Who should buy the Salomon Sonic RA

The Salomon Sonic RA is a good option for those who are looking for a comfortable yet responsive running shoe. This running shoe is recommended for you if:

  • You want a lightweight running shoe that is versatile enough to be used for walking or jogging
  • You are a neutral pronator or a supinator and prefer a cushioned running shoe 

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Updates to the Salomon Sonic RA

  • Wet Traction Contagrip outsole provides non-slip traction on muddy and wet surfaces
  • Welded Sensifit technology in the upper locks the foot securely and gives a customized fit

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Durability in high-abrasion areas

The Wet Traction Contagrip outsole is integrated into the Salomon Sonic RA. It aims to deliver the right amount of traction on wet surfaces. It also provides additional durability, especially in high abrasion areas. Contagrip is described as the combination of compounds with different levels of densities.

Salomon Sonic RA outsole

The shoe utilizes Geometric Decoupling. This technology works with the foot to allow smoother and more efficient load guidance. This load guidance is then translated into an effortless heel-to-toe transition.

Added durability is offered by the Blown rubber. This compound material can be mixed or expanded with air during the production process. As a result, it produces a lighter and cushier outsole.

Salomon Sonic RA blown rubber

Excellent energy return in the Sonic RA

Similar to the well-known Salomon Speedcross 5, this shoe features in its midsole area the EnergyCell+. This lightweight material provides excellent energy return while maintaining its cushioning and durability.

Salomon Sonic RA  midsole

The Vibe technology is the combination of Opal and EnergyCell+. This feature of the shoe reduces muscle fatigue and possible injuries. They work together to attenuate shock and to ensure a more responsive ride. It provides a long-lasting rebound as well.

Inserted into the midsole is a cushioning compound called Opal. This component of the shoe aims to deliver a more comfortable and softer underfoot feel. This durable and lightweight material is capable of maintaining its performance at different varieties of temperatures.

The midsole features an OrthoLite Molded sock liner. Anti-bacterial components are integrated into this foam to promote a healthier and more relaxed foot environment.

Salomon Sonic RA sockliner

Secure upper fit with Sensifit technology

Extreme comfort is encouraged by the OrthoLite Impressions. It is made up of 50% bio-oil content that is used as a top layer of a stronger Ortholite base. This material compresses and follows the natural contours of the foot to provide a more customized fit.

Salomon Sonic RA upper

The Welded Sensifit technology is used in the Salomon Sonic RA. It is essential in wrapping the foot securely for a more improved fit.

Salomon Sonic RA sensifit

Featured in the Salomon Sonic RA is the Welded Collar Binding. The purpose of this material is to hold and support the ankle and the heel in place. It also aims to maintain the structural integrity of the shoe.

Salomon Sonic RA welded collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.6oz / Women 7.4oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Salomon Sonic RA 2
Forefoot height: 20mm
Heel height: 28mm

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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.