Facts

  • Terrain
    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
    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 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.

    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.

  • Use
    Use

    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
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.1oz
    Women: 8.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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 height
    Heel height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Jul 2017
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Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the purchasers mentioned that the shoe is very comfortable.
  • The lightweight construction of the shoe received praise.
  • As mentioned in some reviews, the open mesh upper material of the shoe was able to provide breathable coverage.
  • A couple of users mentioned that they liked the quick and one-pull lacing system of the shoe.
  • The Sensifit technology gained positive feedback from several runners because it offered a secure and more personalized fit.
  • The shoe is reasonably-priced, according to purchasers.
  • A few runners admired the rugged outsole of the shoe, which allowed them to efficiently run on the trail.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few number of users noticed that the Sense Marin ran half-a-size smaller than what they were used to.
  • A user noticed some wear in the outsole after only a few miles of running.

Bottom line

Many were highly appreciative of the shoe’s overall design and performance. The Salomon Sense Marin is packed with the necessary technologies needed for a better trail running experience. The shoe offers a good blend of comfort, durability, and lightweight protection.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | Tahoe Mountain Sports

    This would be a great shoe for running on fire roads, dirt trails, family hikes, dog walks and daily life.

    TMS Crew

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 80/100

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Updates to Salomon Sense Marin

  • The Salomon Sense Marin features the 3D open mesh upper material. It is lightweight, breathable, thin, and stretchable, so it’s able to provide the foot a more comfortable and enhanced fit.
  • Aside from the regular molded EVA foam, the midsole of the shoe also features the combined functionality of the EnergyCell+ and ProFeel Film technologies. The EnergyCell+ gives long-lasting and high-rebound cushioning, while the ProFeel Film provides added foot protection and ground feedback.
  • The outsole of the Sense Marin features the premium Wet Traction Contagrip technology. This sturdy layer ensures reliable grip while running on wet or dry surfaces.
  • Lastly, the shoe also utilizes the Salomon’s famous Quicklace System. It has a minimalist, one-pull tightening system that basically makes the fit much easier to adjust.

Salomon Sense Marin size and fit

The size of the Sense Marin runs small. To get the right size, one must purchase half-a-size larger than the usual running shoe length. Salomon offers the shoe in the standard width for both men and women. The semi-curved shape of the shoe mimics the natural curve of the human foot.


Outsole

In the outsole of the Salomon Sense Marin is the Wet Traction Contagrip technology. It is designed to provide a reliable grip while running on the trail. It offers a strong hold even on wet and slippery surfaces.


Midsole

The Sense Marin utilizes the molded EVA midsole. It is a reliable foam unit that provides lightweight cushioning and springiness to each step.

The shoe also uses the EnergyCell+ technology. It is a high-rebound compound that specifically designed to provide long-lasting rebound. This midsole compound also offers added underfoot protection.

Lastly, the ProFeel Film is placed between the midsole and the outsole. It is a thin piece of TPU film that protects the foot against sharp objects without affecting the ground feedback.


Upper

The upper of the Salomon Sense Marin uses the 3D Stretch Air Mesh, which provides breathable and lightweight coverage. The open mesh also stretches to provide the foot a comfortable environment.

Along with the open mesh upper is the Sensifit system, which supports the foot from the midsole to the lace. The Sensifit provides a secure, snug, and customized fit. It works perfectly with the Endofit technology that provides a sock-like feel for an enhanced comfort and fit.

The shoe also features the minimalist, one-pull tightening, Quicklace System with friction-free lace eyelets. This lacing system facilitates an easy-on and easy-off of the lace. Along with it is a lace pocket that keeps the lace secure while running.