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
$140
Weight
Men: 8.5oz
Women: 6.7oz
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 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most runners appreciate the lightweight construction of the Salomon Sonic Pro.
  • Available in different color options.
  • Some testers found enough flexibility in the forefoot.
  • It features a breathable upper as mentioned in some reviews.
  • The Endofit and Sensifit technologies are very effective in giving a comfortable and secure fit.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Too narrow for some runners.
  • It is an expensive shoe.

Bottom line

The Salomon Sonic Pro is reliable road running shoe best for narrow-footed runners. It is lightweight enough for uptempo training. It is equipped with the necessary technologies for short and long-distant run.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 3828 ratings

5 star
75%
4 star
16%
3 star
4%
2 star
2%
1 star
3%

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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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79 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 by The Overlander • Jeremy Ritcey • Level 1 expert

    This seems to me an evolution of the X series with a much better fit that grips the foot, super comfy, and the grip is just amazing.

  • 81 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    The Sonic Pro, the brand’s first true road shoe, continues a tradition of shoes for fast, efficient runners.

  • 80 / 100 by Gear Institute • Donald Buraglio • Level 5 expert

    Trail runners who are accustomed to Salomon’s fit and performance will welcome this entry as an everyday road trainer, which is also light and responsive enough to wear as a race day shoe.

  • 76 / 100 by Runner's World • Jonathan Beverly • Level 4 expert

    The low-profie, neutral, dual-density midsole has a responsive ride with just a touch of cushioning.

  • 83 / 100 by Running Monkey • Sean Conway • Level 3 expert

    There’s much to admire about the Salomon Sonic Pro and hopefully enough traction can be found to bring them to the wider audience they deserve. 

  • 70 / 100 by It's All About the Vertical • Robert • Level 3 expert

    However the shoe is significantly stiffer than the X-Series and I have found this stiffness to seriously detract from the comfort of the shoe.

  • 81 / 100 by MyOutdoors.co.uk • James • Level 2 expert

    In the race to the bottom where weight is concerned, sometimes you need to compromise for durability, longevity and protection. This is what the Sonic Pro has it in spades.

  • 78 / 100 by Runner's World South Africa • Runner's World South Africa • Level 1 expert

    It’s official: Salomon makes road shoes. We use the word ‘official’ because previous versions have been masked under the banner of ‘road-to-trail’.

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Updates to Salomon Sonic Pro

  • The Salomon Sonic Pro features an enhanced upper. First, it uses the 3D stretch air mesh that delivers a lightweight and breathable upper coverage needed for a comfortable ride. It gives flexibility and added support. Another update is the combining performance of the Endofit and Sensifit technology that provides a more secure and comfortable fit even if you run with or without socks.
  • The Sonic Pro is the result of the 3D ride concept of Salomon. It features the 3D grip technology that delivers reliable traction on both wet and dry surfaces. It also gives added durability and forefoot flexibility.

Salomon Sonic Pro size and fit

The Sonic Pro runs small. To get the right fit, purchase a half size larger. The shoe gives a snug fit in the heel and midfoot and in the forefoot is a narrow measurement. This shoe is best for those with narrow foot measurements.


Outsole

The Sonic Pro features the Salomon’s premium High Abrasion Contagrip outsole technology that delivers durable traction on both dry and wet surfaces. It also gives added durability on high abrasion areas to give shoe endurance. It also features the 3D flex that gives flexibility and added grip.


Midsole

The midsole features the full-length compressed EVA midsole foam that delivers enough amount of underfoot cushioning. It absorbs impact and releases energy for a responsive ride. The EnergyCell+ compound delivers lightweight foam that attenuates shock and provides long lasting rebound. The midsole also features the 3D ProFeel Film that also provides midfoot protection without affecting ground feel.


Upper

The upper of the Salomon Sonic Pro uses the 3D stretch air mesh that delivers a lightweight and breathable coverage. It also natural stretches for an enhanced fit. The Sensifit technology wraps the foot securely for an improved fit while the Endofit system enhances the comfort.
The shoe comes with an asymmetrical quick lace system that is made from durable Kevlar fibers. It allows efficient entry and exit of the foot. The lace pocket is also very useful since it tucks the laces out of the way throughout the run.