Salomon is one of my favorite brands – they make good quality shoes and clothing. Unfortunately, many of their shoes are too narrow for me. However, they just came out with the Salomon Sense Pro and I wanted to give it a try.
The Salomon Sense Pro has a 22m heel and a 17mm forefoot – a 5mm drop.
The size 10 registered at 9.4 oz on my scale.
I was able to test these shoes outside, although it was on pavement, not trails. My first thought was that the fit is rather snug throughout the entire shoe. I think it would be difficult for me to run an ultra in them because of this relatively tight fit, but I could see myself using them for shorter races. The shoe felt a little stiff, but not too stiff. There is a rock plate and a pretty grippy sole so I think you could take these on all sorts of trails/terrain. As with the Everlongs that I previously reviewed, you would have no trouble racing in these on the roads. You could probably use these for training too, but I think they are much better suited for racing.
- a good brand that generally produces good quality shoes
- a rock plate and a grippy sole suitable for many surfaces
- a soft upper that hugs the foot and doesn’t add much weight
- a good weight/design for racing longer distances
- the toe box is narrow and does not accomodate a wider foot
- price – these retail for approximately $130
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