Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Salomon Ultra-Glide Initial Video Review: Energetic & Soft, Smooth Gliding, Accommodating

Video by Sam Winebaum

Salomon UltraGlide ($140)

In the video, I take the August release Salomon Ultra-Glide for a first 8 mile run and share shoe details, ride impressions, and fit.

It has a marvelous and quite different ride for Salomon and trail in general! It features an Energy Surge midsole that is soft(er) and energetic, a rocker profile with some flex and a Salomon road shoe last for more front volume than usual in a Salomon. 

Light at about 10 oz / 283g for a US9 it has a substantial 32mm heel / 26mm forefoot stack height and a full Contragrip outsole with 4mm lugs

Bottom line so far: Ultra-Glide with Energy Surge is well named! 

Compared to the Sense Ride (also in video with comparisons to Pulsar and More Trail) it is softer and bouncier with better smoother to road terrain versatility, more upper volume and lighter weight with the Sense Ride denser and somewhat more protective but not nearly as exciting, so a somewhat more technical trails focused option.

Full review soon.

Watch the Video Review (13:14)

Tested samples were provided at no charge for review purposes. No other compensation was received by RTR or the authors for this review beyond potential commissions from the shopping links in the article. The opinions herein are entirely the authors'.

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roy hampton said...

Many thanks for the detailed first look Sam. Very excited to see a comparison between this [Salomon Ultra Glide], VJ Shoes Ultra and Brooks Cascadia 16.

Sam Winebaum said...

Hi Roy,
I will be receiving the VJ Ultra shortly for that comparison but not the Cascadia 16 although my wife is testing the GTX version. From what I know from Jeff V regarding both the VJ and Cascadia he is testing and my wife I think both will lean somewhat more technical terrain than the Ultra Glide.
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rms said...

VJ Ultra arriving today! Hope its not a dud

Unknown said...

Is there anything in the wind about a Hoka one one speedgoat 5?

Romain said...

For long technical outings, would you recommend the Ultra Glide, sense ride 4 or ultra pro ?