Designed for training on mixed mountain trails, the Salewa Ultra Train is cushioned and comfortable enough for long distances, yet has a precision fit and grip that will see you through steep and rocky terrain. The outsole was developed with Michelin and based on mountain-bike tyre design; the result is excellent traction and stability even when taking technical sections at speed. The quick-lace system works well but is a bit fiddly, particularly when stowing the toggle into the tongue pocket. There’s great protection around the heel, toe and underfoot. Not great in mud or wet conditions but ideal for hard-packed and mountain trails. 8mm drop.
VERDICT: Great for mixed technical trails, however far you’re going.