Verdict from 1 expert and +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Weight: A few users appreciate the lightweight design of the Salomon Predict Soc.
  • Fit: A good number of testers like the soft knit fabric that conforms to the shape of the foot, delivering a nice sock-like fit.
  • Breathability: Most runners agree that the Predict Soc has a breathable coverage. 
  • Comfort: According to some reviews, the plush upper and underfoot feel make the shoe very comfortable.
  • Responsiveness: Those who tested this Salomon shoe find the midsole responsive and encouraging a smooth ride.
  • Design: Some runners admire the shoe's great looks and visual design.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Blister: A few disappointed users mention that the heel cuts too high to the ankle and causes blisters.

Bottom line

A lightweight road shoe with a half-bootie construction, the Salomon Predict Soc offers plenty of cushioning and a high level of stability. The shoe features an innovative design, from the premium knitted upper that delivers a sock-like fit to the anatomically decoupled midsole and outsole that encourages flexibility and natural foot motion. The comfortable underfoot cushioning and breathable upper make the Predict Soc a good option for daily training and long-distance runs. 

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Salomon Predict Soc: Fits like a sock

The Predict Soc features a half-bootie design along with a premium knit upper that gives a sock-like fit. The upper is soft and super flexible that it conforms to the shape of the foot without giving a constricting fit.

What is it for? With a cushioning that is responsive with lots of energy-return, the Salomon Predict Soc is meant for daily training and fast-paced runs.

Features of the Predict Soc

Aside from the sock-like feel, here are a few things the Salomon Predict Soc offers:

  • Flexibility - The Salomon Predict Soc has an anatomically decoupled midsole and outsole. This design is meant to deliver a smooth ride by encouraging the foot to move naturally as it flexes while in motion. 
  • Responsiveness - This running shoe makes use of the EnergyCell foam that delivers a bouncy underfoot cushioning. It also provides a high-energy return for a powerful take-off. 
  • Grip - Made of rubber material, the outsole has flat, wide lugs that are meant to deliver traction on hard and flat surfaces. 

How Predict Soc compares

This shoe: 82
All shoes average: 82
56 95
This shoe: £130
All shoes average: £120
£40 £280
This shoe: 258g
All shoes average: 269g
79g 437g
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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.