After testing the all new Salming iSpike, I can only tell you one thing. Perfect grip with the “megagrip” sole, spikes included – no more sliding on snow and ice
iSpike – ice is just a surface! A state of the art, lightweight performance winter running shoe! Based on the success of the award winning Salming Trail5, we set out to create the winter running equivalent of it, we wanted the shoe to perform and make you feel secure and confident when hitting the occasional icy spot and provide an amazing ground control in winter snow packed terrain. To succeed we have once again teamed up with the worlds leading authority on performance outsoles – Vibram – the Swedish-Italian design and technology co-operation continues. The iSpike upper is made in a light weight durable ripstop fabric that features a soft mesh lining that keeps you warm at low temperatures. The exterior is simplified, a shell design in order not to harbour any snow or ice that might melt or cause discomfort. At front tip there is a reinforced area – The IceShield – made in durable PU with a microfiber backing. The lacing area consists of a fully integrated ExoSkeleton™ in the shape of four webbings on each side that locks the foot down creating a firm fit. Combined with Salmings Wool Sock, with its ergonomic fit and thermal functions – you are ready to go. The unique outsole is developed utilising the new and revolutionary Vibram LiteBASE technology that allows for a thinner and lighter outsole construction, minimising weight by some 30%. In this case the Litebase comes with Vibrams critically acclaimed Megagrip (present on the award winning Salming Trail5) compound which characteristics are a sticky and very long lasting compound that provides excellent grip on wet, muddy, slippery surfaces as well as dry rocky surfaces. Integrated into the compound there are 13 virtually indestructible tungsten carbide tip studs that dig into the ice, snow, mud or gravel, and provides a excellent traction. To prove our point, we took the iSpike to the most extreme of icy circumstances – the ice hockey rink – please access www.salmingrunning.com to see more. Point is, if it performs well here, it will perform during your winter runs as well.