Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 9.2ozWomen: 9.2oz
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.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
Forefoot heightMen: 16mmWomen: 16mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateMar 2018
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Updates to Salomon S-Lab Speed 2
- The Salomon S-Lab Speed 2 is a trail running companion that’s designed for off-road adventurers and neutral pronators. It looks markedly similar to the initial version, but this time, it has a more understated look that’s consistent and minimal. The main fabric on the upper still keeps debris at bay, but it’s breathable as well.
- Runners are given a chance to implement a snug yet comfortable coverage via a system of fit-adjustors like the Sensifit webbing, the Endofit sleeve, and the Quicklace technique.
- A full-length compressed EVA provides cushioning. It supports the foot and keeps it safe from impact shock and abrasion. An aggressive outsole configuration ensures surface traction and protection against wear and tear.
Salomon S-Lab Speed 2 size and fit
The S-Lab Speed 2 is larger than the standard measurements. Runners are recommended to purchase an option that’s half-a-size smaller to get a more comfortable in-shoe experience. The available width is D – Medium which is a construction that caters to men’s foot dimensions. But its low and narrow volume can also benefit small and narrow feet. Salomon advertises it as a unisex running shoe.
The Premium Wet Traction Contagrip is a rubber compound that offers non-slip grip on a variety of terrains and surface conditions. It runs the entire length of the Salomon S-Lab Speed 2, guarding the rest of the sole unit in the process.
Aggressive gripping lugs aim to deliver heightened traction on the ground. These protrusions face opposite directions, bringing the capacity to handle uneven surfaces with sureness and ease.
Compressed EVA or ethylene vinyl acetate composes the midsole unit of the Salomon S-Lab Speed 2. Its job is to keep the foot cushioned when traversing the unpredictable outdoor paths. It’s also designed to be sturdy, even after constant use.
Most of the Salomon S-Lab Speed 2’s façade is made up of anti-debris mesh. It has a semi-tight construction which prevents debris and other trail elements from entering the interior. On the other hand, it’s still breathable made with sturdy materials.
The Sensifit is a system of webbing that is located on the lateral and medial sides of the silhouette. This network of lightweight membranes connects directly to the lacing system. Adjusting the fit causes the coverage to tighten or loosen accordingly.
Endofit is a smooth and seamless sleeve configuration that allows the foot to feel comfortable and secure. It also prevents skin irritation.
The Quicklace system involves durable Kevlar strands that crisscross along the instep. They don’t need to be tied; the runners only need to pull on them to gain the desired fit.
A lace pocket on the tongue unit hides the extra length of the shoelaces, thus clearing up the façade and maintaining an uncluttered look.