I've been lucky enough to be given one pair of the brand new Salomon S-LAB SENSE trail shoes to give away via my blog. The shoe is extra special, because it is one of 106 limited edition special "Kilian Jornet" models, commemorating the Western States 100 trail race.
After coming up short and having issues at the Western States in 2010, Kilian worked with Salomon’s R&D department on a shoe that would deliver light weight, breathability, forefoot protection, flexible cushioning and would also be fast drying. Through several generations of prototypes and rigorous testing, the Sense shoe was born. Sense is exceptionally light, has a 4mm offset from heel to toe, and offers 3 unique technologies that improve performance:
- Profeel Film is a light weight layer under the forefoot that delivers
protection without sacrificing flexibility.
- EndoFit internal fit sleeves deliver seamless comfort and intuitive
- Dynamic Traction delivers grip on every surface that a race throws at you.
Kilian used the shoe in the 2011 version of the WS100, and despite getting lost twice and running a six extra miles, his dream of victory was realized. He even ran the last third of the race without socks.
To celebrate 20 years of shoe evolution that led to the development of the S-Lab Sense, Salomon developed 106 pairs of the S-LAB SENSE, each one uniquely numbered and designated (Kilian got pair number 001). To share our vision of trail running, Salomon is offering chances to win these
exclusive shoes via my blog to a Canadian reader.
I wore the shoe when I raced my first 100 miler in Japan and it has become my go to shoe for almost all my runs:
If you want to win the shoes, just write in the comment section by Labour Day, Monday September 3rd and describe what your personal running quest, or greatest running adventure in Canada has been, or describe a running project in Canada that you are currently working on. It can be a race, a charity, a trail, a personal goal etc... whatever your Canadian Running Quest is.
I'll sort through them and pick a winner from the various submissions. If it's something that you've done and you have a video for, or a blog post, I'll take that into account to pick the winner. So go ahead Canada, inspire me!
****The shoes in this collection are all a mens size 9. If you don't want the Limited Edition pair and would rather have a standard pair in your size, for you to run in, I'm sure that can be arranged as well.