SALOMON HYPULSE: HIGHLY RESPONSIVE TRAIL RUNNING SHOE

SALOMON HYPULSE: HIGHLY RESPONSIVE TRAIL RUNNING SHOE. Our TRAIL RUNNING section continues with the 2022 novelties, and today bring us the review of one of the 3 Salomon Trail Running collection stars for 2022: the Salomon Hypulse.

A couple of weeks ago was the turn of all the Salomon 2022 news, and today we bring you the new Salomon Hypulse where the French brand adopts TPU composite plates to its trail running shoes collection. The Hypulse comes with a price, not confirmed yet between 100-130€, 274 grams and a drop of 8,5mm. Let’s go with the anaylsis review by Hekruca.

SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING 2022:
4 NEW SHOES & TPU COMPOSITE PLATES

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.

“In the new Pulsar Trail range, we wanted to bring responsiveness and a feeling of ‘pop’ into the run,” explains Mike Ambrose, Product Line Manager for Trail Running at Salomon. “We’ve seen a lot of fun new shoes come into road running over the past few years, and we wanted to bring that same fun and excitement into trail. The Energy Blade is an exciting new technology that brings that ‘pop’ without compromising stability on the trail. No matter how fast or far you run, there is an Energy Blade for all runners in the range.”

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.

SALOMON HYPULSE: HIGHLY RESPONSIVE TRAIL RUNNING SHOE.
100-130€* | 274 G. | 8,5 MM DROP

For the slightly less committed runner, the Hypulse is a highly responsive trail running shoe that features a softer TPU plate, the Energy Blade, which increases energy return while ensuring a stable, comfortable ride.

Fuze Surge foam—a super soft foam made with EVA and 30 percent natural rubber—combines with R.Camber rocker construction that propels you forward. The SensiFit technology adapts to your foot for improved hold and the Quicklace system ensure great fit and comfort.

The soft elements used in the upper also help make the Hypulse more comfortable.

The Contagrip outsole and debris protection on the forefoot and mudguard areas help prevent slipping or injury on more technical trails.

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.

We are now going to see how it is reflected in each case.

SALOMON HYPULSE: DATA SHEET

  • Price: 100€-130 € (pending confrimation)
  • Weight: 274 g.
  • Stackheight: 31mm/25 mm
  • Drop: 8,5 mm
  • Midsole: R.Camber rocker construction speeds up your transition and Fuzesurge foam.
  • Outsole: Contagrip MA

SALOMON HYPULSE: HIGHLIGHTS

UPPER

The feet are protected in all the right places thanks to the mudguard on the side and gaiter that keep debris from getting in.

MIDSOLE

Energy Blade Trail running: Energy Blade is a lightweight TPU plate built into the springy midsoles. Thanks to a unique synergy with the midsole foam and geometry, it activates forward propulsion and ensures smooth, stable transitions in all trail conditions.

Fuze Surge: Made up of one of our softest EVA compounds and 30% natural rubber, Fuze Surge foam is pillowy for instant comfort and responsive enough to keep rebound levels high. Engineered using less artificial polymers, this midsole compound delivers a more earth-conscious, smooth yet dynamic stride.

Reverse Camber: Inspired by Salomon’s ski heritage, this curved midsole geometry helps you feel like you are floating over the ground.

OUTSOLE

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 8.5mm drop, this shoe, its designed to be the entry point to the new trail running range with asisted plates in Salomon.

SALOMON HYPULSE: CONCLUSIONS

The new Salomon Hypulseo is a training shoe which offers the perfect combination between weight 274 g., just 4 grams more than its bigger sister the Salomon Pulsar Trail Pro, confort and durability all of them provided by the midsole and Energy Blade which gives much more reactivity , but as shown above not with the same rigidity as the Pulsar Pro, so a “more beginners” shoe, perfect to enter in the assited plates world

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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