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You Can Run in François D’Haene’s Shoes (and Hat)

Salomon S/lab ultra trail running shoe
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François D’Haene, winner of the 2017 UTMB, ran the entire 100+ miles in a single pair of shoes. And Salomon made that shoe, the S/LAB Ultra, available to the masses this week.

Salomon S/lab ultra trail running shoe

New to the market this spring, the S/LAB Ultra is one hot shoe. Salomon designed it for fast trail runners pushing limits on the world’s toughest races.

François D’Haene ran a pair to victory in the 2017 UTMB, a 103-mile race around Mont Blanc that tests the world’s best ultra-runners to the core.

The shoe just hit the market this month. And as a bonus, Salomon is launching a limited-edition S/LAB Ultra package that comes with this running sun hat!

Limited Edition Salomon Release

The S/LAB Ultras alone run $270. But Salomon also launched a special version of the shoe, the S/LAB Ultra LTD Edition.

The French brand released just 171 pairs of the LTD, one for each kilometer of the 2017 UTMB. Each pair is numbered, comes marked with D’Haene’s signature, and retails for £200 (~$276).


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But, a slight bummer for us Yanks, the limited edition only retails in Europe. So North Americans can just sign their own names on them – bonus if your last name is D’Haene!

Salomon S/lab ultra trail running shoe

The S/LAB Ultra looks like a sweet race shoe. We checked it out at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in 2017 and look forward to running it.

It has Energy Save foam in the forefoot for long-lasting cushioning and protection from rocks and rough ground. The EnergyCell+ foam in the bottom aims for a smooth, consistent ride.

Couple it with Contagrip outsoles and reverse lugs on the heel area, and it looks like a fast shoe for trail running.

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