And Now the Giant US Open 2014 Equipment Report for Men

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Here’s a complete run-down of all the equipment used on the men’s side at the 2014 US Open. Below are all the players, listed in alphabetical order.

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Salming-on-Salming Action at Canary Wharf

Apparently Adrian Grant and Miguel Angel Rodriguez had a real ripper of a match in the first round of the 2014 Canary Wharf (watch on Squash TV – subscription required).

Anyway check out this nice photo by Steve Line of the two Salming players in action:

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Photo via SquashSite / SquashPics.com

Adrian’s wearing the new Salming Viper, and Rodriguez is sporting the Salming Race R1 Mid.

Thanks to Kyle and Ben for the tips.

Salming Race R1 and Salming Race R1 2.0

Here are all the Salming Race R1 shoes I know of.

Salming Race R1 2.0
Salming Race R1 Original

Salming Race R1 2.0

Here’s the newest version, the Salming Race R1 2.0:

Salming Race R1 2.0 Squash Shoes
Image via salmingsquash.com

They have their own trailer:

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Buy (US): holabirdsports.com

Buy (Canada): controlthet.com

Buy (UK): pdhsports.com


Here is one in purple and bright green. I think these came out in 2014.

Salming Race R1 2.0 Men - Purple
Image via pdhsports.com

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Buy (US): holabirdsports.com | squashgear.com

Buy (UK): pdhsports.com

Buy (Canada): controlthet.com

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Here’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez wearing the purple ones — well, on his left foot anyway — at the 2015 British Open:

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Photo by Steve Cubbins


And now we have one in Blue and Yellow:

Salming Race R1 2.0 Blue
Image via holabirdsports.com

Affiliate Links

Buy (US): holabirdsports.com | squashgear.com

Buy (Canada): controlthet.com

Buy (UK): pdhsports.com


Salming Race R1 (Original)

Here’s the original Salming Race R1, in blue:

Salming Race R1 - Blue
Photo via Salming Squash

I recently bought a pair of these and took a quick video of them:

The shoes also have their own trailer, which is pretty righteous:

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Buy (UK): pdhsports.com

Buy (Canada): controlthet.com


Here is another model in orange from earlier in 2013. The official product photo:

Salming Race R1 Squash Shoes
Photo via Salming Squash

And here’s a nice photo by Jordan Mansfield:

Salming Race R1 Review

Adrian Grant wore these in the 2013 HK Open recently:

Adrian Grant
Photo by Steve Cubbins

The orange guys aren’t available at any of my usual affiliates but you can find them at squashunlimited.com, hitthenick.com, ultimatefloorball.co.uk, and squashwebwinkel.nl.

Reviews

I have a pair of the original Race R1s and I love ’em. Awesome design, very comfortable, and they have held up very well. My only problem with them has been that they are, honestly, the stinkiest pair of squash shoes I have ever owned. I don’t feel like the shoes get particularly hot or anything (they’re very breathable) so I don’t know why that happens. I got some of those sneaker balls to reduce the odor a bit, and that works.

Jeff at Control the T said these were “very comfortable” and “very light”.

Here’s a video review from Paul at PDH Sports: