Updates to Salming Speed 7

  • The Salming Speed 7 is touted as a lightweight running shoe for daily running sessions and exercise sessions. The facade has a non-cluttered yet supportive design, with lightweight textiles and printed overlays serving as the silhouette.
  • Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of a set of foam technologies that are meant to deliver a springy ride and a well-attenuated step. A flexible platform configuration encourages explosive takeoffs.

Size and fit

The standard sizing methods have become the basis of the creation of the Salming Speed 7. Runners are welcome to get a pair with their usual sizing expectations in mind. However, it is worth mentioning that initially testing the shoe or getting ahold of users reviews from various sources can significantly accommodate a pleasant in-shoe feel.

Several elements affect the quality of the sideways fit, namely the form-fitting aspects of the upper, as well as the semi-curved shape of the midsole. These parts work together to permit natural motion and the curvature of the foot.

Outsole

The external pad of the Salming Speed 7 is made of blown rubber, a compound that is light, durable, and spongy. It could provide extra bounciness to the underfoot experience, though its primary purpose is to stave off wear-and-tear, as well as deliver traction over the surfaces.

The TGS 62/75° is a platform design that involves a stable 62% of the midsole (heel to toe distance) and a 75-degree line that offers natural motion, particularly for the joints and tendons of the toes.

Midsole

A lightweight foam called RECOIL™ is used for the midsole unit of the Salming Speed 7. This full-length foam is advertised as a lightweight and bouncy piece that can mitigate impact shock during the landing phase and energize the foot as it gears toward the toe-off.

SOFTFOAM™ is a compound that is placed in the heel section. This add-on offers extra cushioning that further mitigates the landing forces generated by the foot-strike.

Upper

A seamless textile is used for the upper unit of this road running shoe. The purpose of this material is to wrap the foot securely without causing discomfort or chafing. Breathing holes permit the flow of air through the foot-chamber, thus allowing for a ventilated ride.

The toe-box of this product has a roomy structure to permit the natural splaying capacity of the toes. Such a design benefits the toe-off phase and the general sense of equilibrium. Many running shoe series feature spacious forefoot designs, including the Altra Escalante line.

The ExoSkeleton is a set of printed overlays that blanket the facade. These elements are meant to bolster the durability of the fabrics. They are also tasked with helping in the attainment of a snug and secure fit.

A traditional lacing system graces the bridge of this shoe. Flat laces run through discreet eyelets, covering a generous area. The coverage aims to include a significant part of the facade when the fit is tightened or loosened.

The lightly padded tongue and collar cushion the ankles, the Achilles tendon, and the bridge of the foot. They also prevent in-shoe wobbling and accidental shoe removals.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 7.7oz / Women 6.1oz
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 16mm
Heel height: 22mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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