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Salomon’s Spring/Summer ’24 Running Collection: Comfort and Stability on Every Road Run

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Salomon’s Spring/Summer ’24 Running Collection offers comfort and stability on every road run. With new shoe models, the brand delivers cushioning and stability. Their latest Knit_Flow™ fabric technology adds breathability and comfort even on the warmest days.



In recent years, Salomon has solidified its position as a major contender in the market for road running shoes by conducting extensive research on the biomechanics of road runners and utilizing their expertise gained from being leaders in trail running for decades. The outcome of this effort is a range of road running shoes for the Spring/Summer 2024 season that caters to the diverse needs of all types of runners. From durable and eco-friendly options to speedy and stable choices, there is something for every runner.

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Salomon has crafted the DRX Bliss for runners who prioritize comfort above all else. The shoe features Active Chassis, a tried and tested technology used in their popular Genesis trail running shoe, combined with Energy Foam that provides a responsive and cushioned experience underfoot.

Salomon is pushing the boundaries of circular design and sustainable practices by introducing the latest version of its INDEX road running shoe, the INDEX.03. With a more comfortable midsole and an updated upper using fewer materials, this shoe takes another step towards end-of-life improvements. And when the time comes, the shoe can easily be disassembled and sent back to be recycled into something new, minimizing its impact and achieving true circularity.

The Aero franchise has undergone recent updates while maintaining its reliable technologies, such as Energy Foam for cushioning and energy return, and the Reverse Camber rocker sole design for swift transitions with each step. There are options for different breathability needs, including 3D, single-layer, and Engineered mesh structures. The range offers a variety of shoes suitable for all levels of runners, whether just starting out or dedicated athletes.

Salomon offers a variety of storage options that are both lightweight and durable. The Active Sling belt, with its sleek and minimalist design, is perfect for shorter excursions. For a more comfortable option, the soft and comfortable Pulse Belt can securely hold your personal belongings and water bottles without drawing unwanted attention.

In Spring/Summer 2024, Salomon will debut a new apparel collection, featuring an innovative fabric technology called Knit_Flow™. This advanced material combines ultra-modern technologies to create a barely-there sensation and keep you cool even in hot temperatures. The fabric is crafted from a special “twisted yarn” that harnesses the power of Ionic+Botanical® (a natural self-cleaning antimicrobial fabric) and 37.5® (an advanced thermoregulation and moisture management technology). Knit_Flow™ is designed to minimize contact between your skin and the garment, allowing air to circulate and keep you comfortable. As a result, your Salomon clothing will feel amazing even when you’re pushing yourself on a warm day, and it will stay fresh longer while remaining highly breathable.

DRX BLISS answers the call of runners who crave stacked comfort but need extra stability. Photo: Salomon

COMFORT, STABILITY, CIRCULARITY FOR EVERY RUNNER’S NEEDS

The new DRX Bliss from Salomon has arrived, designed for runners seeking confidence and guidance in their stride. The shoe prioritizes comfort with its Energy Foam midsole, providing top-quality cushioning and a responsive, spring-like sensation with each step. As an everyday running shoe, the DRX Bliss incorporates denser Active Chassis foam technology on both sides to support and guide the foot during runs, ensuring stability. An added bonus is the comfortable, breathable collar that offers ankle support, along with SensiFit technology that wraps around the foot to ensure a secure fit. To top it off, 56% of the materials used in the upper are made from recycled materials by weight (21% of the total weight of the shoe). With a drop of 8mm and a weight of 275g (232g for women’s version), this shoe is perfect for any runner looking for comfort and sustainability.

“Runners love high-stack shoes, but some might feel a lack of stability with higher outsoles,” explains Gatien Airiau, Product Line Manager for Salomon Road running footwear. “The DRX Bliss aims to keep everything that makes a high stack great—namely the super resilient and cushy Energy Foam placed in the midsole—while providing great support. The Active Chassis does just that; it is made with light and pliable foam, creating the perfect balance between guidance and comfort.

DRX BLISS answers the call of runners who crave stacked comfort but need extra stability. Photo: Salomon

Now in its third edition, the INDEX.03 shoe takes its sustainable mission and running performance very seriously, and with much-improved comfort for Spring/summer 2024. It uses the same bottom unit as INDEX.02, which is made of TPU, but the midsole has been updated with a lower density InfiniFOAM that runs the length of the foot for more cushion and comfort while you run. Combined with a R.Camber construction, this creates a fluid, dynamic feeling when running.

