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Salomon's road running shoes, DRX Bliss & Aero Glide 2

The French brand Salomon, based in Annecy in the Alps is famous for high quality outdoor sports equipment from snow skiing to trail running. 


They practically pioneered trail running specific shoes and their rugged constructions, refined engineering, and unique innovations like lacing, have made the brand synonymous with reliable, long lasting performance.



Over the past year Salomon have rolled out a road shoe range with a unique Active Chassis technology in several shoes including a much anticipated new road running range. 


This technology was designed and introduced to their latest range as a system to provide guidance, lateral support and protection with an EVA structure.


The DRX BLISS and AERO GLIDE 2 are two of the road running models launched in SA which deserve a good look at.  



The DRX Bliss was designed for runners seeking comfort and stability. You run 2 to 3 times a week and still crave stacked comfort which often compromises stability that comes with a high stack and soft midsole. This justifiable concern is well answered here, the ample height and soft cushioning is combined with an Active Chassis to guide your energy and deliver this sought after support. The DRX Bliss is lighter and more cushioned than many other shoes in the stability category. 



Tech features:

  • An 8mm drop - 34mm in the rear & 26 in the forefoot

  • Weight is light for a well cushioned stability shoe at 266g in mens size 8.5

  • The fit is standard with lots of volume in a sleek narrower last  

  • A plush heel collar offers a snug, secure foothold 

  • Light Dynamic Cushion Energy Foam is firm for road feel but well cushioned for high energy return.

  • The EVA Active Chassis is there to provide a guided stride.

  • An engineered mesh upper with Salomon's well established Sensifit for a lightweight, breathable and comfortable secured fit

  • Reflective details in TPU for low light visibility


In contrast to the DRX Bliss, the Salomon AERO GLIDE 2 was designed for maximum comfort for a more neutral runner, also doing 2 to 3 mixed distance and paced runs a week.

Aero Glide 2 is an evolution of the previous Glide Max. This shoe gives you an ever more plush ride while still delivering a dynamic, energy-packed ride. It’s stacked with ultra soft, superior foam but keeps things light and airy in the upper for a light and comfortable run experience. A softer, foot-hugging collar zone and padded tongue was designed to provide a more indulgent fit feel, from step-in to the last kilometer.



Tech features:

  • Drop 10mm with 37.4mm in the heel and 27.4mm in the forefoot

  • Weight 270 grams mens size 8.5

  • SensiFit upper in new 3D mesh is more breathable and lighter 

  • Upper is designed to cradle the foot from midsole to laces to provide a secure and snug mid foot support over plush cushioning

  • Energy Foam cushioning is super light for high on energy return.

  • R.Camber reverse camber rocker geometry delivers a quicker transition and more dynamic ride


Recommended Retail Prices:

DRX BLISS  R3799

AERO GLIDE 2 R 3399

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