In a live event last week, Salomon announced the launch of a new trail running shoe called the Sense. Straight out of S-LAB, the R&D lab of the brand, the Sense was built from the ground up to answer the need of sponsored athlete Kilian Jornet.
What Kilian needed was a shoe that would be light, drain water well and provide traction on all sorts of terrains. So that’s what the S-LAB team came back with. At a mere 195g (6.9oz) in size US9 the Sense are made out of a mesh upper for breathability and drainage. Inside you will find a sock-like part they call Endofit and which should provide very precise fit for great comfort. The seamless construction make the shoe look very streamline and simple.
The Sense seats quite low on the ground with a 9mm height at the front and 13mm in the heel and has a special outsole with mixed patterns to provide the best traction in different situations.
Price wise it is a bit steep with an RRP of $200 but S-LAB products are usually very high quality so you get what you pay for.