Ridge runs are no walk on the treadmill. Not only are the trails sometimes non-existent, but you're bound to run through mud, rocky debris, and a mixture of the two. Salomon's S-Lab XA Alpine 2 Trail Running Shoe is essentially a lightweight, speed-oriented runner with a highly protective gaiter to block out all the nonsense getting in the way between you and a hearty workout.
The shoe's upper features the same Sensifit and Endofit technologies that give Salomon's footwear such a slim, streamlined, speedy, and absolutely secure fit that feels custom to your foot. Salomon also added a Carbon Chassis at the heel to solidify the fit and ensure the stability required for alpine terrain. Underfoot, three layers of EVA foam cradle your foot in soft cushioning, and they rebound any shocks from protruding pebbles for a comfier run. Contagrip's rubber sole comes in a Premium Wet Traction compound for better traction over slipperier surfaces.
- Trail running shoe designed with rugged alpine trails in mind
- Integrated gaiter enhances coverage from puddles and debris
- Sensifit upper with Endofit ensures a snug and secure fit
- Carbon Chassis secures the heel for trail-ready stability
- QuickLace closure reinforced with a lateral zipper up the gaiter
- Wet Traction Contagrip sole with three layers of cushy, shock-absorbing EVA foam above
Developed in collaboration with the world's top trail runners, the Salomon S-lab Sense 8SG offers precision, performance, and comfort in a lightweight package.
The lineage of the Fastwitch speaks to speed. The eighth edition is no different with an engineered mesh upper, that combines both breathability and support, paired with an SSL EVA midsole to provide a responsive underfoot feel. Whether tackling a 5K or a marathon, the Fastwitch 8 is your ideal road racing partner. The PWRTRAC Rubber outsole provides 3x better traction than standard rubber.
Offset 4mm (heel 18mm / toe 14mm)
FLEXFILM upper is lightweight and supportive: Lightweight yet strong material allows for fewer layers in the upper for a seamless, flexible feel.
SSL EVA compression molded midsole for lightweight responsiveness: Saucony Super Lite EVA blend that maximizes rebound and durability while minimizing weight.
PWRTRAC Rubber outsole