Salomon Running recently introduces Synapse Asphalt, the first natural motion-hiking shoe. With outstanding cushioning and a simple, flexible approach, Synapse lets consumers run their hike.
While natural motion has become extremely popular with trail running shoes, Synapse Asphalt is the first dedicated hiking shoe adapted for Natural Motion. As people begin to approach mountain trails as their new sports field, they want shoes that let them move fluidly on a variety of surfaces and terrain, provide cushioning and flexion, but are extremely light.
There are three key elements that set Synapse Asphalt apart from other shoes on the market.
The first is what Salomon calls Dynamic Ride. Very light OS Muscle provides light, flexible cushioning.
OS Tendon adds rebound into the sole to keep you moving from stride to stride.
The next element is called Dynamic Traction, a combination multi-directional grip and staggered, reversed lugs help maintain full contact with the ground for great traction on any terrain or surface. Add a high abrasion rubber compound, and the Synapse will grip to everything from scree to rock to soft ground and mud.
While the Synapse Asphalt is radical in terms of the midsole, outsole and ride, it is still every bit Salomon. The upper is made with welded Sensifit and Quicklace, providing precise fit, outstanding foot hold and easy adjustment. There is a toe cap and mud guard for protection and the fit is true to Salomon’s heritage as the fit leader.
Although the outsole of this shoe looks completely different than some of the other Salomon shoes, it is still every bit Salomon. The Synapse is equipped with the Salomon Kevlar Quicklace system, which is used to provide a secure and precise fit, thus eliminating the need to keep on stopping on the trail to redo your laces.
Another signature feature of this shoe is the sensifit technology, which can be found in almost every Salomon shoes today. The sensifit technology that is a super stretchy material in the metatarsal area that capacitates foot swelling with longer mileage or a wider foot.
The Salomon Synapse is also available mid cut version.
Low cut version is Priced at $209, the Synapse Asphalt is exclusively available at Salomon store @ Velocity, selected World of Sports and World of Outdoors stores.