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Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.
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WeightMen: 8.5ozWomen: 6.7oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 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.
Heel heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
Forefoot heightMen: 16mmWomen: 16mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
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79 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews
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.
The Sonic Pro, the brand’s first true road shoe, continues a tradition of shoes for fast, efficient runners.
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.
The low-profie, neutral, dual-density midsole has a responsive ride with just a touch of cushioning.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Just like in the popular Salomon Speedcross 5, 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.
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 which is also found in the shoe's latest version, the Sonic Pro 2, 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.
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.