Shoe Of The Week: Salomon Sense Pro

The Salomon Sense Pro blends road-shoe flexibility and responsiveness with protection and underfoot feel.

This versatile, do-almost-everything shoe is light, cushioned and responsive.

A shoe designed to be versatile enough to cover both trails and roads with equal effectiveness, the Sense Pro is built on a sleek, lightweight package that offers great proprioceptive interaction with the ground and a good blend of lightweight cushion and low-profile outsole lugs. Because it’s meant to be a do-almost-everything shoe, it’s best for runs that mix smooth dirt trails, paved streets, gravel roads, concrete bike paths and some mildly technical terrain. It has just enough protective features to keep minor trail debris from becoming a nuisance, but it’s hefty and shielded enough to tackle really rocky trails too. If you only want to add one versatile shoe to your quiver or your budget requires it, this is a good one to consider. This shoe’s versatility lends itself to racing too; it’s one of the few shoes that could be used for a trail race or a road race. Some testers liked Salomon’s quick-pull laces (several suggested that they were more effective than speed-lacing systems on other shoes) but most said they preferred traditional laces.

This shoe is for you if … you want a versatile shoe for running on a mixture of roads and mild to moderate trails.

Price: $130
Weights: 8.8 oz. (men’s), 7.9 oz. (women’s)
Heel-Toe Offset: 6mm; 20mm (heel), 14mm (forefoot)
Info: www.salomon.com

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