Proven performance for dedicated ultra-runners.
Got a thing for going the distance? Then you've found your new partner in the Salomon S-Lab Sense 5 Ultra SG Trail Running Shoe. Designed to perform in wet, soft ground conditions, this lightweight and low-drop ultra-racer has proven itself time and time again on damp forest trails and rainy race days.
Lightweight materials and welded construction make this the lightest Sense shoe yet. Anti-debris mesh offers excellent breathability while keeping sticks and stones out of your shoe. The EVA sockliner and midsole cushion impacts and provide great rebound to send you from each stride into the next. A Mud and Snow Contagrip outsole ensures great traction on soft ground and slippery surfaces.
- Welded anti-debris mesh upper
- Quick-lace closure
- EVA sockliner
- Triple-density EVA midsole
- Mud and Snow Contagrip outsole
- Low drop
- Item #SAL00LY
- Q & A
Terrible durability and warranty
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
The shoe is a fine shoe. It rides well, feels fast, and has a very responsive, tight feel. The problem is the durability, and how truly awful Salomon's warranty policy department is. To begin, a MSRP $170 shoe should not ever, ever come with defects. But Salomon shoes can, and hereâs what happens when they do: I tore the bottom of these shoes literally in the first two miles of use on completely normal trails with a couple rocks here and there. The shoe even had the tag still on them. Salomon's warranty department (after failing to respond to my emails for at least a week) was entirely dismissive of the product failure, stating, and I quote, "your product seems to have been caused by the fact that this is a soft ground shoe designed to be used on surfaces like grass, mud, and similar surfaces. This issue is not a warranty issue as this was the result of wearing the shoes on a different surface." So, unless you plan to use this shoe only on soccer fields, know that Salomon will tell you to pound sand if you get a defected shoe. I think it is entirely reasonable to expect a shoe company to have integrity when it has customers shelling out MSRP $170 for a pair of shoes â included in that price should be an insurance policy against duds. But, Salomon has no backbone, no integrity, and if you get a dud, donât think that Salomon will care about you just because you spend a ludicrous amount on their shoe. This shoe is not worth your money, nor is this brand.
Two miles in...
This happened after two miles of completely normal trails. Imagine what it would look like after 50-100 miles! And they won't warranty your shoes when this happens. The shoe market is robust - spend your money elsewhere