects the stability and a wider platform would help with the ride better.

Extra cushioning in the forefoot would help for longer ultras. This would reduce the heel-to-drop which would make it in the 4-6mm range known as the runner sweet spot.

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