Robust Salomon Wings Pro 2 evolves from old good XT Wings 3 to remain one of the most popular trail running shoe and a great choice for medium/long distances over technical terrain. The Gore-Tex® (GTX) edition provides water and windproof protection under hostile weather conditions.
It is easy to identify the Wings Pro 2 as a Salomon shoe because upper follows typical pattern of modern and aggresive design from the french brand. Reinforced Sensifit™ provides secure fit driven by Quicklace™ lacing system whose excess can be stored in own lace pocket to prevent snagging. As already seen in other Salomon shoes like Sense Mantra 3, internal fit sleeve (Endofit™) wraps the foot for better comfort and also prevents slippage combined with OrthoLite® insoles. Upper is plenty of TPU overlays (including toe cap) to protect against external elements while redesigned Agile Chassis System (ACS) features improved stability.
Midsole in Wings Pro 2 provides huge cushioning starting from OrthoLite® insoles which not only provide extra pad but also moisture management and antimicrobial properties. Just below a decoupled soft EVA layer offers great comfort and shock absorption for heel strikers (AC Muscle). Finally a harder full-length EVA foam is present for more stiffness and endurance with three holes in the forefoot to increase flexibility discovering "ProFeel Film" TPU layer to protect against external sharp objects like rocks. Contagrip outsole uses different rubber depending on the area: "High Abrassion" in more exposed ones for longer durability and "Wet Traction" in inner ones for better grip on slippery fields. Lug configuration ensures great traction also on irregular terrains.