Outdoor Retailer 2018 Summer Market Recap – Salomon Highlights

Outdoor Retailer is North America’s largest tradeshow for the outdoor industry. Split between an annual Summer Market show and an annual Winter Market show it is the conference where exhibitors, retail buyers, and the outdoor media come together to preview upcoming products. Brands previewed a ton of upcoming new products we should generally see in the next 3-9 months. In this article we’ll focus on what caught my eye from the brand’s booth.

Note: any specifications cited are pre-production numbers. As brands get closer to mass production and distribution we may occasionally see slight tweaks based on final wear testing and feedback.


Salomon showcased new versions of perennial favorites with updated versions of the Sense Ride (original Sense ride women’s review here and men’s review here) and Speedcross shoes. We will also see new versions of the Sonic RA line of road shoes with second versions of each. And last, but certainly not least, we’ll see new versions of the Advanced Skin line of vests including a women’s specific vest for the first time from Salomon!

Sense Ride 2

MSRP: $120

Weight: 9.5oz (US 9M) / 8.5oz (US 7W)

Stack Height: 26mm.18mm (8mm drop)

AvailableFebruary 1, 2019

The upper sees the changes here with v2 of the Sense Ride. New mesh along with reconfigured overlays are the highlights.

Speedcross 5

MSRP: $130

Weight: 11.6 oz (US 9M) / 9.9oz (US 7W)

Stack Height: 30mm/20mm (10mm drop)

AvailableFebruary 1, 2019


An improved outsole with reconfigured chevron lugs with Contagrip for extra grip on the muckiest, most technical terrains highlights the forthcoming Salomon Speedcross 5.

The line of Sonic road running shoes from Salomon will see second versions of each in the spring as well. 

ADV Skin 8 Set W

MSRP: $145

Weight: 240g

Volume: 8L

Available: Spring 2019

Salomon’s first truly specific design for women. The Advanced Skin 8 Set W has a unique shape that Salomon says will eliminate pressure on the breasts when it is synched down. The integrated soft flasks also have a unique shape with that are shorter and wider to integrate more comfortably with a women’s chest. 
The Advanced Skin 5 Set and Advanced Skin 12 Set will also see updates. I loved the last version (review here) and hope the next version improves upon this already great vest. One thing is for sure – the new monotone colorways looked sweet in person!

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Meet Your Shoe & Gear Editor: Ben Zuehlsdorf

I am an avid running gear junkie. When I’m not smelling new shoes I’m usually running or racing around the local trails in Marin County, California or talking shop with the San Francisco Running Company community of friends. I was once a road marathoner but now have transitioned almost exclusively to the trails and racing ultras the last few years.

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