SALMING TRAIL T2

price: £115
weight: 290g

The heel cup of Salming’s Trail T2 sits low on the ankle, to minimise the weight of the shoe itself – despite that, it feels secure, and the low profile accentuates the lightweight build. Don’t assume this shoe can’t handle the trails, though; it’s better suited to wet, dirty and uneven ground than road, so ideal for routes with only
a portion of tarmac. With a neutral 5mm drop, Salming’s TOC66 compound on the sole grips unsteady surfaces, so we felt comfortable kicking up a gear on a particularly wet and windy test run. Salming claims the sole enhances proprioception, which we couldn’t feel, but the T2 was still a responsive, speedy ride.

verdict

More off-road than on-road, and a great lightweight racing shoe.

Grip: 9/10
Cushioning: 7/10
Precision: 8/10