Summary

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6 reasons to buy

  • A breathable, quick-drying mesh makes up the upper of the Salomon Sense ProPulse.
  • This shoe features a quick lacing system for easy on and off maneuvers and a more secure fit based on the experience of several users.
  • Some heel strikers applauded the oversized EVA midsole of the Sense ProPulse as it provides plenty of cushioning.
  • The anti-bacterial OrthoLite Sockliner reduces moisture and odor while adding underfoot cushioning.
  • As noted in some reviews, the friction-free eyelets of the Salomon Sense ProPulse wrap the foot precisely and comfortably.
  • The non-marking Contragrip technology provides better traction while running on varied surfaces.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Salomon Sense ProPulse is slightly expensive.
  • Some runners found this shoe is a bit heavy.

Bottom line

The Salomon Sense ProPulse is a traditional neutral running shoe that has plenty of cushioning and propulsion features ideal for heel strikers. It is very comfortable to use and is ideal for daily training. The shoe gained negative comments from users, but in general, the shoe is above-average and considered by some as a worthy investment.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 11.8oz | Women: 10.4oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 6mm | Women: 6mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 29mm | Women: 29mm
Forefoot height: Men: 23mm | Women: 23mm
Brand: Salomon
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $150
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Purple
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this January

Expert Reviews

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82 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 79 / 100 | Running Competitor | | Level 5 expert

    Salomon's most thickly cushioned shoe ever, the Sense Pro Pulse is built for runners with a heavier foot strike who want a cushier ride.

  • 89 / 100 | It's All About the Vertical | | Level 3 expert

    Salomon fit with Hoka Clifton cushioning at Stinson weight. Life is compromise!

  • 80 / 100 | It's All About The Vertical | Level 1 expert

    I can recommend the Salomon Sense Propulse as a highly cushioned shoe with very good trail feel and high comfort. But this stability, trail feel, and comfort comes at the price of increased weight when compared to other similar highly cushioned shoes.

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  • The Salomon Sense ProPulse features an enhanced midsole that delivers generous amount of cushioning for heel strikers. The shoe uses the compressed EVA foam and the injected EVA on the forefoot.
  • This shoe comes with an updated fit, designed to deliver a snug and comfortable fit to a wide range of runners. It uses the brand’s Sensifit and Endofit technologies for a more secure and comfortable fit.

The Salomon Sense ProPulse is in standard running shoe length. The heel, midfoot and forefoot are of standard measurements. This shoe offers a snug and comfortable fit to a wide range of runners. Salomon is offering this shoe in standard D width for men’s and B width for women’s.


Same as in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, the Sense ProPulse uses the brand’s High Abrasion Contagrip outsole that delivers impressive grip on the road and it gives added durability on high wear areas. The Wet Traction Contagrip offers reliable traction on wet conditions.


The midsole uses the compressed EVA that is extended in the entire midsole to deliver enough amount of underfoot cushioning. Found in the forefoot is the injected EVA. It also gives underfoot cushioning while running on the road.

The ground feel was maintained through the thin ProFeel TPU film that also gives midfoot protection. And the Propriotection technology delivers added protection without losing the nice ground feel.


The Salomon Sense ProPulse features the open mesh material throughout the upper for a breathable and quick drying coverage. The Sensifit overlays gives comfortable foot wrapping and secure fit while the Endofit element gives a sock-like feel for unmatched comfort and fit.

The shoe features the quick lacing system for easy shoe entry and exit while giving a secure fit. The lace pockets tuck the laces, keeping it out of the way during the entire run. It also comes with an anti-bacterial OrthoLite Sockliner that reduces odor and adds underfoot cushioning.

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