Salomon Wings Flyte 2

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Salomon Wings Flyte 2 Review Facts

Salomon’s Wings Flyte 2 is a neutral trail running shoe meant to go toe to toe with mild tough topography. It is comprised of durable components with quality material to help trail runners stay in control and upright while pacing through unpredictable landscape. The shoe posses a sleek, energetic look that is geared towards those with modern tastes that don’t mind a popping visual when it comes to flaunting their off-road gear.  Although, aesthetics are nothing without performance, this trail runner aims to be as fast and agile as it looks, with an aggressive outsole and lightweight design.

Whether you are navigating through rocks, pushing through streams, or making your way downhill , this slightly improved update of the Wings Flyte should get you where you are going. There are, however,  some drawbacks to the design that hinder the durability to a noticeable degree. See the details below to see if this is the right running trail shoe for you.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Improved breathable upper that is feather weight
  • The shoe lace system is designed to sustain a fast one pull system.
  • The outsole of the SWF 2 contagrip provides excellent traction against the ground.
  • The Ortholite insole are easy to remove during cleaning and replacement
  • The EVA midsole adds a comfortable cushioning for the feet against hard or sharp objects trailing through rough and soft terrains.
  • The shoe provides an upright and steady posture when on a downhill trail run.
  • Synthetic toe and heel cap for protection
Cons
  • Quicklace system broke for some users
  • The shoe was considered narrow by a number of runners.
  • Not good on hard roads
  • The overall durability and longevity is questionable
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Positive
  • These shoes grip the sand! They are so good for trails and off road; like a 4x4 for your feet. They have amazing comfort and are very secure and stable.
  • I am in heaven in these shoes; they are so comfortable. They really handle on all types of terrain and I never feel fatigued after wearing these. I even wear these to work in and have no issues.
  • I like the style and colors in these. I really love the price tag for the quality and they fit right to size, no issues.
  • I buy everything Salomon, and these go great in the collection. They are so good on my flat, narrow feet and they feel really light on. Really easy to wear, taking off and putting them on is not a chore. I didn't have any break in issues; blisters, hotspots, pain, etc. The style and color was great. These have a nice soft insole and are just a great shoe, I highly recommend.
  • I have bought multiple Salomons and these are just as comfortable and really supportive. I wear them trailing and to work and they work for both really great. They are sturdy and light They do not lack in anything and are well worth the money.
  • I love these. However, I did have to buy a larger size than I normally do with Salomon; they were rubbing my pinky toe. They changed these a bit from the last ones.
  • I work with plantars and these help tons. I do agility training on dogs and need a good supportive shoe. These are it. They actually help me while I am working. I really would recommend these.
  • I am used to the Fellraisers. These however, are lighter and better fitting. They are really tough shoes and they last quite a while.
  • Thes traction is great and they really hold up to a beating. They are comfortable and have never caused me any issues.
  • These shoes fit to size. I do not run in these but as an everyday walking shoe, I am more than impressed. They are so very comfortable.
  • These are a bit tight up on the toe box. I do like the comfort and fit of these otherwise.
  • These are waterproof and light. They really feel like I am in a normal tennie. They are super comfortable and fit great. I am really happy with my purchase. I will never buy a boot again for the trails.
  • The soles on these are so good. They are just right for any type of activity. Firm and rugged in the ankle with great support and they are really comfortable. I did buy them a half size up and they fit great.
  • These shoes have super duper support and fit just like you expect. I will be buying these again.
  • The laces are a bit complicated and I struggled loosening them a bit. However, these are superior in comfort and really a great shoe.
  • I did not have any break in time with these shoes. They are really supportive and very comfortable.
  • These turned into my everyday shoes after I took them on a Spartan Race, These shoes really did great on all the obstacles: ropes, walls, concrete. They actually drain pretty well too. When you wash them I suggest taking out the soles and letting them dry separate or they may end up getting stuck in there and ripping.
  • I actually feel super relaxed in these shoes. They were mad comfortable and had a whole lot of traction. These are really great shoes.
  • These were the winners in my Spartan Challenge. They had stellar grip and of course they were so comfortable. I didn’t have one issue.
  • These shoes are really light and grip great on my hill climbs. I really love these shoes.
  • I have tried various trail shoes and Salomon is hands doesn the best on the market. They have so much cushion and are really stable. THey breath well and are light yet absorb a lot of shock in the heel. A bit narrow in the toe box but stretch well. These are beefy and really help me from rolling my ankles. I also do not have an issue wearing my orthotics with them.
  • I moved over to these from North Face and they are way more cushioned and controlled. They have abit smaller toe box but it seems to be stretching out. They heels are really really supportive. Great shoe.
  • I love their products. These fit like a glove. Although these have the gore-tex waterproofing, they are still airy and light. I was shocked. They are so comfy and I am really liking the color.
Negative
  • These seem to be way smaller than the others. They just do not fit like the old models at all. They have a real poor underfoot area and I can feel every rock and pebble.
  • These seem really cheaply made. If you run, they pinch your feet and really cause a lot of pain. I used to love Salomon but these are a disappointment.
  • Do not fit right at all. They changed something and the sizing is way off compared to my other Salomons.
  • They run too small and the quality is garbage. The toe area rubbed off within a month and the sole comes off way too easy; it is already really worn down with minimal use. Not happy with these at all.
  • The heel cups busted out after a month. They do not last and are not like the other Salomons. Really bad design.
  • I only had these for a couple months and the tread has worn off completely. This is really upsetting because these were expensive. I mean, all I do is walk my dogs.
  • I really like Salomon, but these sucked. The lacing system is a pain and hard to use. They loosened up often and it was annoying. The toe box is more narrow than I am used to in Salomon and the just weren't good shoes for me.
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Of the 480 reviews we found in total, 11% were negative, and 89% were positive.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Wings Flyte 2 outsole highlights different progressions for remarkable balance. A carried, high scratched spot, Wet Traction Contagrip outsole passes on a strong hold for a collection of scenes and conditions. Contagrip is equally a strong, splendid flexible compound used as a piece of various Salomon running trail shoes Wet Traction Contagrip is an assortment of the advancement that engages the shoes to function admirably on wet surfaces. The outsole in like manner gives a copious measure of strength in high wear districts. The bit of the heel of its outsole incorporates Salomon's AC Tendon advancement which redesigns the versatile's adaptability and provides the shoe with that extra ricochet with every movement.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The full length cushioned sole of this shoe is the thing that gives the shoe its most noteworthy cushioning. Implanted EVA foam has great responsiveness and springy and gives the foot adaptability of advancement. It in like manner maintains it shape even after various miles of maul. A thermoplastic shell well made aware as an Agile Chassis™ System misuses the back range of the cushioned sole stage. It keeps up the structure of the foam and besides lessens influence in the midst of the landing time of the run. The structure continues running from the heel to the midfoot and offers a very smooth heel all through the toe move, reducing sidelong advancement. An antimicrobial sockliner Ortholite® enhances additional cushioning to the underneath.
Upper
Upper

