Joe Deanwrote a review of Salomon Sense Mantra Trail Running Shoe - Men's on August 8, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I will first say, I like to experiment with my trail shoes. That being said, I actually was rotating a few different shoes from Salomon for awhile. I have a somewhat narrow foot, and was experiencing blisters from too much slipping in the shoes...with the exception of the Sense Mantra. I LOVE this shoe. They were a little stiff out of the box and I was getting a pressure bruise on the top of my big toe from where the shoe bends, however, after about 50 miles they broke in nicely and that is no longer a problem. I have had no issues with hot spots or anything on the bottom of my foot. They are quick on the rolling stuff, but durable enough for more technical terrain. I recently ran in them for the Speedgoat 50K and had no issues. Have yet to take them over 50K, but I don't imagine I would have any problems with them. Even though I have largely abandoned Salomon, I will likely keep a pair of these in the rotation for as long as they make them.