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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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.
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WeightMen: 7.7ozWomen: 7.7oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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: 23mmWomen: 23mm
Forefoot heightMen: 15mmWomen: 15mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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83 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews
It’s agile and peppy on both roads and light trail and I think someone who’s looking for a shoe that can handle both would be remiss if they didn’t try it out.
I can absolutely see this as being an awesome 5K, 10K, half marathon racing shoe.
The Salomon Sense X-Series is an incredibly light and versatile road trail hybrid. It has a great mix of capabilities at a weight matching or beating the lightest road or trail trainer racers.
To be honest, if you’ve got the cash and really do need a hybrid shoe, you’d be hard presses to find something that outshines this shoe but still, the price tag will likely give many people pause.
Updates to Salomon S-Lab X-Series
- The Salomon S-Lab X-Series features an enhanced midsole that provides exceptional impact protection. The shoe delivers enough amount of cushioning meant for long distance road running.
- The upper of the shoe was also improved, delivering a more breathable and comfortable coverage. It was enhanced to improve the fit without adding too much weight on the shoe’s overall construction.
Salomon S-Lab X-Series size and fit
The Salomon S-Lab X-Series is a unisex shoe that is available in men’s size. Women who want to wear this shoe should subtract 1.5 from the actual running shoe to get a nice fit. The midfoot offers a snug fit and the forefoot is spacious. This shoe is available in standard D width.
The shoe uses the brand’s premium Contagrip outsole technology that delivers durable traction on wet conditions and varied surfaces. The dynamic traction utilizes the offset lugs that delivers unparallel grip on both hard and loose surfaces.
The midsole of the shoe uses the Dual-Density Molded EVA midsole that delivers superb underfoot cushioning and stability. This works perfectly with the brand’s ProFeel Film element that delivers additional midfoot protection without affecting ground feel.
The Salomon S-Lab X-Series uses the open mesh upper that is breathable and quick-drying in nature. The shoe also features the brand’s SensiFit and EndoFit technologies that give the foot a secure yet comfortable fit. The asymmetrical quick lacing system provides an easy shoe entry and exit while giving a secure fit. It also comes with lace pockets that tuck the laces out of the way all throughout the run.