DiscontinuedUpdate: Salomon S-Lab Speed 2
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WeightMen: 9.3ozWomen: 9.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
Forefoot heightMen: 16mmWomen: 16mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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84 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews
When used in conditions where they excel, i.e fast running on steep, soft, technical ground the S-Lab Speed really is tough to beat and in my opinion, the best shoe currently on the market.
Best suited for uptempo training and trail racing, this low, light racing machine is the “most aggressive” shoe in the S-Lab series.
If you are looking for a tough, grippy shoe ideal for rough trails, skyracing, orienteering or fell running, I cannot recommend this shoe enough.
Low drop (4mm) and lightweight (265g), yet have enough cushion to protect from harsh terrains and give just the amount of support that’s needed
Salomon added some grip to the bottom of the mid sole, which helps a lot on the rope climbs, and some extra grip on a wet pole or obstacle.
They are lighter and they feel faster, grippier and more technical, but have a price tag to match.
- The Salomon S-Lab Speed features an impressive grip through the brand’s mud and snow ContraGrip technology that allows runners to keep upright even in soft and muddy trails.
- This shoe also features a closed upper mesh that keeps debris out without affecting breathability and comfort. It uses technologies that give improved fit and a quick-lacing system that delivers a precise foothold.
The Salomon S-Lab speed is a unisex running shoe but it is available in men’s size. Those women who want to wear this shoe should purchase 1.5 size smaller than the standard size available. The heel, midfoot and forefoot offer a snug fit.
Just like in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, this shoe uses the Non-Marking Contragrip technology which delivers impressive traction on varied surfaces. The combined rubber outsole offers great grip on wet conditions and on softer ground.
The midsole features the full-length Molded EVA midsole foam that delivers lightweight cushioning and stability. The EVA foam which is also used in the shoe's latest version, the Salomon S-Lab Speed 2, offers greater shock absorption and energy-return for a more resilient ride.
The upper of the Salomon S-Lab Speed uses an anti-debris mesh that keeps debris out while staying breathable. This works perfectly with the tongue cover that gives added comfort and keeps shoe debris-free. The Sensifit and Endofit technologies offer unmatched comfort and secure fit. It also have rubber toe cap that keeps the toes protective while running on technical and rough terrains. Lastly, this shoe comes with lace pockets that keep laces out of the while.