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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
$120
Weight
Men: 9.5oz
Women: 8.8oz
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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 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • Many noticed the impressive ground contact the shoe can offer.
  • Many liked the quick lacing system, allowing runners to tie laces efficiently.
  • It delivers a glove-like fit.
  • The shoe has excellent support features and enough cushioning for trail running.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners mentioned that they developed blisters.
  • Some think that the Sense Mantra 2 was poorly designed.

Bottom line

The Salomon Sense Mantra 2 is reshaped to be a better training shoe for runners. It is a minimalist running shoe designed for trail running.


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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 87 ratings

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Updates to Salomon Sense Mantra 2

  • The shoe is recapped to have the 6mm drop, which is on a lower side for trail running, but not too low to feel unprotected. To equip the shoe for tough terrains, it is designed to have the Contragrip and Dynamic Traction outsole that are both reliable when it comes to durability, traction, and grip on wet or dry ground condition.
  • Another update is the use of the Sensifit and Endofit Technology in the midsole and in the internal design for better performance. The seamless Sensifit wraps the mid-foot securely in its lace system, and this design provides a more stable and precise ride while giving assurance that the foot is in a snug fit environment. The Endofit technology hugs the foot where it should be with its internal sleeve, and it provides an improved foot wrapping.

Salomon Sense Mantra 2 size and fit

The Salomon Sense Mantra 2 is true to standard size in length and width. The width is fit for medium in the heel, mid-foot, and forefoot areas. The size availability for the men’s version is 7 to 14 and for the women’s version is 5 to 10.


Outsole

The outsole of the Salomon Sense Mantra 2 is equipped with the Contragrip technology, which is a rubber compound of density and geometry optimizing durability and grip on tough terrains. It also has the Dynamic Traction Outsole.

Salomon also placed the OS tendon thermoplastic urethane frames on the outsole for better heel-to-toe transitions and efficient push-off function.


Midsole

The midsole of this shoe are constructed using the dual density EVA, Compressed EVA, and injected EVA for maximum control and comfort. These technologies also provide superior cushioning and stability for a more enjoyable ride.

This shoe also comes with an EVA Foam Insole, which is a soft foam molded according to shoe for comfort and support.


Upper

The upper of the Salomon Sense Mantra 2 is equipped with the Sensifit and Endofit Technology. The Sensifit cradles the foot in a more précised way while providing security, snug feel, and comfort. The Endofit in its interior is a sleeve designed to comfortably and securely hug the foot inside.

For the snug fit, this shoe also has the Quicklace system, which provides a quick way of pulling on and off of lace and quick one-pull tightening. It also improves fit and security when running.