Verdict from 12 experts and 62 user reviews

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.

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Good to know

  • 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.

When it comes to sizing, the Salomon Sense Pro and its recent version, the Salomon Sense Pro 3 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.

Just like in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, 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.

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.

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.

How Sense Pro compares

This shoe: 87
All shoes average: 82
55 94
This shoe: $130
All shoes average: $130
$60 $250
This shoe: 9.5oz
All shoes average: 10.4oz
6.3oz 24oz
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.