Updates to Salomon Sense Ride 2 GTX Invisible Fit

  • Runners who enjoy traversing the trails and tackling speed training sessions on irregular paths are the target market of the Salomon Sense Ride 2 GTX Invisible Fit. This product utilizes an aggressive outsole design, as well as a waterproof upper that doesn’t limit breathability nor the aim for lightweight support.

Size and fit

Standard sizing schemes are the basis of the Sense Ride 2 GTX Invisible Fit. Consumers can utilize their usual choices of size when making a purchase decision. However, it is essential to try the shoe for one’s self first or study reviews from others to fully enjoy an agreeable in-shoe wrap.

This shoe features a near-seamless upper with an uncluttered design and a semi-curved platform shape to welcome the natural curvature of the foot. Also, the flexible textiles and midsole work to maintain natural motion and to emphasize a comfortable sideways fit.

Outsole

The outsole of the Salomon Sense Ride 2 GTX Invisible Fit features the Premium Wet Traction Contagrip®. This is a rubber compound that protects the base of the midsole from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It naturally adheres to the ground, offering traction on both dry and wet surfaces.

An additional grip on the irregular topography is afforded by the gripping lugs that pockmark the external pad. These protruding nodes clamp onto the ground, securing the balance of the shoe and the foot with each step.

Shallow and deep flex grooves help the platform to bend in conjunction with the foot as it transitions through the gait cycle. The forefoot section is the focus of this design as it is the area that involves the most foot flexion.

Midsole

VIBE™ serves as the cushioning system of the Salomon Sense Ride 2 GTX Invisible Fit. This feature is composed of two components, one of which is the EnergyCell™+. This full-length foam carries the foot throughout the activity, mitigating the impact energy generated by the landings and energizing the forefoot lift during the toe-off.

The second technology gracing the primary cushioning system is the Opal, a ‘core unit’ that rests inside the full-length foam. It aims to heighten the shock attenuating capacity of the midsole, ensuring full comfort throughout the run.

A die-cut OrthoLite® sockliner serves as a soft surface for the underside of the foot. It has antimicrobial and anti-moisture properties to maintain a healthy and clean in-shoe experience. It can even be removed or replaced with a new one.

Upper

The upper of the Salomon Sense Ride 2 GTX Invisible Fit is made of 3D Mesh, an open-weave material that is meant for breathability and form-fitting support.

The Gore-Tex® Invisible Fit is a waterproof membrane that is integrated with the textiles of the upper. This design preserves the relative lightness of the shoe and its breathable purpose.

Quicklace® is a single-pull fit-adjustment system that involves a stretchy cord and a locking tab. Many Salomon running shoes use this technology, including the Speedcross line.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 10.2oz / Women 8.8oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Salomon Sense Ride 2
Update: Salomon Sense Ride 3 GTX Invisible Fit
Collection: Salomon Sense Ride

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