SALOMON PULSAR TRAIL: THE PULSAR SAGA IS COMPLETED.
SALOMON PULSAR TRAIL: THE PULSAR SAGA IS COMPLETED. 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 Pulsar Trail.
A couple of weeks ago was the turn of all the Salomon 2022 news, and today we bring you the new Salomon Pulsar Trail where the French brand adopts TPU composite plates to its trail running shoes collection. The Pulsar Trail comes with a price of 140€ (pending confirmation) and 160€ for the Gore-Tex version, 280 grams and a drop of 6 mm. 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 PULSAR TRAIL: THE PULSAR SAGA IS COMPLETED.
140*€ – 160 € GTX| 280 G. | 6MM DROP
The responsive, stable, and comfortable Pulsar Trail is packed with the same technology as the Pulsar Trail Pro, but with an Energy Blade TPU composite plate that is slightly softer and more flexible.
Energy Surge foam adds to the shoe’s responsiveness while also offering comfort in the midsole for a smooth ride.
The R.Camber rocker geometry combines with the Energy Blade technology to propel you forward and increase energy transfer, so you don’t lose speed. The Contagrip MA outsole has an optimized lug geometry that will keep you steady and safe from slippage on technical trails.
The Pulsar Trail is also available in Gore-Tex and TwinSkin versions.
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 PULSAR TRAIL : DATA SHET
- Price: 130 € (pending confrimation)
- Weight: 280 g.
- Stackheight: 32.5mm/26.5 mm
- Drop: 6 mm
- Midsole: R.Camber rocker construction speeds up your transition
- Sole: Contagrip MA
The feet are protected in all the right places thanks to the mudguard on the side and gaiter that keep debris from getting in.
Energy Surge foam increases the shoe’s responsiveness while providing comfort in the midsole for a smooth ride. R. Camber rocker geometry, the rocker last, combines with Energy Blade technology to propel you forward and increase energy transfer, so there’s no loss of speed.
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: CONCLUSIONS
The new Salomon Pulsar Trail comes to complete the PULSAR SAGA: S/Lab Pulsar for competition and only 170 grams, the S/Lab Pulsar SG for muddy terrain in competition and only 194 grams, the Pulsar Trail Pro of this 2022 with 270 grams and finally the Salomon Pulsar Trail with 280 grams and designed for more “beginner” runners or for training as it mounts a softer TPU plate as the Pulsar Pro.
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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