Updates to Salming EnRoute 2

  • The Salming EnRoute 2 is a running shoe that is strategically designed for those who have neutral foot mechanisms. It comes with a lightweight package that delivers the right amount of protection during daily running activities. 
  • It utilizes the ExoSkeleton that aims to deliver better midfoot lockdown. This feature is connected to the lacing system and is shifted back towards the heel.
  • With the utilization of a firmer foam in the forefoot area and a softer foam in the heel section, slushy landings are encouraged. Because of the foam material, a more responsive push-off is experienced by the user as well.

Size and fit

The fit specifications of the Salming EnRoute 2 are designed to accommodate the foot with medium heel width. This standard running shoe also includes medium widths for the toe box, a moderate midfoot volume, a medium to low heights for the toe box, and medium to high arch height.

Outsole

The Blown Rubber is integrated into the Salming EnRoute 2. This component of the shoe is described to be lightweight. The primary focus of which is to increase traction on lightweight and offers grip for increased traction on different paved surfaces.

Midsole

The Natural Running Support System (NRSS) is integrated into this road running shoe. Along with the NRSS are the Torsion Guidance System (TGS), forefoot flex grooves, and deep midsole grooves. These features of the shoe aim to position the foot naturally. As a result, a more efficient gait cycle is encouraged.

Designed with the TGS 62/75°, extra stability to the heel through the ball of the foot is provided. Ending the design with the 75° line, the shoe is sure to promote more flexibility. 

Integrated into the midsole of the Salming EnRoute 2 is the Recoil. This material is described as a midsole compound that aims to deliver a more responsive cushioning system.

Utilized in crafting the running shoe is the Recoil R. This heel insert is used to provide additional cushioning, resulting in softer landings.

Upper

Utilized in the shoe is the 3-layer upper construction. This is composed of the ExoSkeleton, air mesh, and net mesh. The soft air mesh lies next to the foot. Along with the air mesh is the ExoSkeleton, which is overlaid on top of the mesh. To seal the upper into one unit, the thin net mesh is integrated into the shoe.  

To help stabilize the foot, the ExoSkeleton design is used in crafting the shoe. This design is connected to the lacing system to provide additional support and better fit.

Integrated into the Salming EnRoute 2 is the heel cup design. This component of the running footwear aims to provide a more adaptive heel fit without sacrificing the shoe's lightweight package.

The Anatomical last is used in making the shoe. The primary goal of this is to provide a roomy toe box. This is essential in allowing for a full toe splay.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.7oz / Women 6.8oz
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 19mm
Heel height: 25mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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