Price: $125 Arch Support: Neutral Weight: 310g Drop: 11mm
Reviewer: Pete Estabrooks – IMPACT fitness editor & trail runner
IMPACT Rating: 4.5 out of 5 RunRepeat.com Rating: 4.4 out of 5
Start simple. Nothing beats Salomon’s quicklace system. A few deft moves at the end of a long run and you go from locked in, locked up and run ready to footloose and fancy free. That lacing system lends to a secure comfortable fit, the combination of a deep, well constructed heel cup gusseted tongue and “sensifit” construction means snug, not tight, and guarantees dust, grit and debris stay on the outside of the shoe.
A breathable waterproof upper keeps dew and small drops out and dries well after stream crossings. Underfoot is a dual density EVA and ortholite footbed which leaves the shoes cushy, not gushy. These shoes are cushioned without the give that steals speed. Wrap that package with rugged lug traction and protective toecaps and you have my favourite for this trail season.
- Snug, deep heel cup.
- Waterproof upper.
- Fast in and out.
- A tad heavy.