GEAR CHECK: Salomon S-Lab Sonic 2
Salomon S-Lab Sonic 2: R2 599
This season we’re taking note of Salomon’s new Vibe technology, which – like compression socks – is aimed at reducing muscle vibration, to help avoid injury; but at the same time, it increases energy return. This happens in the midsole, where soft, lightweight Opal cushioning interacts with springy EnergyCell materials. This is also the first Salomon shoe to include a geometric decoupling mechanism, which helps with a smoother ride as your foot transitions. Endofit technology has been used to create a light, uncomplicated upper, which offers high-performance road runners a secure fit. Testers found the Sonic best suited to narrower feet.