Available March 2018 – MSRP $180.00
UPDATE: The S-Lab Sense Ultra 2 has been renamed the “S-Lab Ultra”
Originally released in early 2017, the Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra was built as a high-end trail racer that offered sufficient protection for ultra marathon distances. The shoe quickly gained traction among the trail running community and offered a nice step up in cushioning over the crowd favorite S-Lab Sense 6. Now pursuing the goal of achieving peak ultra marathon performance, Salomon took to the trails with ultra marathon runner François D’Haene and created the completely revamped Salomon S-Lab Ultra.
While version two of the Ultra shares some of the same DNA as its predecessor, it also offers fairly large updates that should deliver an enhanced experience over longer distances. In the midsole, we see the same compounds that were used in the previous version with a reformatted design that looks to offer an even more protective underfoot experience.
One of the biggest updates to the shoe is the all-new upper design. The mesh continues to be super soft and breathable, and the inner bootie design creates a seamless, irritant-free wrap. While the material is slightly thicker for added durability, it maintains a lightweight feel. Finished off with midfoot panels that work directly with the Quicklace system, the shoe dials in the fit and keeps your foot locked securely in place.
Another small but noteworthy update is the modified outsole design. While the overall layout remains similar to version one, we see small tweaks in the forefoot lug placement as well as the removal of all lugs in the midfoot area. The shoe continues to feature Premium Wet Traction Contagrip rubber for an extremely high level of traction that can handle a variety of trail conditions.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Stack height*: 25 mm heel, 17 mm forefoot, 8 mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 10.1 oz (men’s size 9 / women’s size 10)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
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