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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.

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

6 reasons to buy

  • A hybrid type of shoe because it keeps your feet closer to the trail while still providing full-length protection.
  • This shoe was designed with a solid toe cap and a rugged design for the upper.
  • This is the shoe praised by many testers for its ability to handle different trails even with its minimalist style.
  • The lace system is very efficient for a trail running shoe, say many runners.
  • The feet are very comfortable and it brings confidence to runners, as observed by testers.
  • It works pretty well on city trails, and even on rougher and tougher wild trails.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There is a lack of volume for the cushioning, as complained by some testers.
  • It has a slightly expensive price.
  • This is not the shoe for runners who want a robust and extensive cushioning foam underneath the foot.

Bottom line

The Salomon Sense Pro is a great trail shoe with great and efficient design for a minimalist style of running. There is a full-length plate that protects the foot from trail challenges. The low drop design provides a very satisfying closer ground feel. It is a wise choice to invest on for minimalist trail running.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 59 ratings

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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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82 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 93 / 100 by Runblogger • Peter Larson • Level 5 expert

    They have worked remarkably well for everything I have thrown at them (except for mud).

  • 78 / 100 by Running Times • Running Times • Level 5 expert

    Testers praised the shoe's ability to handle the most technical trails but noted that, while it can take you on roads, it didn't provide much cushion for hard surfaces and the tread is "a bit luggy" for concrete.

  • 75 / 100 by Running Competitor • Brian Metzler • Level 5 expert

    This shoe is for you if … you want a versatile shoe for running on a mixture of roads and mild to moderate trails.

  • 82 / 100 by Running Competitor • Running Competitor • Level 4 expert

    This shoe fits snug in the padded heel and fairly narrow in the forefoot, but a bit more spaciously in the wider midfoot region.

  • 77 / 100 by Trail to Peak • Drew Robinson • Level 4 expert

  • 90 / 100 by Gear Junkie • Stephen Regenold • Level 3 expert

    The Sense Pro is a great trail shoe on this narrow last.

  • 82 / 100 by Andrew Skurka • Andrew Skurka • Level 3 expert

    It thrives on runs with a mix of pavement, gravel, smooth singletrack, and moderately technical trails — outings where a more specialized road or trail running shoe would at some point be notably inadequate.

  • 80 / 100 by Trail to Peak • Trail to Peak • Level 2 expert

    There are times I wish it was a little more robust, but the light weight and flexibility are a fair trade off with less protection. I’ve taken these on some rocky trails, and was able to finish up with no bruising or foot fatigue.

  • 95 / 100 by UTAH Outside • Jared Hargrave • Level 1 expert

    The Sense Pro is probably my favorite trail running shoe that Salomon has made so far. They are easily the most comfortable while being workhorses on and off the trail.

  • 90 / 100 by proactiveoutside • Bob Doucette • Level 1 expert

    Needless to say, in dry conditions, I hugged corners, climbed hills and bounded down slopes with high confidence. My feet were comfortable and the weight of the shoe was not a burden.

  • 85 / 100 by RunBikeRace.com • Kent Keeler • Level 1 expert

  • 80 / 100 by Fastpacked • Steve • Level 1 expert

  • 76 / 100 by gearlimits • Bas de Wit • Level 1 expert

    The most striking aspect of the shoe has been the use of a so called 'closure snowboard' in place of the traditional laces. This makes the shoe easy to put on without the need to duplicate nodes laid to prevent loose laces.

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Updates to Salomon Sense Pro

  • The outsole of the Salomon Sense Pro features the full-length rubber and small reliable lugs that delivers durability and reliable grip even on wet surfaces.
  • The shoe uses EVA cushioning that absorbs shock during impact and it gives high energy rebound for a more powerful toe-off.
  • The Sense Pro comes with a quick lacing system that allows runners to put on and off the shoe easily. The lace pockets secure the laces for the entire run.

Salomon Sense Pro size and fit

When it comes to sizing, the Salomon Sense Pro is true to size. It is a low-profile shoe that offers a snug fit and it has a roomy toe box for natural toe splay. This sho can accommodate a wide range of foot measurements. Asics is offering this shoe in standard D and B widths.


Outsole

The outsole of the shoe features the Contragrip element that delivers reliable grip on varied surfaces while adding durability. This works perfectly with the Dynamic Traction that provides unmatched grip on wet surfaces. The full length rubber in the outsole delivers durability especially on high-wear areas.


Midsole

The midsole of the Salomon Sense Pro uses the full-length EVA cushioning compound that deliver right amount of protection and shock absorption for a more responsive ride. The ProFeel TPU Film provides necessary protection without losing the ground feel.


Upper

The Salomon Sense Pro uses an open mesh material in its upper that provides great breathability and comfort. It also comes with an Ortholite Sockline that is anti-bacterial in nature, minimizing odor and foot moisture.

The shoe features a quick lacking system and a Gusseted tongue that gives added comfort while keeping debris from entering the shoe. The Strobel Last delivers a comfortable underfoot feel. Lastly, the Sensifit and Endofit provide a secure fit and exceptional comfort.