Salming iSpike trail running shoe with studs, plus Vibram Litebase Megagrip soles (268gr/Drop4,6mm) ISPO AWARD 2018 GOLD WINNER
The light winter trail running shoe Salming iSpike has been crowned the GOLD AWARD WINNER ISPO 2018, as Best Product in Health & Fitness . Tanking its Salming Trail5 as springboard, the final solution blends Vibram Megagrip compound for traction on wet ground, with tungsten carbide spikes for improved traction on dry ice and snow, all applied upon Vibram Litebase technology, designed to significantly reduce the total weight of the sole.
Therefore, on the eve of the new edition of ISPO Munich, we start to see brands celebrating their main novelties. Follow all the fair live with us from Sunday onwards as we cover it once again in full detail for you.
SALMING ISPIKE WINS ISPO GOLD AWARD.
The Salming ispike is a lightweight performance winter running shoe. Based on the success of the award winning Salming Trail5, the brand set out to create the winter running equivalent of it on a quest to perform and make you feel secure and confident when hitting the occasional icy spot and provide an amazing ground control in winter snow packed terrain. To succeed the swedes once again teamed up with italian leading authority on performance outsoles – Vibram – as both brands design and technology co-operation continues.
Thomas Nord, Salming Head of Design: ”We are super excited and humbled to receive such a high profiled sports industry award like this and it confirms our belief in our commitment to develop no nonsense products for no nonsense people. Like all product development that pushes the envelope, it comes down to attention to detail, novel technologies and team effort. The latter in this case, is externalized in our close co-operation with Vibram Italy and their novel Litebase outsole technology”
The Vibram Sole: The design of the sole, with pyramid-shaped studs for running on snow and flex lines on the insole to optimize the roll of the foot, has been specifically studied for outdoor running in the winter, especially on snow and ice. The lugs are arranged in such a way to improve the self cleaning function and assists traction on soft ground.
Thanks to the Vibram Litebase technology, which intervenes drastically on the thicknesses of the rubber bottom, the weight of the whole shoe is reduced, which is evident despite the spikes and does not affect the performance of the sole. A size 44 weighs just 270 gr, comparable to the weight of traditional soles. The Vibram Litebase technology, combined with the Vibram Megagrip compound and the metal studs on the lugs for traction, makes this a truly exclusive product, offering an outstanding combination of grip and traction, even in extremely slippery conditions such as dry ice and snow, as well as unrivalled lightness. Vibram has also taken pride in its contribution to this success of Salming and claims it as the result of increasingly close, effective technological collaboration between the two companies.
SALMING ISPIKE: Technical specifications
Color: Salming Blue/White. Weight: 268g (UK)). Stack: 24,2 mm center of heel, 19,6 ball of foot (excl cabon tip spike). Lug: Tungsten cabide studs. Drop: 5 mm. Midsole: RECOIL + SoftFOAM. Outsole: Vibram Litebase Technology. Size: UK 6,5-13, US 7,5-14, EU 40 2/3-49 1/3, CM 25,5-32
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