The Trail5 has made a mark already before hitting the shelves in its debut season, receiving accolades such as The ISPO Winner Award (Category Performance Trail Running Footwear) in Munich February 2017. The shoe combines the finest Swedish and Italian design and engineering in order to provide maximum grip and comfort on all surfaces such as technical off trail and wet rocks. The design and construction is based on Salmings Rule of 5 - a framework of the brands design process when it comes to creating performance running shoes. All firmly based in our running philosophy - The Salming Running Wheel.
The Vibram Megagrip compound has been developed by Vibram, the world authority in terms of performance rubber outsoles, with more than 75 years of experience in more than 120 countries. The Megagrip is a sticky and very long lasting compound that provides excellent grip characteristics in wet, muddy, slippery conditions as well as dry rocky ground.
3 Layer Construction
Covering mile after mile calls for a combination of comfort and durability. Accordingly, our shoes designed to function in more rugged environments utilize a 3 layer upper construction. A first layer of mesh material adds comfort, while the middle stabilizes lateral movements and reduces ress-ure on the foot. The exterior thin net mesh encapsulates and wraps up the front in a neat fashion, adding durability to the shoe.
The material in the midsole is a newly developed compound named RECOIL which absorbs negative impact forces and releases a higher rebound energy effect in the toe off phase.
RECOIL R Midsole
Recoil R offset heel insert is a shock absorbing compound that combined with Recoil deliver the perfect mix of shock absorbing properties and a highly responsive light feel.
The ExoSkeleton design keeps the foot in place and stabilizes the foot in lateral movements relieveing pressure at the MTP joints (Metatarsophalangeal joints). When we refer to the Fully Integrated ExoSkeleton it is part of the lacing construction - a solid fully integrated construction that is part of a Wrap Around Design concept created to provide that snug comfortable first feel with a great fit and breathability.
The toe box is more roomy in order to provide a possibility for the fore foot to expand properly in the landing phase, making it more effective in a biomechanic perspective.
The distance from heel to the ball of foot (62% of the shoe) has been designed with extra stability, which ends in the so-called “ballet” line, a 75° angle. In front of the 75° line, we have equipped the shoe with greater flexibility to stimulate the foot’s natural movements. The TGS 62/75° feature assures that the shoe bends in exactly the right places, stimulating the foot’s natural lateral and forward movements.