SALOMON PULSAR TRAIL PRO: TRAINING’S, PLATE ASSISTED TRAIL SHOE
SALOMON PULSAR TRAIL PRO: TRAINING’S, PLATE ASSISTED TRAIL SHOE. Our TRAIL SHOES section, bring us today a deeper technical analysis of the new Salomon Pulsar Trail Pro. As you might remenber we presented you the 2022 Salomon asphalt shoes, the Salomon Trail Running 2022 and the top range S/LAB collection 2022
With this article we start a series where we will analyze more in deep the new Salomon Pulsar Trail Pro, the Salomon Phantasm CF and the Salomon S/Lab Pulsar SG.
This Salomon Pulsar Trail Pro will come with a price of 150€ (pending confirmation), 270 g and a drop of 6 mm for a height of 31 mm in the back and 25 in the front.
SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING 2022
To create footwear that will help runners improve and feel more confident regardless of their level, Salomon is bringing Learning from decades of footwear and trail running expertise, the footwear development team at Salomon created Energy Blade, a plate in the midsole of the shoe that was partly inspired by the hooves of chamois, the species of goat-antelope that lives in the mountains of Europe.
By combining Energy Blade options with a new bouncy foam technology and Reverse Camber construction, the Spring/Summer 2022 trail running footwear range is the perfect mix of responsiveness, comfort and stability, while also offering protection on the trails.
The Pulsar Trail Pro and the Pulsar Trail feature an Energy Blade made of high-end composite material.
Similar Energy Blade technology is also used in more accessible models for less experienced trail runners, including the bouncy Hypulse shoe with a TPU Energy blade and the multi-tasking Impulse trail-running shoe. That means you don’t have to be Kilian Jornet to run with a plate-assisted shoe and enjoy the comfort and cushioning benefits of this new Salomon range.
Moreover, looking forward to this 2022, Salomon bring the updated ADV Skin 5 and 12 on your longer runs to carry your poles, jacket, keys, food, or the brand new ADV Skin belt on shorter days.
ENERGY BLADE: THE NEW TRAIL BASE
To reduce the gap opened by carbon plates that have been in other brands for years, Salomon has developed a new technology called Energy Blade. The basis of it, as claimed by the French brand, is to adopt an original approach to the development of carbon-coated footwear.
For this, an insert technology has been created that will adjust to the needs of different types of runners. This involves adjusting the insert material on each Salomon running shoe model, as well as the precise placement of the insert within the shoe to meet the needs of certain categories of runners.
SALOMON PULSAR TRAIL PRO: TRAINING PLATE ASSISTED TRAIL SHOE
The Pulsar Trail Pro brings TPU composite plates to trail running in a shoe that is both responsive and stable. The TPU composite plate, called Energy Blade, is a stiff plate that gives more power to the runner by limiting the energy lost on every stride. Thanks to its decoupled construction, the Pulsar Trail Pro is flexible enough to still ensure great stability and comfort.
This is the training version of the most racing S/Lab Pulsar, in fact, it is built on a wider base and uses a thicker midsole to create more comfort during longer training runs.
It will also be available in limited edition colors for those looking to add style to their trail game.
SALOMON PULSAR TRAIL PRO: DATA SHEET
- Price: 150 € (pending confrimation)
- Weight: 270 g.
- Stackheight: 31mm/25 mm
- Drop: 6 mm
- Midsole: R.Camber rocker construction speeds up your transition
- Sole: Contagrip MA
SALOMON PULSAR TRAIL PRO: HIGHLIGHTS
The feet are protected in all the right places thanks to the mudguard on the side and gaiter that keep debris from getting in.
Unlike the Pulsar it has a stiff TPU composite propulsion plate and has a decoupled flexible construction for stability and comfort.
As with Pulsar and Ultraglide, it has an Energy Surge foam midsole, we expect of the same softness as the preceding two which Salomon says provides 40% more responsiveness than their “prior” foams, we can assume as compared to Energy Cell+ but will confirm.
The R.Camber rocker construction speeds up your transition, so you spend less time on the ground and more time moving forward. The combination of these three elements creates the perfect blend of responsiveness, comfort and stability to help you set personal records and win races.
Contagrip MA outsole with an optimized lug geometry delivers optimum grip to keep you steady and safe from slippage, even on fast and gnarly runs.
With a 6mm drop, this shoe, would be, accoring to us in between the Sense Pro and Sense Ride.
SALOMON PULSAR TRAIL PRO: CONCLUSION
The new Salomon Pulsar Trail Pro is a tarining/competition shoe which offers the perfect combination between weight 270 g., confort and durability all of them provided by the midsole and Energy Blade which gives much more reactivity as any other non assisted plate shoe.
Moreover, this new version of Salomon Trail Shoes for 2022 mount different TPU plates for any different type of runner, which clearly is a message from the French brand: plates for all.
All on all, a shoe to be run with many kilometers, comfortable and if you can still adapt to the brand classic Quicklace for sure you will enjoy the fit.
Obviously we have to wait a little to test them for you, but as soon as it happens we will let you know.
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