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Pros Very protective midsole and upper, sock-like fit, grippy traction, lighter than previous versionIncredible protection for a zero drop shoe, comfortable, sensitive, extremely durable and sticky tractionPrecise fit, very grippy on rock, comfortable upper effectively keeps out debrisVery protective, stable, comfortable straight out of the box, good traction, wider fitExcellent traction, very responsive, low to the ground, stable, affordable
Cons Expensive, durability concernsExpensive, absorbs water easilyNarrower than average, a bit pricey, not the lightestA bit heavy, expensive, not very sensitiveHeavy for a minimalist shoe, a bit thin underfoot
Bottom Line The highest performing trail running shoe that also comes with the highest price tag.A zero drop shoe that is designed for the rigors of ultra distance running and won’t break down after a few weeks of training.A precise fitting shoe that translates well into high performance, as long as your feet aren’t too wide.Comfortable, stable, and bomber, the ultimate recipe for long distance success.With a stable, low to the ground ride and great traction, this shoe has all you could ask for out of a solid trail runner.
Rating Categories Salomon S/Lab Ultra 2 Inov-8 Terraultra G... La Sportiva Kaptiva Scarpa Spin Ultra Saucony Peregrine 10
Foot Protection (30%)
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Traction (20%)
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Stability (15%)
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Comfort (15%)
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Weight (10%)
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Specs Salomon S/Lab... Inov-8 Terraultra... La Sportiva Kaptiva Scarpa Spin Ultra Saucony Peregrine 10
Weight (per pair, size 11) 22.7 oz. 20.9 oz. 22.3 oz. 23.9 oz. 23.0 oz.
Heel-to-Toe Drop 8 mm 0 mm 6 mm 6 mm 4 mm
Stack Height (Heel, Forefoot) 26 mm, 18 mm 17 mm, 17 mm 17 mm, 11 mm Not disclosed 22 mm, 18 mm
Upper Mesh Kevlar, mesh Sock-Like knit Mesh, TPU FORMFIT engineered mesh
Midsole Compressed EVA EXTERFLOW Duel-density EV Compressed medium-density EVA with low density EVA inserts PWRRUN EVA
Outsole Premium Wet Traction Contagrip Graphene Grip FriXion XF 2.0 Vibram MegaGrip PWRTRAC rubber
Lacing style Kevlar Quicklace Traditional Traditional Traditional W/ lace garage Traditional
Wide version available? No No No No Yes
Sizes Available 4 - 13 4-15 38 - 47.5 40 - 48 EU 8 - 14
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