“The first version of the INDEX has now been out for 4 years, and we have been able to collect feedback from consumers using the shoe for running as well as for everyday life,” explains Olivier Mouzin, Footwear Sustainability Program Manager. “The main criticism we received was around the comfort of the shoe over time, so we decided to focus our efforts on this for the third version. Changing the foam and updating the upper has allowed us to create a shoe that is more comfortable and uses less materials, and still fully recyclable, so it’s a solid improvement overall.” 

The upper construction of the Indx.03 is now made with  five separate parts of fabric glued together instead of one, which allows for a more efficient use of materials, while also using undyed fabrics for a reduced carbon footprint. The INDEX.03 is still fully recyclable: by separating the upper and lower parts of the shoe, they can both be ground down and reused to make new products. The bottom unit can be mixed with virgin TPU and used to create Salomon ski boots, while the upper part made of polyester can be recycled into pieces of clothing.

INDEX.03 prioritizes sustainability and performance with recycled materials and Infinifoam cushioning. Photo: Salomon

Building off the successful high-stack Salomon Glide Max shoe, the Aero Glide 2 delivers maxed-out cushioning to rack up the miles. The 37mm stack midsole features Salomon’s Energy Foam technology, which combines EVA and Olefin to absorb shock and vibrations. It also delivers super plush cushioning while still providing great bounce and energy return. The result is real comfort even after hundreds of miles. The proven rocker geometry, called R.Camber, creates a quick transition every time you touch the ground and keeps you moving forward. The updated upper, made with 32% recycled materials (by weight) keeps your feet dry thanks to a more breathable and lighter 3D open mesh. The soft padded tongue and collar combine to offer easy step-in and comfort while you run. At just 254 grams, the Aero Glide is the go-to shoe for comfortable, everyday runs. Drop: 10m

AERO GLIDE 2: plush, dynamic ride with ultra soft foam and a light, airy upper. Photo: Salomon

Looking to push yourself on your local loop? The Aero Volt 2 is the lighter, faster, bolder choice in the Aero franchise. It boasts the same bottom unit as the Aero Blaze (32mm stack), with Salomon’s Energy Foam technology for a soft cushion and dynamic bounce. The upper uses carefully selected materials and a single-mesh construction that differs from the Aero Blaze to optimize the air flow, so that your feet stay dry and don’t overheat on warm summer runs. In terms of fit, the shoe delivers comfort from the moment you put it on until the end of your run thanks to premium fabrics and a foot-hugging upper construction. Weighing only 213 grams, the Aero Volt is the lightest of the franchise and features the most aggressive look for the boldest runners. Drop: 8mm

Aero Volt 2 is the lighter, faster, bolder choice in the Aero franchise. Photo: Salomon

For runners seeking the ideal balance of lightness and max cushioning, the Aero Blaze 2 is the go-to shoe for any run. Like the other shoes in the Salomon Aero franchise, the Aero Blaze features the super cushy Energy Foam, this time in a more normal stack (32mm), which delivers optimal comfort as well as a dynamic bounce in the bottom unit. At 235 grams, it uses 25% of recycled materials (by weight); 56% in the upper alone. The new upper is designed for comfort in all situations thanks to the Engineered Mesh structure that varies the weave to offer more flexibility and breathability. Soft, padded materials on the tongue and a foot-hugging upper construction deliver step-in comfort that will last from your first stride to your last on everyday runs. Drop: 8m

AERO BLAZE 2: Perfect for versatile, cushioned and comfortable running. Premium fit and soft hold. Photo: Salomon

ROAD RUNNING BAGS

The brand-new Active Sling belt is a sleek, minimalist and versatile belt  made for short outings, so you can carry your running essentials—phone, keys, gels, and a 250ml soft flask—in the zipped pocket with ease and convenience. The buckle allows for easy adjustments that guarantee maximum precision fit, comfort and stability whether you’re sprinting home from work or conquering your local hill.  

Designed for a snug fit and minimum movement, the updated ACTIVE BOTTLE belt is now even lighter. Photo: Salomon

A soft, comfortable, minimalist belt for running, the Pulse Belt discreetly secures your personal items and hydration flasks, letting you concentrate on your race, workout or the surrounding scenery without having to carry a full pack. The breathable 4-way stretch fabric creates a snug fit that stays put during intense activity, while the two horizontal pockets offer room for all your needs (including one zipped for your most precious belongings). Both pockets can hold a 500ml hydration flask. The Pulse belt’s versatility makes it suitable for anything from short, easy runs in the city to longer, more technical runs in the mountains. Made from PFC-free material, it’s also popular with Nordic skiers and travellers who like to pack light.

Salomon’s PULSE belt: lighter, stronger. Keep essentials secure and focus on your adventure. Photo: Salomon

A UNIQUE KNIT_FLOW FABRIC THAT KEEPS YOU FROM EXCESSIVE SWEAT AND UNPLEASANT ODORS

 The new Sense Aero tee for men and women is a lightweight and breathable tee that combines functionality and style, so you can feel good on your run…and look good if you decide to grab a coffee when you’re done. The soft Knit_Flow fabric developed by Salomon weighs just 100g/m2 and reduces the risk of chafing thanks to minimal seams on the neck and chest. The shirt also 37.5® mineral based fabric technology to ventilate your body and keep it at the optimum temperature by controlling moisture and wicking it away before it gets heavy on your shirt. It also reduces odor thanks to Ionic+® Botanical antimicrobial fabric technology, which uses a bio-based solution made with citric acid to ward off bacteria responsible for bad odors. Reflective details help make you more visible at night.

The men’s SENSE AERO tee is ready for intensive training sessions and even more intense races on the road or trail.

  The new Sense Aero singlet for men and women is a lightweight and breathable sleeveless solution for those who want to push their pace and feel good while doing so. The soft Knit_Flow fabric weighing just 100g/m2 and reduces the risk of chafing thanks to minimal seams on the neck and chest. The shirt also features 37.5® mineral based fabric technology to ventilate your body and keep it at the optimum temperature by controlling moisture and wicking it away before it gets heavy on your shirt. It also reduces odor thanks to Ionic+® Botanical antimicrobial fabric technology, which uses a bio-based solution made with citric acid to ward off bacteria responsible for bad odors. Reflective details help make you more visible at night.

Dig deep. Salomon’s singlet combines light fabric, thermoregulation, odor control, and running-inspired graphics. Photo: Salomon

For women who prefer high intensity runs, the Sense Aero short tank is the perfect piece of apparel. It combines lightweight fabric with anti-moisture and anti-odor technologies for a soft, lightweight feel. Weighing just 100g/m2, the shorts are made of Salomon’s new Knit_Flow fabric, which minimizes the risk of chafing. The shorts also feature 37.5® mineral based fabric technology to ventilate your body and keep it at the optimum temperature by controlling moisture and wicking it away before it gets heavy on your shirt. It also reduces odor thanks to Ionic+® Botanical antimicrobial fabric technology, which uses a bio-based solution made with citric acid to ward off bacteria responsible for bad odors. Reflective details help make you more visible at night.

 The Sense Aero Wind vest (for men and women) is the perfect piece of apparel for pushing the pace on the trails, even in windy or rainy conditions. Its minimal, sleeveless design makes it super lightweight and easily packable in a belt or bag. The vent system on the shoulders and laser-cut holes in the back combine to ensure maximal breathability so that air circulates and you sweat less. The vest also uses PFC-free windproof, ripstop and water-repellent fabric to keep the wind and rain from putting a damper on your day. Reflective details help make you more visible at night and the zippered pocket in the front provides storage space for food or keys, so it’s easy to bring extra fuel on longer runs.

Reach goals faster with Salomon’s ultra-light, windproof, and packable SENSE AERO vest. Photo: Salomon

 The Sense Aero Short tights are the perfect tight shorts for men (7 inches inseam) and women (5 inches inseam). They use a light yet supportive woven fabric that moves with you, not against you. The fabric’s advanced wicking properties remove moisture fast, so you stay cool and dry. The tights also include an integrated side pocket for small belongings and an elastic waist for a secure fit. Reflective details on the front and back help keep you visible. 

Salomon’s SENSE AERO tights are lightweight, stretchy, and moisture-wicking for optimal performance. Photo: Salomon

The minimalist Sense Aero 3” shorts for women offer a short inseam and a lightweight, 4-way stretch Aerotech fabric that combines with a flat elastic waist and ultra-soft inner. The result is a feeling of comfort as you run, regardless of where and how far. The shorts also include a mesh storage space on the front for gels or keys.

The SENSE AERO shorts: lightweight, minimalistic, and perfect for racing. Photo: Salomon

The Sense Aero 2in1 shorts for men are made from a lightweight 4-way stretch Aerotech fabric. They also have a flat elastic waist to keep you comfortable throughout your run. The inner fabric is light and stretchy to minimize chafing, while soft silicon tape on the inner hems also helps keep the shorts in place. The 360° mesh storage space on the front is a handy place to securely store gels or keys.

The SENSE AERO 2IN1 shorts: lightweight, minimalistic, and comfortable for fast-paced activities. Photo: Salomon


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About Salomon

Salomon, a brand inspired by the mountain sports lifestyle, designs innovative and high-quality footwear, clothing, and winter sports equipment in the French Alps. The Annecy Design Center acts as a hub for designers, engineers, and athletes to collaborate on shaping the future of both sports and culture. Salomon’s ultimate goal is to empower individuals through their love for mountain sports.