Monday, December 23, 2013

SALOMON Late Winter 2013- Spring 2014 Footwear-M/W


Sense S-Lab
We spent much of our time at Salomon-previewing the new footwear styles vs. apparel---cause there is a whole lotta new going on.

AS in -new takes on the now classic classics (S-Lab Sense series) and a brand new category for the company-CityTrail™ running shoes (X-Scream, X-Tour)---

...for urban jaunts-which can be on pavement-smoothish pebble free dirt, or bumpy rock/rodent laden byways through the trees.

the mission….Designed For Freedom-athletic driven
Shared Salomon DNA =of course,-the mission---as pictured above-Designed For Freedom…and really well made shoes-featuring SensiFit™ and Quicklace™ systems-(pull and run), supportive/cradling but not restrictive Sensiflex™, non-marking Contragrip® laden outsoles that grip the trodden surfaces-effectively---uneven and wet-while inside quick drying textile-and/or molded OrthoLite® insoles/sockliners provide comfort-esp if like to run without thick socks.
Sense Pro-$130-front ---natural motion and racing shoe-with protection (Profeel Film, dual density cushioning) and underfoot feel---for mid-forefoot strikers.

Mountain running know how for urban runners-the X-Scream series for men/women has good cushioning via LT Muscle and OT Tendon (shorter under forefoot for maximum runner efficiency on push-off)-nifty structural elements--as well as toe caps, breathable mesh uppers, cage upper that gives an envelope fit for feet.
color options

serious thought to the outsoles-how the foot hits the ground, different terrains-multi-directional lugs….
X Scream $110-neon green-LT Muscle 

in the middle-OS Tendon. PLUS-different lug patterns reflect how different the foot strikes a surface…not one uniform patterns cause that is not how people run.

women specific X-Scream-nice color options…standout in a pile

Kilian Jornet-a trail runner that can go the distance-continues his input on the S-Lab Sense series…with the new S-Lab Sense 3 Ultra $160…and Ultra SG $160 model-for fast trail running-on soft ground.
 S-Lab Sense 3 Ultra $160-4mm low heel drop, patented Dynamic traction outsole-for great grip, Endofit™ -Salomon's internal fit sleeve -seamless comfort and foothold, OS tendon-shortened for efficiency-and Profeel Film-protective application on outsole-for increased lightweight flex and protection 

Other styles-for different terrain...
aggressive tread-
S-Lab XT 6 Softground

S-Lab Sense 3 Softground

The classic XA Pro 3D series-$130-can double as day hike shoes, IMO…aka an "Adventure" shoe. Quick drying breathable mesh, mud guard, rubber toe cap…a low profile 3D chassis provides stability and cushioning-between midsole/outsole. Salomon 'givens' like Sensifit™, one pull Quicklace™ and Endofit™ for that second skin feel, and an improved Contragrip™ outsole -multi-directional lugs for better grip and durability.

Non-Marking Contragrip® outsole -multi-directional lugs for better grip and durability
Endofit™---inner sleeve

Sense Pro $130-S-Lab inspired natural motion training+racing shoe…ProFeel Film and dual density cushioning-in blue too-pictured up top

X-Wind Pro-cushioned ride for more heel to tier types that wore the XR Crossmax 2---$130 11.3 oz

X Ultra-Men

The X Ultra are weather tough with Gore-Tex waterproof -breathable uppers.
SensiFit™, Quicklace™, and Contragrip™ -plus tough toe guard, and seriously terrific advanced chassis for  stability over rocky trails…real multi-tasking shoe $120

Technical Trail Shoe X Ultra-women's version -available now $120-breathable mesh upper-Eva shaped footbed w/ Ortholite®, Quicklace™, Sensifit™, mud guard, toe cap, Advanced Chassis™$120

X-Ultra burly-non-marking Contrgrip® 

Other new featured footwear-available now…aimed at backpackers and fast hikers..that don't haul a ton of gear.

XA Pro 3D Mid Ltr GTX™waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex® with leather overlays-stable and comfort-higher cut version of the popular runner-with one pull QuickLace™and store it in the lace pocket (handy) and gusseted tongue- doesn't chafe won't spend minutes having to re-adjust (annoying-avoidance), rubber toe cap, mud guard and 3D Advanced Chassis for great fit with molded dual density midsole for comfort. 1lb 3 oz available now...$170

Contragrip™ outsole...

Radiant Pink-ish color is the Pantone Color of the Year-for hikers who CARE!!!! Winter tone available now $100

Ellipse Aero $100-light, comfy, breathable…guy version is a burnt orange Eskape Aero-pictured below.

also available now in winter colors-breathable open mesh textile upper, toe cap+mud guard, Sensifit™and heel cup guard, Advanced Chassis between midsole-outsole for energy returning, responsive ride…textile lining moisture management efficient +quick drying

non-marking ContraGrip®
Quest 4D GTX $230-Gore-Tex-waterproof/breathable-serious backpacking with some trail running flex...

waterproof nubuck leather, gusseted tongue-connects tongue to upper no shifting around-keeps debris out, protective rubber heel cap, Ortholite® and waterproof bootie construction-women's cut---specific last and collar shape.

Available Now

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