SALOMON S/LAB PULSAR SOFTGROUND: LIGHTNESS AND GRIP FOR TECHNICAL RUNS.
SALOMON S/LAB PULSAR SOFTGROUD: LIGHTNESS AND GRIP FOR TECHNICAL RUNS. Our TRAIL SHOES section, bring us today a deeper technical analysis of the new Salomon Pulsar SG. 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 continue the series where we will analyze more in deep the new Salomon Pulsar Trail Pro, the Salomon Phantasm CF and this Salomon S/Lab Pulsar SG.
This Salomon S/Lab Pulsar SG will come with a price of 180-200€ (pending confirmation), 194 g and a drop of 6 mm and 4.5 mm lugs.
SALOMON S/LAB 2022
TWO ASSSITED PLATE SHOES AND MUCH MORE
The demands for more technical running footwear, apparel and gear increases every year as the top athletes on the trail, the road and the track continue to push the boundaries of what is possible—both in terms of where they run and how fast they move. Whether establishing new Fastest Known Times (FKTs) on legendary trails, besting trail race records or shattering longstanding road and track times, the notion of what’s humanly possible seems to be limitless these days. New technology in trail and road running shoes has certainly played a role in these efforts.
The Salomon S/LAB running range for Spring/Summer 22 is designed for runners whose goal is to compete at the highest level, or at least better themselves every time they lace up their shoes and put their toes on the starting line. Through collaborative development efforts with top athletes like trail running legend Kilian Jornet, the S/LAB running range offers a number of technical footwear and apparel options designed to help athletes go fast and feel light.
Most notably for Spring/Summer ’22, Salomon brings a composite fiber plate to its road road-running range with the S/LAB Phantasm CF, and updates the ultra-light and precise S/LAB Pulsar trail running shoe (Kilian’s shoe of choice) with a Softground version designed to tackle more technical terrain.
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 S/LAB PULSAR SOFTGROUND:
LIGHTNESS AND GRIP FOR TECHNICAL RUNS.
In Spring/Summer 2021, Salomon released the S/Lab Pulsar, an ultra-light trail-running shoe that helped Kilian Jornet break the 16-year-old Sierre-Zinal course record in Switzerland in 2019. This year, Salomon adds a Softground version of the S/LAB Pulsar. The S/LAB Pulsar Softground is fast, lightweight (194g), and will keep you secure on muddy or wet trails.
It still has Salomon’s lightest midsole, but the outsole now boasts longer lugs (4.5 mm) and a new, ultra-grippy lug construction to keep you safe on technical terrain. Thanks to the reinforced and breathable Matryx mesh, the shoe cradles your foot like a glove, while strategic cushioning helps keep you agile on that technical terrain.
SALOMON S/LAB PULSAR SOFTGROUND: DATA SHEET
- Price: 180-200€ * not confirmed
- Weight: 194 g
- Drop 6 mm
- Upper: reinforced breathable Matryx® mesh
- Lugs: 4.5 mm
- Midsole: Salomon Energy Surge
- Lacing system Quicklace®
- Energy Blade technology
- R.Camber rocker sole geometry
The feet are protected in all the right places thanks to the mudguard on the side and gaiter that keep debris from getting in. With a sock-like fit and breathable Matryx® mesh reinforced, this shoe will cradles your foot like a glove.
On top of that, the classic lacing system Quicklace® from Salomon will provide, to those who are used to the Salomon laces, the perfect fit.
Just the right amount of strategic cushioning keeps you agile on technical trails. It still has Salomon’s lightest midsole, but the outsole now boasts longer lugs (4.5 mm) and a new, ultra-grippy lug construction to keep you safe on technical terrain.
Contagrip MA outsole with an optimized lug geometry delivers optimum grip to keep you steady and safe from slippage, even on fast runs.
This new outsole now boasts longer lugs (4.5 mm) and a new, ultra-grippy lug construction to keep you safe on technical terrain.
SALOMON S/LAB PULSAR SOFTGROUND: CONCLUSION
The new Salomon Pulsar Softground is a very light tarining/competition shoe, with only 194 gr. which offers the perfect combination between weight confort and grip. Originally designed to help Kilian jornet to beat the Zierre Sinal record and now developed with deeper lugs 4.5mm.
A fantastic shoe for technical and muddy terrain to help up run light and fast if you can still adapt to the brand classic Quicklace for sure you will enjoy the fit. Extreme lightness, but at the same time with details such as the firm support of the Mesh+Matryx, the drop 6m and the Contragrip MA sole that make it more than just a flying one for short runs. A shoe with a wide range of use makes it advisable to book it as much as possible to compete.
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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