Salomon and Ciele Athletics Collaborate
Salomon, the global leader in trail running, announces a collaboration with Canadian running gear specialist, Ciele Athletics, to create vibrant, limited-edition versions of two Salomon running shoes from the brand’s spring 2022 range. These limited-edition styles of the Pulsar Trail Pro trail running shoe and the Phantasm road running shoe will feature vivid colors and distinctive zebra and cheetah patterns created by Ciele Athletics. The shoes feature Energy Blade technology from Salomon, a proprietary plate that provides more responsiveness and allows for a quicker transition. Both shoes are set to release on May 12 on Salomon.com and at select run specialty and Sportstyle retailers in the US & Canada.
“Ciele is one of the hottest brands in running today,” says Mike Ambrose, Salomon’s product line manager for North America. “They are authentic, imaginative, and progressive, and they inspire runners from all over the world. Partnering with them has been a great experience and we’re excited to share creative and innovative ideas going forward.”
SALOMON PULSAR TRAIL PRO X CIELE ATHLETICS
The Pulsar Trail Pro x Ciele Athletics is wrapped in Ciele’s distinctive all-over zebra print, which represents the ultimate in distance running and features their elemental colors: a mashup of fluorescents and an earthy wine and black that throw back to their original 2014 collection.
An all-new model from Salomon for the Spring 2022 season, the Pulsar Trail Pro brings TPU composite plates to trail running in a shoe that is both responsive and stable. The TPU composite plate, called Energy Blade, is a stiff plate that gives more power to the runner by limiting the energy lost on every stride. Thanks to its decoupled construction, the Pulsar Trail Pro is flexible enough to ensure great stability and comfort. The shoe is also built with Energy Surge foam, a super-springy and comfortable midsole for increased stability. The R.Camber rocker construction speeds up transitions, so runners spend less time on the ground and more time moving forward. The combination of these three elements creates the perfect blend of responsiveness, comfort and stability to help you set personal records. A mudguard on the side and gaiter keep feet protected in all the right places and debris from getting in. A Contagrip MA outsole with an optimized lug geometry delivers optimum grip to keep runners steady and safe from slippage, even on fast and gnarly runs.
SALOMON PHANTASM X CIELE ATHLETICS
The Phantasm x Ciele Athletics features Ciele Athletics’ cheetah print, a nod to the worlds’ fastest land animal and to the moment where speed and pace unite to make everything else fade away. The black rock cheetah spots pop against a molten red, much like the color in Ciele Athletics’ original red rocks edition.
The new Phantasm road running shoe offers a light, snappy, super smooth ride for mid-foot and forefoot strikers who want to go fast. It features Energy Blade technology in the form of a polyamide and glass fiber plate with a geometric shape that helps forefoot strikers transition quickly from stride to stride. Salomon’s signature R.Camber rocker sole geometry ensures quick transitions, so runners spend less time on the ground and more time moving forward. Energy Surge—a lightweight, springy and resilient foam compound—helps power runners’ strides forward and delivers a smooth impact. The upper is made of Matryx material—an ultra-premium, highly durable, mesh-like material that makes it lightweight and super breathable.
On the midsole of both shoes are quotes that implore runners to run their own race every day: “My pace is my pace” and “My speed is my speed.”
The limited-edition Pulsar Trail Pro x Ciele Athletics trail and Phantasm x Ciele Athletics road running shoes will be available for purchase in limited quantities on Salomon.com and at select run specialty and Sportstyle retailers in the US and Canada.
About Salomon: Born in the French Alps in 1947, Salomon is committed to pushing the boundaries of mountain sports through the creation of innovative equipment that allows people to play, progress and challenge themselves in their chosen outdoor sports. The company produces and sells premium footwear, winter sports and mountaineering equipment, hiking equipment, and apparel specifically designed for all those disciplines. Products are developed in the company’s Annecy Design Center, where engineers, designers and athletes collaborate to create innovative solutions that continually improve the outdoor experiences of those who see nature as a vast playground.