This is the 6th generation of our original lineup running shoe – the Salming Distance. This model has built a solid fan base ever since the spring 2014 launch, and has since then gone on to win several awards, such as the Runners World Best Debut in its maiden season and The German Design Award Special Mention in 2015.
The Distance6 of spring 2018 is a refined version of the original – it is developed to be your daily trainer as well as a more cushioned choice on race day. It performs well in any speed and on multiple surfaces and offers a smooth soft flexible feel with great durability and a 5 mm drop. Distance6 - built to last!
The upper is designed with a 2 layer sandwich construction and an ExoSkeleton construction on top of that. The first inner layer next to the foot has a big air mesh featured in order to create a comfortable plush feel. On top of that is a thin net mesh that enables an excellent water drainage but at the same time keeping out sand and gravel. The outer layer is an ExoSkeleton unit which has the lacing area integrated into it, holding the foot in place and creating an unsurpassed 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.
The Exo Skeleton design stabilizes the foot in lateral movements and relieves pressure at the MTP joints (Metatarsophalangeal joints). This part of the design construction eliminates friction and reduces the impact of the side forces in the soft parts of the foot, especially underneath the forefoot.
The midsole features the new RunLite™ foam midsole material which offers lower weight and better energy return from the very first step.
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 17-mm thick forefoot will have a 5-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.
Responsive without being overly supportive – The Torsion Efficiency Unit™ brings sturdiness to the shoe. It is appropriately placed to generate maximal running efficiency.
Our heel cup is specifically designed to add minimal weight to your shoes, creating a transformable, adaptive fit.