Elements – run anywhere!
The second generation of Salmings first off-trail and OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) shoe features a lighter and more simplistic upper construction, decreasing the weight by some 30 g - 265 g (Euro 44 men’s) compared to its predecessor. The body of the shoe features the same mesh quality as the OT Comp model, providing an enhanced water drainage property and excellent breathability.
The toe box is more roomy in order to provide a possibility for the fore foot to expand properly in the landing phase, making it more effective in a biomechanic perspective.
The ExoSkeleton design keeps the foot in place and stabilizes the foot in lateral movements relieveing pressure at the MTP joints (Metatarsophalangeal joints). When we refer to the Fully Integrated ExoSkeleton it is part of the lacing construction - a solid fully integrated construction that is part of a Wrap Around Design concept created to provide that snug comfortable first feel with a great fit and breathability.
A light weight outsole made in TOC66 (Traction Outsole Control 66) compound featuring 8mm high lugs - has been developed to provide the best possible grip on both dry and wet surfaces, as well as on gravel, rocks and roots.
The distance from heel to the ball of foot (62% of the shoe) has been designed with extra stability, which ends in the so-called “ballet” line, a 75° angle. In front of the 75° line, we have equipped the shoe with greater flexibility to stimulate the foot’s natural movements. The TGS 62/75° feature assures that the shoe bends in exactly the right places, stimulating the foot’s natural lateral and forward movements.
Salmings heel cup is specifically designed to add minimal weight to your shoes, creating a transformable, adaptive fit.
2 Layer Construction
Salmings lightest shoes feature a 2 layer upper construction which adds durable abilities while keeping the weight at a minimum. This results in extremely breathable characteristics and a quick, responsive feel to running experience.
The RunLite midsole features a special High Abrasion Injection EVA, designed to create a nice feel for the ground. The midsole is light and responds to the surface in a flexible way from the very first step.
An area covering the lower part of the shoe upper protecting it from sharp rocks and branches thus both increasing the durability of the shoe and adds confidence to the runner.