OT Comp - Off Trail Competition!
Confidence is key when running in extreme terrain. Therefore, developing the ultimate off trail performance shoe OT Comp (Off Trail Competition), Salming teamed up with technical soles authority Michelin in order to create a lightweight agile self-cleaning shoe with excellent traction that cater to the needs of orienteering, OCR and Swimrun athletes – meaning traction and adaptability combined!
The lug design of the outsole is inspired by a mix of Michelin’s critically acclaimed mountainbike and motorbike tires; Wild Mud and Starcross 5. The lugs are constructed for maximum penetration in mud when searching for harder ground and grip. The small difference in height, built into the lugs itself, allows for excellent penetration. At the arch there’s a tread design for stability, control and traction on obstacles.
The base structure that connects the outsole to the midsole, adopt the Michelin Fiber LiteTechnology construction that enables extreme lightness through a very thin but very durable textile layer. The Michelin Fiber Lite technology derives from Michelins tire making experience, where the tire structure is partially made of fiber. These areas are recognized on the outsole as the embossed downwards areas with a clear textile texture surface.
The rubber used in the OT Comp outsole is Michelins OCX - Extreme Outdoor Compound - which features an extreme adherence on wet slippery surfaces due to its special sticky compound.