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. Though a few disappointed users found it too expensive and narrow, some users still recommend the shoe to other neutral runners.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this May

Expert Reviews

80 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 | The Overlander | | 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 | 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 | Gear Institute | | Level 4 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 | Runner's World | | Level 4 expert

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

  • 83 / 100 | Running Monkey | | 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 | It's All About the Vertical | | 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.

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  • 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.

Author
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.

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