Arch support
Daily running
M: 260g | W: 260g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 21mm | W: 21mm
Forefoot height
M: 17mm | W: 17mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The upper of the shoe features an anti-debris mesh that works as intended, according to some reviews.

  • Most of the runners applauded the midsole construction of the S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 SG that provides impressive stability, motion control and cushioning.

  • The quick lace fit system of the shoe promotes tight fitting and agility gained several positive reviews.

  • Some runners were happy with the welded construction and lightweight materials used in this shoe.

  • The low to the ground construction and Profeel Film technology is a great combination that promotes balanced terrain feel and protection.

  • Most runners were satisfied with the aggressive lug design of the Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 SG that provided impressive grip while running on wet, muddy or soft surfaces.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 SG is an expensive shoe.

  • The anti-debris mesh is not breathable as observed by most runners.

  • Most women runners found this shoe slightly uncomfortable since it is sold in men’s sizes.

  • Not as durable as expected by some runners.

Bottom line

The Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 SG is a neutral trail running shoe. It gained positive reviews because of the overall construction that offers superb cushioning and stability. It is a unisex running shoe sold in men’s sizes.

World wide, S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 SG is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Salomon, is the 7th most popular.

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    For it’s price, it is worth investing if your goal is to get the best protection and durable running shoes in wet or muddy trails, the Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra SG can counquer any terrain.
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  • JP McLeod Jeff Pelletier
    Deep lugs for the mud, great on loose terrain as well with a new compound that is much stickier on wet, smooth rocks.

Updates to S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 SG

One of Salomon’s most popular trail shoes undergoes noteworthy changes in the Sense Ultra 5 SG. Salomon is now offering a new compound in their Contagrip outsole that will enhance the stickiness of the shoe. It will make running on wet rocks, grass, and shingles so much better with this new compound.

The aggressive lugs are a bit wider apart and just slightly larger than before. These beasts will have exceptional bite on the most difficult terrain and shakes off mud to boot.

A new ripstop upper is introduced to add durability to an already breathable coverage. It also helps with the reduction in weight.

Speaking of reduction, the new model is a massive 20 grams lighter than the past model. This is mainly because of the use of very light materials all throughout the shoe.

S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 SG size and fit

The latest version like the model before has a unisex fit in men’s sizes. It has average width all throughout. The fit would be just right and very comfortable for those with medium widths. Available sizes are from 4 to 14.


A new Wet-Traction Contagrip outsole enhances the traction of the shoe even on slick conditions. This is a technology that is already found in some of the shoes in Salomon’s fold that is now incorporated in the S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 SG. The deep lugs also deliver a serious bite on trails and mountain surfaces. A Pro Feel Film allows sufficient ground feedback while it protects the foot from the harsh terrain.


A combination of molded EVA and dual-density foam deliver cushioning, responsive features, and a bit of stability in this shoe. These midsole technologies are particularly light, which greatly helped with the weight reduction.


A new ripstop upper provides exceptional breathability while adding durability on the rugged trail. The SensiFit technology or the network of overlays working in tandem with the eyelets produces a fantastic and secure fit. A soft and plush inner sleeve called Endofit enhances comfort and make fit even better. Lastly, a really tough string made of polyester act as lace to produce personalized and comfortable fit.


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