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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

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


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 151 ratings

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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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Expert Reviews

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85 / 100 based on 19 expert reviews

  • 75 / 100 by TheGingerRunner • Ethan Newberry • Level 5 expert

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

  • 82 / 100 by New England Spahtens • New England Spahtens • Level 2 expert

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

  • 95 / 100 by Running Times • Running Times • Level 5 expert

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

  • 85 / 100 by Sleep.Eat.Run • Jason Millward • Level 3 expert

    The Salomon Fellraiser is a great shoe for fell and trail running. It’s lightweight and has amazing grip thanks to the huge chevron lugs on the sole.

  • 85 / 100 by Sleep.Eat.Run • Jason Millward • Level 3 expert

    There is some wear on the tread but the uppers are still pristine which is impressive given the conditions they have been used in.

  • 82 / 100 by Run And Become • Adrian Tarit Stott • Level 3 expert

    Recommended for: fell running and softer trails. Will work on muddy fells and rocky mountains, but will also be great for miles of trails too. Ideal as a first fell and trail shoe, or a shoe that will double for the odd cross country or trail race.

  • 100 / 100 by Mudstacle • Andy Parry • Level 1 expert

    I'm very happy to say that Salomon Fellraiser are super grippy and very comfortable, so they are winners in my book and are the best trail and OCR shoes I have used to date.

  • 100 / 100 by runrepeat.com • Nick Brindisi • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 96 / 100 by New England Spahtens • Nate DeMontigny • Level 1 expert

    The Fellraisers fit my wide feet pretty well, they are definitely comfortable.

  • 89 / 100 by The Great Outdoors • The Great Outdoors • Level 1 expert

    I wore them during a six-hour adventure race, soaking wet (thanks to a woeful kayak section) and even then running 10km they were comfortable.

  • 85 / 100 by Tested to Destruction • Zephr • Level 1 expert

    They seemed pretty good at going down a damp road, and once I got onto the mud and peat of the moors, they were fine.

  • 85 / 100 by Robert McDonald • Robert McDonald • Level 1 expert

    I used this for 6 OCRs and they are holding up extremely strong still.

  • 84 / 100 by Muddy Race • Keith Fairburn • Level 1 expert

    All in all the Salomon Fellraisers are a superb shoe choice for experienced or new runners who want a supported robust shoe. 

  • 84 / 100 by Wild Running • Wild Running • Level 1 expert

    I’ll mainly train in the Fellraisers for their comfort and race in the Speeds for their… well… speed.

  • 84 / 100 by Outdoor Gear TV • Andrew • Level 1 expert

    After 4 months of really hard testing, the shoe shows very little sign of wear.

  • 81 / 100 by April Lily Rose • Sophie • Level 1 expert

    They are incredibly lightweight, breathable, and feel so comfortable to wear.

  • 80 / 100 by KENFL74 • Ken • Level 1 expert

    It has more cushioning, support, and protection than the Speedcross.

  • 75 / 100 by Fell Running Guide • Dave Taylor • Level 1 expert

    They perform particularly well in muddy conditions and so would make an excellent choice for winter training and racing.

  • 74 / 100 by Runner's World • Michele Gallen • Level 1 expert

    It wasn't the best for flat trail because of the large cleat like tread; however, it was excellent on rocky and uneven terrain.

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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.