Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Quick-drying Open Mesh makes up the upper unit of the Sense Link.
  • The Sensifit overlays offer a more secure fit while the Endofit features a sock-like interior construction.
  • Injected EVA is the midsole cushioning component of this shoe, which brings plush underfoot support based on the comments of some runners.
  • Most runners appreciated the Contagrip outsole, which provides reliable traction over various terrains.
  • The low-cut design and non-prominent outsole design brings freedom of movement and the capability to function on roads.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The upper material easily broke down for some testers.
  • Others noted that the mid-sole unit wasn’t very efficient in its cushioning purpose.

Bottom line

The Sense Link is a cool-looking Salomon running shoe that’s great for tempo training over soft trails. It has some supportive mechanics that keep the foot more balanced for better performance.

Facts

  • The Salomon Sense Link features the OS Tendon technology that is strategically placed between the midsole and the outsole to guide the foot through the entire foot strike. It acts like a real tendon, offering enough amount of flexibility and balance during the transition.

The Sense Link is available in standard running shoe length. It has medium measurements in the midfoot and heel area, offering a snug fit. The forefoot is a bit wider, giving the toes more space for toe splay. This is available in standard D and B widths for men’s and women’s respectively.


Similar to the well known Salomon Sense Ride 2, the outsole unit of the Sense Link uses the Salomon’s ContraGrip outsole technology that provides durable traction on different surfaces. The high abrasion ContraGrip element in the heel is placed strategically to add durability to high wear areas and at the same time, giving added traction on varied terrains.


The midsole uses the injected EVA foam that is extended in the entire midsole. It delivers impressive underfoot protection for a soft, comfortable running experience.

The OS Tendon located in the middle of the midsole and the outsole gives added flexibility and balance. It is designed like the real tendons that help the foot flex naturally, for a more natural and balance heel-to-toe transition.


The upper of the Salomon Sense Link features and open mesh coverage that is breathable and quick-drying in nature. It keeps foot well-ventilated and dry all throughout the run.

The SensiFit technology wraps the foot securely, from the midfoot up to the lace area, to deliver a stable and snug fit. The EndoFit sleeve attached in the interior provides supreme comfort and fit.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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