Speed5 - built for speed!
The successor of the initiated runner favourite - Speed3 - has all the DNA of its predecessor and then some. The development process of the Speed5 has been based on a light version of Salmings Natural Running Support System™ which facilitates for every runner to
find and stay in their natural running stride. We’ve been aiming for the initiated runners that loved the Speed3 to recognise the lightness and responsiveness but also appreciatethe new developments and technologies put into the Speed5.
So, what differs Speed3 from Speed5?
First of all, a light version of the NRSS™ has been applied. What used to be a 3 layer upper construction with an ExoSkeleton™ as the 2nd layer, has now been refined to become the NRSS™. It is a complex system where all parts are integrated and work together to give the perfect end result. It starts with Torsion Guidance System 62/75° (TGS62/75°) - the distance from heel to the ball of foot (62% of the
shoe) has been designed to offer an optimised rear foot stability, which ends up in a so called “ballet” line, a 75° angle. Infront of the 75° line, we have designed the shoe with deep grooves to enable greater flexibility to stimulate the foots natural movements.
The forefoot flex is tailored to facilitate for the runner to create a pre-tension in the foot before foot landing. The TGS 62/75° technology assures that the shoe bends in exactly the right places.
The rear foot midsole walls, part of the NRSS™ system, are higher on Speed5 compared to its predecessor, it also has an increased stack height (10%) rendering more cushioning with its Recoil™ midsole compound and Recoil R™ heel offset insert that provides increased comfort at initial impact for runners that are heel strikers. The increased stack height also means an increased drop to from 5mm to 6mm. All of the brave mentioned properties plus the deeper midsole grooves and an anatomical interior heel cup provides the basis of the NRSS™ shoe stability and support.
The upper has been designed to merge with the above mentioned support and stability properties, creating one solid responsive and supportive unit. The design thinking of the upper is a Wrap Around Design concept, existing of four different units coming together to create that snug comfortable first feel with great breathability and fit. The ExoSkeleton™ is connected to the lacing construction and
keeps the foot in place. The upper has a 2 layer construction design with thin net mesh windows on the sides for excellent breathability. The all new Speed 5 is built on a new last which has a more roomy toe-box, to allow the toes to spread out more in the landing phase.
The Successor is ready for you - Speed5 - built for speed!
- Color: Ceramic Green / Black
Weight: 249g (UK 9)
Stack: 22mm center of heel
16mm ball of foot
Midsole: Recoil™ + Recoil R™
Outsole: Durable lightweight rubber
Sizes: Uk 6,5-12