Facts

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 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.

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
$130
Weight
Men: 9.2oz
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.

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

8 reasons to buy

  • The comfort that the Sense Pro 2 delivers is unbelievable based on the comments of many runners.
  • Durability is another feature that most runners were impressed with in the new model.
  • Salomon’s Contagrip outsole is simply superb where traction and durability are concerned, according to some testers.
  • More than several runners loved its racing-type feel of fit and design.
  • The Salomon Sense Pro 2 tackles almost all types of distances and in different speeds as some users have commented.
  • The Endofit technology offers a next to skin wrap that hugs the foot in security and comfort.
  • It has several protection schemes designed for trail running that will make runners confident with every stride.
  • A removable Ortholite footbed works for runners in a lot of ways.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt like it is slightly more expensive than the competition.
  • A few users wished for shorter laces.

Bottom line

The Salomon Sense Pro 2 is an extremely versatile shoe that tackles a variety of trail surfaces with ease and comfort. It has the feel of a racing shoe, but with the cushioning of a durable trainer. Trail lovers will love the insane grip, the stable platform, and the fantastic comfort of this shoe. This updated version will only excite the hordes of Sense Pro fans.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 23 ratings

5 star
57%
4 star
22%
3 star
9%
2 star
9%
1 star
4%

My Rating

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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84 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by The Ginger Runner • Ethan Newberry • Level 5 expert

    If you like the first version, you'll love this one.

  • 89 / 100 by Dreams Beyond Reality • Matthew Maday • Level 1 expert

    They have been with me for 8 to 9 ultra marathons and they have been amazing.

  • 85 / 100 by Running Competitor • Brian Metzler • Level 5 expert

    It has the fit, feel and ride of a road shoe with just the right balance between proprioceptive feel for the trail and protection.

  • 84 / 100 by Trail to Peak • Drew Robinson • Level 4 expert

    The refinements in the upper made a comfortable shoe even more comfortable.

  • 82 / 100 by New England Running Company • New England Running Company • Level 4 expert

    In this second edition, Salomon made the fit a touch more generous through the forefoot allowing for a wider variety of feet to fit comfortably.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Competitor • Adam Chase • Level 4 expert

    That combination allows it to be comfortable running slow or fast over short or long distances.

  • 90 / 100 by Trail And Ultra Running • Pistol Pete Stoughton • Level 3 expert

    While Salomon strayed very little from an already quality design, the second iteration of the Sense Pro is certainly worth noting.

  • 90 / 100 by Trails & Tarmac • Brett Hornig • Level 2 expert

    The Salomon Sense Pro 2 handled every mile with ease, from slow recovery days, to technical long runs in the mountains.

  • 93 / 100 by Gearminded • Daniel Salcius • Level 1 expert

    Salomon continues to bridge the gap between protection and feel with this surprisingly flexible rubber that works on both urban roads and dirt trails.

  • 82 / 100 by Ultra Running Magazine • Brett Rivers • Level 1 expert

    It's a great shoe that really handles everything.

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Updates to Salomon Sense Pro 2

  • Salomon wisely addressed past concerns of a very firm sole by raising the stack height just a little bit and making the midsole a tad softer in the Sense Pro 2. The result of the change is a ride that retains the spirit of the original model, but with more comfort.
  • The latest model introduces a new foam material in the midsole for added responsiveness. It is bound to make runners run longer, faster, and with more energy.
  • A removable and molded EVA footbed gives the shoe more versatility as it can accommodate orthotics for a more personalized comfort. By making the lugs in the outsole more aggressive, runners are guaranteed of a firmer bite on different trail areas.

Salomon Sense Pro 2 size and fit

The fit of the Salomon Sense Pro 2 is a hair different compared to the original model. It is not as snug as it used to be without taking away the racing shoe fit as noted by several fans of the line. Runners who love a fit that completely wraps the foot without being constrictive are tailor-made for this shoe. Salomon offers standard D for the men’s and B for the women’s for the widths. Sizing is true to size as opposed to the past version where runners have to go half a size down.


Outsole

Salomon uses a special rubber compound in the Wet Traction Contagrip outsole for a movie house kind of bite on a multitude of trail surfaces. The lugs, this time around, are slightly more sizeable and aggressive. This offers serious bite on loose and technical trails.


Midsole

A new technology is incorporated in the latest version of the Sense Pro. Salomon uses a new foam in the EnergyCell + to enhance the responsive features of the shoe. This technology works together with the compressed EVA and the very light LT Muscle foam for better cushioning and shock-absorbing features. Just underneath these layers of midsole foam is the ProFeel Film, which works really well in protecting the foot from sharp objects without removing superior ground feel.


Upper

A quick-drying and very breathable mesh will keep running cool and dry. The combination of the Endofit and the Sensifit gives the shoe unbelievable fit. The former is an inner sleeve that wraps the foot in comfort while the latter is the blend of overlays and laces that hugs the foot in security. A quick-lace system for on-the-go adjustments and a lace pocket round up the upper features.