Push your training off-road with this low-drop trail runner.
- Racing last means that the fit and shape of this shoe were designed for speed, responsiveness, and agility
- Upper is comprised of a combination of breathable mesh for comfort in hot weather and durable textile that's supportive and lightweight
- External Sensifit structure wraps from the top of the outsole to the top of the instep, locking the foot in place once your laces are tightened
- Endofit is an additional, internal fit sleeve that wraps over your instep and down to your arch, pulling the uppers toward your foot and securing your midfoot for a close and highly responsive fit
- Seamless construction eliminates seam bulges from the upper, internal fit sleeve, and all other parts of the shoe so there's less for your foot to rub and chafe against
- Quicklace lacing system allows you to secure the laces and get a nice, even fit with just a pull of a single cord at the front; lace security tab tucks into a small pocket on top of the tongue so it won't flap around when you're on the move
- Low 6mm heel drop encourages a midfoot-strike style, reducing impact on your joints
- OS Tendon structure is a flexible structure that sits between the midsole and the rubber of the outsole to help the sole adapt to varying surfaces underfoot
- Propriotection Design combines Salomon's OS Tendon structure, a midsole with a low heel drop, and a the Profeel film between the insole and the midsole at the forefoot, to balance support, flexibility, and protection from trail hazards
- A mix of materials, lug shapes, and lug density give the Contagrip sole superior grip on a variety of surfaces
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After a couple months of trying to make the Sense Mantra my go-to shoe, the shoes have been causing me what felt like the early symptoms of plantar fasciitis. I've never had anything like PF before, having put in big weeks of trail running all spring/summer/fall for three years, so I felt something was wrong with the shoes.
Scouring the internet for reviews of the Sense Mantra, I found that several folks downsized a half- or full-size from their normal shoe size, and the discomfort I felt in my own pair made more sense. Despite being a size 12 in every shoe I've bought since I was 14, including in a couple different Salomons, these shoes are longer than they are advertised to be. I resized to an 11.5 and not only did I get a much more snug fit, but I found the rocker in the sole profile more appropriately located under the ball-of-foot area, rather than just in front of it, the misplacement of which I now associate with the extra fatigue my feet experienced after long runs in the original pair of 12's.
So, still a great shoe, but try them on to make sure you aren't getting a shoe thats too big...
My initial impression is that these shoes are wonderful. They fit like a slipper and offer good support. The heel to toe drop feels just right as a trail shoe. Tractions seems adequate for an all everything shoe and the fit was as described so order a half size small. The jury is still out on actual durabilty and this has been my personal issue with salomons in the past. I am a short course off road triathlete and do most of my running on trails and forest service roads. They seem to be great as long as you stay away from the big mud.
Overall a happy medium between the Speedcross 3 and the Sense Ultra, both of which I've enjoyed. Super solid construction--in my experience, typical of Salomon shoes--and great fit thanks to the quick lace and "Endofit" inner sock/tongue. The fit is a little higher volume than in either the Speedcross or original red/white Sense, both of which fit my low volume foot very well; however with the quality of the uppers and the effective lacing scheme this has not been a problem.
I was hoping this would be a little more like a stripped down Speedcross than a beefed up Sense Ultra; when will Salomon make a lighter version of the Speedcross??