Speed6 - Build for Speed!
Developed for quick training runs or racing day, the Speed6 has come out on top in its category in several performance reviews, among them Runner’s World 2017 Fall Shoe Guide, who deemed it ”the lightest and most flexible shoe in this guide”. Speed6 is powered with the RECOIL ™ midsole foam - a super lightweight cushioning foam that releases a high rebound energy effect. To enhance the comfort and cushioning properties of the heel impact zone - The SoftFOAM™ area has been added - a heel insert area that has 70% better shock absorbing properties than standard EVA. The black graphic patches on the shoe upper glow in a rainbow of colors when a car’s headlights hit them.
Our heel cup is specifically designed to add minimal weight to your shoes, creating a transformable, adaptive fit.
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.
Elements has a more roomy toe box compared to its trail sibling, the Salming Trail, 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 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.
Heel drop is essentially a measurement for how fat a running shoe’s heel feels. It’s short for “heel to toe drop,” shortened to “drop.” It tells you how much taller the heel is than the forefoot. Example: A shoe with a 22-mm thick heel and a 16-mm thick forefoot will have a 6-mm heel-toe drop. Salming Running shoes never has higher drop than 6mm as we believe a higher drop negatively interferes with your natural running stride and makes it hard to find a perfect running form.