One of the pleasant side effects of long distance running is that you get to change your shoes frequently.
Shoes wear out!
I recommend Salomon S-LAB shoes for off road and trail running, in wet and dry, but not snowy conditions.
Now that the winter has arrived I expect the 300Km plus monthly total to rise, because road bike cycling will be both impractical and dangerous when icy roads become frequent.
A great looking shoe, although the colours are a bit loud [Good for Christfsmas though!]
The heel has a standard, ie. high raise. This is not a front foot, forefoot running shoe (thank goodness).
A completely different tread, lots of small patterns, compared to my S-LAB 5's (wth bigger blocks).
Finally the quick lacing system that I absolutely love. You can not only put the shoes on and off more quickly (good for triathlon) but on a race with varying terrain you can quickly stop and adjust tension for a more challenging terrain segment.
Minor annoyance: SLAB5 345 grams per shoe, SLAB6 352 grams. They are heavier. Marginal.
Overall, I've done about 100Km and so far
- Shoe fits perfectly. As with the SLAB5 the fit is wide at the front. Inside the shoe are really soft surfaces
- At the back the foam around the top of the back of the shoe holds feet (like mine) with a shallow heel
- The quick lacing system is excellent
- Shoes feel rigid at the base like an off road shoe should
It's just as good as SLAB5 but no better in my opinion
Salomon S-LAB XT 6 at wiggle
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