Salomon S-LAB XA ALPINE 2 Trail Running Shoes
When you take your high-speed adventure above the tree line, you encounter every kind of surface and obstacle. The S/Lab XA Alpine 2 is ready for everything the mountain throws at it.
Salomon S-Lab Reputation
Salomon Lab is a process of making dedicated products to meet the individual fit and performance needs of their international team. Athletes and designers work together, through every step of the process, because a millimeter or a gram is ultimately the difference between gold and silver.
Ripstop Fabric Upper
You gotta be light if you want to go uphill fast, and the S-Lab XA combines advanced materials and innovative construction to keep weight down and energy up. Developed with an Anti-Debris Mesh upper, it reduces debris which can be trapped between your foot and the footbed, reducing the risk of discomfort. Additionally made with a water-resistant textile which will keep your feet feeling dry throughout adventures, while the ripstop fabric ensures great durability, as the woven fabrics, often made of nylon uses a special reinforcing technique which makes them resistant to tearing and ripping.
Equipped with the Sensifit system which works to cradle the foot providing a precise and secure fit, while the Endofit is an internal fit sleeve which is designed to hug the foot in exactly the right places and improve feedback and foot wrapping, ensuring ultimate support. If you’re in a rush don’t worry as the S-Lab XA Alpine is fitted with the Quicklace system which provides a minimalistic and strong lace for one-pull tightening, ensuring easy-on and easy-off, while the lace pocket supplies easy storage for the lacing system. The S-Lab XA Alpine 2 shoe is equipped with a protective ankle pad and synthetic toe cap which protects the feet from loose debris and rocks, while the lycra collar offers enhanced comfort as the stretchable material basically secures the upper and locks down the interior foot-chamber. The upper unit actually has a zip-up gaiter design, which extended to the lower leg. The runner can just manipulate the zipper in order to easily put on or remove the shoe.
Dual-Density Compressed EVA Midsole
Fitted with a moulded EVA footbed which provides an excellent next to foot cushioning and anatomical support. The Dual-Density Compressed EVA is a high-quality foam that’s responsible for cushioning the foot throughout the running session. It’s long lasting, so it won’t break down easily and is also responsive and springy.
The Carbon Chassis is a platform design that prevents the foot from wobbling laterally or medially while traversing the topography. It basically keeps the mid-sole firm in that respect. But it doesn’t limit the flexibility of the sole unit itself. Runners can still appreciate natural movement, especially when gearing towards the toe-off.
Premium Wet Traction Contagrip Outsole
The forefoot section has a Climbing Zone, where the rubber compound is slightly thicker and the gripping lugs are slightly more aggressive. This section facilitates better climbing mechanics and surface control, delivering traction whenever it is needed. With the use of multi-directional gripping lugs, it allows the shoe to hold onto different types of surfaces with ease, even on wet surfaces, preventing slippage.
The outsole is made with a Premium Wet Traction Contagrip which is a durable rubber compound that covers the platform of the Salomon S-Lab XA Alpine. It prevents the abrasive trails from causing damage to the underside of the shoe.
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