Who should buy the Salewa Ultra Train 2
The Ultra Train 2 is a Salewa offering that pushes the envelope of speed hiking all thanks to its set of overwhelming positives. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer supportive vegan footgear built for mountain training and fast hikes alike.
- Prefer a footgear that has a synthetic rand around its base for abrasion protection.
- Prefer a footgear that grants improved support, extra flexibility, and an accurate fit.
Excellent traction and grip
Giving speed hikers ample slip and skid resistance on the trail is the Ultra Train 2’s Michelin outsole, conveniently called Ultra Train. As it is built using Michelin’s Outdoor Compound X (OCX), this sticky layer is capable of producing and maintaining sufficient traction on different types of surfaces, whether wet or dry. Its lug geometry is tire-like, offering extra grip over loose soil.
Supportive and comfortable cushioning
A chunky midsole made of EVA is what cushions and stabilizes the foot in the Ultra Train 2. Its thick construction mitigates shock on every landing. Salewa engineers topped it with a removable, moisture-wicking footbed from Ortholite to give trail lovers additional support and comfort underfoot.
Ample protection from scratches and cuts
The Salewa Ultra Train 2’s low-top upper is made of mesh fabric. Its vulnerable parts are built with synthetic overlays to give it ample protection from scratches and cuts. Hugging its rear region is the Anti-Rock Heel Cup which, given by its name, provides added heel support. For debris protection, Salewa designers furnished its tongue section with a stretch gaiter.
Secure lockdown system
Its lockdown system is comprised of mostly fabric loops and a sturdy cord for lace. The top-most pair of eyelets are part of the 3F system—using them properly bolsters its heel support.