(Framingham, MA, USA)
Salomon Fellraiser Running Shoes
The Salomon Fellraiser was my first pair of trail running shoes.
I remember having purchased them at a time when I was first beginning to race in Spartan Race events often, with often being traveling around the USA nearly every weekend to race on Saturdays and on Sundays.
Traditional road running shoes just weren't going to hold up to the trail and mountain environment, to the obstacles, and especially not to the grip needs of running through the mud, and over slippery obstacles.
Why the Salomon Fellraiser?
As I'd gotten deeper into participating in different types of obstacle course races, trail running races, and mountain running
races, I'd seen many of the more veteran athletes favoring Salomon (some because of sponsorship), and some because of how the shoes performed when put to the test.Aside from their design being suited for the environment in which I'd be using them, two features really stood out.
- The Aggressive Grip - The lugs on the sole were almost cleat-like. I was pretty psyched to see how they'd perform once I got out there for training and racing. They almost seemed indestructible.
- The Lacing System - I'm fairly certain that they call it The Quicklace System, where a slide and closure secures the laces, rather than the athlete having to tie them in the traditional way. This makes for much faster transition and adjustment.
A Stockpile of Salomon Fellraiser Running Shoes
Since that first purchase of trail running shoes, I've since added to my stockpile of Salomon Fellraisers, with several more pairs. However, I believe they've since been discontinued, so my focus may turn to a test drive of the Salomon Speedcross running shoes for future use. And, happy to test out any sort of Salomon running shoes #CommissionsEarned
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