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This week’s mini-review is here! And it’s the @salomon Sense Ride 2 trail running shoes.
Salomon was a brand consistently recommended to me by other hikers. The Sense Ride 2’s are designed to be comfortable, flexible, breathable and light. I’ve been testing these mostly on mountain hikes, in both wet (slippery!) and dry conditions.
My favourite feature is the “Quicklace” lacing system - swipe to see the video, it’s a super cool and quick (ha) way to adjust your shoes. The fit is excellent - I didn’t slip forward going downhill, so I avoided those sore toes you sometimes get at the end of the walk.
Salomon talks about “Vibe” technology being used in the Sense Ride 2’s - the goal is to dull vibrations and reduce the impact on your feet. It’s difficult to work out if this was happening while I hiked, but my feet never felt anything but great.
The lining and outsole are a synthetic/polyester mix, and the “Contagrip” rubber outsole has a protective film on it so that rocks won’t tear it up as quickly.
Overall, I felt safe. The fit was perfect, and there were no “breaking in” issues. The colour choices are lovely, too.
Your questions, answered:
Any cons? (@ajrascals)
They aren’t waterproof. This might be something to consider if you want to be prepared to cross streams (in a real-life way, not a Ghostbusters way). How ungodly expensive are they? (@gowaa1)
What are they like weight-wise? (@danoliver2b)
What does the sole look like? (@velveteen.cosplay)
I've popped a pic in for you above ⬆️ What kind of sorcery is this? (@wastelandslayer)
The best kind, obvs.
What’s the arch support like? (@heathwilder)
They have neutral arch support - so are better suited to folks who don’t need any (if you have normal, high or medium-high arches).
🌲🌲🌲🌲 My next mini-review will be the @fjallravenofficial Kaipak 28 trekking backpack. Check out my stories for more pics, and to ask any questions you’d like answered!
If you have feedback, or there is anything you'd like me to review, just let me know 🙂 Thanks, Instafam xx