Verdict from 1 expert and 5 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Comfort: Many road runners mentioned that the Salomon Predict 2 is very comfortable right out of the box.
  • Breathability: Some comments said that the upper allows the air to go through efficiently, giving the feet sweat-free coverage.
  • Durability: Several reviewers admire the shoe's sturdy and high-quality materials.
  • Soft feel: According to some, the upper "feels soft and great."
  • Grip: The Contragrip FA outsole offers reliable traction on both wet and dry surfaces.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Stiff midsole: Several disappointed runners reported that the shoe feels stiff, it is "like running on a very hard piece of flexible plastic with no rebound at all."
  • Narrow for wide feet: The forefoot is too tight for wide-footed runners.
  • Laces come undone: A few testers were annoyed because the laces came off untied several times while running.

Bottom line

The Salomon Predict 2 is a lightweight and well-cushioned shoe built for fast-paced runs. It is impressive in terms of grip and comfort, but it missed the mark in terms of flexibility and responsiveness. Runners who prefer a firmer ride and value durability will find joy in the Predict 2.

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Salomon Predict 2: Exceptional fit and comfort

The Predict 2 is made tough for an impressive performance on the roads. It is equipped with the 360° articulated upper that is meant to provide a foot-hugging fit and ultra-comfy coverage.

This shoe from Salomon is suitable for:

  • daily training
  • racing
  • uptempo runs

Updated with premium cushioning

The Salomon Predict 2 is revamped with a premium cushioning package. The Infiniride foam aims to deliver a long-lasting plushness while the Anatomical Mirrored Grooves are meant for flexibility.

Rankings

How Salomon Predict 2 ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 22% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Top 30% Salomon running shoes
All Salomon running shoes
Top 19% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes

Popularity

The current trend of Salomon Predict 2.
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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.

jens@runrepeat.com