Make sure you tune in to Salomon Running this morning as they unveil the new Killian Jornet-inspired S-LAB Sense!
This is one sexy shoe, with seamless construction, open mesh, and a 13mm-9mm drop. $200. 6.9oz, low, light and fast. This is the shoe that Killian wore when he rocked the 2011 Western States Endurance 100. The idea is centered around minimalist running, but both Salomon and Killian maintain that in an ultra race, especially when fatigued, some heel strike protection is mandatory.
Word on the street is that Killian is coming back to Tahoe this summer to break the Western States record. It’s always cool when he’s acclimating in Tahoe City and comes by the shop to talk randonnee racing and trail running! Such a great guy – he’s the Michael Jordan of ultra-running and just an ordinary dude, super humble and fun to be around.
For Winter 2012-13, Salomon also brings two other exciting models to market. Perhaps the most unique is the Snowcross CS (ClimaShield). This shoe looks like the sickest winter runner around with built in studs. At 12.7oz and adapted to winter training, this will be a great shoe. Built in gaiter, waterproof, 9 spikes, and a 20mm-9mm drop. $200. With the light dusting of snow on our firm base this morning, this shoe would be ideal.
Another cool new model for Winter 2012-13 is the Salomon running XT S-Lab 5, the all new racing version of the XT wings. Seamless upper mated to a stable chassis, 20mm-9mm drop, 11.5 oz, and smooth. $170.