• Terrain


    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 10.1oz
    Women: 8.5oz
  • 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
    Men: 30.8mm
    Women: 30.8mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 24.8mm
    Women: 24.8mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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  • The Salomon Sense Max 2 is a more cushioned version of one of the brand’s most popular shoes, which is the Sense Ride 2. This running shoe, the Sense Max 2, has the same proven flexibility and fit. The only difference is the additional underfoot cushioning and support. This is significant in smoothing out rough surfaces during the running activity to keep the runner going with ease and confidence. The improved fit is offered by the redesigned upper construction of the shoe. The added adaptability and support provided by the shoe will aid in assisting the user in pushing his physical and mental limitations.

The Salomon Sense Max 2 was designed to be a trail running shoe that is intended for those who need additional support. It utilizes the standard shoe measurements. Users are then encouraged and recommended to follow their usual sizing preferences. The available width profiles for the men's version is D – Medium and B – Medium for the women's version.

This shape of the shoe is sure to mimic the natural curvature of the human foot. Because of this, it offers a more comfortable, secure, and non-irritating wrap.

The Premium Wet Traction Contagrip is integrated into the Salomon Sense Max 2. The primary function of this material is to provide additional grip, especially on slippery and wet conditions. As a result, the runner is confident enough to tackle challenging trails without worrying about the possible slippage.

Utilized in crafting the shoe is the Vibe technology. This technology  is a unique assembly of EnergyCell+ and Opal. This component of the shoe is focused on reducing muscle strain during the running session. This is possible by attenuating shock vibrations and reducing harmful load to the body before ground contact. Therefore, a more efficient and comfortable ride is experienced by the runner. 

Described as a lightweight material, the EnergyCell+ aims to deliver a bouncier running experience.

The Opal, on the other hand, features soft inserts into the platform. The primary goal of which is to provide a more responsive midsole cushioning. As a result, the shock is dispersed on high impact zones during the running session.

Lying in the midsole area of the Salomon Sense Max 2 is the ProFeel Film. This thin TPU film is essential in delivering midfoot protection while maintaining ground feel. The primary purpose of which is to help in filtering out sharp and rocky materials that be found on the trails.

The 3D mesh is integrated into this stability running shoe. This material is described as a breathable mesh that focuses on delivering a more individualized and comfortable fit. This is significant in allowing better inflow and outflow of air as well. Hence, a healthier and fresher foot environment is promoted.

Added comfort is encouraged by the welded upper. This component of the shoe provides seamless support as well.

Unmatched comfort is offered by the Endofit. This sock-like material is essential in providing a customized fit. Runners can confidently start and finish their activities without the possibility of shoe removal.

Wrapping the foot is the sole responsibility of the Sensifit overlays. This feature is centered on delivering a more closed and secure fit. 

Featured in the Salomon Sense Max 2 is the lace pocket. The goal of this material is to tuck the laces during the running session.

Utilized in building the shoe is the Quicklace. This component of the footwear is made from durable Kevlar fibers. This is strategically designed to provide easy on and off. It also aims to deliver a secure fit.

The Ortholite Die-cut sockliner is integrated into the shoe. Salomon added this feature to provide added underfoot cushioning. As a result, a more comfortable running experience is enjoyed by the user. 

The Salomon Sense Max 2 is another proven versatile shoe like the Salomon Sense Ride 2. Utilizing the Quicklace system, OrthoLite insole, and the Contagrip outsole, both versions deliver similar performance and quality. Within Salomon's trail running shoe lineup, testing confirms that these footwears are a perfect partner in tackling challenging terrains. The only difference is the amount of cushioning provided by both shoes. With that, Sense Max 2 is considered to be more cushioned. With the stack height of 30.88 mm at the heel and 24.88 mm at the forefoot, a more comfortable running experience will be enjoyed by the user.