Shoe Of The Week: Salomon Sense Pro 2
A versatile, well-rounded trail shoe.
Light, fast and versatile, the updated Sense Pro is a jack of all trails. While it’s amply cushioned in the heel, it serves up a low-to-the ground, agile feel in the forefoot. That combination allows it to be comfortable running slow or fast over short or long distances. The low-profile sticky rubber outsole lugs provide great adhesion on rocks and wet surfaces, but they’re smooth and subtle enough to stay out of the way while running on hard-packed dirt roads. (They’re less helpful in slick, sloppy mud or wet grass, though.) A slightly bolstered toe cap and a slice of protective film underfoot offer just enough protection without inhibiting the flex and nimble feeling of this shoe. It has the fit, feel and ride of a road shoe with just the right balance between proprioceptive feel for the trail and protection. Our wear-testers really appreciated the one-pull lacing system, which snugs the shoe down with equal pressure from all points to create a reliably secure fit. A few testers thought this shoe had too cavernous of a toe box, so be sure to try it on before purchasing.
This is the shoe for you if … you’re looking for a versatile, well-rounded shoe with a race-ready demeanor and very reliable fit.
Weights: 9.2 oz. (men’s), 8.5 oz. (women’s)
Heel-to-toe offset: 6mm; 23mm (heel), 17mm (forefoot)