Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra

Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

Something very right is happening at Salomon’s Wonka-like S-Lab design center in Annecy, France. For the second season in a row, the company’s bright red trail shoes have blown away the competition. The Sense Ultra is everything a front-of-the-pack trail shoe should be—extremely fast, secure, nimble, and stable in the rough. It also has cojones. Despite weighing a mere 7.6 ounces, it sports a thick enough midsole (13-millimeter heel and nine-millimeter forefoot) to take steep, rock-strewn terrain at full speed. It’s pricey, and the slim racing fit might squeeze wider feet (especially on foot-swelling marathons), but there is simply no shoe on the market built better for flying over any and all terrain. 7.6 oz; 4 mm drop


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