Overview of this review
Salomon Sonic 4 Balance: the tempo shoe from the Sonic series
Sonic 4 Balance is the middle child in Salomon’s premium road shoe collection:
|Sonic Accelerate||Sonic Balance||Sonic Confidence|
|racing||speed training / racing||daily running / stability|
|8 oz / 227 g||9 oz / 255 g||10 oz / 272 g|
With its OptiVibe cushioning on the firmer side, Sonic 4 Balance gets responsive as you pick up the pace. If you’ve run in Salomon trail shoes before, this ride is going to feel familiar. It strays far from the plush, max-cushioned road shoes.
Good to know about Sonic 4 Balance
- The shoe uses ContraGrip rubber for its outsole, the same as in the brand’s trail collection. This feature makes it effective for running on light trails.
- Version 4 adds a gusseted tongue, helping to achieve a snugger fit.