Salomon announces its new collection for spring 2021, which includes a number of new products and popular redesigns across the trail running, road running and hiking footwear categories. The line includes the revamped X Ultra 4, a fan-favorite and award-winning hiker that borrows light weight and comfort cues from Salomon’s trail running collection, as well as the latest iteration of the Sense Ride 4, one of Salomon’s most successful trail running footwear launches to date. Salomon will also introduce the S/Lab Phantasm, the brand’s first athlete-designed road racing flat, as well as an expanded line of the women’s-specific Advanced Skin hydration packs.
“Participation in outdoor sports like running and hiking is growing significantly, and with our new and improved product offerings, we aim to continue to inspire users of all levels to play outside, from beginners to skilled adventurers alike,” says Jenny Taylor, VP of marketing for Salomon in North America. “This new 2021 collection is designed with this idea of accessibility in mind, drawing from our athletic heritage and leadership in sports like trail running to deliver products that are durable, lightweight and purpose-built for activities.”
The X Ultra collection from Salomon has consisted of top-selling hikers for years, thanks to its lightweight protection and grip that make it perfect for everything from day hikes to extended backpacking trips. The redesigned X Ultra 4 is lightweight and agile like a trail running shoe, but with all of the stability, grip and protection needed for technical terrain, with a streamlined aesthetic. The X Ultra 4’s new ADV-C Chassis, which targets articulations on the outer foot to optimize stability without compromising freedom of movement, is the result of in-depth biomechanical studies aimed at delivering enhanced stability and reducing ankle injuries. The X Ultra 4 is available in low and mid versions and in GORE-TEX® and non-GORE-TEX versions, as well as wide and midsize widths.
On the trail running side, the most exciting launch is the Sense Ride 4, the latest edition of the Salomon classic developed for runners in need of a do-it-all cushioned yet responsive ride for a variety of terrain and distances. In this iteration, footwear developers redesigned the heel collar to include slightly more padding and improve the overall heel hold. The Sense Ride 4 also incorporates Salomon’s lightweight Optivibe foam to absorb vibrations and decrease muscle fatigue for a cushioned, comfortable ride. A full rubber Contagrip outsole gives the shoe confident grip in any terrain while the decoupled rockplate protects feet from sharp objects without compromising flexibility.
For road running, Salomon delivers the S/Lab Phantasm, a dynamic racing flat developed with some of the world’s top athletes to focus on weight, breathability and fast transitions. With a curved, rocker profile and Salomon’s lightest, most responsive foam, Energy Surge, the Phantasm is built to feel effortless when running fast on the roads. A near-weightless upper made of airy TPU Mesh gives it a breathable, featherlight design. With a 6mm drop, the S/LAB Phantasm features a bottom unit employing R. Camber geometry, providing quicker transitions from stride to stride.
On the gear side, Salomon adds several new women’s-specific hydration packs to its collection, building upon the success of its first women’s-specific vest, the ADV SKIN 8 SET W. The new Sense Pro 5 W, is a women’s-specific pack purpose-built for trail races where comfort, convenience and lightweight design are essential. The minimalist pack features no friction points, a precise fit and instant access to essentials. The Sense Pro packs are also available in 10L W, 5L M and 10L M sizes.
The new collection will be available in February 2021 at salomon.com and at select retailers.