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Salomon S-Lab Sense Giveaway

Salomon is about to jump into the lightweight, low-drop trail shoe market in a big way with the pending release of the S-Lab Sense. The Sense is the shoe that Kilian Jornet wore during his victories at the 2011 Western States 100 and the 2011 Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc.

Salomon S-Lab Sense

Here’s how Salomon describes the Sense:

Low, light and fast, the Salomon S-LAB Sense is a top-level race shoe designed with involvement of top athletes to allow natural foot motion and forefoot running. It has a seamless construction with a breathable open mesh upper. It provides a seamless fit with SENSIFIT™ Technology and protective TPU toe cap. It has a lace pocket with the Salomon QUICKLACE™ system and a tongue cover. This shoe has dynamic traction and facilitates  lightweight racing.

Weight: 6.9 oz (Size 9M) (Unisex sizing)

Upper: 2nd skin, seamless construction, breathable open mesh, seamless Sensifit, protective TPU Toe Cap, lace pocket, Quicklace, Tongue cover, Endofit, Racing last.

Sole Construction: Outsole – Non-Marking Contragrip, OS Tendon, Dynamic Traction. Midsole – Profeel.

Midsole Height: 9mm/13mm

Salomon S-Lab Sense Sole

I have yet to see this shoe in person myself, but I received an email last week asking if I would be willing to hold a giveaway of one pair of the shoes to a reader – hence this post. Here are the only two rules (which are restrictive, so read carefully!).

1. The shoes are not yet in production, and are thus only currently available in men’s size 9. Thus, thus winner must be a men’s size 9 – there will be no exchanges for a different size (pre-production shoes are typically only produced in one or a few sizes).

2. The winner of this particular giveaway must live in the United States. There will be giveaways through multiple outlets in multiple countries (they are giving away 106 pairs), so if you live outside the US check blogs and shoe sites from your country of residence.

To enter, fill out the form below. I will choose a single winner from the list of contest entrants on Friday, March 23:

Contest is now officially over.

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  1. Jeff Lorow says:

    I’ve never been so happy to be a size nine!

  2. joel tse says:

    i’ve been wearing salomon trail shoes for years and since going midsole and low drop, it’s been hard to stick with them.  I am super excited for these shoes.

  3. They look quite narrow between heel and forefoot.  Won’t work for everyone.

  4. Erik J. Barzeski says:

    10.5/11 here. I’ll pass. 🙂 Good luck to the size niners out there!

  5. Rev. Run says:

    Bummer. You had me until size 9 😉

  6. Raise-U-2 says:

    What? Multiple-choice Mitt is a size 9, too?  

  7. briderdt says:

    One out of two…

  8. Phillip Gibb says:

    very nice. I wonder where Salomon sits with regards to the whole barefoot phenomenon and reducing the drop to 0mm. Where does the Sense sit in that drop range?

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