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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $180
  • Weight
    Men: 9.8oz
    Women: 9.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 9mm
    Women: 9mm

    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 height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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87 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Gearist

    Yes, the price is high, but if you’re looking for a shoe that can handle the miles and you like a firmer ride, this may be what you’re looking for.

  • 87 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    The S-Lab is a lot of versatile, well mannered all terrain shoe for 9.8oz, 278 grams but the performance and quality of construction comes at a cost, $180

  • 85 / 100 | Trail to Peak

    This shoe is definitely worth trying on, and I think it is going to be a home run for a lot of people.

  • 88 / 100 | Gear Institute

    Everything about this shoe is built for running hard and fast, from the responsive midsole to the unique internal sleeve fit system to the low-profile outsole lugs.

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Updates to Salomon S-Lab Wings

  • The outsole of the Salomon S-Lab Wings was improved with the Contragrip rubber. This is a new rubber compound designed to tackle wet or slippery grounds and a wide range of trails. The lugs are in 4mm depth, which make the outsole more aggressive even on muddy and wet terrains. This change also increased the shoe’s durability.
  • The Midsole was also changed from the cushioning system to the stack height, with the utilization of the Injected EVA together with the ProFeel Film. The 9 mm stack height is new, but despite its high profile, it is very efficient for trail running. This design makes the shoe not just comfortable in its cushioning, but firm and flexible as well in its stability.
  • The upper is also modified and reinforced with 3D stretch mesh that comes with a backing that keeps out smaller debris. Sensifit and Endofit are also utilized in this shoe, providing the comfort and snug fit needed in running the trails. The lacing system is changed with the use of the Quicklace and Lace pocket. These are used for easy exit and entry of foot into the shoe, and for easy lace tucking.
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Salomon S-Lab Wings size and fit

The Salomon S-Lab Wings same as with its recent version, the S-Lab Wings 8, has a fit and sizing at spot on for some racers with wide foot. The toe box area is roomy in its nice shape and stretch, while the mid-foot is pleasing with the Sensifit and Endofit. For the heel cup, the fitting is great and comfortable. It is a unisex shoe and is available in men’s sizes.


Outsole

Same as in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, the outsole of the S-Lab Wings uses the Salomon’s notable ContraGrip technology that provides durable traction on different surfaces. It has sports specific geometry, density and compound designed to tackle the toughest terrain.


Midsole

The S-Lab Wings features the full-length molded EVA midsole foam that delivers enough amount of cushioning for trail running. It also delivers added stability while running on varied trails.

The Profeel Film is strategically added in the midsole to provide addition midfoot protection without affecting the shoe’s overall ground feel.


Upper

The upper coverage of the Salomon S-Lab Wings is made from 3D stretch mesh that offers adaptive fit and added support while maintaining its breathable characteristic.

It also features the combining benefits of the brand’s EndoFit and SensiFit technologies. The SensiFit system hugs the foot securely for a comfortable, precise fit. The EndoFit system provides an improved feedback and foot wrapping.

The shoe also features the Salomon’s notable quick-lacing system that works perfectly with the lace pockets, keeping the laces out of the way while running.


Comparison