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S/Lab Pulsar 2 Trail Running Shoe

4.125 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
Color:Fiery Red Fiery Red White


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Why We Like The Salomon S/Lab Pulsar 2 Trail Running Shoe

In the S/Lab Pulsar 2 Trail Running Shoe, Salomon boosted the comfort of the original while maintaining its lighter-than-air weight and foot-hugging design. This trail runner, built for speed and coming in at 170 grams, is best on smooth, race-ready terrain with comfort for multiple days of training per week.


  • Precision trail running shoe built for speed at a shockingly low weight
  • Matryx upper offers breathability and foot-mapping support
  • Salomon Quicklace lets runners slip on and go
  • Updated heel and tongue construction for a more comfortable fit
  • Strategic Energy Foam cushioning for propulsion and comfort
  • Contagrip All Purpose sole best on mild trail terrain
  • Minimal drop for a more natural stride
  • Item #SALZA8O
Upper Material
Energy Foam (EVA, OBC)
Contagrip All Purpose (rubber), 2.5mm lugs
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
24.5 / 18.5mm
Claimed Weight
[single] 6.45oz
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
trail running

Overall Rating

4 based on 8 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

March 18, 2024

Best trail racing shoe I’ve ever used

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

And I’ve used a Lot of shoes.. the update was purely a good thing: v2 ended up a few grams lighter than the first version since the lockdown is so much better so I was able to cut the laces off.. snappy and great for anything

3 out of 5 stars

January 25, 2024

Decent but nothing to write home about

My review will only touch the fit and the general "feel " of this shoe. I ordered them online and I am sending them back after trying them on at home. The fit is obviously an individual matter and there is an inherent variability in how every single shoe is manufactured, so not even the same model and size has to fit the same, but for it is worth here we go. Their toebox is slightly more roomy than the one of the original S/lab Pulsar both widthwise and lengthwise. Or maybe it is just slightly taller and the same length. In any case, it feels more comfortable than the original Pulsar, but certainly tighter than Slab Pulsar SG and even the Sense 8. The midsole feels firmer than in Pulsar "1" and "1" SG and the heel stack feels to be taller than that of Pulsar SG even if the numbers may be suggesting different. Also, the toe drop feels more noticeable than in Pulsar SG. This may be because the material of the midsole of Pulsar 2 is firmer/less squishy. The heel rocker of Pulsar 2 seems to be less pronounced than that of Pulsar SG with the result of the heel feeling more stable. Again, possibly a consequence of the midsole being firmer. In any case, these are only my subjective observations, not any hard scientific data. The upper material seems to be consistent with the previous generation of Pulsars. However, I personally still find the breathability of the material of Sense 8 and its instep hugging properties better than any of these newer Matrix textiles. As I said , I'll be returning these shoes soon. Not because I find them to be particularly bad on any aspect but they aren't what I was hoping for ( basically a Pulsar "1" with more room in the toebox). Just for final clarification, I was comparing here to the first generation of both S/lab Pulsar and S/lab Pulsar SG + the S/lab Sense 8.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 22, 2024

Great features

I bought that month ago and Im so happy when wearing Salomon for race,

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Thuy Trinh

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5 out of 5 stars

December 11, 2023

everything you want in a race shoe!

I have raced in these shoes in a 20k up to a 50k! They are fast and responsive but they also provide enough protection to handle mountain running. The top mess fits like a sock. its amazing!


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2 out of 5 stars

November 16, 2023

big disappointment

I purchased this model because the shoes I have always used are the S/Lab Sense 6, 7 and 8 (they fit as if they were designed on my foot). This Pulsar 2, however, is completely different in fit, too wide on the forefoot, it lets my foot slide a little forward when going downhill, the toes hurt and the nails turn black. They are incredibly light. Remarkable cushioning. The durability of the sole is short, as expected. High price, but related to the excellent quality of the materials. I wouldn't buy them again due to the fit, just not right for my feet.


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5 out of 5 stars

May 23, 2023

Excellentes chaussures!

J'ai été très étonné par la réponse dynamique des Pulsars sur le terrain, je m'attendais à une tenue plus molle étant donné la semelles. Des chaussures nerveuses, rapides, légères!


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5 out of 5 stars

March 23, 2023

V2 vs V1

I rounded this shoe from 4.5 stars to 5 as it is great but not as great as the original. The Pulsar 2 is definitely wider in the forefoot and especially noticed around corners with some sliding inside the shoe where there was none with the original. I use medium weight socks in the original and will now use the heavy weight socks for V2. Padding is also added to the heel area but seems unnecessary as I had no trouble with the V1. Ingress is now definitely easier. I love the red and purchased the V2 for the color.


Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2023

Pros and Cons!

Overall this shoe is much more comfy with a wider toe box. I think that may turn some off and others on to this shoe. I do think on the next model they should also widen the heal a bit to accommodate a smoother more stable ride. This is very much a shoe for people who run on the balls of their feet. Heel strikers will probably skip this shoe for that reason. The original version has much more of a response and bouncy feel to it. The same descents in these shoes make my feet and quads aware of this. Overall still a great shoe..more comfy but unfortunately without the ride of the original.

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Patrick H.

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