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.
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WeightMen: 7.2ozWomen: 7.2oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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 heightMen: 22mmWomen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Release dateAug 2018
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83 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews
I can't imagine a shoe that gives you more feedback, more protection, and makes you feel faster than this S-Lab Sense 7.
In my several years of testing and reviewing shoes, there is perhaps no other shoe that has quite capably filled its niche than the Salomon S-Lab Sense 7. If it’s speed you want for a short to medium length race on mild terrain, this will be a solid choice.
IF you are someone who enjoys racing on trails, then the Salomon S-Lab Sense 7 is the perfect shoe for you.
...for those looking to figure at the sharp end of races, [the Salomon S-Lab Sense 7 is] about as good as it gets.
- The Salomon S-Lab Sense 7 is a trail shoe that’s designed for those who desire to race on technical trails. It has a bouncy midsole unit that’s layered with a thin yet protective TPU sheet. Both these elements are responsible for staving off sharp objects and impact shock. A rubber outsole that’s configured to grip wet surfaces is placed liberally underneath the cushioning platform.
- This running shoe is touted by Salomon to be lighter than its immediate predecessor, the S-Lab Sense 6. A constituent of this lightness is the version 7’s upper, which uses a single layer mesh that is thinner than the one used on the Sense 6.
Standard measurements were used in the making of the Salomon S-Lab Sense 7. Runners are encouraged to get a pair using their usual sizing expectations. The available width option is D – Medium as it is a unisex shoe that is patterned using the foot-dimensions of men.
Just like in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, the outsole unit of the Salomon S-Lab Sense 7 features the Premium Wet Traction Contagrip, a highly durable compound that grips many types of surfaces, even wet ones. Its sturdy build prevents rocks and rugged surfaces from damaging the rest of the sole unit.
A bevy of gripping lugs pockmark the surface of the outsole, and they act as clamping modules that prevent slippage, particularly when traversing uneven terrains.
Cushioning is given by the full-length EnergyCell+, a foam that is highly bouncy. Its responsive build energizes the toe-off while also attenuating impact shock during the landing phase.
The ProFeel Film is a sheet of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that is placed between the midsole and outsole. The purpose of this extra layer is to protect against sharp objects and rough surfaces.
A single-layer mesh is used for the external part of the Salomon S-Lab Sense 7’s upper unit. The purpose of this textile is to accommodate air into the interior chamber, thus maintaining a cool and dry environment for the foot.
The Endofit is an internal sleeve that it smooth and stretchy. Its job is to hug the foot and welcome its natural capacity to move. It also prevents hot spots via its seamless construction.
A thin rubber toe cap is placed on the forefoot section. This feature aims to protect against front-concentrated bangs during the run.
The Sensifit is a collection of super-thin overlays and discrete eyelets that work together to provide a snug and secure fit.
The asymmetrical Quicklace system involves single-pull cables, a locking tab, and a lace-progression line that follows the natural curve of the foot. Such a design provides anatomical security and snugness.