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 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.

    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.

  • Use

    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
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 8.3oz
    Women: 7.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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 height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: Narrow, Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Feb 2018
  • Special editions
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Rankings

  • The Salomon Sonic RA Pro is designed to be a companion for the roads. It’s also optimized for the neutral runner. It features several components on its upper that aim to provide a comfortable and secure wrap. Vibrant colorways make the façade more eye-catching.
  • The midsole makes use of various components to provide a responsive and agreeable underfoot experience. These features work together to encourage the foot to take each step with vigor and speed. Durable rubber units cover the foam platform and provide traction on both dry and wet ground.

The Salomon Sonic RA Pro was designed to be true to size. The brand used the standard measurements to follow the desires of consumers when it comes to length. The available widths are B – Medium for the women’s version and D – Medium for men. The semi-curved shape of the platform, as well as the form-fitting construction of the upper, adheres to the natural curve of the human foot.

The vital areas of the outsole’s heel and toe are covered with Wet Traction Contagrip. This material is designed to provide reliable protection against wear and tear. It also delivers traction on both dry and wet surfaces.

Blown rubber is also a part of the external platform. Its responsive nature adds a bit more bounce to the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.

Geometric decoupling means that the heel and forefoot sections are disjointed to allow them to act independently and transition through each step in a smooth manner. It also encourages the natural flexibility of the foot.

A molded EVA footbed is anatomically shaped to provide support to the arch and other curves that don’t usually get any cushioning.

The Vibe technology is a midsole configuration that combines two of Salomon’s proprietary cushioning units to deliver comfort, bounce, and impact protection. The two mechanisms are as follows:

Same as in the popular Salomon Speedcross 5, this shoe uses the EnergyCell + which is a full-length compound that has high-rebound properties. It renders the platform very springy, resulting in non-irritating foot-strikes and energized toe-offs.

Opal is a soft layer that’s placed inside the EnergyCell +. Its purpose is to add more softness and rebound capacities to the experience while also preserving the lightness of the running shoe.

Air mesh is comprised of a soft cover system that is soft, flexible and breathable. It has ventilation pores all over it to accommodate airflow into the foot-chamber, thereby maintaining a cool and dry in-shoe experience.

The Sensifit™ welded overlays provide a snug and secure wrap. These thin add-ons work with the lacing system to make the fit more in-tune with the preference of the wearer.

A no-sew construction helps in bringing an irritation-free coverage. It staves off the potential discomfort rendered by hot spots and material rubbing.

The thin tongue unit has the Ortholite® Impressions, a foam compound that conforms to the shape of the instep. Tiny holes preserve the breathable nature of the upper.

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