Salming Race R2 (Men)

Here’s the Salming Race R2 2.0 in red and green. Another cool style from Salming.

Salming Race R2 2.0 Men - Red
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Product Notes & Reviews

The naming convention is kind of weird here. We already had the Salming Race R1 and its successor, the Salming Race R1 2.0. Now this shoe here is named the Salming Race R2 2.0. But it looks pretty much the same as the Race R1 2.0. I don’t get it.

Update: Tony commented as follows:

There is a difference between R1 2.0 and R2. The tongue on the R1 2.0 is attached to the footbed with a mesh as the R2 have a free-floating tongue.

Another update: watch my video review below!

The R2 is very similar to the Salming Race R1. Here are a couple photos showing the mesh connector thingy I mentioned in the video:


Oh, one last thing that I forgot to mention in the video. In some of the pictures and videos, these shoes come out looking very red. In real life, they’re red, but with a dash of orange. I have been advised by my fellow players that in a pinch, my shoes can double as traffic cones.

Salming Race R2 (Original)

Ah, here’s the original “1.0” version:

Salming Race R2 - Black Green
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  1. Snelly says

    Loads of people at my club have these shoes including our attached professional. Everyone says the same thing – they are the comfiest squash shoes they have ever had but they last weeks, not months.

    Great for a month then they just wear out. No longevity but maximum comfort.

  2. Pierre Bastien says

    From Rod, via email:

    I have to say I’m in love with the Salming R2

    I can say without a doubt these feel remarkably better on my feet (my opinion) than the adidas adipower stabil.

    for me, they have better arch and heel support. I get spells of plantar fasciitis and I attribute that new found discomfort to my relatively new adidas shoes–they just aren’t for me. That said, I did order a half size smaller and glad i did. They fit perfect and I immediately felt no discomfort in my foot/heel.

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