From the collaboration of Salming and Michelin an ad hoc footwear for swimrun and orienteering is born

The Swimrun, a new emerging outdoor discipline, is characterized by running and swimming in alternating fractions without change zones, a rule that generates an additional challenge. The athletes must run with the suit and swim with shoes on their feet.

Salming, a Swedish brand specialized in high-performance running, did not miss the opportunity to realize, relying on the experience in contacting the ground of Michelin, a shoe dedicated to this growing discipline.

Light, with a tread designed to ensure strong self-cleaning and exceptional grip on wet and slippery surfaces. The Salming OT Comp has been developed specifically for disciplines, such as swimrun and orienteering, where the sudden change of land and conditions requires a shoe with excellent traction and adaptability, the ability to adapt is indeed a key feature to bring to term this type of competition.

Salming OT Comp
265 grams in size 7.5 UK, equipped with the fiber lite innovation developed by Michelin. Through the hot melting of fibers and rubber a tread is obtained from the reduced weight, flexible and stable at the same time, improving the interaction and adaptability to different types of terrain.

The new MICHELIN sole is inspired by two tires from the French company. The MICHELIN Wild Mud mountain-bike model with Twisted anchors, able to deform when they come into contact with the ground and then resume the initial shape, a feature that optimizes grip and exit from the mud, and MICHELIN Starcross 5 from moto-cross, suitable for all types of terrain and equipped with star gussets that allow excellent traction and a high degree of progressivity in the corners.

The same characteristics are found in the sole of this shoe. In the area under the arch, the tread has a structure that ensures stability, control and traction on obstacles. The construction of the upper of the Salming OT Comp is characterized by a lightweight mesh body that allows a high water drainage and excellent breathability, qualities that make it ideal for swimrun. RocShield ™ reinforcements, which protect the foot and the shoe, have been added to the most exposed side areas, which are at risk of being torn and worn due to rough terrain.

In the midsole all the DNA of the Salming running division given by the Torsion Guidance System 62/75 ° and the RunLite compound, characteristics that allow the foot to flex in the correct way and points and to have a very thin midsole to allow the runner to read the ground better, but amortized enough to make the ride comfortable. Drop of 4 mm.

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