Facts

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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$90
Weight
Men: 6.9oz
Women: 6.7oz
Width
Men: normal
Women: normal
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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 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The shoe was a good fit with no pressure points, according to one reviewer.
  • The wide and high toe box provided comfort to the toes, a user reported.
  • A number of consumers were happy with the weight of the Kowloon.
  • It is very easy to slip on and off, observed by many testers.
  • A lot of reviewers commented on the pleasing appearance of the shoe.
  • Some runners were impressed with the versatility of the shoe as it was able to adjust well to different terrains.
  • Comfortable enough to use daily, said one user.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users said it was ill-fitting, particularly in the heel area.

Bottom line

The Salomon Kowloon prides itself as a fast and lightweight running shoe that is both comfortable and versatile. Aimed towards trail running, this adventure shoe offers a level of flexibility and durability that will satisfy the expectations of runners.


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4.3 / 5 based on 6 ratings

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80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by Outdoor Kit • Outdoor Kit • Level 1 expert

    Fast and light is the name of the game with the Kowloon, making it ideal for slipping on and heading out for your morning run or a relaxing stroll.

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Updates to Salomon Kowloon

  • The Salomon Kowloon is a trail-running shoe that is built for wearers with a neutral pronation and for runners who like to undertake varying fields. With its easy QuickLace™ system, the shoe is ideal for runners with a fast-paced lifestyle and looking for a versatile shoe to handle any running condition.
  • Featuring an outsole that is made from Non-Marking Mountain Life Contagrip, the Kowloon provides a dynamic traction, so the foot feels more energetic and less stressed.
  • With the OS Tendon technology, there is a balanced flex within the shoe that helps improve the energy return.
  • There is also the Endofit™ internal sleeve that hugs the foot in all its contours as it aims to deliver excellent feedback. The lightweight anti-debris mesh allows the foot to run fast and easy while also protecting it from damages that are likely to be experienced when running on the trails.

Salomon Kowloon size and fit

The Kowloon is considered to have a standard running shoe length, so users could expect it to fit true to size. However, runners with a high-volume foot might find that going half a size up might better accommodate the foot. Both the men’s and women’s versions are available in medium width.

Outsole

The outsole of the Kowloon makes use of the Non-Marking Mountain Life Contagrip. It is built from a combination of specialized rubber that optimizes the running performance by providing a reliable grip on varied surfaces.

It has an offset lug pattern that adjusts according to the terrain in order to provide traction where it is needed.

Midsole

With a lightweight molded EVA as its midsole, the Kowloon delivers cushioning and a more responsive ride. It also aims to provide a long-lasting performance and comfort.

The shoe also possesses the OS Tendon technology, a running construction that provides a better rolling and a softer rebound. This feature enables the shoe to act like a real tendon that flexes to provide stretch and balance during the heel-to-toe transition and rebound.

The die-cut molded EVA sock liner offers additional step-in cushioning.

Upper

Featuring an upper made from anti-debris mesh, the Kowloon keeps out unwanted debris to prevent distractions and ensure that the running experience remains comfortable. It also provides breathability to keep the foot cool.

The upper utilizes Salomon’s unique Endofit™ and Sensifit™ technologies for the Kowloon. The Endofit™ is an internal fit sleeve that is designed to wrap the foot seamlessly like a sock does and improve ground feedback.

With Endofit™, the tongue is constructed as an inside overlap so that the forefoot is covered well and the chances of debris entering the shoe are reduced.

Meanwhile, the Sensifit™ provides a cradle-like protection so that the shoe fits precisely and securely.

With a protective synthetic toe cap, abrasions are prevented, and the toes are kept safe from rocks and other abrasive elements on the trails.

The Kowloon also features a collapsible heel, allowing it to be worn both as a conventional shoe and as a slip-on.

A QuickLace™ feature acts as the closure system of the Kowloon. It consists of minimalist and strong fibers that ensure the shoe is worn and taken off with minimum effort. Meanwhile, the lace pockets store the laces to prevent snagging and getting caught around running hazards.