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!
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
Stability Features: Some
Energy Return: Moderate
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.
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.
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.