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Salomon Spring 2012 footwear manifests the minimalist -faster-lighter credo of running shoes with new, colorful entries in the trail, light backpacking (day-weekend hikes), and all around shoes.
The thought patterns throughout-multi directional and natural motion-with just enough propulsion to release energy and protect on mountain terrain...dynamic cushioning for shock absorption-and ultimately recover faster...with a host of proprietary technology:
Sensifit™-cradles the foot-for stabile, precise snug fit all around instep...
Sensiflex™-controlled forefoot collapse-a stretch panel with a TPU overlay that supports natural foot expansion in the upper foot (smart!)-adopting to foot's needs when needed.
Contragrip® a mix between density. compound and geometry to optimize grip and durability for the specific terrain and activity...via different outsoles.
|Synapse -protective and stable-with RX Motion Technology-multi-directional grip, Seamless Sensifit wraps the foot=great fit. $120|
|SYNAPSE-women's=A natural motion hiking shoe|
|XR SYNAPSE Mid-the first women's specific hiking shoe-with a women's last-asymmetric fit for more medial support|
|Synapse-"...run your hike" Men's|
|Synapse Men's $120|
|Flex grooves-designed to increase flexibility-smooth transition from door to trail|
More: XR Crossmax...Sensifit technology-Perfect Grip outsoles.
|XR Crossmax Neutral-women's|
|XA PRO 3d Ultra 2 GTX women's-mountain runners-with Gore-Tex®|
|X-Tiana lightweight hikers|
SPRING 2012 APPAREL:
Active gals get a new running skirt-a lot lighter in weight than others on the market (a complaint we have)-with four way stretch.
|XA SERIES TWINSKIRT $50-w/ Climauv™40+-Actilite™ Stretch Mesh, Actilite™Woven, zipped pocket, reflective branding|
|XA Windstopper-new colors|
New for men-the Minim Insulating midlayer----$150-with Pertex Quantum® and Primaloft® 40g around the body and upper arms, stretch fleece in areas where you move
|MINIM INSULATING MIDLAYER-works as a jacket in dry climes-XA FLOAT SHORT|
w Climauv™50+-Actilite™ Stretch Mesh, Actilite™Woven
|Thumb holes-ensure great fit...|
|Wayfarer Pants-with moisture wicking XA Zipped Tee $48-with mesh panels =improved breathability|
|Cool Max comfort in plaid|
New colors for packs that strip away unnecessary straps and weight-for shorter hikes-great fit, zipped waist/side pockets, stretchy side compartments...easy access
|Daypacks-SKY 25-anatomically shaped -Airvent contact system for comfort|
|For bigger hauls...SKY30|
|toggle closures on shoulder strap-for one hand motion|
XA SKIN PRO 10+3 SET-for long distance runners-side pockets for nutrition...one size fits all...withSensifit construction-so no abrasion or binding-like the kickers. A zippered expansion allows for small or large stuff...and a PVC bladder-with Plug n' Play connector.
Advanced-$180-comes with a bladder too-in an insulating sleeve..
|Sip on the go...|