SALOMON SONIC PRO 2

Canadian Running - - FALL SHOE GUIDE -

Men’s 240 g (8.5 oz.); Women’s 190 g (6.7 oz.); Drop ra­tio: 8 mm; $190

One of the more ex­cit­ing news items that we took from our trip to last year’s Run­ning Event, the big an­nual in­dus­try in­sider con­fer­ence, was that Salomon was com­ing out with a road shoe. The Sonic Pro 2 is a quick up­date on that first re­lease, as the kings of the trail are com­ing to the as­phalt jun­gle.

The Sonic Pro 2 fits sim­i­larly to Salomon’s S-Lab per­for­mance t rail shoes. It’s got a lean de­sign that hugs the foot and pro­vides strong lat­eral sta­bil­ity. Salomon ap­pear to have gone with a sim­i­lar mid­sole that they rely on for many of their more ag­gres­sive trail shoes. It’s fairly firm and a bit stiff, but pro­vides a pop when toe­ing off. Oddly, the out­sole is rather smooth and is a bet­ter fit for run­ning ag­gres­sively on f lat sur­faces, so it re­veals that they re­ally wanted to make a true trainer for road­ies and not merely a mod­i­fied trail shoe with the Sense Pro.

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