Who should buy the Salewa Ultra Train 2

The Ultra Train 2 is a Salewa offering that pushes the envelope of speed hiking all thanks to its set of overwhelming positives. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer supportive vegan footgear built for mountain training and fast hikes alike.
  • Prefer a footgear that has a synthetic rand around its base for abrasion protection.
  • Prefer a footgear that grants improved support, extra flexibility, and an accurate fit.

Salewa Ultra Train 2 logo

Excellent traction and grip

Giving speed hikers ample slip and skid resistance on the trail is the Ultra Train 2’s Michelin outsole, conveniently called Ultra Train. As it is built using Michelin’s Outdoor Compound X (OCX), this sticky layer is capable of producing and maintaining sufficient traction on different types of surfaces, whether wet or dry. Its lug geometry is tire-like, offering extra grip over loose soil.

Salewa Ultra Train 2 outsole

Supportive and comfortable cushioning

A chunky midsole made of EVA is what cushions and stabilizes the foot in the Ultra Train 2. Its thick construction mitigates shock on every landing. Salewa engineers topped it with a removable, moisture-wicking footbed from Ortholite to give trail lovers additional support and comfort underfoot.

Salewa Ultra Train 2 midsole

Ample protection from scratches and cuts

The Salewa Ultra Train 2’s low-top upper is made of mesh fabric. Its vulnerable parts are built with synthetic overlays to give it ample protection from scratches and cuts. Hugging its rear region is the Anti-Rock Heel Cup which, given by its name, provides added heel support. For debris protection, Salewa designers furnished its tongue section with a stretch gaiter.

Salewa Ultra Train 2 upper

Secure lockdown system

Its lockdown system is comprised of mostly fabric loops and a sturdy cord for lace. The top-most pair of eyelets are part of the 3F system—using them properly bolsters its heel support.

Salewa Ultra Train 2 upper 4.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11oz / Women 9.5oz
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Vegan, Lace-to-toe / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salewa
Construction: Vegan, Lace-to-toe

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.