Upper

This particular shoes upper is involved a 3D netted material which allows air to enter this shoe to keep ones foot cool and dry. The stretchable netted texture moves with the foot as the runner travels through the walk cycle. An overlay Sensifit™ framework is a design that assits the upper texture the ability to wrap around the runner's foot to obtain support and security. The delicate inward sleeve fits cozy which avoids aggravation and distress. A Quicklace framework associates with the Sensifit innovation to guarantee the foots comfortability. The bungee-style binding framework takes into consideration one-pull fixing, and a shrouded tongue take stores the ribbon away to keep the shoe perfect and clean. Despite the fact that the binding framework is produced using tough Kevlar strands, a couple of runners had issues with the framework breaking. A defensive elastic toe top and unique mud watch shields the unit of the upper against mud and debris.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The weight of the shoe is estimated in at 10.9 oz for male and 9.3 oz for ladies, Flyte 2 is considered a heavy trail shoe. Most cases trail shoes are somehow more heavy than the shoes for the road due to the carried outsole and the more substantial upper material is required for added durability and support . The overall design makes the shoe feel light and nimble.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The 3D stretch air net material of the upper has a well laid out structure that ensures air can easily get and out of this shoe. The upper works together with different components of this particular shoe to sustain the breathability of this entire shoe. Its OrthoLite sockliner, for example,consists of wicking out dampness material which maintains the runner's feet very dry and very cool . Space in the area of its toe box allows air to circle around the shoe effortlessly that assists with the all round breathabillty.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

