SALMING TRAIL T2

PRICE: £115
WEIGHT: 246g

Salming is a Swedish sportswear brand and relatively unknown in the UK to date – but it should be. The T2 is light, with a 5mm drop, and fits a narrow foot well. Much of the shoe, including the heel and rand, is covered by a special PU coating, protecting the foot from debris and water, and increasing its durability. The shoe isn’t waterproof, however. It’s lightweight, but due to the PU covering struggles to drain as well. The T2 is designed for gravel and hard-packed tracks, and made for moving fast. It does perform well over wet and dry rock, but misses the aggressiveness needed for serious mud.

VERDICT

Incredibly comfy and light, with good protection and technical ability.

Grip: 9/10
Cushioning: 7/10
Precision: 10/10

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