Who should buy the Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2

Fans of neutral running shoes that are for flat surfaces like the asphalt and groomed dirt paths are the target market of the Sonic RA Pro 2.

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Updates to the Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2

  • The Sonic RA Pro 2 offers a facade that is similar to its predecessor. However, the upper features a reduction of printed overlays near the forefoot. This is for heightened breathability and a reduction of weight.
  • The shape of the update’s midsole is made to have a midfoot curve to give some attention to the arch.

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Get reliable tractions with the Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2 outsole

The external pad of the Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2 is made of two compounds. The first one is the blown rubber Contagrip®, a spongy layer that adds to the overall oomph of the cushioning. It is durable enough to resist wear-and-tear.

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Contagrip® FA is another outsole technology that is specifically designed to dole out traction on both dry and wet paths. Running on the slick ground may yet prove to be a confident endeavor because of this addition.

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Get responsive yet stable rides with the Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2 midole

Vibe™ is a full-length midsole construction that uses two unique midsole technologies. Both of these elements work to deliver responsive takeoffs and well-mitigated foot landings. The Sense Ride series is another of Salomon’s roster which utilizes the Vibe™.

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The first ingredient of the Vibe™ is the EnergyCell™+, a compound that is touted to be springy and lightweight. It runs the entire length of the Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2, giving support to the whole foot as it takes each step.

Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2 heel back

Opal is a core piece that rests in the rear section of the EnergyCell™+. This item bolsters the form of the midsole, resulting in a portion that is stable enough to prevent wobbling.

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A molded EVA sockliner offers extra cushioning to the foot-pad. It follows the natural shape of the arch and other crevices to support the areas that aren’t usually addressed.

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Secure and breathable coverage with the Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2 upper

The upper unit of the Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2 uses engineered mesh, a cloth-like material that is designed to provide a seamless, secure, and breathable coverage.

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Printed overlays maintain the upright structure of the upper unit while also assisting the traditional lacing system in securing the foot in place.

Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2 overlays

The thin collar and tongue accommodate the natural shape of the Achilles, ankles, and instep.

Salomon Sonic RA Pro 2 collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 220g / Women 185g
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Salomon Sonic RA
Forefoot height: 19mm
Heel height: 25mm

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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.