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 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.

Price
$120
Weight
Men: 9.7oz
Women: 8.1oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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

9 reasons to buy

  • A lot of runners agreed that the Salomon Sense Ride worked well on hiking, running and walking activities.
  • Many testers commented that the Salomon Sense Ride has many color options from which to choose.
  • The shoe had an affordable price, according to most of those who have tried it.
  • Some users noted that the outsole provided enough traction for short and long-distance running sessions.
  • According to some consumers, the upper area dried quickly.
  • A good number of buyers said that the shoe was breathable and comfortable.
  • A lot of reviewers agreed that the Salomon Sense Ride was durable and lightweight.
  • Some users commented that the dense toe bumper was protective.
  • Many buyers loved the visually-appealing design of this running shoe.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One of the reviewers commented that the Salomon Sense Ride did not work well on extremely rocky terrains.

Bottom line

Many runners loved the Salomon Sense Ride. They agreed that it was lightweight, durable, breathable and comfortable. They commented that the shoe worked reasonably well on any hiking, walking and running activities. Some runners said that it was not best for rocky terrains but others still recommended the Salomon Sense Ride because of the right amount of traction it provided for long and short-distance running sessions.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 42 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
17%
3 star
10%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

My Rating

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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89 / 100 based on 17 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 by TheGingerRunner • Ethan Newberry • Level 5 expert

    The Sense Ride I've actually been really pleased with, comfortable with, and I trust. To me, that says a lot and goes a long way.

  • 73 / 100 by Rob Andro • Rob Andro • Level 4 expert

    It's a great shoe. In my quiver, though, it's gonna stay as a racing shoe. It's not gonna be a training shoe, it's not gonna be a mileage shoe. 5k to 10k, maybe...but when I went long then it started bothering me a little bit.

  • 96 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Sam Winebaum • Level 5 expert

    The Sense Ride at first glance screams quality and durability and while not the lightest trail shoe one can instantly see that for a very fair price you are getting a versatile and one should expect long lasting shoe.

  • 93 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    Salomon is bringing some of the high-tech features found in its premium-priced shoes down to a more affordable range.

  • 97 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Jeff Valliere • Level 4 expert

    It is immediately obvious that this is a very high quality shoe. I have heard references to this shoe being a "quiver killer", but is that really the case?

  • 95 / 100 by Trail to Peak • Drew Robinson • Level 4 expert

    A comfortable and breathable upper paired with a responsive midsole and grippy outsole make for a tough shoe to beat.

  • 90 / 100 by Running Without Injuries • Brian Goldman • Level 4 expert

    The Sense Ride is a shoe that Salomon should be extremely proud of. I love it and will be using them quite a bit in the coming months as I spend more time on the trails

  • 100 / 100 by Endurance Review • Gelder Lewis • Level 3 expert

    The shoe takes the secure fitting and performance of the Sense family and delivers a very responsive shoe.

  • 90 / 100 by Ultra Runner Podcast • Ben Zuehlsdorf • Level 3 expert

    It’s a great everyday trail runner that serves double-duty as a trail race shoe up to 50k in most situations.

  • 89 / 100 by Gear Junkie • Steve Graepel • Level 3 expert

    Bottom line, it’s a shoe that trail runners will find suitable for most of their runs.

  • 75 / 100 by It's All About the Vertical • Robert • Level 3 expert

    A poorly fitting, low proprioception, firm riding shoe that cannot be recommended*.

  • 90 / 100 by Active Traveller • Active Traveller • Level 2 expert

    ...the Sense Rides are somewhat of a bargain considering the versatility, they aren't full on racers like the S Lab Sense Ultras but as a do-it-all trail running shoe they make a great training companion.

  • 90 / 100 by Front Runner • Front Runner • Level 2 expert

    I like the Sense Ride. It wouldn't be my choice for a fast, short race but for someone after a cushioned, light shoe for mixed terrain it really is very, very good.

  • 90 / 100 by GetOutThereGear • GetOutThereGear • Level 2 expert

    The bottom line is that the Sense Ride is a great trail shoe. It does bring the best of Salomon's reputation to more average runners and does so in a way that makes hitting the trails even more fun.

  • 88 / 100 by Motiv Running • Motiv Running • Level 2 expert

    Salomon Sense Ride is a cushy, comfortable, versatile and smooth-riding trail runner that’s buzzing with energy.

  • 89 / 100 by Independence Run & Hike • Independence Run & Hike • Level 1 expert

    With a well cushioned midsole, a precision fit, and a top end outsole, this shoe is ready to handle any terrain that you can throw at it.

  • 84 / 100 by Wirecutter • Bob Howells • Level 1 expert

    The men’s and women’s Salomon Sense Ride shoes each have a soft ride that should please entry-level trail runners who are used to cushy road-running shoes.

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Updates to Salomon Sense Ride

  • The Salomon Sense Ride is a neutral trail running shoe that is intended for runners who do not excessively pronate. It features the Vibe technology that disperses shock vibrations before it reaches the foot. The Ortholite sock liner is a feature of the midsole that contributes to a more supportive and cushioned ride.
  • The outsole utilizes the Contagrip technology, which provides traction on muddy paths, rocky trails, and other wet surfaces.
  • Salomon’s Sensifit is essential for a snug fit. It uses the Quicklace system that securely holds the runner’s foot by keeping those laces out of their way during their activities.

Salomon Sense Ride size and fit

The Salomon Sense Ride follows the standard measurements when it comes to both width and length. This shoe is best for runners who prefer technical trail running activities. B - Medium is the available width for the women’s version while D - Medium is for the men’s version.

Outsole

The Salomon Sense Ride has a Premium Wet Traction Contagrip outsole. This feature provides non-slip traction for a variety of trail surfaces. Contagrip is a mixture of different compounds that have different densities. The zones of the outsole are harder or softer, depending on the areas where they are placed.

Midsole

Featured in the midsole is the EnergyCell+ which is a lightweight material. This foam provides energy return while delivering durability and cushioning.

Vibe technology combines Opal and EnergyCell+ that work together to attenuate vibrations. This feature reduces muscle fatigue and potentially injurious load to the runner's body to ensure a responsive ride.

A cushioning compound called Opal is inserted into the midsole. This material aims to provide a comfortable and soft underfoot ride. Opal is lightweight, durable and able to maintain its performance at different temperatures.

The midsole has a Compressed EVA that provides anatomical support and underfoot cushioning.

It features a ProFeel Film which supports the foot during the transition phase. It provides midfoot protection without compromising ground feel.

The midsole features an OrthoLite sock liner. This foam has anti-bacterial components that promote a healthier, drier and fresher foot environment. It is combined with an EVA heel cup for added cushioning and heel support.

Upper

The upper is composed of a 3D Stretch Air Mesh. It aims to provide maximum breathability and a customized fit.

A Quicklace technology is featured in the upper area for easy adjustment of the fit. The lace is made up of Kevlar fibers that promote one-pull tightening.

The Salomon Sense Ride utilizes the Lace Pocket which tucks laces to avoid disturbances while running.

It uses the Sensifit which cradles the runner's foot from the lacing system to the midsole. This technology is significant in providing a snug and secure fit.

The upper also utilizes the Endofit technology. This feature is an internal sleeve that is designed to hug the runner’s foot to heighten security and snugness.