This shoe is genuinely comfortable. The twofold thickness cushioned sole foam offers a mind blowing cushioning in addition to shock retention with every movement. The interior covering is sensitive to the touch and moreover wicks away sogginess to keep the foot cool and dry. The way the upper Sensifit advancement grasps and holds the area on foot and moves together with the runner makes for an outstandingly pleasant fit. The padded strip an area and quicklace structure empowers the wearer to viably change the coziness around their foot. The sockliner OrthoLite enhances stagger maintenance and has antimicrobial properties to balance fragrance. Runners with wide feet may find this shoe to some degree tight as a couple of runners said the shoe runs restrict. Looking at may deal with this issue. Runners with extra wide feet may find this shoe too much cumbersome.
Style
Style

Style

Salomon prefers bright colorsthat quite a number of trail runners do not like. Wings Flyte 2 are to some degree more molded down stood out from a couple of models, and most of the tints are in the overlays and cushioned sole. Men have an option of a dull with blue or green highlights, or dim with impressive neon yellow and red highlights. Ladies have a couple of all the more shading decisions running from subdued to eye-getting. On the off chance that its all similar to you the hues, this shoe offers a gorgeously fulfilling, yet harsh look that clearly describes it as one of thetrail shoe.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Salomon is notable for making durable products. Their shoes are designated for incredible outside environs and this shoe is no unique case. The durable got upper network is reliable to the cushioned sole and outsole. Its outsole being full length is made of extreme, scratched territory safe Contrigrip versatile. Surely, even after a couple of hundred repelling miles, runners said the outsole was still in incredible condition except for slight wear of the greater tints. The considerable toe and heel beat also help secure the shoe and foot. With a particular true objective to get the most distance from the shoes, hold fast to the trails dependably. This is not a shoe for the street and dark best and strong will destroy the outsole impulsively.
Protection
Protection

Protection

These shoes can confront some really extreme trails and the best defensive element is the capacity to maintain the runners upright posture on sloppy or wet landscape or when going up against soak grades or decays. The shoe is likewise worked to keep remote material out. The net upper prevents most flotsam and jetsam from going in the shoe and also a tongue gusset keeps out little rocks. A curved guard around the base of the shoe and toe and heel tops additionally shield the shoe from trail trash. The exceptionally breathable, snappy drying upper is additionally great at warding off blisters. The padded sole and outsole function admirably at padding the walk to forestall affect related wounds. Its overlays that are Sensifit on both sides of this shoe maintains the runner's foot focused and secure inside the shoe.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

These are fairly responsive shoes appreciation to the pattern of the lugs and outsole which offer good grip and ground feel. Runners talked on a more natural fancy with a fast toe-off after ground contact. The shoe was designed to be flexible and comfortable which enables it to adapt well to the various demands placed upon it. Most runners said the shoe felt light and agile as they flew along the trails.
Support
Support

Support

These are not an exceptionally padded shoes contrasted with a few models, yet deliberately set foam of the EVA all round the padding sole to advancegood formand protects the athletes foot from overpronating. The solid network upper and overlays that are thin likewise provide assistance to the foot by enhancing a protected and comfy fit without being excessively tight. The provided sockliner is produced using OrthoLite perfectly sized froth which gives a delicate getting each progression. Runners who require more curve support can evacuate its sockliner plus embed a tweaked customized or insole.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

