We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Some heel strikers took note of the generous cushioning of the Sense Pulse.
  • Open mesh upper features breathability and quick drying trait.
  • Most runners applauded the easy one pull lacing system of the Salomon Sense Pulse.
  • This shoe offers impressive traction while running on varied terrains as mentioned in some reviews.
  • This shoe features Sensifit overlays for a closer and secure fit.
  • Some runners took note of the improved ground feel and comfort that the Salomon SensePulse offers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Sense Pulse is a moderately high-priced shoe.
  • Some runners noticed that this shoe is a bit heavy.
  • As noted on some reviews, the anti-debris protection needs improvement.

Bottom line

The Salomon Sense Pulse is a neutral running shoe that offers generous cushioning. It is ideal for heel strikers and performs well on both road and off-road runs.


  • One of the great features of the Salomon Sense Pulse is its midsole. It comes with the oversized midsole that delivers enough amount of cushioning for heel strikers. It also uses the brand’s Propriotection system that offers a combination of protection and feel.
  • Another thing to look forward with the Sense Pulse is its upper built. It features innovative technology to deliver not just comfort but also an impressive, secure fit, durability and added protection.

The Sense Pulse is a shoe that has average fit in the heel to the forefoot with enough volume in the toe box. Most runners will find the medium fit very comfortable. It is available in standard running shoe widths and sizes.

Just like in the popular Salomon Sense Ride 2, the shoe uses the Salomon’s amazing ContaGrip outsole technology that delivers impressive traction on different surfaces. It is designed to deliver enhanced grip even on wet or soft conditions. The carbon rubber that is strategically placed in high abrasion areas gives added durability to the sole unit.

The Sense Pulse uses the full-length injected EVA midsole foam that delivers reasonable amount of underfoot cushioning. This midsole foam efficiently attenuates shock during impact and gives high energy-return for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

The upper of the Salomon Sense Pulse features the open mesh upper that is breathable and at the same time quick drying, keeping the foot cool and dry. It also features the brand’s SensiFit and EndoFit technologies that wrap the foot comfortably for a close and secure fit. The friction-free lace eyelets allow a quick and efficient one pull lacing.

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.