We have tested and also had the prilviledge to own one of the limited edition of Salomon S-Lab Sense and blogged here about it`s story. This time we would like to show you the new and more durable version of this perfect lightweight trail running shoe which will launch soon; Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra
This proven shoe played a key role in helping Kilian Jornet win the 2011 WS100 and UTMB. Low, light and fast, the Salomon S-LAB Sense is a top-level race shoe designed with involvement of top athletes to allow natural foot motion and forefoot running. It has a seamless construction with a breathable open mesh upper. It provides a seamless fit with SENSIFIT™ Technology and protective TPU toe cap. It has a lace pocket with the Salomon QUICKLACE™ system and a tongue cover. This shoe has dynamic traction and facilitates lightweight racing.
Now they improved the sole and durability of this shoe to stand for longer distances and more races. Normally Salomon S-Lab Sense had 400-600km`s of life. The new Ultra is built to stand more kilometeres of racing.
Castleberg Outdoors had the chance to have one of set of Samples and you can watch the video below to see the details of the shoe from James Kenyon`s perspective and to get more detail and pictures.
It’s designed with a longer lasting sole unit (the contra-grip sole will last a few more miles) and to appeal to a wider range of runners – who are not necessarily just ‘forefoot’ runners. It also comes in at a slightly cheaper price – the RRP of the Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra will be a little lower – £140.00. ()
The S-Lab Sense Ultra also features the same profeel chassis or rock plate – a thin, light plate placed to give support and protection on trail runs whilst maintaining a low profile sole unit (this unit has been extended further on the Sense Ultra to provide support in the mid foot area).
The Sense Ultra weighs in at 210g for a UK 8.5 compared with 195g for the Sense shoe. The Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra has the same design to the sole unit as the Sense shoe – it continues the focus on ‘natural running’ – with the low heel to toe drop (the same 4mm as the Sense shoe). It still promotes forefoot ‘natural’ running but Salomon have added a more durable midsole compound and additional grip on the heel and in the midfoot area to cope with midfoot runners and to aid comfort over longer distances.
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