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: 12.7ozWomen: 10.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
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: 27mmWomen: 27mm
Forefoot heightMen: 17mmWomen: 17mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Release dateOct 2016
- From the ground up is where the changes happen in the Salomon Wings Pro 2 GTX. As a trail shoe, a notable modification occurs in the outsole where a sticky rubber compound makes the construction an exceptional blend of traction and durability.
- Salomon also gave the shoe a more forgiving ride in this version by using a regular heel chassis instead of the 3D version of the original model. The stability of the shoe provided by this chassis is adequate without the often harsh support from the earlier edition of this shoe.
- The softer ride is also because of the new dual-layer cushioning. Salomon gives the GTX version of the Wings Pro 2 more cushioning with still enough pop in the midsole with this new dual midsole design.
- Giving more room in the toe box is the last update. Without the thick rubber toe guard, there is more space for the toes to naturally splay.
The overall fit of the Wings Pro 2 GTX is rock solid where support and security go. There is an excellent hold in the heel because of the heel chassis while midfoot lock down comes in the form of the seamless overlays. With more room in the toe box, runners can comfortably allow their toes to splay and accommodate mid-run swelling with ease. It runs a bit larger than standard.
Salomon incorporates a sticky rubber compound in the outsole of the Wings Pro 2 to enhance traction while durability continues to be a prime asset in this shoe due to the hard carbon rubber. Just like in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, it has numerous Contagrip trapezoid lugs that add bite on uneven and challenging terrain.
The midsole is a marriage of injection and compression molded EVA. Salomon places the soft foam on top of the firm one for a more cushioned feel and better shock-absorbing design. It is a layout that is often used in a shoe’s midsole as the combination of cushioning, shock dispersal, and responsiveness are great. A heel chassis gives the shoe a stable ride without being too hard for the runner. Salomon’s proprietary ProFeel film sits between the midsole and the outsole for added protection against the rough terrain or sharp objects along the way.
The Salomon Wings Pro 2 GTX wears the 3D stretch mesh like a cloak. It gives breathable coverage without allowing trail debris to come in. The GTX or waterproof lining is located beneath this mesh for watertight protection. Allowing runners a blister-free run with superb support are the seamless Sensifit overlays. These are found on the midfoot and reaches back for some heel support as well. They also give the eyelets more durability. The QuickLace system is a staple in Salomon shoes for quick and effortless cinching. A TPU toe cap keeps the toes from getting bruised while an anatomically-designed footbed adds cushioning and support.