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The ultra distance athlete's shoe. The S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 2 strikes the balance between feel and protection.
This is the second edition of this shoe, new for Spring Summer 2019. A lighter more durable and more comfortable version of the original
Developed with the incomparable Francois D'haene, the refined, second-generation S/LAB ULTRA 2 embodies the physical and mental preparation needed for ultra distance racing. Salomon have reduced the weight, improved the durability, and maintained the long-distance comfort, ride, grip, and precise fit that have already made this shoe a legend.
Centurion Review: The design of this updated version of Salomon's best ever selling trail shoe - the S-Lab Sense Ultra - has been tweaked to achieve the goals Salomon has for the shoe. First, they've added more cushioning underfoot. The midsole is still Salomon’s dual-density compressed EVA Foam. They choose this method of cushioning for both its ability to cushion and its high-energy rebound—after you compress the material, it springs back into form fast. The midsole is 26mm high in back and drops to 18mm by the toes just like the original Ultra, protecting your foot better and keeping it in an orientation that works well for long miles over rough trails. The grip is the right blend to deal with all terrain which is often what we need most in ultra's. Sticky, Lugged but not studded so it grips on both rock and grass. Not pronounced enough to make it uncomfortable on road or hard packed trail. This shoe does it all and does it brilliantly. The front of the shoe is light mesh which wicks quickly and prevents build up of moisture through wet ground or sweat. The sensifit is new and looks wild, but improves the comfort and fit of the shoe around your foot exponentially. The quick lace system is still as good as ever.
- Stack Height: 26mm/18mm
- Drop: 8mm drop
- Outsole: Premium Wet Traction Contagrip
- Last and volume
- Endofit internal wrap
- Weight: 245g
- Midsole Height: 26mm/18mm (8mm drop)