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WeightMen: 10.2ozWomen: 8.8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 23mmWomen: 23mm
Forefoot heightMen: 17mmWomen: 17mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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Salomon Fellraiser - Most Comfortable High Traction Trail Shoe Ever
I ordered the The Fellraiser has the toggle lace system that means they never come undone.
This is a critical feature for ultra-marathon events where the mere act of bending down to tie shoes in the later stages can be painful. It is also nearly impossible to hook your lace on a root and trip because the toggle laces are packed into the tongue of the shoe.
The shoe features a rubber toe bumper which protects your tender toes from the inevitable tripping over roots and rocks. This durable feature prevents the toe are a from breaking down as well.
If there was an area that broke down it was the side mesh material near the front next to the smallest toes.
I don’t believe it is a design flaw, rather the abrasion from rubbing against rocks and roots on rough trails simply took a toll. This did not happen until approximately 900 km had been run in the shoes. I think that represents truly good value for any running shoe.
At 290g weight, I never felt the shoe was particularly heavy. The test for that was running a 100-mile race in them.
They literally felt like nothing at all even in the later stages of the race. All in all, they are a great compromise of durability vs light weight.
Contrary to what others have said, clean up is not a problem. I let them dry completely in the sun if muddy and brush the mud off with a stiff brush. If you are inclined to wash the mud off with water they do dry quickly and will be nice and fresh after sitting in the sun, preferably on a breezy day.
Although Strava has told me to retire these shoes many times, I simply can’t part with them!
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This is a beast of a trail shoe. It can get through anything.
The Fellraiser kind of hits the middle ground between the ultra supportive Speedcross and a little bit more of an aggressive shoe.
Besides winning our nomination for best shoe name this year, Salomon's Fellraiser won praise from our testers for traction, comfort and lightweight runnability.
Updates to Salomon Fellraiser
- The Salomon Fellraise features its more aggressive outsole that delivers unmatched grip on different terrains. The shoe’s low profile midsole, along with the aggressive large lugs ensures maximum grip on muddy surfaces.
- The shoe also comes with a quick drying open mesh that allows fast moisture evaporation, keeping the foot dry and cool. It will allow runners have a comfortable running experience.
Salomon Fellraiser size and fit
The Salomon Fellraiser is available in standard running shoe width and size. It has sufficient space in the heel, a very snug midfoot, and enough room in the forefoot and toe box.
The shoe uses the Salomon’s amazing ContaGrip outsole technology that delivers impressive traction on varied terrains. It is designed to deliver enhanced grip even on both dry and wet or soft conditions. The carbon rubber that is strategically placed in high abrasion areas gives added durability to the sole unit.
The Salomon Fellraiser features the full-length injected EVA midsole foam that delivers reasonable amount of underfoot cushioning. It efficiently attenuates shock during impact and has high energy-return attribute that delivers a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
The Salomon Fellraiser features an open mesh that is quick-drying in nature and designed to deliver maximum breathability. It also has a gusseted tongue that gives added comfort and protection from debris.
The SensiFit technology that is strategically placed in the medial and lateral side delivers a comfortable and secure fit by wrapping the foot perfectly.
Lastly, the shoe features the brand’s notable quick lacing system for an easy shoe entry and exit while providing a secure fit. The lace pockets keep the laces out of the way while running.