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Salomon Sense Ride 2 W – Trail Running Shoe Review

Salomon Sense Ride 2 W – Trail Running Shoe Review
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Our Rating
Salomon Sense Ride 2 W – Trail Running Shoe Review
Cut to the Chase
The Salomon Sense Ride 2 W has managed to marry ultimate cushioning with off-road grip and stability. It is a lightweight finish on an ultra comfortable trail shoe that gives you the confidence to go the distance day after day.
Pros
Lightweight mesh upper
Excellent grip on multi-terrain surfaces
Solid base provides great support and protection
Quicklace system
Cons
None that we can think of

A comfortable go-to shoe for every trail!

The Salomon Sense Ride 2 is made to be your every day, every trail, go-to shoe designed for a better run. This lightweight shoe combines the cushioning, grip and flexibility needed to feel confident and comfortable on those regular to long runs.

Utilizing expertise from both trail and road running, the upper of SENSE RIDE 2 is precise but flexible, so you can run in complete comfort. A proven fit, improved with more flexion in the toe area, combines just the right amount of foothold with ample mobility for all-day comfort.

We’ve been fans of the Salomon brand for some time and having recently reviewed their S-Lab Ultra shoe, we have been consistently blown away with the quality and performance of their trail running shoes and the women’s specific Sense Ride 2, is no exception to that rule.

First Impressions

This shoe is designed to for comfort whether training or racing. The soft upper makes this shoe feel less combusome and more fleixble than a traditional trail shoe however the solid grip gives the game away. This is a shoe made for tackling all terrains. 

The Quicklace® lacing system felt like the answer to something I didn’t even realise was a problem. The system makes putting shoes on a speedy process but more importantly, it means never having to worry about laces coming undone mid-race. Phew. One less reason to break your stride!

salomon sense ride

Above: Lacing up is an ease with the Quicklace® Lacing System.


Features

Ultra-Distance Comfort

Energysave® foam insert in the forefoot adds long-lasting cushioning and protection from rocks and rough ground. ENERGYCELL+ foam in the bottom unit ensures a smooth ride.

Precise Fit

To achieve comfort and foothold on the downhills, Ultra 2 combines SENSIFIT construction with a durable, protective Skin guard lining.

salomon sense ride

Above: The Salomon Sense Ride 2 W shoes are super-light and breathable with their mesh uppers.

Above: The heavy cushioning means you can head straight onto the trails for a long run.


Quicklace® Lacing System

Unlike conventional laces, this system ensures you never have to stop mid-run to fix those undone laces. It’s quick and easy to adjust for a comfortable fit all race long. 

Vibe Midsole

Vibe technology is the combination of ENERGYCELL+ and Opal. A combination that provides a unique assembly that works as a system to attenuate vibrations and reduce a potentially harmful load to the body, while deliverign a responsive ride.


On The Trails

From the moment I slipped my feet into Salomon Sense Ride 2 it was apparent that this shoe was made for comfort. Their heavy cushioning meant that I didn’t hesitate when heading straight onto the trails for a long run.

They look and feel more like a road shoe however the impressive off-road grip is a dead give away that they are built to tackle rough terrain. The grip is solid and the base was reasonably rigid which is perfect for tough, technical trails.

salomon sense rideThe Salomon Sense Ride 2 W are comfortable on any terrain.
salomon sense rideThey may appear more like a road shoe but don’t be fooled by their looks.
salomon sense rideContragrip is tough and durable on even the harshest terrain.

I was interested to see, however, how the light mesh upper was affected by the rough terrain and was happy to note that it was in good condition after a long run – it passed the trail test.

Once I got used to the lacing system, I really enjoyed the speed and ease of taking them on and off by sliding the clasp and tucking the laces away securely.

The Salomon Sense Ride 2 W has managed to marry ultimate cushioning with off-road grip and stability. It is a lightweight finish on an ultra comfortable trail shoe that gives you the confidence to go the distance day after day.

It’s #TIMETOPLAY – happy running!

salomon sense ride

Specifications

  • 3D Mesh upper
  • Quicklace™ lacing system
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 8mm
  • EndoFit™
  • Lace pocket
  • SensiFit™
  • Welded upper
  • OrthoLite® die-cut
  • Weight: 285g

Where to Buy / Price

  • Price: Salomon Sense Ride 2 W – Range from $142.14 – $209.95 and can be purchased at most good online retailers.

Hannah Porteous

Author: Hannah Porteous

Han Porteous is a Sydney based personal trainer and founder of Shift Wellbeing and #PARKSWEAT. As an adventure junkie she is a big believer in making movement fun and focuses on finding balance in life meaning being fit and healthy can be both enjoyable and sustainable. This combination has led her the to Ultra Trail community and most weekends you can expect to find her out hiking or running, Sydney trails with a handful of friends and a tonne of enthusiasm.
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