These shoes are intended for delicate, slippery landscape and are extraordinary for diving in and giving required footing to soak grades and decays. The shoe additionally does well on shakes and rocks that are free.The stickiness of the Contagrip rubbered outsole maintains an up hold in wet conditions, for example, elusive spring stones or wet Bridges made of wood. The phenomenal shoe was not intended to be a street shoe. It can be uput to use for insignificant running on the street between segments of trail, however broadened dark usage can end up wearing out the outsole and bargain its adequacy on wet trails.
Price
Price

Price

This Flyte 2 is a moderately priced trail shoe retailing for $120. If you know your size and can buy online, you will find it for quite a bit less than the retail price. Because some wearers report the shoe to be a bit narrow, you may want to shop local and try the shoe on first to get the correct fit. Many online retailer allow free returns if the shoes are still in like-new condition.
Traction
Traction

Traction

Grasping carries that face distinctive bearings on its outsole of this shoe are great at giving remarkable grip ability on numerous sorts of surface. The location of its lugs and the gaps between them ensures the shoe to be in a position to be capablefor a walk and a solid toe-off. This stickiness of its outsole material also takes into account footing on slick surfaces. This is an incredible stream crossing shoe where wet tricky rocks can rapidly cut a runner down
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Flyte 2 offers satisfactory flexibility all through, particularly around the forefoot territory. The cushioned sole and heel variables are more rigid compared to the forefoot, yet this is needed for help on extreme landscape. Just a number of athletes talked of the shoe feeling too hardened. Like a number of shoes used for trail running, a small distanced run break-in need to be tried before trying off for a longer distance. off-road adventure.
Stability
Stability

Stability

These shoes are composed in a way that embrace the foot, a perspective that gives a significant part of hoe stable the shoe can be. Their padded sole helps with advancing satisfactory running development and empowers more weight toward its forefoot because of the higher vitality toe-off. Double thickness EVA material in the well padded sole is put all through the shoe to keep overpronation from happening that can prompt unwanted injuriesor difficulties. Solomon calls this their system that is Agile Chassis which anticipates side to side development and upgrades responsiveness. The base which is wide on the forefoot and forceful drags likewise help with soundness.
Drop
Drop

Drop

A measured tallness of about 27mm around its heel plus 17mm around its forefoot to bring around a 10mm drop of heel to iits toe for the shoe. The drop puts into consideration all the more padding around the heel that is useful for lessening sway related wounds. Shoes for trail have a norm to posses a mmore high drop compared to normal running road shoes.
Key Features of the Wings Flyte 2
Key Features of the Wings Flyte 2

Key Features of the Wings Flyte 2

• Lugged Wet Contagrip®rubber abrasion-resistant outsole for increased support and durability on rough and wet surfaces
• Sensifit™ technology wraps securely around the foot to hold it in place
• AC Tendon in the heel designed for high energy return
• Descent Control utilizes a collection of grip and fit technologies for enhanced downhill running
• 3D Stretch Air Mesh breathable upper offers a comfortable, individualized fit
• Secure Toe Cap keeps toes safe from bruising on trails
• Mud Guard around the base of the shoe fends off mud and clay that try to enter the shoe
• A fast lace pulling system that is (one pull)
• Agile Chassis System for motion control and responsiveness
• Removable OrthoLite cushioned insole wicks away moisture and inhibits odors
• Injected EVA midsole for cushioning
• 10mm on its drop
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

This shoe is a lightweight and rough trail running shoe intended to inform the runner crosswise over specialized and unforgiving landscape. An intensely carried Contagrip drop contolled outsole to enable this shoe to face off against wet,steep, and sloppy areas, while a mud protect keeps out undesirable trash. A light-footed suspension framework gives a slick, stable ride and brilliant sensifit overlays wrap its feet for an immaculate fit. A padded EVA cushioned sole diminishes exhaustion and guides the feet from trail perils. A quicklace development takes in consideration one-puling fix and additionally keeping the shoe streamlined. Athletes searching for a rough terrain experience will welcome this alluring shoe brings to the table. Generally speaking, this is a plunge shoe in spite of its couple of deficiencies and moderately short life expectancy.