The Ultra Pro joins Salomon’s excellent fleet of trail runners as a secure yet widest fitting, well and relatively softly cushioned option with the longest easiest flex. It shares features with new S/Lab Ultra but also differs slightly:
- both have the new Energy Save forefoot insert but here it is TPU instead of a PU insert as in the S/Lab,
- both have two external Sensi Fit wings tied to a new tongue design and vertical loading lace garage. The S/Lab’s are a dense pliable rubber like material the Ultra Pro’s a combination of mesh and a sewn on overlay type material,
- both have a dual density midsole whose heel layer is somewhat softer in the Ultra Pro
- both have excellent Contagrip rubber with 5mm lugs on the Ultra Pro and 4mm on the S/Lab, with the Ultra Pro having what seems to be slightly softer black rubber and a slightly wider forefoot ground platform.
The design of the Ultra Pro is clearly intended for Ultra racing and really any trail run’s comfort and security while not sacrificing performance. So how do they run? Jeff and Sam ran them in Colorado, Utah, and New Hampshire to find out.
Weight: US M9 10.3 oz/292 g, US W7 8.8 oz/251 g
Tested Pre Production Sample US M9: 10.7 oz/303 g
Tested Pre Production Sample US 10 12.06 oz/342g
Stack Height: 27mm/19mm (8mm drop)