The Salomon S-Lab Sense is a new light-weight trail racing shoe that is set to launch in May. It was developed specifically for ultra running superstar Killian Jornet, and was worn during his major wins in 2011 including the Western States 100. Even though I’m a Saucony guy (and much more of a road guy than a trail guy), this shoe is extremely intriguing to me for a few reasons:
- It is a 6.5-ounce trail shoe, but it looks much, much more substantial than any other sub 7-ounce trail shoe I’ve ever seen before. For example, it weights less than the Merrell Trail Glove which basically looks like a slipper compared to the Sense.
- The reviews are almost universally glowing (Example1, Example2), and make it seem like this is some type of alien technology super-shoe.
- The MSRP is $200!!!! I don’t care how good it is, are people other than elite racers actually going to drop $200 for a trail shoe?
Anybody else out there intrigued by the Salomon S-Lab Sense?