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Based on a previous SLab design, the Sense Ride from Salomon is a new, versatile trail racing and training shoe. While pro athletes are already winning races in this shoe, it’s also a good fit for the new trail runner. Think about the running trails on any military base as a great application for the Sense Ride.
It incorporates their Vibe technology which attenuates vibration in order to reduce fatigue. The secret is their Opal technology which is a soft, high rebound material in a mid-sole compartment, combined with the Energy Cell+ midsole compound with high energy return.
Additionally, the Sense Ride offers geometric decoupling which patterns the sole in order to work with how the foot moves through its stride, with more efficient heel-to-toe transition. For those interested, it has an 8mm drop and weighs 230 grams.
During DSEI 2015 I spied a pair of outdoor Salomon X ALP MTN GTX discretely on display in the Edgar Brothers booth, which were undergoing wear trials with several European military and civil rescue organizations at the time. Salomon took feedback from those operational assessments and created a version for the Forces line.
Salomon is set to launch another new shoe addition to its high-performance Forces collection when the X ALP MTN GTX® Forces becomes available on January 1, 2017.
The X ALP MTN GTX® is designed to be the one boot to get you to wherever you need to go-from the bottom of the mountain to the top…and back again. It’s calling cards are waterproofness, durability, protection and stability. Available in all black, the X ALP MTN GTX® Forces features a seven-inch upper that offers stability and protection from the elements, as well as a GORE-TEX® membrane for waterproofness.
It’s designed with a mountaineering last and a protective rubber toe cap. The 3D edging chassis gives it stability on rugged ground. The X ALP MTN GTX® Forces is the toughest and most rugged shoe in Salomon’s Forces range, allowing the user to attach crampons and push the barriers even farther. Whether you’re crossing a glacier, scrambling over loose ground or carrying, this shoes will do the job.
Now that you’ve read the press release, let’s take a look at what makes these special. To do that, we’re going to share a series of graphics from Salomon which depict key features.
The edging chassis is a single piece and key to the boot’s flex, front-to-back, and high rigidity, side-to-side.
The boot’s ability to flex while retaining edge stability, also aids with grip.
The X ALP MTN may feel more flexible to you than other mountain boots because the mid-sole is not a big slab of plastic or carbon with no flexion.
Here’s a view of the outsole.
These two graphics offer information about the outsole design.
The ALP MTN GTX also features lacing to toe.
The Salomon Toundra boot is hailed as one of the warmest and toughest severe-weather boots on the market. Trust us – this winter, you’re definitely going to need a boot that will keep you dry, safe and comfortable. Check out the Toundra and the rest of the Forces line at U.S. Elite and enjoy 25% off starting November 11th. Limited time only!
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Salomon is very popular with SSD readers and they showed two new water shoes for 2017.
First up is the S-Lab XA Amphib. Unfortunately, S-Lab shoes are limited production so you may have difficulty finding this runner/water shoe hybrid.
Salomon also displayed the upcoming Crossamphibian Swift M which is a lighter weight alternative to the current Crossamphibian. Also, notice the tape lacing system.
Drawing is June 1st.