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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 10.2oz
    Women: 8.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The shoe has a breathable mesh upper for a well-ventilated ride.
  • Most runners liked the quick lacing system of the Salomon Fellraiser.
  • The Fellraiser has enough cushioning and support, according to most reviews.
  • It has protective toe cap that protects the foot from debris, especially when running on rough trails.
  • It has an affordable price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners said that the shoe had a tighter feel and that they experienced blisters.
  • Others complained that the sole unit was not durable.
  • The shoe was not as fast-drying as advertised.

Bottom line

The Salomon Fellraiser is a trail running shoe that offers stability while running on muddy surfaces. According to some runners, this shoe does not keep mud and water out. It is not fast drying and lacks the needed grip when it comes to wet and muddy terrains.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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85 / 100 based on 16 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | Nick Brindisi

    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.

    Durability

    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!

     

    This expert has been verified by RunRepeat. Reviews are neutral, unbiased and based on extensive testing.

  • 75 / 100 | The Ginger Runner

    This is a beast of a trail shoe. It can get through anything.

  • 82 / 100 | New England Spahtens

    The Fellraiser kind of hits the middle ground between the ultra supportive Speedcross and a little bit more of an aggressive shoe.

  • 95 / 100 | Runner's World

    Besides winning our nomination for best shoe name this year, Salomon's Fellraiser won praise from our testers for traction, comfort and lightweight runnability.

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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.