Salomon Sense Ride
Women’s 250 g (8.8 oz.) Men’s 275 g (9.7 oz.) Drop ratio: 8 mm $150
The Sense Ride is one of the true staples of trail running. It’s a neutral, everyday trainer for moderate-to-challenging conditions, and can be used for a variety of distances, including ultras. The most distinctive aspect of Salomon’s trail shoe roster is right up top, with their patented Quicklace design. It’s a brilliant way to get that perfect fit, and the lace garage built into the tongue keeps the laces from getting caught on a branch mid-run.
The Sense Ride uses Salomon’s Vibe cushioning midsole for a solid amount of support. It also employs a material called Opal in the midsole, which disperses shock evenly. The Contragrip outsole finishes off this exceptionally capable trail shoe with a sticky rubber component that has no trouble on rocks or cutting through slick mud. The Sense Ride has earned its position as one of the most reliable neutral stalwarts on the scene.